Overview

Scientific knowledge combined with long-standing traditional wisdom.

Naturopathic Doctors complete four years of postgraduate naturopathic medical training to practice effective, safe healthcare founded on holistic principles.

Our team has special training and interest in treatment for:

  • Hormonal and women’s health
  • Mental health
  • Fertility
  • Digestive health
  • Neurological health
  • LGBTQI2S+ health
  • Allergies and sensitivities
  • Cancer
  • Persistent pain

Our Approach

We consider each client’s individual concerns and experiences and work to tailor treatments to your particular needs and therapeutic goals.

Person-centred Care

You are unique—your care should be too. We work with you to create a personal treatment plan.

Patient Education

We empower you to better understand your symptoms and care so you can make informed choices.

Evidence-based Care

We apply current, reliable research and evidence to inform our clinical approach.

Collaborative

Our team is our biggest asset. We work together across disciplines to offer you the best care.

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The goal is to go beyond obvious symptoms to understand the true cause of your concerns. Consider your naturopathic doctor a guide on your path to wellness

Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that combines scientific knowledge and long-standing traditional wisdom. Naturopathic doctors see symptoms as warning signals of improper functioning of the body. These doctors work to assess and treat the root cause of disease. Their focus is personalized, preventative medicine.

Your naturopathic doctor is a primary care physician. You can see your naturopath at any time for most primary care concerns. Naturopathic care is covered by most extended healthcare plans

Naturopathic doctors emphasize natural approaches to healing like nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, hydrotherapy (i.e., hot and cold exposures), and acupuncture. Our naturopathic doctors also have training in treatments like prolotherapy, sublingual immunotherapy for seasonal allergies, IV therapy and iron infusions.

All our naturopathic doctors are licensed to provide prescriptions and can manage many medications alongside lifestyle and natural health supports. They can also order laboratory and imaging studies to help understand your health needs.

Naturopathic medicine can benefit you if you have:

  • Hormonal health, fertility, menstrual or menopause concerns
  • Migraines, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, functional neurological concerns
  • Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and hypermobility disorders like Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
  • Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Environmental and food allergies and sensitivities
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes, heart health concerns, hypertension, elevated cholesterol

Please note: All naturopathic doctors at Acacia Health support the BC vaccination schedule – an effective public health measure to reduce the spread of dangerous infectious disease.

  • Focus on the origin of disease and prevention, instead of just masking symptoms
  • Works with Western medicine—you’ll feel confident knowing your Naturopathic doctor will work with your family doctor, specialists and any other care providers
  • Helps you understand your body and your health and wellness
  • Approach and treatments are personalized to your specific needs and concerns

Initial appointment

About 90 minutes for adults
About 60 minutes for children and youth

During this time your naturopathic doctor will:

  • Take a detailed history
  • Complete a screening physical exam
  • If necessary, order laboratory testing
  • If necessary, give you some tasks to complete for next time
  • Offer some preliminary recommendations

Follow-up appointments (duration may vary based on concern)

For adults – About 1 hour for the second visit, then 30 minutes, ongoing
For children and youth – about 30 minutes

Subsequent visits depend on how you and your doctor have decided to proceed. Some treatments require follow-up in one to three months, others more regularly.  

Your doctor will offer recommendations and may follow-up on physical exam items and laboratory results.

Our Practitioners

We take an empathetic approach to your care and always provide the most up-to-date information and resources. We want to help you on your journey to recovery.

Not sure where to start? Call 250-475-1522, ext 2. and our patient care coordinators will help.

Naturopathic Sub-therapies

IV Therapies

Increase vitamin and mineral levels rapidly

Nutrient infusions and injections help to replenish depleted nutrients to achieve a therapeutic effect.

Overview
Intravenous nutrient therapy (IV therapy) and nutrient injections restore substances that your body lacks because of a health condition, or are provided to support a health condition.
 
You’ll need to consult with a naturopathic doctor to explore whether these therapies are right for you. Bloodwork may be required before your first treatment.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Boost hormone levels and relieve symptoms

Hormone replacement therapy helps replace the hormones your body no longer makes during perimenopause and menopause. 

Overview
Hormone replacement therapy provides the same hormones your ovaries create. As your body transitions into menopause, your ovaries produce lower levels of estrogen and progesterone.  These changes in hormone levels can cause uncomfortable symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats and/or cold flashes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vaginal dryness, dry skin, dry eyes or dry mouth
  • Mood swings, depression or irritability
  • Discomfort during sex
  • A frequent need to pee
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Transcranial Direct Stimulation

Promote changes in brain function

A painless method of brain stimulation used to support mental health, cognitive, speech or motor symptoms.

Overview
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation uses constant low-level electrical current to stimulate or reduce activity in specific areas of your brain.
 
This treatment can help you if you have:

  • Depression
  • Migraine headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
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Sublingual Immunotherapy

Desensitize your immune system to common allergens

Minimize your allergic reactions to pollens, dander and other seasonal and environmental allergens.

Overview
Address the root cause of allergies

Sublingual immunotherapy is a proven, injection-free treatment to gradually reduce your allergic reactions by training your immune system not to react.
We offer treatment for allergies to:

  • Cats and dogs
  • Dust mites
  • Tree pollens
  • Grasses and weeds
  • Mold
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Prescription Medication

All our naturopathic doctors are licensed to provide prescriptions and can start, renew or manage many medications.

We can help you with:

  • Advice on initiating, reducing or discontinuing a medication
  • Initiating a medication, monitoring your response and adjusting as required
  • Refills to existing prescriptions, if indicated
  • Questions about your prescription medication

Naturopathic doctors can prescribe most common medications including:

  • Antidepressants
  • Blood pressure medication
  • Most oral and topical antibiotics
  • Many hormones (including thyroid hormones)
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Oral and topical corticosteroids
  • Diabetic medications
  • Most oral and topical antifungals
  • Statin medications

Naturopathic doctors cannot prescribe or renew prescriptions for:

  • Opioid containing medications
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Testosterone
  • Medical cannabis

You must complete an intake form and have an initial appointment with a naturopath before they can provide or renew prescriptions.

Injection Therapies

Regenerative. Anti-inflammatory. Pain reduction.

Prolotherapy injections relieve pain by boosting your body’s ability to heal naturally.

Overview
You’ll be involved in your own recovery.

Prolotherapy is an injection treatment that can help to heal musculoskeletal conditions—concerns with your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues.

This treatment can help you if you have:

  • Lower back pain
  • Joint Pain (eg. hip, knee, shoulder)
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
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