Vancouver Naturopathic Physician Natural Therapeutic Health Centre British Columbia, Canada

By: Dr Tahira  09-12-2011
Keywords: Doctor, Naturopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Physician


Hi my name is Dr. Jiwani, and I am a licensed registered naturopathic physician in British Columbia, sometimes incorrectly referred to as naturopath, natural health doctor, homeopathic doctor, acupuncturist & natural healer.

Welcome to my interactive & informative website. Are you sick of feeling sick, fat or in pain? Over the years, my approach in practice is to educate my patients about how to optimize their health and prevent disease. I will empower you with knowledge, so you can make educated decisions, to take charge of your health. This means realizing that the ultimate way to affect the symptoms of the body is to treat the cause.

During our initial meeting, we will discuss your health concerns, medical history and treatment options, and I will discuss how I can facilitate your healing process, so that together we can journey towards your ideal health goals.

“My goal as a naturopathic physician is to educate my patients about how to optimize their health and prevent disease. Empowering them with knowledge enables them to make educated decisions, so they can begin to take charge of their health.”

  • Female, Male & Children’s Health
  • Food Allergy Blood Testing
  • Acupuncture, Homeopathy
  • Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
  • Intravenous Chelation Therapy
  • Hair & Urine Mineral Analysis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Customized & Individualized Treatments
  • Dietary & Lifestyle Counseling
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Mesotherapy / Lipodissolve (Natural Fat Dissolver) for Non-Surgical Body Sculpting of Stubborn Fat & Cellulite Treatment
  • Intravenous Chelation Therapy for Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Possibly covered by Extended Health
  • Natural Hormone Balancing

Typical Conditions

  • Menopause, PMS, Osteoporosis
  • Infertility, Hormonal Imbalance
  • Endometriosis, Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts
  • Cervical Dysplasia, Yeast Infections
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Weight Management: Weight Gain, Loss, Obesity
  • Diabetes, Blood Sugar imbalances
  • Hair Loss, Alopecia
  • Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Prostate Enlargement, Impotence, Low Libido
  • Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol
  • Cancer Treatment and Recovery
  • Allergies, Asthma, Hayfever
  • Skin – Eczema, Psoriasis, Hives
  • Low Immunity, Autoimmune Disease
  • Recurrent Infections, Viral Infections
  • Migraine Headaches, Sinus Infections
  • Recurrent Ear Infections, Bedwetting
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity, Autism
  • Bowel – Diarrhea, Constipation, Gas, Bloating
  • Crohn's/Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease
  • Malnutrition, Malabsorption
  • Stomach – Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Bad Breath
  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Injuries, Chronic Pain, Inflammation

Dr. Jiwani has evolved a unique style combining her 8 years of education & training, her Science degree in Human Nutrition, and her experience practicing as a licensed naturopathic physician since 1997. Her motivating, compassionate, thorough and successful approach can empower you as her patient to TAKE CHARGE of YOUR HEALTH by investigating and Treating THE CAUSE(S) OF YOUR SYMPTOMS to attain a HIGHER LEVEL of HEALTH. As such the conditions above do not include all possible symptoms that can be resolved working with Dr. Jiwani.


Dr. Jiwani's Story

 These were the thoughts and fears that drove me to naturopathic medicine, since my desire to practice medicine arose when I was seven years old.  But it was another 14 years that passed, until I serendipitously discovered naturopathic medicine.  I had already applied to medical school, written my MCAT Admissions Exam, when a friend showed me a brochure on naturopathic medicine.  I read the philosophy of "do no harm", "treat the cause of the symptoms" and "doctor as a teacher", and instantly I was home.  I knew then and there, that this was my destiny.

That is why I have a ONE CLINIC, ONE DOCTOR POLICY.  It is through my experiences, suffering daily mental, emotional & physical afflictions that I better understand how crucial and nurturing it is to have a compassionate one-to-one contact that you deserve.  Someone that understands what you are going through, to work together with, to achieve your true health.  Thus, my “One Clinic, One Doctor” Policy means that I am and always will be the “only naturopathic physician” & healthcare practitioner in my clinic, to ensure that you have my personal care, experience and expertise.

Dr. Jiwani's Background

Dr. Jiwani completed her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia, after which she accomplished her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Jiwani is the naturopathic physician at the Natural Therapeutics Health Centre Inc, with a focus on family healthcare, including female, male and children’s health. She emphasizes educating her patients, enabling a holistic and preventive approach to healthcare. Dr. Jiwani cultivates an eclectic practice utilizing Clinical & Intravenous Nutrition, Intravenous Chelation Therapy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Botanical (Herbal) Medicine, Dietary and Lifestyle Counseling. Dr. Jiwani has been injecting for over ten years, and is certified for Mesotherapy and Lipotherapy, trained by the actual pioneers from France & Brazil.

Dr. Jiwani’s goal to educate the public is accomplished not only through private practice, but also in the media. In addition to her seminars, Dr. Jiwani has been heard on her radio show. Dr. Jiwani’s Natural Health on CFUN 1410AM, and various television appearances on Women’s Television Network (WTN), Knowledge Network, Vancouver Television (VTV), Global Television and the new alternative health channel “ONE”.

Dr. Jiwani benefits her patients through her years of experience as a Naturopathic physician and her commitment to her profession. Her efforts have included being the previous Vice-President of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association, and a previously elected board member of the regulatory body - the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC. Her most recent efforts were on the government required Quality Assurance
Committee of the licensing and regulatory College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC.

Since 2003, Dr. Jiwani has also spent hundreds of hours yearly investigating countless scientific journals, probing the paper ridden halls of UBC Medical Libraries, and scrutinizing International Scientific Medical Databases. Thereby to assist her challenge in formulating, rationalizing and validating, with researched evidence, the optimal therapeutic use of multitudes of botanical and nutraceutical products in the marketplace for various national and international nutraceutical manufacturing companies. Dr. Jiwani has been involved in consulting with officers of Health Canada’s Natural Health Product Directorate, reviewing with quality assurance officers & technically advising various national and international nutraceutical manufacturing companies, in their compliance endeavors to attain regulatory status for their nutraceutical products. This extensive and continuous research has proved invaluable to Dr. Jiwani’s clinical practice, by providing the most up-to-date information on the safety and effectiveness of the many nutraceuticals & botanicals available.

Autoimmune Disease
Autoimmune disease is a genetic condition, wherein a part of the immune system goes crazy, and attacks the body's own tissues. This can manifest in many ways, tiredness, weight gain, depression, joint pain, back pain, diarrhea, constipation, skin rashes, & muscle weakness. These symptoms can be caused by autoimmune diseases in various parts of the body. Examples are in the thyroid causing Hyper & Hypothyroidism such as Graves’ Disease or Hashimotos thyroiditis, in the spine & eye as Ankylosing spondylitis & Iritis, in the nerve coverings as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), on the whole system as Lupus, on the bowels as in Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's, and on the skin Vitiligo & Psoriasis & joints as in Psoriatic Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis. These are just to name a few. Others include Autoimmune Hepatitis, Diabetes Type I, Dermatomyositis and Temporal Arteritis.

Ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, painful, degenerative inflammatory arthritis primarily affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints, causing eventual fusion of the spine. Complete fusion results in a complete rigidity of the spine.

Iritis refers to the inflammation of the iris part of the eye, causing severe eye pain, light sensitivity & pain with exposure to light, blurred or cloudy vision, and redness, all making functioning in life difficult, if not impossible.

Alopecia areata
Alopecia areata (AA) is a condition in which hair is lost from areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages, it is sometimes called spot baldness. In 1%–2% of cases, the condition can spread to the entire scalp (Alopecia totalis) or to the entire skin (Alopecia universalis).

The condition is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own hair follicles and suppresses or stops hair growth. There is evidence that T cell lymphocytes cluster around these follicles, causing inflammation and subsequent hair loss. As with most autoimmune diseases, alopecia areata is associated with increased risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, specifically systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE.

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