Who I Am and What I Do
A little bit about my journey
Dr. Frances Pierantoni, ND, became interested in Naturopathic Medicine in 2001 while being the caregiver of a cancer patient. While submerged in the conventional medical system, she had a strong sense that “There must be something else, this cannot be it” and was motivated to find alternative ways of healing. With an innate knowledge that nature provides everything humanity needs, she learned about aromatherapy, herbal remedies and energy healing. As she learned and applied this new knowledge into her daily life and the lives of those around her, Dr. Frances knew she had found what she was seeking – a healing path that supports the body’s process to return to its natural healthy state. A few years later, this search lead her to Naturopathic Medicine. In 2013, Dr. Frances graduated from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON as Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition, Dr. Frances has completed training in Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Naturopathic Doula, and Bowen Therapy. She now practices in Ottawa, ON as a registered Naturopathic Doctor.
Dr. Frances has a special interest in facilitating empowered lifestyle transformation by addressing her patient’s points of resistance and supporting them with easy steps that result in profound and long-lasting changes.
Dr. Frances is a member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, and American Herbalists Guild.
In her free time, Dr. Frances is an adult figure skater, enjoys her CrossFit workout, and outdoor activities such as jogging and kayaking. Since June 2018, Dr. Frances is a certified CSEP Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.
Naturopathic medicine is about empowerment. It’s about taking control of your life. It’s about being your best self. It’s about having a better life. It’s about enjoying life like never before. It’s about creating a life worth living. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am here to facilitate your journey and support your decision to improve your lifestyle.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Disease is a process within the body. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Investing in your health using naturopathic medicine allows you to use your body’s healing power to transform your life inside out.
Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. This therapy is effective for all ages, from newborns to elders.
This gentle hands-on approach releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole body health and performance. Craniosacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, neck, ears, scalp, and body along channels or meridians of energy called Qi. Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to the individual’s needs.
During a ZYTO scan, the Hand Cradle measures your body's galvanic skin response (GSR). The data gathered by the Hand Cradle is evaluated by the software in the context of various digital signatures called Virtual Items. Virtual Items are representative of a wide range of things like foods, nutritional supplements, body organs, and systems.
Healthy and Active Nutritional Plan
Healthy & Active is a unique, scientifically based nutrition program. It determines the best food for each person on the basis of his/her individual hormonal system, metabolism and genetics.
It helps you to improve your metabolism and to successfully reduce your weight on long term without yo-yo effect. healthy & active is not a diet – it is a medical nutrition concept. The application and consultation is therefore solely by certified medical practitioners.
On the basis of a comprehensive metabolic analysis and taking into account genetic information (blood type), present health status, there will be an individually created nutritional plan with the best food for you.
With this plan, you receive a clear guide that will help you to manage your new and personal nutrition successfully. You will quickly notice, that you can feel more healthy, vital and slim with the right nutrition.
Reiki & Energy Healing
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki provides a means for spiritual growth. No matter what your religious background, you'll find that the principles are relevant and don't conflict with your religious practice. In fact, Reiki should enhance your personal religious connection.
"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."
Plato (428 - 348 BC)
"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food."
Hippocrates (460 - 377 BC)
"Everything’s physical manifestation reflects it’s inner essence."
Jakob Bohme (1575 – 1624)
"The human body possess an inherent ability to heal itself through the mechanisms of homeostasis - restoring balance in structure and function and adapting to environmental change."
Benedict Lust (1872 - 1945)