About Dr. Kanwal

About Dr. Seema Kanwal, BSc, ND

Dr. Seema Kanwal

Doctor of Naturopatic Medicine (ND)

Dr. Kanwal has been an active member of the British Columbia Board of Naturopathic Doctors since relocating to Vancouver. With a passion for staying abreast of the latest medical research, she actively attends conferences to ensure she provides her patients with the most current and effective treatments.

Utilizing a highly integrative approach, Dr. Kanwal addresses both acute and chronic conditions that may have previously gone undiagnosed. She sets herself apart as one of the few naturopathic physicians in Canada trained in the Apo E Diet, offering specialized expertise in personalized nutrition.

In addition to her clinical skills, Dr. Kanwal is licensed to prescribe lab tests and medications, providing comprehensive care tailored to each patient’s needs. Currently, Dr. Kanwal is pursuing certification in integrative medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), further expanding her knowledge and skills in holistic patient care.

Dr. Kanwal’s practice philosophy centers around disease prevention, emphasizing the importance of understanding each patient’s unique needs. She empowers her patients to take an active role in their health journey, guiding them towards optimal wellness through lifestyle modifications and personalized interventions.

With Dr. Kanwal’s guidance, patients not only recover from illness but also learn sustainable strategies for maintaining long-term health and vitality.

Dr. Kanwal practices Naturopathic Medicine with special interests in the areas of:

  • Perimenopause & Menopause
  • Sports Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Prolotherapy
  • Chelation Therapy
  • Nutrition

Other conditions that Dr. Kanwal treats:

  • Digestion and elimination issues
  • Dysbiosis/Candidiasis
  • Allergies
  • Immune system
  • Gynecology
  • Cardiology
  • Urinary dysfunctions
  • Muscular/skeletal/chronic pain
  • Endocrine

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine, as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health:

Integrative medicine combines mainstream medical therapies and CAM therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness. It takes into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes therapeutic relationships and makes use of all appropriate therapies, where applicable: conventional and alternative.

The principles of integrative medicine:

  • A collaboration between patient and practitioner;
  • Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate healing;
  • Consideration of all factors that influence health and disease, including mind and spirit, as well as body;
  • A philosophy that incorporates, where appropriate, conventional medicine and accepts alternative therapies uncritically;
  • Recognition that good medicine should be based on science, be inquiry-driven, and be open to new paradigms;
  • Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible.