Naturopathic Medicine

The Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic Inc. is one of the largest Integrated Health Clinics on Vancouver Island. Our Naturopathic Doctors are licensed as primary health care physicians in B.C that can help you address both acute and chronic health concerns integrating Traditional and Western Medicines. Our Naturopathic Doctors adhere strongly to the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine utilizing evidence based medicine both mainstream and natural in the prevention of illness & the diagnosis and treatment of disease. As a part of our comprehensive patient care, we also offer routine physical exams, women's health exams including Pap tests, men's health exams, birth control counselling and comprehensive laboratory and nutrient testing. Let us help you be the healthiest you can be.

Licensed Naturopathic Physicians have completed science-based undergraduate studies at a recognized university followed by four years of Naturopathic Medical School. After graduation, Naturopathic Doctors complete rigorous medical regulatory board examinations that are standardized across North America. In B.C., Naturopathic Doctors are licensed and regulated by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. Our Physicians were one of first in B.C. to obtain prescriptive privileges.

Naturopathic Doctors work with you using safe, gentle, non-invasive therapies in addition to pharmaceutical treatments to treat both your health care needs. Naturopathic Doctor's may employ one or more of the following treatment methods when treating any given condition:

  • botanical medicine
  • clinical nutrition
  • homeopathy
  • massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • acupuncture
  • spinal manipulations
  • IV nutritional therapies and immune support
  • chelation
  • counselling
  • facial renewal acupuncture
  • pharmaceutical medicine
  • mainstream or alternative laboratory testing

Naturopathic Medicine is covered by most extended health care plans. Health gift certificates are available, please contact us for more information. To become a new patient - click here

Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

The principles of Naturopathic Medicine are based on the objective observation of health and disease, and are continually reassessed in light of evolving scientific research. It is these principles that distinguish the profession of naturopathic medicine from other medical approaches:

  • First of all, to do no harm
  • Act in cooperation with the Healing Power of Nature
  • Address the fundamental cause of disease
  • Heal the whole person through individualized treatment
  • Teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine.

The scope of practice for naturopathic medicine includes all aspects of family and general health care, from paediatrics and pregnancy to geriatrics. Naturopathic doctors can help treat patients from young to old with acute conditions such as colds and flus, infections, musculoskeletal injuries, sleep disorders and headaches as well as those with chronic health concerns such as arthritis and chronic pain, PMS, breast conditions, hormonal imbalance, prostate disorders, allergies and asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatigue, depression, mood disorders, fibromyalgia, PCOS, weight loss, digestive disorders, immune disorders, cancer and much more.

Our Naturopathic Doctors have a special interest in pregnancy, women's health, infertility, 55+ care, digestive complaints, dermatology, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, Lyme's disease, weight loss, labour and delivery support, children's health care, anti aging, IV nutrition therapy and chelation, sports medicine, pain management, and men's health.

Further Information


Allow Naturopathic Doctor's Access to Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing in BC

In 2008 the current Liberal government made a pledge to ensure that publicly funded and privately owned medical laboratories in BC were accessible to licensed naturopathic doctors. Unfortunately, that pledge has not been acted on. With an election on the horizon, and a recent cabinet shuffle, we are asking patients of Naturopathic Doctors across BC to write to the health minister, and or their MLA. If this service is of value to you and you would like ND patients to have access to medical laboratory services in BC, please write a letter to your MLA and current BC Health Minister.