Both terms are similar in meaning and encompass what we do at Eclipse. All our practitioners work together as a team and complement one another’s strengths. Our patients are looking to supplement “conventional” medicine with treatment and approaches that are not considered “mainstream”. For example, nutritional therapy.
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease using a symptom-based approach with a patient-centered focus.
MD’s at Eclipse are trained and licensed in conventional medicine. Both ND’s and MD’s at Eclipse use bloodwork and imaging, amongst other modalities, to diagnosis. We blend but do not replace conventional diagnostics.
Your first visit will consist of a one-on-one intake meeting with an Eclipse practitioner. This will include a thorough discussion around your health history, touching on all aspects of your physical, mental and emotional health, your lifestyle and your diet. If needed, we will discuss possible diagnostics options. We will complete a treatment plan based on your history and individual needs.
All the more reason to see one of our doctors! Not all remedies are safe to take with prescription medications. We are trained in side effects and contraindications, bloodwork, medicine and natural remedies.
- Infertility/ Fertility Optimization
- Menopause/ Andropause
- Birth Control Counseling
- Female Hormone Balancing
- Thyroid Issues
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Digestion Issues
- Food Sensitivities
- Allergy Testing
- Immune Health/ Cold and Flu Prevention
- Depression/Anxiety/ Mental Health
- Healthy Weight Loss and Management
- Chronic Illness/ Infection
- IV/ Injection Therapy
- Cancer Prevention and Treatment
- Environmental Toxin/ Heavy Metal Detox
- Cardiovascular Health
- IV/ Injection Therapy
- Chronic Illness/ Infection
Yes, they are, as long as the service(s) are not covered or paid for via an extended health plan.
You are required to provide advanced notice of 24 hours to reschedule or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so may result in a $50 missed appointment fee or material/ product charges for IV’s and Injection Therapies.
Yes, we do! For the following providers:
- Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance
- Desjardins Insurance
- Great-West Life
- Industrial Alliance
- Johnson Inc.
- Manulife Financial
- Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group
- Standard Life
- Sun Life Financial
And now we will also direct bill Alberta Blue Cross.
- Please note coverage is subject to change dependent on provider and individual plan.
You really do not need much! We’ll provide towels and basic shower toiletries (should you wish to shower off after therapy). We would recommend you bring a book, some music, a water bottle and any preferred personal shower or toiletry items.
An initial appointment is a one-on-one consult with an ND to review your health history, discuss your chief compliant and develop a treatment plan. Please note that supplementation, blood work and further testing have an additional cost.
Several days prior to your appointment:
- Eat healthy. Reduce or eliminate processed foods and refined sugars. Reduce or eliminate gluten, dairy, fried foods, alcohol and coffee from your diet.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Participate in light to moderate exercise. This will engage both your lymphatic system and your digestive system which will prepare you for more effective elimination during your colon hydrotherapy session.
- Ensure you get plenty of rest in order to help your body detoxify more efficiently.
On the day of your appointment:
- Avoid eating or drinking water for two hours before your colon hydrotherapy session.
We have a small in-house dispensary which we stock for the convenience of our patients.
*Please note that we do not sell to non-patients.
If you are not a patient of Eclipse but you are interested in IV/Injection therapy, we require you to book a 15-minute consultation with a Naturopath prior to your desired therapy. This will include a brief health history and review of any current medications and contraindications. Some treatments (e.g. chelation) may require blood work or other testing prior to starting treatment.
Before your IV/Injection:
- Keep hydrated: drink lots of water prior to your appointment. Avoid coffee/ dehydrating juices when possible.
- Eat a substantial meal before you come for your treatment.
- Take prescriptions/ supplements as per normal.
After your IV/Injection:
- Plan to continue on with your regular daily activities.
- We simply ask that you avoid putting any stress on the arm that we hooked up to the IV.
You are able to book IV/injection therapies whenever is most convenient for you.
Some patients who have received B vitamin therapies have reported disrupted sleep patterns due to a stimulating metabolism response and prefer to have treatment earlier in the day.
We have practitioners and therapies for people of all ages. However, Dr. Liane Erickson, N.D. has a practice focused on pediatrics and well child exams. We also stock specific child-safe supplementations.
We have a wide variety of testing options for allergens, ranging from food to environmental sensitives. We can test for specific foods and food sensitivity reactions such as IgG, IgA and IgE. We also have testing panels that can identify sensitivities to inhalants such as outdoor (trees, grass, weeds) and indoor (dust, cat, dog) and molds.
With your signed consent, we can request your medical records from a healthcare provider on your behalf.
We are a unique clinic due to the wide variety of practitioners and therapies we host and treat under one roof. We bring together a team of professionals committed to compassionate and innovative care, through a unique combination of conventional and holistic medicine. We offer a wide range of healthcare services, including diagnostics, all under one roof – making it simple for you.
Right here at Eclipse, we test for food sensitivities, stool analysis, toxic and essential element, cardiovascular profile, urine hormone testing, gastrointestinal and immunology profiles, nutritional profiles, metabolic assessments, early-detection genetic testing, autoimmune profiles, neurotransmitter and endocrine profiles, environmental pollutants profile, and many more.
Yes! We can test for Lyme’s using bloodwork that will identity antibodies and immune proteins related to the most common bacterial infections associated with Lyme’s Disease. As Lyme’s is very multi-factorial, we will consider a patient’s history, lab results, and any past trauma’s (ie dental surgery) as we determine appropriate treatment.
To prepare for Prolotherapy, stop the use of any pain killers for 1-2 hours prior and keep well hydrated.
Following the injection, there is minimal change to everyday routine. We typically ask that you keep exercise light or non-existent for 48 hours following the treatment.
We ask that patients give 3 to 4 weeks following the treatment before evaluating any improvement.
In general, we suggest patients receive 6 to 8 treatments.