Dr. Brewster Scott, ND, R.TCM.P
Naturopathic Medicine and Chinese Medicine in the Cowichan Valley
Optional Initial Assessment - (Online):
These usually last 15-20 minutes.
In this time, you can discuss your major health concern(s) with Dr. Scott, ND and together you can determine whether or not the naturopathic approach to your health concern(s) would be best for you.
Initial Assessment: Free
These are usually 55-85 minutes.
Dr. Scott, ND takes a full health history and performs any necessary physical examinations. This time is needed to get a full picture of your health, understand the factors surrounding any health imbalances and find ways any obstacles to achieving optimal wellness.
If you are taking any medications or supplements, or have any bloodwork or imaging, please bring them with you to your appointment. Any necessary tests are usually suggested at this time, and a course of treatment is suggested.
55-85 min: $150-200 tax included
Follow up appointments - (Online):
These are usually 30-60 minutes.
In follow up appointments Dr. Scott, ND monitors your progress, and you have an opportunity to discuss any challenges along your path to health.
Therapies such as musculoskeletal manipulation and acupuncture may be performed at this time. Lab results, certain vitamins, minerals, supplements, homeopathics, or diets may be discussed.
Alterations to treatment plans can be made accordingly and necessary support is provided for you to reach your optimum health.
55 min: $150 tax included
25 min: $75 tax included
Accessible Naturopathic Care Appointments at Heart and Hands (Online):
Not everyone has insurance, or can pay the full cost of a visit upfront.
Accessible Naturopathic Care allows those with financial difficulty easier access to naturopathic services.
This style of treatment involves the patient completing an in-depth health questionnaire before every visit. This allows Dr. Scott access to most of your health information before the visit begins. Less time with Dr. Scott will be spent in asking questions, and more time will be focused on creating an individualized plan and explaining treatment options to you.
30-40 min Initial Visit: Sliding Scale $40 - $75 tax included
30 min Follow-ups: Sliding Scale $30 - $75 tax included
Acupuncture, Tuina Bodywork, Cupping and Chinese Herbs
Under both the CNPBC, as a Naturopathic Doctor and the CTCMA, as Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Brewster Scott, ND, R.TCM.P is able to perform acupuncture, perform Tuina Bodywork, Cupping and prescribe Chinese herbs.
After listening carefully to your health concerns, getting answers to very specific questions, taking your pulse on both wrists and looking at your tongue, Brewster Scott ND, R.TCM.P can use Traditional Chinese Medical Practices to help stimulate the health of your body.
Acupuncture: Involves the insertion of tiny needles, thinner than a pin, into the body for 20-60 minutes. Although unusual to those that have never had it, most find this process to be very relaxing. Historically acupuncture was used to treat a variety of conditions. Today it is often used to help relieve stress, help with mental health, sleep, pain, and muscle aches amongst other things.
Tuina Bodywork: This form of bodywork involves the use of several different techniques that help to invigorate the meridians of the body. Meridians are energy pathways in the body described by Chinese Medicine. Primarily Tuina is used for reducing body pain and promoting relaxation and sleep.
Cupping: This form of bodywork is for muscle stiffness and pain. It involves the use of glass, plastic or silicone cups to create a suction on the surface of the skin. This suction pulls the blood out of blood vessels and onto the surface of the skin. Often this process can leave painless red marks that last up to 2 weeks. Traditional Chinese Medicine dictates that this form of therapy helps to increase circulation and remove "stagnation and blood stasis". Stagnation and blood stasis in Chinese medicine are the primary drivers of pain in the body.
Chinese Herbs: This form of therapy involves taking combinations of herbs for 1-2 weeks at a time and then returning to monitor any changes that may have occurred. Depending on your illness and how well you respond to Chinese herbs, you may need anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months or more of treatment. As your body adjusts to herbs the dosages and formulas you take may need to change over time. Because of this, it is important to continue to return for monitoring when on Chinese herbs. Most herbs you will receive from Brewster Scott, ND, RTCMP will be patent formulas or modified patent formulas. Patent formulas are formulas used clinically for 100s to 1000s of years for certain symptom patterns (symptom patterns are called syndromes in Chinese medicine). The herbs often come in a powder taken 2-3 times a day in a bit of hot water. If you choose to source them for yourself they will be more likely to come in small pellets taken 2-3 x a day.
For any combination of Acupuncture, Tuina, Cupping and/or Chinese Herbs, the fee schedule is as follows:
55 min Acupuncture, Tuina, Cupping and/or Chinese Herbs: $85-$100 tax included
45 min Acupuncture Tuina, Cupping and/or Chinese Herbs: $68 tax included
25 min Acupuncture, Tuina, Cupping and/or Chinese Herbs: $54-60 tax included
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Gordon Head: Victory Therapeutics Ltd. 3800 Finnerty Rd SUB Rm B132 | Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2
Cowichan Valley: Pestle and Pins, 4705 Trans Canada Hwy, Unit D | Duncan, BC, V9L 6E1
101-15 Canada Ave | Duncan, BC, V9L 1T3