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A combination of:

  • Training in evidence-based medical sciences

  • A thorough understanding of the conventional approach for mental health

  • Additional modern and traditional therapies  to broaden the approach to mental wellness

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am trained in integrating these points into a cohesive medical approach. I seek out learning and practice opportunities to bring together wisdom from multiple spheres of medicine and healing.

The principles of naturopathic integrative medicine:

1. Primum Non Nocere: First, Do No Harm 

Choose the most non-invasive and least toxic treatments necessary for each patient

2. Vis Medicatrix Naturae: The Healing Power of Nature

Recognize the body’s inherent ability to heal itself

3. Tolle Causam: Identify and Treat the Causes
Identify, address and remove the underlying causes of disease

4. Docere: Doctor as Teacher
Educate and support patients on personal health management. Empower patients to take responsibility for their own health

5. Tolle Totum: Treat the Whole Person
Recognize the body as an integrated whole. Treat the patient, not the disease. 


6. Praevenic: Prevention
Promote a focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention


  • Targeted nutrition for mood and brain health

  • Traditional and modern botanical medicine

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

  • Therapeutic touch practices including massage and soft tissue stretching

  • Targeted supplementation

  • Strategic testing for root causes

  • Evidence-based meditation and breath practices

  • Mental health counseling

  • Mindfulness and self-compassion exercises

  • Movement and wilderness therapies


Mental Health concerns are often caused or made worse by other underlying conditions in the body. A thorough intake and assessment should screen for:

  • Thyroid issues

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Genetic factors

  • Blood-sugar dysregulation/diabetes 

  • Inflammation

  • Poor microbiome (gut bacteria)

  • Digestion issues

  • Neurotransmitter dysfunction

  • Substance use

  • Chronic pain/fatigue

  • Poor nutrition/disordered eating

  • Sleep dysfunction

  • Post-concussion syndrome

  • Chronic allergies

  • Chronic infection

  • Trauma history


Available tests and explanations include

  • Walsh Protocol Testing for copper, zinc, histamine

  • Pyrrole disorder (aka kryptopyrroles)

  • Methylation assessment


​Mental health concerns can make you feel stuck. I often get a sense of stagnation and frustration from my patients. This is why I love using appropriate movement as part of the therapeutic plan for mental wellness, while also screening for overexercise.

Mindful Movement

Book an intake appointment to begin working with Lachlan for sustainable mental health. 

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