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
COVID-19 Clinic Update:
To our valued Polo Health family, community, customers and patients we have dearly missed:
As of May 19th, we have entered phase 2 of the gradual return to work plan, keeping in mind the safety of our staff and patients as top priority. We are slowly transitioning back to in office visits and appointments in a safe and responsible manner. We are closely monitoring what the public health officials have been sharing, and their safety recommendations and guidelines for opening the clinic. With that in mind, we have made important changes, new practices and protocols.
Our goal is to collaboratively ensure you feel safe and secure so together we can navigate the complexities of these changes. Here are some things we are implementing to help keep our clinic space safe and to support you:
● More frequent cleaning and sanitizing of high touch point areas such as treatment rooms before and after your appointment.
● Access to hand sanitizer throughout the clinic.
● Removal of the waiting room chairs and social distancing decals on the floor to invite less gathering in the front area.
● Screening patients prior to coming into the clinic with the following COVID-19 Symptoms: • Fever > 38C • Cough • Sore throat • Shortness of breath • Flu-like symptoms • Runny nose and ensuring these patients stay home
● Personal Protective gear such as gloves and masks available for those who wish to use them
● Sneeze guards/ Plastic shields at the front desk counters
● Touchless payment devices and keeping credit cards on file for ease of transactions
For those of you who wish to continue with virtual phone and telemedicine appointments, this service is still available for you. We will also continue doing curbside pickup of supplements if that is your preference, kindly please call ahead with your supplement order.
Our hours of operation have changed for the time being, until further notice:
Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:30pm.
We would like to assure you that we are doing everything possible to safely manage this challenging situation and to thank you for your cooperation and patience. We understanding this has been a stressful time, and want you to know we are all here for you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and loyalty during these past few months. We are looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming weeks. We know this situation has brought our health and wellness, both physical and mental to the forefront, and we are glad you have a place to come to get these dealt with.
With gratitude, the entire Polo Health Team.