Services Offered by Dr. Gina Neonakis, ND
Gina is trained in a variety of modalities and offers many services that can be used to bring the body back into balance. The services used are determined based on individual patient intake, labs and physical exams. Only techniques that are indicated will be provided in a treatment protocol.
Herbs are prescribed in either supplement or tincture form to treat imbalances. When used in therapeutic doses, botanical medicine can be a safe alternative to conventional treatments.
Gina uses botanical medicine in cases of menopause, hormonal imbalance, skin conditions, digestive concerns, infertility and menstrual irregularities. Your safety is my top priority. Before prescribing herbs, I ensure there are no contraindications or interactions between current medications or supplements you are taking.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is a service where fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. It is an energetic therapy used to remove blockages and restore imbalances. From a fertility perspective, acupuncture can improve blood flow to the uterus and support ovulation. It has been shown to improve pregnancy rates when used before and after an embryo transfer in IVF.
Gina uses acupuncture in cases of irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, menopause, pregnancy, muscle or joint pain, digestive concerns, anxiety and stress. Cupping is an additional technique that can be used to release tight muscles, improve stagnation and increase circulation to relieve pain and muscle tension.
Diet and lifestyle counselling
Diet and lifestyle practices are the foundations of health. Therefore, I provide dietary recommendations as part of most treatment plans. However, I work within my patients values and dietary restrictions in order to optimize health in a way that is sustainable long term. I am here to answer any questions you may have along the way.
I offer Food Sensitivity Testing in my practice. This is a blood test for IgG antibodies against 120-220 foods. This is helpful for people who want to determine specific food sensitivities. Symptoms of food sensitivities include gas and bloating, brain fog, inflammation, joint pain, headaches, low energy, changes in bowel function etc.
Full physical exams
Physical exams are used to assess patient health and support diagnosis. This may include blood pressure and vital signs, examination of the head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, throat, lungs, heart and abdomen. Pelvic exams are also available if required.
Vitamin B12 injections
Offered for those who have low levels of vitamin B12 on bloodwork. Vitamin B12 injections can be helpful for fatigue or low energy, numbness or tingling, fertility, those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet or for mood support. This injection is often administered into the arm.
I offer virtual or online videos to any patients where this is the preference. Treatment plans are sent via email or uploaded to a secure online system. Supplements can be ordered via my online dispensary and mailed to your preferred address. Offered to any residents of British Columbia.
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