Naturopathic Medicine Basics:
Naturopathic Medicine promotes health & harmony of Body, Mind & Spirit through natural therapies. Working on a far deeper level than simple symptom management, naturopathic medicine addresses the root cause of disease. By correcting this underlying cause, symptoms then also get corrected.
Port Coquitlam naturopathic doctor (N.D.) Vanessa Lee, designs individualized treatment plans to fit your needs, to help your body heal itself. Wellness is a journey with ups and downs. Therefore, with education and support, she will guide you step-by-step along the way.
Treatments with Dr. Lee, N.D. may include a range of modalities. It can include lifestyle modifications, clinical nutrition advice, and possibly vitamins & supplements. It may also combine acupuncture, Reiki, botanical medicine, and homeopathy. She selects the most appropriate naturopathic treatments after an in-depth health history, physical exam and discussion of your goals. Dr. Lee empowers you to discover what treatments and changes work best for you.
Getting healthy and staying healthy is a life-long process. However, don’t be intimidated. Sometimes even simple adjustments can impact your natural ability to heal, and improve disease prevention.
Port Coquitlam Naturopathic Doctor Vanessa Lee: A brief intro
Dr. Lee opened and ran a busy naturopathic office in downtown Toronto for 7 years. There, she treated a large range of conditions before moving to Illinois to focus on cancer support. After working closely with medical oncologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in IL for 5 years, Port Coquitlam naturopathic doctor Vanessa Lee, N.D. returns to practice in Canada. Read more about Dr. Lee here.
From these 12+ years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge in both naturopathic general healthcare and integrative cancer care to Aster Wellness Centre. Located in downtown Port Coquitlam (above the DQ), naturopathic care may be closer than you thought!
The naturopathic experience
First of all, your initial 60-minute visit (75-minutes for cancer-care initial visits), focuses on information gathering. You share details of your health history and current condition in a caring atmosphere. Then, Dr. Lee will perform either a full, or concern-oriented physical exam, including a Chinese Medicine ‘tongue & pulse’ diagnosis. Afterwards, an initial holistic plan is created according to your needs & goals.
We will review your initial progress in depth during your second visit. Dr. Lee then adjusts your plan as necessary. Your condition, goals & treatment recommendations determine subsequent follow-up visit frequencies and length.
Port Coquitlam Naturopathic Doctor – an N.D. for you
Dr. Lee treats patients of all ages. Though she has a strong focus on research-based naturopathic support for cancer patients undergoing treatment, she treats most health concerns. For example: disease prevention, pain, digestive problems, pregnancy preparation & care, stress management, PMS. More conditions are listed here.
Still unsure if naturopathic medicine is right for you? Please browse the FAQ, or contact us. However, if you are ready to start your journey with natural healthcare, please contact us or access online booking for your initial appointment!