Downtown Vancouver’s Premier Naturopathic ClinicApril 23, 2019
Bay Wellness Centre is downtown Vancouver’s premier Naturopathic office! We’ve been open for over one year now and we wanted to take a minute to let you know exactly what we, the naturopathic doctors at Bay Wellness, can do for you and your family.
As naturopathic physicians, we focus on prevention, lifestyle and treating the root cause of conditions. Being in the heart of downtown Vancouver, we understand all of the stressors surrounding us, from outlandish living costs, to stressful jobs, to environmental pollutants. We see firsthand how these things can affect our patients’ lives, and health. We pride ourselves on educating our patients and guiding them back to optimal health through curriculums that we have developed which cover the four pillars of health – you can check out our Blog to see more about what we teach all of our patients.
When we’re working with patients, we do it as a team, so you always have two physicians working with you. As mentioned above, we also make sure that we are including the four pillars of health in all of our curriculums. These include nutrition, detox, exercise and hormone balance; we make sure that we cover each pillar so that we can truly help you heal and return to optimal health and feeling your best.
As you may recognize, we are different than conventional medical doctors. As naturopathic physicians, we attend a four-year degree program before applying to medical school. Naturopathic and conventional medical schools are the same in the first two years of the program – we learn the basic sciences including, biology, chemistry, physiology, embryology and biochemistry. After the first two years of the program, students write a board exam covering all of that information. It is in the second two years that the medical school programs differ. In naturopathic school, students enter clinic in their third year and also begin to learn all of the natural modalities that they are able to use to treat. These include botanical medicine, homeopathy, chiropractic adjustments, nutrition and Traditional Chinese medicine. After completing four years, there is another board exam before you become a licensed physician. As naturopathic physicians, our goal is always to treat the root cause of the problem and the whole person; we also spend a lot of time on education with our patients because we believe you should take part in your health and healing.
We also have a fifth pillar of health that we like to cover when our patients are feeling really good, which is esthetics. We do two natural medical esthetic procedures in our office, Micropen treatments and PRP facial injections. Both treatments work by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the skin, leading to healthy, younger looking skin. Have a look at our services for more information on natural esthetic procedures.