Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that addresses the root causes of illness, and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. It supports your body's own healing ability using an integrated approach to disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.The strength and uniqueness of naturopathic medicine is founded on six principles:
Dr. Sicard began her career at the University of Ottawa completing an undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics. This was the beginning of Danika’s particular interest in nutrition and healthy living. She began to incorporate concepts she had been taught into her daily life and experienced profound improvements in her general health, energy and state of mind. Danika decided then that her vocation lay in helping others to reach their health goals, prevent disease and to heal themselves.
Danika continued her studies and completed the four-year graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She augmented her professional credentials with a Master of Science in Acupuncture granted by the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Dr. Sicard established her practice in Orleans and has been helping individuals to reach their health goals naturally for over six years. The relocation of her practice means that the communities of Orleans and Ottawa/Gatineau will now benefit from Danika’s extensive knowledge in naturopathic medicine and her heartfelt concern for the health of others.
Dr. Sicard combines ancient wisdom with modern theories to help individuals achieve balance in their daily lives. She offers direction and tools that will help you achieve your optimal state of health.
I've come to realize that one does not usually choose to become a Naturopathic Doctor when exploring career choices, but rather one falls into this career by happenstance. My journey into naturopathic medicine like many of my colleagues came as a complete surprise. I discovered naturopathic medicine during my Bachelor’s degree at Laurentian University in Sudbury where I was studying biomedical sciences with a focus in microbiology. At that point, I was considering a research career in microbiology; I knew nothing of naturopathic medicine or of its principles until a member of my family became ill.
Once I discovered Naturopathic medicine and it’s principles I was hooked. Naturopathic medicine empowers patients to take charge of their health to prevent illnesses, and when treatment is necessary it understands that one must treat the whole individual with safe and effective natural therapies. It was only during my final year of my bachelor’s degree that I decided that a career in Naturopathic Medicine was my true calling.
Throughout my four years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Haiti and provide naturopathic care to those in need, as well as teach the community methods on how to improve their health. I’ve worked with children and adolescences; people who are HIV+; people who are experiencing menstrual problems, hormonal irregularities and fertility difficulties; individuals seeking assistance with weight management; people with digestive disorders and liver conditions, as well as those who live with chronic pain.
I am very excited to be working alongside Dr. Danika Sicard at Orléans Naturopath providing Naturopathic care in French and English in Orléans. I treat a variety of health conditions including women's health, hormonal problems, digestive issues, and pain management.
One of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world, acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is one of the key components of the system of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In the TCM system of medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. The main assumption in TCM is that health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state” and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to the blockage in the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Helpful adjunctive treatments include, Moxa, Cupping, Guasha, and Tui na massage. Dr. Sicard specializes in pain management and fertility through acupuncture.
Botanical medicine utilizes diverse plant substances from around the world for their powerful healing and nutritional values. Naturopathic doctors use herbs from Europe, the Americas, China and India to prevent and alleviate illness. The flowers, roots, leaves or oils of a plant may be used in the remedy. Therapy may take the form of:
• Teas • Tinctures • Ointments • Essential oils • Capsules
Food is essential to life. However, the food we choose can make the difference between being well and being sick. Using food as medicine is one of the simplest ways to help heal the body. Applying a Functional Medicine approach can help target certain disease pathways and help restore health. For example, someone who has been in pain for many months or years may feel a decrease in their pain once they make some key dietary changes. Another example, the connection between blood sugar dysregulation and fertility issues. Diet has an immense impact on our health and it is essential to help restore quality of life.
Homeopathy Homeopathic medicine is a natural, nontoxic therapeutic system of healing that assists the inherent ability of the body to heal itself. Homeopathy restores the body to homeostasis, or healthy balance, which is considered its natural state. The symptoms of a disease are regarded as the body's own defensive attempt to correct its imbalance, rather than as enemies to be defeated. Homeopathic remedies are designed to stimulate this internal curative process rather than to suppress the symptoms.
Counseling and lifestyle modifications are important elements in overall health and should be considered when treating illness and disease. Lifestyle counseling, in conjunction with other naturopathic and traditional Chinese therapies, can provide support for those dealing with fertility issues, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and health problems, particularly chronic health problems.
Dry Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a natural, gentle, and drug-free approach for relieving respiratory and skin ailments.
Salt is naturally an anti-inflammatory substance, which helps reduce inflammation of the respiratory system and strengthen the immune system. It is beneficial as a remedy for current or ongoing symptoms, as well as for general health and increased immune resistance.
Dry Salt Therapy can be used independently or as an alternative, complementary method to drug-based or other holistic approaches. Using Dry Salt Therapy in conjunction may increase the effectiveness of prescribed medications and/or decrease the amount prescribed.
We use a pharmaceutical grade salt (99.99% dry sodium chloride), these small particles are ideal for absorption through the respiratory system and skin tissue.
While no patient or case will yield the exact same results, dry salt therapy has brought revitalizing effects and offers benefits to adults and children who are searching for relief from ongoing chronic conditions.
Symptoms and conditions that can be improved by dry salt therapy may include:
$45 per session (Adults)
$29 per session (Children)
Treatment duration: 20 minutes
|Initial Visit (1-1.5 hrs)|
|Student & Seniors (65+)||$99|
|Follow-Up Visits (30-45 min)|
|Student & Seniors (65+)||$70|
|Adults, Students and Seniors|
|Initial Visit with Treatment (60 mins)||$85|
|Single Treatments (45 mins)||$65|