Integrative is one of the first and most successful multidisciplinary complementary health centres in Vancouver. However, we are integrative in more than name alone. Every patient is unique and between people one treatment may not be effective for the same set diagnoses or symptoms. Our Integrative Naturopath Vancouver office strives to provide the highest level of client service and care.
Each of the founders originally began as chiropractors but the need for better integrative tools set them on a quest of discovery, which saw the continued expansion of their knowledge with licenses in Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Pharmacology.
With this knowledge and experience, one single practitioner can use multiple healing frameworks to find the best possible method to diagnose and treat any ailment a patient may have – be it in the body, mind or spirit. This is the foundation of the Integrative Model
“Naturopathic medicine gives me a broad range of tools to address my patients varied health concerns.”
Dr. Lawrence Chan, N.D., D.C., R.Ac.
The Integrative Team
Our founders – Dr. Eric Posen, Dr. Lawrence Chan and Dr. Hal Brown each recognized the need to integrate multiple healing disciplines into their practice to truly address the source of each of their patients’ needs. They met in the 1970’s back when they were Eric, Hal and Lawrence – students at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, separated by a few years, but each in their 20s and drawn to this relatively uncommon form of healing.
People take it for granted now, but Chiropractic used to be a very avant garde form of medicine. In Canada and the United States Chiropractic has a history of being met with suspicion, and even when they were students many people were unfamiliar with its treatments. From this chiropractic background they realized that in order to offer their patients a broader scope of care they needed more tools. The founders are passionate about their philosophy of healing and are continuing their legacy by mentoring the Integrative Associates. Integrative Naturopath Vancouver is fortunate to provide a combination of services that provide alternative ways to relax and heal.
In addition to the Founders, Integrative has a new generation of Naturopathic Physicians that have learned and practice the Integrative Model. Our naturopathic doctors work as a team with experienced practitioners in various health fields including Massage Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Holistic Nutrition to ensure that all patients of Integrative receive the care and attention they deserve. This teamwork demonstrates integration beyond the sole practitioner and into the wider clinic
The team staff at Integrative are essential for the clinic’s daily operations and patient care. These dedicated individuals understand the Integrative philosophy and are committed to providing excellent service. At the front desk our staff ensure continuity between appointments. The Naturopathic Assistants and Lab Technicians complete the testings and treatments outlined by your health practitioner. While in our Dispensary our staff will help you pick up the physician grade natural supplements you’ve been prescribed.
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The Integrative Centre
This concept of Integration is infused into the centre itself, with its contemplative views of the North Shore mountains, its fully equipped Medical Lab, complete Natural Dispensary and Natural Aesthetics Rejuveness Skin Centre.
We offer an in-house natural dispensary for your convenience and to ensure you receive health products and nutritional supplements of the highest quality and effectiveness.
The natural remedies prescribed by the physicians at Integrative are an essential part of your healing program. Therefore, we stock products of optimal professional standards, paying close attention to the manufacturing, ethics, absorption and cost effectiveness of all of our remedies and supplements.
Most remedies and supplements prescribed by your doctor will fall under these categories:
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Digestive aids
- Immune Support
- Chinese herbs
- Botanical remedies
- Homeopathic medicine
- Natural hormone support
- Energetic (emotional) remedies
- Anti-aging/life enhancement
Our centre includes a full medical laboratory so we can run specific tests to determine what is ailing you and the reasons for it.
We are fully equipped to perform standard lab exams such as blood tests and stool samples, but we also include specialized testing that can assess your overall functional make-up or Biological Terrain. These tests can provide insight into the causes of your health issues and allow us to identify functional changes that may be prevented before they lead to more serious illnesses.
We would rather prevent future issues from occurring than just respond to symptoms as they arise.
We may test for the following depending on your condition
- Cardiovascular risk factors
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Oxidative stress values
- Blood type
- Hormone levels
- Bowel disturbance
Natural Aesthetics Rejuveness Skin Centre
The Natural Aesthetics focuses on inner health for outer radiance. We believe that beauty goes beyond the skin and depends on the internal health of your body. Our Skin Centre offers a variety of treatments to help you look and feel your best.
Our signature treatment uses the Rejuveness System a safe and effective electromagnetic machine appropriate for aesthetically firming and toning the skin and medically for stimulating lymphatic drainage and detoxification. Integrative is proud to be the only clinic in Vancouver offering this exciting European technology. We also provide leading edge facial acupuncture techniques and natural cosmetic PRP and fillers for beauty enhancement.
In our Natural Aesthetics you’ll also find high quality natural products and makeup that is healthy for your skin. Our knowledgable aestheticians can assess your cometic needs and prepare an appropriate skin care plan. We also use these products in our customized facials, peels and other treatments.We carry two complete lines of skin care products and Jane Iredale makeup for your health and beauty needs.
We invite you to come visit us and learn how your life and wellness can be improved.