A truly integrative approach to wellness relies on the perspectives of different health disciplines, from naturopathy to acupuncture to counselling.
Each one has something worthwhile to add to the mix.
Medicine relies on evidence-based knowledge gained mostly from research studies.
Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy have a structural basis, where Acupuncture and TCM are based on a time-honoured system of energy and interconnectivity.
Integrating these various paradigms into one treatment approach can be challenging but extraordinarily rewarding for both doctors and patients.
Rather than relying on one model for answers and the others only for treatment support, as many alternative clinics do, we believe that true integrative care starts with open communication and a willingness to consider multiple answers to the same question.
The care we provide at Mahaya is integrative because it begins with collaboration between your practitioners. That may include your naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, massage therapist and the rest of our team.
We work together to create a treatment plan that combines the best of each discipline and to provide a framework for your understanding of your own health.
Our goal is to support you in whatever health or personal goals you choose to pursue with us.
With 10+ practitioners, we’re able to address hundreds of different health issues. Here are just a few examples:
Are your services covered by benefits or insurance?
Our services are covered by most extended benefit plans. Insurance is more on a case-by-case basis, but feel free to contact us to ask. Naturopathic visits aren’t covered by OHIP. They are, however, along with most of our services, HST-exempt
Which practitioner should I see?
If you’re unsure who you want to see, which is very common, it’s best to call us at 416-792-4400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re quite good at figuring out which practitioner would be the best match.
How long is the initial appointment?
It’s 1.5 hours with a naturopathic doctor, or 1 hour with a chiropractor, osteopath or massage therapist.
How many sessions will it take to treat my health issue?
It depends on your issue and the type of treatment you receive, and also on your commitment to following the treatment protocol, as well as how quickly your body responds to the treatment because some bodies respond faster than others.
Some people see tremendous results from the first session, while others take a few sessions or more. But the nice thing is that we can often give you a better idea after your first session of what to expect. And you’ll get so many benefits from that session on its own that it’s worthwhile to even just start there.
What are your hours?
Our receptionist is here to answer the phone from 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. And we have practitioners here during the following hours:
Monday To Saturday 8am-8pm
Are you accepting new patients?
Absolutely. All of our practitioners are accepting new patients, and they each offer a few 15-minute consultations each week so you can meet them and ask whatever questions you may have.
How can I refer family and friends?
Many of our patients come through word of mouth and we’re extremely grateful for that. We’re passionate about helping people improve their health. And if we’ve helped you enough to inspire you to refer someone else, that’s about the best compliment we can get. To make an appointment, call 416-792-4400 or email email@example.com.
What can I expect on my first visit?
Your first visit will begin with a thorough review of your health history. That includes family history, medical records, diet and lifestyle habits, and any present symptoms or concerns. Compared to a visit with a conventional doctor, you will get much more time with your practitioner here.
If you are seeing a Mahaya naturopathic doctor, the first appointment is usually 90 minutes. He or she may choose to do blood tests or other diagnostics in your in order to assess your health and provide the best treatment for your needs. If you are seeing one of our massage therapists, acupuncturists, or chiropractors, your first visit will usually be 60 minutes, and will end with a 30 to 45 minute therapeutic session that will set the stage for the future course of treatment.
What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a multi-dimensional approach to health, based on centuries-old traditions of healing. It has now been validated by modern science. You can read more about it here.