Dr. Volk uses any combination of the following healing tools and modalities when formulating your personalized treatment plan:
Have you ever noticed that you feel a lot more relaxed after a hot bath? This is hydrotherapy in action. Hydrotherapyis the intentional application of water of specified temperatures to promote health and healing. Water has been used therapeutically for centuries and even animals utilize this powerful modality. It is an easy, accessible, safe, affordable, and effective treatment option that can be employed at home. Hydrotherapy can improve circulation of blood and lymph, reduce inflammation, increase or decrease body temperature, stimulate detoxification and elimination, and promote healing and proper immune function.
Clinical nutrition is an essential component of healing and long-term health. It involves the identification and resolution of food intolerances, nutritional deficiencies, and dietary imbalances. Many health complaints can be effectively treated by either removing aggravating foods or by ingesting nutritious foods and supplements in the proper form and in the appropriate order. Proper nutrition directly affects human physiology and biochemistry, promoting long-term health. "Let food be thy medicine."
Also known as herbal medicine, botanical medicine is the use of a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Plants have been used therapeutically for eons. Plants contain chemical constituents that can shift our physiology and restore our natural balance. Botanicals are potent and can interact with other drugs and herbs, so they are best used under the guidance of a health professional. When dosed and prescribed appropriately, botanicals are one of our most powerful medicines. Almost one fourth of pharmaceutical drugs are derived from plants.
Homeopathy is a specialized form of medicine that allows a body and mind in turmoil to restore harmony gently and effectively. Homeopathic remedies are selected on an individualized basis after close observation of the individual's emotional, mental, and physical presentation. It is highly personalized medicine and effective prescribing requires skill and proper training. Homeopathic remedies are derived from numerous substances including plants, animals and minerals, and are usually administered in tiny pellets or liquid dilutions either as single remedies or in combination formulas.
Emotional stress not only wreaks havoc on our mental health but it can also delay healing, suppress immunity, and contribute to chronic disease. Often stress is due to external causes over which we have no control, but our reaction to and perception of stress can be improved by learning new methods for dealing with stress. This leads to a reduction in the stress response, leading to a deeper sense of peace, joy, and satisfaction in our lives and in our relationships. Dr. Volk practices the technique of Holistic Counselling to help her patients reclaim their joy and freedom.
Physical Medicine is the employment of physical assessment, mobilization of soft-tissue, and joint manipulation techniques to reduce pain and improve mobility and function of the joints of the spine and extremities. These techniques are gentle and effective.
Most of us are aware that exercise is good for our health but it can be difficult to find the motivation to get started or to know which types of movement are most appropriate for our fitness goals and physical and mental health. Physical activity has the power to dramatically transform our physical and mental health and can be used therapeutically to treat a wide range of conditions.
So many of us need help re-learning how to breathe properly! Such a simple tool, it is easy to employ any time and place. Identifying issues in how we breathe and retraining ourselves to breathe properly can immediately shift our nervous system response, which promotes relaxation, lowers our heart rate and blood pressure, and improves cellular function, mood, energy, brain function, and immune function.
We are bombarded by toxins in our daily lives through the air we breathe, the substances that touch our skin, and even through the food and water we consume. Many of us have a toxic burden so high it throws our bodies out of balance and causes symptoms. The good news is that your toxic burden can be assessed, your elimination of these toxins optimized, and your exposure minimized. Everything from mold exposure at home to exposures to heavy metals can be assessed and treated.
Unfortunately, it is often the case that the standard testing covered by our basic health care is inadequate for identifying the root cause of our health issues. Specialized lab testing through blood, saliva, and breath can help identify important underlying health issues, which can help guide treatment choices, ensuring that you receive treatment that is maximally effective and appropriate.
Dr. Volk is currently accepting new patients at
Momentum Health 1664 Richter Street, Suite 103 Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada V1Y 8N3 Phone: 778-484-6070 | Fax: 250-980-7899