Dr. Lani Nykilchuk
Naturopathic Family Physician
Dr. Lani is a licensed naturopathic physician in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC).
Dr. Lani is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Pharmaceutical training (BINM and UBC’s School of Pharmacy)
Intravenous Therapeutic Training (BINM)
Certified Bowen Therapist (Bowen First College)
First Line Therapy
Health is a dynamic and ever-changing process. It comes not only from our physical well-being, but also from the relationships we have with our loved ones, our work, our homes, our planet, and ourselves. Health is unique to each of us- there is no such thing as a “cure all.” Our journey to optimal health can be a difficult one. It takes dedication and perseverance, but all along the way, offers amazing rewards of self-discovery.
I believe that we can all live a healthy life. Education is the key in this process. As your naturopathic physician, I strive to share my professional knowledge, so that you may be the orchestrator of your own health.
My Passion in Naturopathic Medicine and Life.
Food. Food as pleasure and food as medicine. I am deeply interested in nutrition and how foods can support our system. I get to further hone my knowledge by teaching Clinical Nutrition at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and I am always working on new recipe ideas that are both nutritious and delicious to post on my blog.
Nature. I love the outdoors and believe this is its own form of medicine. I aim to be outside at least part of every day and in the forest or on the ocean as much as possible.
Primary Care: Naturally
Naturopathic Doctors are trained in primary care medicine with a natural focus.
Acupuncture: With over 2,000 years of safe and effective use to restore balance in the body. It is excellent for pain, smoking cessation, anxiety, sleep disorders, menstrual irregularities, and many more conditions.
Clinical Nutrition: By using food as medicine and nutritional supplements, one can improve cellular function and vitality. Food sensitivities, allergies and intolerances, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems, skin conditions, mood disorders, fatigue or hyperactivity, are also assessed and treated.
Botanical Medicine: Herbal tinctures (alcohol extracts), teas, topical ointments, and salves are used for a variety of conditions, ranging from infections to sleeping problems and stress/anxiety disorders.
Homeopathy: Homeopathy is based on the principle of “like cures like.” Homeopathic remedies are diluted from plant, animal, and mineral sources. These substances are used to stimulate the body’s own self-healing process.
Laboratory Testing: A wide variety of laboratory tests are offered. These procedures are either done in office or are taken home by you, the patient, to complete. Note: lab testing ordered by a naturopathic physician is not currently covered under MSP.
Tests offered include: standard blood testing through Lifelabs, salivary, urine or blood hormone testing, food sensitivity testing, environmental allergy testing, SIBO testing, CDSA - digestive function testing. All test costs are additional to visit fee.
Lifestyle Counselling: Helping you find ways to bring positive change into your life and incorporating further self-awareness and self-care to ensure that exercise, sleep, stress management, social support and disease risk factors are being addressed.
Physical Exam: Head to toe physical exams and women’s wellness exams (breast exams and annual PAP exams).
Prescription Therapy: In British Columbia, Naturopathic doctors have prescriptive authority. When required pharmaceuticals may be prescribed, including Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Natural Immune Booster: Homeopathic and herbal injection to support the immune system during cold and flu season. Can be used in combination with your annual flu vaccination.
Common Conditions Treated:
Digestive distubances, hormone imbalances (adrenal, sex hormone, thyroid hormone), allergies, food sensitivites and food intolerances, fatigue, low energy, stress, healthy weight management, acute and chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, feritility, skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis)
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