Meet Our Clinicians
Dr. Tanya Manikkam ND -Naturopathic Doctor
Ottawa Naturopath Dr. Tanya Manikkam has genuine interest in women and men’s health. This has led her to devote her naturopathic medical practice to hormone management and mental health. With an undergraduate education in both psychology and biology, Dr. Tanya graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009.
Ottawa Naturopath Dr. Tanya is a prominent public speaker and advocate for the role of hormones in overall health. She is known to adopt modern, evidence-based and innovative treatments. She completed further education in integrative endocrinology in the United States and is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). She has prescribing rights in Ontario and can prescribe BHRT and desiccated thyroid.
Outside of hormones Ottawa Naturopath Dr. Tanya is known for her knowledge with mental health disorders such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and Schizophrenia. She also keeps up to date with current research in Lyme and Autism treatments.
Service en français disponible.
Allison Fontaine R.H.N – Holistic Nutritionist
Following her parents’ journey through chronic illness sparked Allison’s interest to work in the healthcare field from a young age. This drove her to complete a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, and furthermore, become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Allison strives to support her clients by providing them with simple modifications that can easily be implemented into their daily routines, helping her clients to make better dietary and lifestyle choices. Her goal is for clients to leave the consultation feeling confident in their ability to make dietary changes, and succeed in taking control of their health.
Allison specializes in weight-loss; she develops a realistic nutrition plan based on the clients’ diet, cooking abilities, budget, time, and exercise capabilities. She also focuses on general nutrition, and meal-plan support for clients following a diet recommended by their doctor (i.e. FODMAP, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Candida, Paleo, etc.).
Wen Qing Guo M.MSc, R.Ac – Acupuncturist
Registered acupuncturist, Wen holds a master’s degree in Acupuncture therapy
from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in China.
Wen has a wide scope of practice. He combines many modalities include
Acupuncture, Cupping, Guasha(scraping) and Tuina(chinese style massage) into
the integrated session, to effectively change client’s condition and has received
He is experienced with treating various conditions including:
- Pain management: headache, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow ,
- lumbar muscle strain, lumbar disc herniation pain, osteoarthritis of the joint,
- ankle sprains, heel pain, etc.
- Mental health: insomnia, depression, anxiety, phobias, irritability.
- Gastrointestinal disorders: stomach aches, constipation, diarrhea, irritable
- bowel, hemorrhoids .
- Reproductive system illness: infertility, irregular menstruation,
- dysmenorrhea, menopausal syndrome, impotence, premature ejaculation etc.
- Other Conditions such as Facial paralysis, hemiplegia, allergic sinusitis, tiredness, tinnitus.
Wen has gained a very honorable reputation by successfully restoring clients’ balance for
health in body and mind. Services offered in English or Mandarin.
Devon Honywill M.OMSc – Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Devon began her focus on health and wellness through the practice of yoga and Pilates in 2010 after searching for new ways to stay active. With an athletic childhood, she had experienced tolls on her joints and wanted to find a low impact exercise that she could do at home without requiring a lot of equipment. She continues to connect to these modalities because of the way they link breath to movement and for their ability to calm the nervous system. Devon runs a virtual movement studio through her website where clients can access her classes online to build strength in a fun, safe and effective manner.
After finishing an undergrad in Psychology from the University of Ottawa, She completed her yoga teaching training (YTT200) in 2015. With anatomy always being the focus of her movement practice, she found herself drawn to teaching Pilates. This led her to complete her Pilates Teacher Training as well as search for a manual therapy that could complement her movement training. The science behind Osteopathy immediately aligned with the way she viewed health, and furthermore the countless stories of its success made it an easy decision to pursue a formal education in the field. In 2017 she enrolled in the four-year M.MOMSc program with the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and graduated in 2021.
Devon is constantly searching for new approaches to connect with patients to help them obtain health. Her goal is to provide a service that will leave patients feeling more aligned, healthier and in less pain. She gives tools to use in everyday living so that new, healthy habits are formed, affecting the overall quality of life. Devon approaches patients from a place of compassion and treats everyone as a unique individual, requiring fresh eyes and a blank slate in regards to what the body is needing.
Natasha Charette BA. (Hons). Naturopathic Intern
Natasha is a fourth-year naturopathic intern, finishing her degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has an interest in all things hormones and gut health, and has primarily treated these types of conditions with success throughout her clinical experience.
She is self-motivated, organized and always looking for opportunities to learn. She is up to date with current research and takes an evidence-based approach to treating various conditions.
She is currently waiting to write her prescribing licence, so she can
broaden her naturopathic scope. She obtained her bachelor’s degree with honors in biology and is very interested in learning the pathophysiology of conditions. She creates frameworks to treatments that are clear and easy to follow with a stepwise approach and believes healing is about understanding the person just as much as the condition and that it can be done nat-truly.
Shen (Cindy) Lin RMT – Registered Massage Therapist
Shen Lin, Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario. Graduated with outstanding performance at massage therapy program in Pharma Medical Science College of Canada (PMCC). Her major practice is focusing on sports injury, chronic pain management. Experienced in treating tension headache, frozen shoulder, acute lumbar sprain, muscle tightness and other soft tissue and joints disfunction. She practices combination sessions with deep tissue massage, acupuncture, cupping, ear acupoint therapy. Her sessions are effective for restoring clients’ overall health by promoting muscle health and balancing Yin and Yang of the body.
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