About Dr. Darcy Maslen, N.D.
Like a lot people, naturopathic medicine was a completely new and unheard of medicine for me. Growing up, I was in and out of hospitals and doctors appointments due to a lot of kidney and bladder issues. For more than 20 years, I was used to taking antibiotics for my chronic bladder infections, and honestly only thought there were doctors, nurses and surgeons in the medical field. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that I questioned “isn’t there a better way to go about this?”. I didn’t want to wait for another bladder infection, I wanted to prevent it. Skip forward to my last year at Laurier University where I had the fortunate opportunity to wander around a post-grad fair and The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine happened to be there. I instantly felt a connection upon reading the brochures and talking to the students and doctors that were representing CCNM. They described all the values about medicine that I resonated with: promoting wellness, natural preventions, getting to the root cause, and empowering the patient to heal themselves.
So here I am, a Naturopathic Doctor interesting in helping you achieve your health goals by providing you with personal, safe, and effective individualized care. I want people to know there are options out there not only to help treat conditions themselves, but to help mitigate side effects of medications. Simply put, we can work together to promote pro-health rather than just fight disease once you have it. Once you know your choices, then you can make better more informed decisions regarding your health and body.
One of my favourite things about being a Naturopathic Doctor is that there is always new and exciting research and information coming to light. This means I’m always trying to learn as much as I can. I’ve had extra training for Bowen Therapy and I’ve met the Prescribing Standard of Practice which allows me to offer bio-identical hormone therapy, desiccated thyroid extract, and Vitamin B12 injections to patients who may require these additional therapies.
First, Do No Harm: Utilize the most natural and least invasive therapy.
Support the Healing Power of Nature: Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Causes of Disease: Look beyond the symptoms of disease towards the underlying cause of it.
Doctor as Teacher: To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine, helping patients achieve and maintain health.
Treat the Whole Person: View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions and heal the whole person through individualized treatment
Emphasize Prevention: Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
• Infant to elderly
• Those seeking disease preventative and optimal health
• Those with range of health concerns and no clear diagnosis
• Chronic illnesses and you're looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments, and minimize side effects
• Lunch & Learns
• Can come to your office and present on various health topics
• Office visits-works great for those with beneifts
•Dedicated to continued education of students
• Mentorship and preceptoring opportunities
• My mobile practice makes it easy to work around your schedule!
• Convenient for those with small children, mobility restrictions, and transportation issues