Node Smith, ND
Everyone was created for a purpose. Node’s purpose is to work with people. Dr. Node has an infectious way about him that inspires people and helps make the types of changes necessary for lasting health somehow easier. He is also a master at helping others overcome obstacles, or turn obstacles into opportunities. He believes in humanity, he believes in health, and he believes in those he works with. He is more than a doctor, he is a counselor and a guide.
He is an expert in vitalist medicine, including hydrotherapy, botanical medicine, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, and nutrition. He has mentored and trained with some of the most well known naturopathic doctors of this generation. He is also an adept counselor and life coach. He specializes in finding the underlying cause of a disease process and stimulating the body’s own capacity to overcome, repair and heal. Some specific conditions Node has experience in include gastrointestinal complaints, pain disorders, chronic metabolic and endocrine disorders as well as mental illness and addiction.
Dr. Node is currently not taking patients. Please let us know if you would like to be added to his waiting list. He is looking forward to begin seeing patients in Saskatchewan.
Charity Thiessen, ND, MScGH
Dr. Thiessen is a friendly, down to earth country doc. After years volunteering abroad, she’s returned to her home province of Saskatchewan to practice within the communities she knows and loves. She is a wealth of wisdom and has extensive experience working with native communities as well as in resource poor areas. She has a firm belief in the power of relationship, and a deep interest in hearing the stories of those she works with. Her methods are organic and alive, and work with gentle simplicity with both the young and old.
She is a naturopathic doctor, and alumni from the National University of Natural Medicine, and also holds a masters in global health. Dr. Thiessen strategically utilizes homeopathy, herbal medicine, and nutritional supplementation with her patients as well as naturopathic spinal manipulation and massage. She addresses the foundations of health with all her patients including dietary factors, sleep, movement, and stress. Conditions which she has experience working with include, endocrine disorders, Down’s Syndrome, sleep issues, pain disorders, chronic disease and sports medicine. She works with patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
Dr. Thiessen grew up on a horse ranch in Saskatchewan, and has returned to a similar life. When she is not practicing she enjoys the simplicity of life in the RM with her family, and their animals.
Meet our Doctors
The Xenos Health traveling clinic is a whole new way of providing holistic health care, designed to specifically address some of the biggest obstacles to accessing naturopathic care in Saskatchewan - distance, and time. For this reason, Xenos Health does not have a permanent brick and mortar location. Instead, we operate through collaboration with groups and individuals to establish locations where we serve on a rotating basis.
Each community is different, and the specific duration of our stay, where we will establish our temporary clinic, and even the services we provide will be different. We want to tailor our services as a resource that your community will truly benefit from. Our interest is not simply to set up shop and take payment for service, we are motivated to invest time and effort in cultivating a lasting relationship of health and wellness with you and your community.
Relationships have tremendous power to change our health, community and planet. Xenos Health has been created out of a intense desire to build healthy relationships between communities.
Because of the unique nature of our clinic, we are looking for individuals or organizations who are interested in bringing holistic care to their area. You may be an individual who wants more health options for you and your community, or you may be a facilitator at a community resource center, or pastor of a church. We want to collaborate with you to serve as a naturopathic health resource for your area.
*Please be aware that Xenos Health does not have a permanent location at this time. Our schedule is very dynamic and based on when and where we will be, and the number of interested patients in an area. See our Schedule page for information on where we will be. If there is confusion regarding any aspects of the scheduling process, the locations we serve, or any other aspect of our clinic, please help us bring clarity to these issues by letting us know. We can only make it better through your feedback.
Your body is innately self-healing
At Xenos Health we believe health and wellness is a potential reality for everyone. This is what the body is constantly striving for, though obstacles are standing in the way. By re-establishing the basis for health as well as listening to the body we can figure out where these obstacles are and how to work through them. Learning to listen to the body and respond to what it needs is how underlying and root causes of disease are uncovered and addressed.
Symptoms, therefore, are considered valuable information that need to be listened to rather than suppressed.
Our goal is to support our patients in understanding these root causes and provide tools and treatments to address the obstacles keeping their body’s from achieving health and balance.