Author / KIHC

Dr. Sonya Nobbe, BScH, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Clinic Director


Following completion of a 4 year degree in Biology at Queen’s University, Sonya completed another four years of professional graduate study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, which is one of two schools in Canada eligible to grant the designation of Naturopathic Doctor (ND). She maintains membership with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is licensed by the College Of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Sonya regularly contributes health articles to various local and national publications. You may read some of her articles on her website here. Sonya has participated in several government healthcare initiatives, including Health Canada’s Health Professional Information on Climate Change Advisory Committee, and the South East Local Health Integration Network Citizen’s Panel on healthcare.

For more information about Sonya’s practice and naturopathic medicine, please visit her website: You may also contact her directly at

Medical Testing

Laboratory services available to patients through OHIP can be limiting. As licensed healthcare providers, Naturopathic Doctors may access not only mainstream laboratory services, but also services provided by advanced laboratories throughout Canada and the United States. These thorough assessments are invaluable tools that will help you understand your current health status and monitor your improvement during treatment. Blood, urine, saliva, and stool analysis is available to analyze food allergies, digestive health, nutritional status, hormone balance, and more. For more information, including about our in-house laboratory testing, please view our website, here.

Medication Therapy Management Clinic

The Medication Management Therapy Clinic is managed by our Clinical Pharmacist, Tarek, and runs on Tuesdays at KIHC.

Consultations with Tarek are designed to provide you with a comprehensive review of your medications, including over-the-counter and natural products, with a resultant action plan that you can use to track your progress in self-management. Goals of your consultation might include:

  • Identification of medication and natural product side-effects or interactions;
  • Suggestions for using medications more effectively to reach your treatment goals (e.g. improved blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood glucose levels);
  • Exploration of medication alternatives, adjuncts, or changes to your current medication doses or schedule;
  • A summary letter for your physician, for information purposes or to take a certain action, if required.


Initial MTM sessions typically last 30 to 45 minutes. Follow-up sessions can be scheduled at a mutual time frame and are often shorter in duration. Please note that in Ontario, changes to a medication prescription must be ordered by the prescribing physician or family physician. A Medication Therapy Management session is designed to greatly facilitate this process, with your health and safety in mind.

Additional services available include:

  • Pre-travel health advice and administration of travel vaccines;
  • On-site testing of blood sugar, HbA1c, cholesterol, and thyroid hormones;
  • DNA testing (pharmacogenetics) to identify which medications are most suited to your health conditions, and which ones might pose additional risk of side-effects;
  • Smoking cessation advice and treatment;
  • Wellness and lifestyle counselling;
  • Anti-coagulation therapy monitoring and testing, for people taking blood-thinning medications.

CranioSacral Therapy

Our central nervous system is comprised of our brain and spinal cord. Their optimal function depends significantly on the quality of the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes them. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a very gentle manual therapy that addresses the central nervous system by releasing restrictions in the tissues that surround the spine and brain. CST may be an effective adjunctive therapy for chronic pain or neurological conditions such as migraines, back pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and concussions. It is safe and effective for a variety of pediatric conditions, such as constipation and colic.

CranioSacral Therapy at KIHC is offered by Joel Ackerman, Registered Massage Therapist. It can be incorporated into an existing appointment or as an entire treatment unto itself, with the client fully clothed and lying comfortably on a treatment table.


Homeopathy is originally a German medicine that interprets symptom patterns as a reflection of an underlying imbalance in the body. Homeopathic remedies are dilute preparations of a substance, such as a plant or mineral, chosen according to a person’s unique state of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Because homeopathic remedies are gentle and non-toxic, they are considered an ideal intervention during pregnancy, for children, and for chemical-sensitive people. In Ontario, Homeopathy is a government-regulated profession and consultations with a registered practitioner are tax-deductible medical expenses.

Holistic Nutrition

holistic nutrition

Holistic nutrition services differ from other dietary counseling approaches by more deeply exploring your unique biochemistry, your beliefs and relationship with food, and the impact of food on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Consultations often include individualized screening for nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle assessment, and practical advice for shopping for and preparing nutritious, family-friendly meals. Holistic nutrition practices are a critical foundation of all health plans.


Each individual has a unique way of moving that they have learned throughout their life. If one is missing movement, flexibility or strength in an area, another area will adapt and compensate. Throughout one’s life we accumulate these movement errors and they will eventually cause pain.

Physiotherapists offer manual therapies, therapeutic exercise prescriptions, and other treatments to prevent injury and disability, and to address acute and chronic injury and pain. The benefits of Physiotherapy also often include improved strength, coordination, flexibility, and heart and lung function.

At KIHC, Physiotherapy services are offered by Christine Campbell. She enjoys exploring individual movement problems, like piecing together a puzzle, so that a person’s true whole body movement pattern is discovered and addressed.

Physiotherapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario. It is covered by most extended health insurance plans.


Counselling is a process involving a therapist and a client working together to help the client form a better understanding of who they are, as well as the circumstances that currently face them. Counselling involves the client learning new skills and gathering resources in order to help them move towards a resolution to a current problem. Counselling also empowers the client to come up with creative solutions to future problems all on their own.

The counselling process is individualized depending on the client’s specific needs, and length of treatment varies depending on the goals of each individual. At all times, your counsellor will act as your non-judgmental support person, guiding you at each step along the way towards becoming a more resilient and resourceful version of yourself.

Counselling can be a great option for those feeling overwhelmed with everyday life concerns including relationship problems, breakups, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, or symptoms of anxiety and depression. It is generally distinguished from the regulated practice of psychotherapy in Ontario, which is primarily focused on the treatment of more serious mental disorders.


Sarah Hutchinson, Registered Homeopath


Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First consultation (Adult, 16 years and older)90 minutes$170
First consultation (Youth, 2-15 years)60 to 90 minutes$120
First consultation (Infant, 0-2 years)60 minutes$80
HomeoprophylaxisIndividual or FamilyVariable
CEASE therapyVariableVariable

Reiki & Bioenergy

Reiki and Bioenergy therapies are non-invasive techniques for addressing blockages and imbalances of energy that underlie many physical, emotional, and mental ailments. This type of work is gentle yet deep, and can be beneficial for any condition, including general stress relief, acute and chronic pain, emotional imbalances such as depression, and diseases including those of the immune system. During a treatment, the therapist uses their hands to clear, charge and balance energy. The treatment can be conducted with the client sitting, standing, or lying down as is comfortable, and the client remains fully clothed throughout.

Reiki and Bioenergy therapies at KIHC are conducted by Sarah Knight, who completed her training in Ireland with Plexus Bio Energy Ireland and Nikki Cutlar, Reiki Master. Sarah uses a combination of Reiki and Bioenergy techniques during treatments, which she tailors individually to suit the needs of the client.

For more information, please visit Sarah’s website,

Reiki and Bioenergy

Sarah Knight, PhD, RM, EuBP


Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First assessment and treatment75-90 minutes$95
Follow-up treatment60-75 minutes$80
Bioenergy program4 session intensive$300


Lindsay Dupuis, MA


Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First consultation50 minutes$95
Follow-up consultation50 minutes$95

Holistic Nutrition

Courtney O’Connor, RHN


Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First consultation60 minutes$85
Follow-up consultation45 minutes$75
3 month beginner's package4 sessions$279
Thriving Child series3 sessions$212

Please visit our blog for more information about the Thriving Child series.


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a distinct medical system refined over 3000 years that includes the art and science of acupuncture. Relative to more Westernized versions of acupuncture, application of the wisdom inherent in Asian acupuncture enables healing of nearly all health conditions by balancing systems in the body such as hormones and immune function. Supporting the body’s capacity to heal includes addressing the root cause of illness, which produces long-term results. Current scientific literature repeatedly demonstrates the efficacy of these treatments, including for relief of pain and addictions, and for treatment of low fertility, hot flashes, and depression.

At KIHC, acupuncture for balancing the whole body is conducted by Jianmin (Jamie) Xu, Registered Acupuncturist. All Naturopathic Doctors are trained in the application of Asian acupuncture and may recommend it as part of a complete treatment plan. Isolated acupuncture treatments for the treatment of pain or injury may also be integrated into your treatment plan by Christine Campbell, Physiotherapist.

Acupuncture is part of a controlled act in Ontario, such that anyone offering acupuncture services must be part of a licensed profession that is considered adequately trained in the safe and effective use of acupuncture. Acupuncture may be covered by extended health insurance plans when conducted by a licensed health practitioner, such as a Registered Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor, or Physiotherapist.


Jianmin (Jamie) Xu, Registered Acupuncturist


Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First consultation and treatment60-90 minutes$120
Follow-up treatment45 minutes$75
60 minutes$90
Cupping Therapy30 minutes$65

For acupuncture services by your Naturopathic Doctor, please see the fee schedule above under Naturopathic Medicine. Acupuncture services by Registered Acupuncturists (R.Ac) and Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are exempt from HST.

Massage Therapy

Many people are surprised to learn that massage therapy can be an effective adjunctive treatment for most health conditions because of its ability to address soft tissue, improve circulation, and restore optimal nervous system balance.

Massage therapy may be beneficial in the treatment of acute and chronic injury or pain, including back pain, whiplash, headaches, sciatica, tendonitis, TMJ, and fibromyalgia. Research demonstrates that massage may improve sleep, mental focus, anxiety, asthma, and heart health.

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are regulated by the Ontario government after successful completion of a 2 to 3 year accredited program and entry-to-practice examinations. For more information about massage therapy, please visit the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario website.

Registered Massage Therapy

Joel Ackerman, RMT, BSSc


For new clients or existing clients with new injuries, please allow some extra time in your schedule for a 15 minute health assessment in addition to your massage time.

Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
Therapeutic massage120 minutes$155
90 minutes$125
60 minutes$85
Pregnancy massage60 minutes$85
CranioSacral Therapy60 minutes$85


Christine Campbell, MScPT


Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First assessment and treatment60 minutes$90
Follow-up treatment30 minutes$65
Follow-up assessment and treatment60 minutes$90

Services provided by Registered Physiotherapists are exempt from HST.