Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Clinic in the Ottawa Valley

Lavallee Health Centre is pleased to be the premier naturopathic clinic in the Ottawa Valley. Located in Pembroke, Lavallee’s naturopathic doctors attract clients from all over Renfrew County, including people from Deep River, Petawawa, Pembroke, Renfrew, and surrounding towns.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a health care practice that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of healing. The aim of naturopathic medicine is to promote the natural healing powers of the body to treat the underlying cause of disease. Lavallee Health Centre has two fully certified naturopaths on staff. Naturopathic doctors (ND) are regulated primary health care providers who are trained in natural medicine. NDs diagnose and treat most health conditions, chronic and acute. Our local naturopathic doctors offer treatments within the areas of family practice, women’s health, nutritional therapy, acupuncture, botanical medicine, laboratory testing and community education. Our naturopathic doctors are also proud to serve patients from all over Renfrew County, including Deep River, Petawawa, and Pembroke.

What Can I Expect When Visiting a Naturopathic Doctor?

An initial visit with an ND generally ranges from 60 to 120 minutes, where a detailed health history is gathered and steps are taken to identify the root cause of health concerns. Visits are covered by most extended health-care plans. Visits with our NDs take place entirely at Lavallee Health Centre in Pembroke, so you won’t have to leave the Ottawa Valley for naturopathic treatment.

Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

  • First, do no harm.
  • Co-operate with the healing powers of nature.
  • Address the fundamental cause of disease.
  • Heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
  • Teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine.

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Family Health Care

Naturopathic medicine is an excellent addition to everyone’s medical care team. Working in conjunction with Family Medical Doctors…

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Women’s Health

We are pleased to offer individualized treatment options specifically for women’s health concerns. Dr Cheryl Allen is trained in perinatal…

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Nutritional Therapy

Naturopathic doctors are experts at identifying food sensitivities, and can also assess your nutritional status.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body.

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Botanical and Nutritional Supplements

A botanical is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavour and/or scent.

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Laboratory Testing

Naturopathic Doctors rely on a variety of options to assist their patients when developing treatment options.

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Community Education

Education is one of the pillars of naturopathic medicine and an important way that our NDs share their knowledge and give back to the Ottawa Valley.

     Patient Journeys

Step 1: Initial assessment with Shauna Perry, RMT and Vodder Certified Lymphedema Therapist.

Step 2: Conservative or intensive treatment plan is decided upon.

Step 3: Referral to Jane Wood for nutritional coaching to reduce risk factors and to Dr Cheryl Allen for lymphatic care.

Step 1: Initial assessment with Dr Cheryl Allen to discuss acupuncture and supplementation.

Step 2: Inclusion of massage therapy to reduce pain.

Step 3: Referral to Jane Wood for nutritional coaching.

Step 1 : Mindfulness training with Jane Wood.

Step 2: Referral to Dr Cheryl Allen for completion of stress and fatigue panel, and treatment options.

Step 3: Massage therapy treatment including full body relaxation massage with Abby Gauen, Paige Afelskie or Rachel Bugden.

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