The goal at East Gate Health is to help our clients by supporting their body's natural ability to regulate and heal. When this is accomplished, clients move forward into their lives, calmer, more centred, energized, and inspired.



Dore practises a meridian-based style of acupuncture that relies on feedback from reflex zones on the body. Qi or vital energy travels along specific pathways called meridians. These streams of vital energy are accessed at specific points called acupuncture points. Using an understanding of the interconnected and complex relationships between the organs, sensory organs, connective tissue, emotions, and the spirit (both individual and collective), she needles these acupuncture points to achieve certain effects on the entire system. Acupuncture can also address influences from the external environment such as a cold or flu that enter our physical body. Dore gathers information from the body directly as well as from the client and then decides upon an appropriate treatment.

The practice of acupuncture bridges art and science. Classical Chinese acupuncture theory evolved through careful observation of the natural world and how we interact with it. Classical theory does not view people as separate from their environment but rather as fully integrated into it. We lose our health when we disengage in right relationship with our world. Acupuncture helps create right relationship, calms our stressed and anxious systems, and allows alignment of spirit, intention, and will. Acupuncture can help us feel more at peace, relaxed but focused, so that we can make the necessary changes to support our health.

Acupuncture is a regulated health profession in Ontario. Acupuncture treatments are often covered by extended health care plans and some private insurance carriers. The treatments are allowable medical expenses for income tax purposes.

Auricular and Bioenergetic Medicine

Auricular medicine evolved from the observations of Dr. Paul Nogier, a neurologist working in France in the late 1950s. He discovered that specific areas on the ear have a direct relationship not only to the central nervous system but to all parts of the body. Every organ, nerve, gland, and tissue has a corresponding point on the ear. Over years of meticulous research, he and his colleagues developed a set of maps of the body projected onto the surface of the ear. These maps became the template that would evolve the practice of auricular medicine to its present.

Auricular medicine has become a highly developed assessment technique that measures changes in the body’s protective energy field when it is challenged with information. What is so unique to auricular medicine is that the reflex connects to the body through the brain, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. This ear-nerve-brain-body connection is what makes auricular medicine so accurate in its ability to assess the state of an individual’s body and the health challenges it faces. Other reflex techniques can give misinformation because they do not interface directly with the central nervous system.

In auricular medicine, experienced practitioners can measure the response of the body’s energy, either by monitoring a change of the radial pulse at the wrist or by sensing a blockage in the energetic field of an individual. The body’s protective energy will either expand or contract in response to the information presented. Information is presented to the practitioner through a filter which can represent an organ, tissue, gland, homeopathic remedy, or nutritional supplement. Specific imbalances which impede the body’s ability to regulate itself can be identified as points or reflex areas on the ear. The ear then becomes the window through which imbalances are detected and treated.

The efficacy, clarity, and elegance of this system allows for effective treatment of physical as well as emotional issues. Blockages reveal themselves in reverse order of how they developed, meaning that the most current issues will reveal themselves first. Older emotional issues are often at the core of our disharmony and will show themselves as symptoms clear. Moving through old patterns and belief systems engenders true healing at a profound level. It frees our body and mind to move into our life fully and embrace all that we are.

Biotherapeutic Drainage

Biotherapeutic drainage is a technique that engages the body’s own physiology to support our ability to detoxify. It is not imposed by mechanical means such as colonic irrigation or ion foot cleanses. Instead drainage works in accordance with our body’s innate ability to maintain integrity. Drainage specifically targets the emunctory organs that naturally discharge our toxic load. The primary emunctory organs are the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, skin, and intestines.

If the emunctory organs are working efficiently and discharging our toxins, both ingested and internally created, then we are in a state of health. When our organs become overwhelmed, we start to accumulate toxins. As they accumulate, they become imbedded in our cells and disturb cell function, destroying fragile enzymatic systems. When intracellular toxins interfere with the functioning of our body, we manifest symptoms and eventually develop pathology.

Biotherapeutic drainage uses diet, exercise, acupuncture, and phyto or plant-based medicines to assist our body in regaining its function. By supporting the emunctory organs to function efficiently, we open pathways for the intracellular matrix to discharge these liberated poisons out of our systems. Combining biotherapeutic drainage with auricular and bioenergetic medicine offers comprehensive and profound healing for the individual.