Naturopathic Doctor, Kootenay Naturopathic
Dr. Jessie Speirs, ND Kootenay Naturopathic
Health is the way that we experience the totality of our physical body, our mind, our emotions, and our spirit. Good health is not just the absence of disease in your physical body, but as a deep sense of well being in all areas of life. Regardless of how many current symptoms you experience, it IS possible to feel this way.
Dr. Speirs will honour and support you with information and tools as you work toward better health. Through connection, curiosity, and open awareness we can delve into the deeper aspects of your health and uncover the root causes of longstanding illness. I will suggest and encourage health-promoting practices, while removing the blocks and barriers that we find are standing in your way.
My Practice Philosophy
Health is a state of being where physical ease and a deep sense of well-being allow us to adapt to life’s challenges with strength, ease, and resiliency. I am here to support you in finding this place of health.
The human body is an incredible organism with the ability to heal itself, if we understand what it needs. By listening carefully to the messages from your physical body, emotions, and spirit, we can choose approaches and tools to help you change the underlying factors that may be causing a pattern of illness. Healing from a longstanding illness will come from within you and your body’s natural ability to heal. I help by working with you to explore, educate, and provide options so that you can make the choices and changes that are right for you.
My approach is to listen first, then evaluate, then educate, suggest, and empower. We will develop your treatment program together. By addressing biochemistry, hormones, digestion, structure, movement, stress levels, emotions, and deeper belief systems, we can unlock the body’s innate ability to heal – and then miracles can occur!
I grew up in Portland, Oregon in a family of medical providers. As I grew older, I wanted to practice medicine, but I yearned to find a form of medicine that would allow me to connect with patients on a deeper level and to work on positive, health-promoting change. I explored many forms of alternative and conventional medicine, learning everything I could about nutrition, botanical medicine, yoga, exercise, and meditation. When I found Naturopathic Medicine, I knew it was the perfect fit. It satisfies my desire to understand the medical sciences of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and clinical evaluation, while having at its core a deep respect for nature and the use of gentle, non-invasive forms of therapy.
I have been in clinical practice since 2007.
My initial practice was in Portland, Oregon in an integrative rheumatology practice. My primary focus there was chronic pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Since moving to Canada in 2011 I have enjoyed a general family practice and have also continued to welcome chronic pain and chronic fatigue patients.