Dr. Nicole Duffee was drawn to naturopathic medicine as a combination of science and art. In her practice this is reflected in her efforts to bring a balance of intellect and intuition to the consultation process.
Dr. Nicole Duffee has a passion for natural healing. After receiving a BSc in Biology from the University of Alberta, she was intrigued by the eclectic approach of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Duffee is passionate about investigating the connections between hormones, diet and mood. In addition, she is a clinical faculty member supervising at the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic.
Dr. Nicole Duffee is a graduate of:
- The University of Alberta: Bachelor of Science, 2001
- Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine: Naturopathic Doctor, 2006
Dr. Nicole Duffee is a member in good standing of the following organizations:
- Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) www.cand.ca
- College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) www.cnpbc.bc.ca
- British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) www.bcna.ca
- Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP) www.pedanp.org
- Licensed Prescriber
- Bowen Therapy including Advanced Techniques, Bowtech
- CranioSacral Therapy 1 & 2, SomatoEmotional Release 1, Upledger Institute
- Neural Therapy Training
- Acupuncture Certification
- Chelation Certification
My practice focusses on balancing hormones, releasing stress and alleviating pain through natural remedies, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture and Bowen therapy. The conditions I treat include: hormone imbalance, concussions, neck and joint pain, grief, anger and anxiety. I see both men and women from childhood right through adult life.
I will work with you to build a foundation of:
- right diet & digestion
- proper body mechanics and
- balanced hormones.
The approach I take is collaborative – a team effort where I pose a variety of solutions and help you to choose the ones that best fit your lifestyle and budget.
You deserve to be healthy and live an energized life! I look forward to helping you.
In addition to the basic tools of:
– nutrition (including vitamins, supplements and dietary advice)
– herbal medicine (teas, capsules/tablets and tinctures) and
– lifestyle education (healthy living and preventative medicine),
I offer the following treatments and services:
For conditions that require prescription medications including bio-identical hormones: Licensed Prescriber
I am licensed to prescribe medications when appropriate for the case. For this, I have received extensive post-graduate training. The most frequently prescribed substances in my practice are for bio-identical hormones.
For pain, injuries and chronic muscle tension: Bowen Therapy
Bowen Therapy is a method of moving muscles and tendons to allow the nervous system to switch into “calm” mode in order to heal. It is profoundly relaxing and is one of the only therapies where I’ve seen miraculous cures. I also have used Bowen Therapy as a balancer for couples seeking to conceive.
For relaxation, hormone balance and proper digestion: Acupuncture
Acupuncture is used in my practice to balance people when I see signs of heat or excess poor diet, rashes and shingles, constipation, GERD and chronic stress. It can also be useful in cases of insomnia and to help balance hormones.
To assess body balance, for post-concussive syndrome and to release emotions: CranioSacral Therapy
CranioSacral therapy is a gentle, hands on way of sensing where the body is imbalanced physically. Over time, I have developed more sensitivity and find that often these physical sore-spots often hold emotions that we haven’t let go of. The technique can also be used to help re-balance and release. It is also an essential component of any post-concussive treatment plan I create.
Deep heavy metal detoxification and hormone balance: Chelation
Chelation is an oral or IV treatment to draw out toxic metals stored in the body. This therapy re-establishes better body chemistry for healthy bacterial flora, results in better mental functioning and enhances the effectiveness of all hormonal treatment plans. Toxicity is often an overlooked cause of fatigue and it’s treatment can be profoundly energizing.
For chronic sinusitis and to treat muscle aches and pains: Neural Therapy
Neural therapy is an injection technique that is incredibly effective at releasing trigger points in the muscle. I also use it to treat chronic sinusitis.