Meet Dr. Rena
I believe we all have the ability to heal our own body, but I didn't always think this way...
In the past, I faced my own health challenges, which at times made me feel as though she was in a constant battle with my own body. As a result I perceived my body as weak and inadequate. In my journey for answers, I explored various supplements/herbs/therapies, sought out different practitioners, and adhered to strict dietary regimens, in an attempt to exert control over my declining health.
After years of struggle, a profound realization came upon me—my body was actually protecting itself. It had listened to EVERYTHING I told it ( how it wasn't good enough, strong enough, it didn't know how to heal) ... and it wasn't happy.
This revelation led me on a transformative journey, where I chose to befriend my body. This newfound relationship brought about a significant shift in my perspective. I learned how to TRUST my body and view my body as an intelligent self-healing organism.
So I tried something different. I became friends with my body. I started to feed my body foods it was asking for, love and appreciate it, and to speak to my body daily, I listened to how it changed daily, what its thoughts, fears and programs were. I asked my body how I could help it, instead of controlling how it behaved.
As my relationship grew with my body, my view changed. I realized my body fiercely protects me when I am in danger, gives me strength when I am weak, shines when I am kind to it. I also realized my mood, mental state, and emotions all affected my physical body! I concluded:
The body is an intelligent self-healing organism, and what we feel impacts our own health and wellbeing.
This new focus on mental and emotional health in my practice, along with the balance of the body's biochemistry & hormones, has helped me develop a unique approach to healing that complements naturopathic medicine.
I believe that addressing all aspects of an individual leads to swift and effortless healing. This includes:
Rewiring the nervous system
Supporting the physical body (hormones, immunity, gut health, thyroid, energy, sleep, nutrients)
Releasing old emotional blocks
Implementing new belief systems
This unique method helps restore back to its original blueprint of health and well-being. My integrative approach incorporates supplements, herbs, dietary adjustments, functional medicine testing, acupuncture, mind-body medicine, and rewiring subconscious beliefs.
When you address ALL aspects of a person, healing becomes quick, easy and amplifies existing treatment protocols. Supplements, herbs, diet, and acupuncture all work better, and the body returns back to its original blueprint of health and wellbeing in weeks.
You become the BEST version of yourself!
I graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2008.
I am part of:
The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
The College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC).
Want to hear more about my story and unique way of practicing?
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