Mental Health

Naturopathic Mental Health & Wellness Programs in Edmonton by Natural Terrain

Dr. Christina Bjorndal is one of the only licensed naturopathic doctors in Canada with an expertise in the natural treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, eating disorders and  ADD/ADHD.

Using orthomolecular medicine and building on this foundation with homeopathy, botanical medicine, mind-body medicine and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, Dr. Bjorndal provides an integrative approach to managing complex mental health conditions. Her treatment program for mood disorders is tailored to each individual with a focus on addressing the underlying causes of mental dis-ease. She empowers patients to effectively treat those deeper concerns by truly offering a mind body spirit approach to health.

With over 30 years of lived experience in navigating her own mental health journey, Dr. Bjorndal combines her professional training in naturopathic medicine, as well as counselling techniques from numerous sources.  Dr. Bjorndal uses a combination of compassion-focused therapy, Gestalt psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and various meditative traditions to encourage balance within both the body and the mind. When balance is restored, nature’s own intelligence or “vitality” can work much more efficiently to bring about total health.
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental or Emotional Stress
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Insomnia

Dr. Christina Bjorndal is a Naturopathic Doctor with a special focus in the natural treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, and ADD/ADHD.
She ensures your health has a solid foundation using Functional and Orthomolecular (nutritional) medicine, and builds on this foundation with Homeopathy, Botanical Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture thereby providing an integrative approach to managing mental health concerns.

A primary focus in treatment is to encourage balance within both the body and the mind. When balance is restored, nature’s own intelligence or “vitality” can work much more efficiently to bring about health. As such, medicine is primarily a process of encouraging or “building health” rather than “fighting disease.” We prefer to think of ourselves as specializing in creating healthy people.

In Dr. Chris’s case, she focuses on treating mental health issues because she herself has recovered from her own mental health challenges.

Dr. Chris struggled with depression (suicide survivor), anxiety and an eating disorder as a teenager and in university she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1, and after many years of suffering she finally found relief with Orthomolecular and Naturopathic medicine. Finding a method that is not only safe and natural, that can be used in conjunction with prescription medications, was inspiring. This experience motivates her to make sure she helps as many people as she can to reach a place of healthy remission.

Dr. Chris grew up in Nanaimo and Richmond, British Columbia, and later studied at the University of British Columbia and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She writes for many magazines (see Blog/Articles), has been a guest panelist on CTV’s Alberta Primetime and is a regular speaker at the Mental Health Regained Public Forum in Vancouver, BC (hosted by the Canadian Society of Orthomolecular Medicine).

As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Chris has experience helping patients with a variety of health concerns. She can act as a primary care physician and treat the whole family with a naturopathic approach to primary care.

HEALING THERAPIES

+ Orthomolecular medicine

An approach that uses diet and supplementation to address nutritional deficiencies that may

cause mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.
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+ Botanical Medicine

Used universally by naturopathic doctors as one of the main modalities to treat patients,

it involves the employment of plants for healing, a tradition which goes back to the beginning of civilization.
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+ Myers’ Injections

Injection therapy consisting of several different nutrients, including magnesium, calcium,

selenium, vitamin B12, various other B vitamins, and vitamin C. Intravenous injections of nutrients have a better absorption rate than if given orally or intramuscularly.
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+ Homeopathy

Based on the principle of “like cures like,” homeopathic medicines are produced from

animals, plants, and minerals, substances which stimulate the body’s healing processes.
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+ Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)/Acupuncture

TCM and acupuncture have been used for more than 4,000 years, treating mental and chronic

illnesses, relieving pain and discomfort, and helping patients achieve mind-body balance.
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WAITLIST APPLICATION

If you are a new patient looking to schedule a first visit with Dr. Chris Bjorndal, please use this form to apply to be a patient. If approved, you will be added to her waitlist. Don’t want to wait? Sign up today for Dr. Chris’s online Moving Beyond Coaching program and start your journey today!

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