Dr. Megan Wakeham, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Megan Wakeham, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Meg Wakeham, ND is a recent graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Born just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Meg discovered her passion for the complexity of the human body and her love for natural healing while attending MSVU to complete her Bachelor’s of Science in biology and nutrition. She continued to pursue this passion by attending CCNM to earn her Doctor of Naturopathy degree, including additional training in pediatrics through a year-long specialty shift in her clinical year.
Dr. Meg's approach to healing emphasizes nourishing all aspects of wellbeing through individualized treatment plans that are collaborative, empowering, and compassionate. Her treatment modalities include nutrition and lifestyle counselling, acupuncture, botanical medicine, and physical medicine (ie cupping, fascial work). She provides care to people of all ages with a wide variety of concerns but has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, prenatal/postpartum care, and pediatrics.
Dr. Meg is also training to become an osteopathic manual practitioner (DOMP) through the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Osteopathy is a hands-on manual therapy that includes craniosacral, muscle energy, myofascial, joint mobilizations, and other soft tissue techniques to help individuals achieve optimal health. Both Naturopathic and Osteopathic medicine see the body as a functioning whole with an innate ability to heal itself when all components are in balance and supported. By combining her naturopathic and osteopathic training, Dr. Meg provides well-rounded, holistic care that considers many aspects of health that contributes to a patient’s overall wellbeing.
Dr. Meg is a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Outside of work, Meg enjoys spending time with her partner, appreciates nature through gardening and hiking, and loves cuddling up with a good book and her playful Portuguese water dog, Juniper.
Naturopathic care – Pre/Post-natal & Pediatric Care
Although health is a priority at any age, pregnancy and pediatric health set the foundations for the future. Preparing for pregnancy starts in the womb. Dr. Meg can provide guidance on having a healthy pregnancy and help you prepare for your child through various nutritional and herbal means. Support can be given to management common pregnancy complaints like heartburn, morning sickness, fatigue, constipation, pain management, etc. Preparation for labour and breastfeeding can be assisted through pre/post-birth support via acupuncture, herbal remedies, or nutritional recommendations.
Once the little ones have arrived, Dr. Meg can work diligently with you and your child to ensure optimal growth and cognitive development. Yearly well-child exams can be performed so that you can rest assured that your child is healthy and meeting important developmental milestones. Of course, postpartum care is also available so you can thrive and focus on being the best parent you can be.
As children age, Pediatric care is available for newborns until 16 years of age to nurture their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Dr. Meg offers support with a multitude of conditions including behaviour/mood changes, menstrual issues, immune boosting/allergies, skin care, sleep or digestion concerns.
Naturopathic care – Women’s Hormonal health
Women lead full and busy lives juggling career/school, family, hobbies, friends, and their wellness, which can be made all the more difficult when dealing with a potential array of health concerns. Signs and symptoms such as low energy, anxiety/mood changes, menstrual complaints, weight changes, sleeping concerns, low libido, or digestive complaints can be indication that an imbalance in certain hormones may be at play. Dr. Meg has a passion for supporting women through these challenges so they can feel energized, empowered, and confident. Overall, regardless of age, sex, or gender, Dr. Meg can work with you to address your health concerns and help optimize your foundations of health so you and your family can flourish!