Naturopathic medicine is an individualized and comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness, which integrates modern scientific knowledge with traditional healing wisdom. As naturopathic medicine treats the underlying cause of disease, the art and science of supporting the natural healing processes of patients is strongly emphasized. Utilizing natural treatments, naturopathic doctors (NDs) support and stimulate the body's ability to heal by removing various obstacles, while optimizing and supporting natural physiological functions.
The primary goal of naturopathic medicine is not only to prevent, diagnose and treat various conditions, but to address the root cause of disease. By doing so, the patient is seen as a whole person. NDs take into account all physical, mental and emotional dimensions when developing a treatment plan, rather than merely treating or suppressing the symptoms. In B.C., naturopathic physicians are licensed as primary care doctors. They are trained as general practitioners in complementary medicine, providing a full range of diagnostic tests and pharmaceutical prescriptive authority.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Naturopathic doctors choose diagnostic procedures and therapies that are safe and effective to diagnose illness and treat disease. Naturopathic doctors aim to reduce the risk of harmful side effects.
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Naturopathic doctors work to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of the human body. Naturopathic doctors identify and remove obstacles to recovery, which better allows the body to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causum)
Naturopathic doctors aim to determine and treat the underlying cause of disease rather than simply managing or suppressing the symptoms.
Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)
Naturopathic doctors take into account the patient's physical symptoms as well as the genetic, environmental, mental-emotional, and social aspects of their health. Using this information, naturopathic doctors treat the entire person rather than specific organ systems.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Naturopathic doctors put a strong effort towards educating their patients, giving them an opportunity to participate in their own health goals. Naturopathic doctors encourage a strong doctor-patient relationship.
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Naturopathic doctors make appropriate interventions to promote health and prevent illness.
IV therapy, Prolotherapy, Neural Therapy, Mesotherapy, Acupuncture, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, Lab testing
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
During this exceptionally difficult time we have been monitoring closely what the public health officials have been sharing, and keeping that in mind, we are making important changes to the services we are offering at Polo Health.
While the pharmacy will remain open, with regular hours to help serve your prescription refill needs, all non-essential visits have now been moved to phone consults and telemedicine. Our front desk staff will still be available to help support you with supplement refills, and booking those new appointments for you. If you do wish to pick up supplements, we kindly ask that you call ahead so we can get them ready for your pickup. If you are on the Pound-a-Day program, we encourage you to come pick up your weekly B-12 shots so you can take them home and self-administer them, and Dr. Polo and Dr. Kassam will follow up weekly by phone during the duration of your program.
As the situation is changing rapidly, we want to make sure all of our patients are taken care of both physically and mentally. We will reassess and re-evaluate the situation, but as of right now, we are closed until April 1st. If that date needs to be changed, we will update you all. Call in to book phone consults, refill your prescriptions, and pick-up any supplements you may need.
We recognize this is a trying and stressful time, and we urge to focus on your mental well being through the chaos. Our team will still be actively checking social media, and we are here to chat if you need anything.
Dr. Allana Polo