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About Clementine Natual Health

Our experienced Naturopathic Doctors strive to provide patient-centred, evidence-based care with integrity. We truly enjoy treating the whole person and building comprehensive treatment plans using a blend of naturopathic and conventional therapies. 

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What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than as an entity.

Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient – their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environmental and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation and traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, may also be used during treatments. In Canada, the naturopathic medical profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many federal health committee initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.

Our Clementine Team

Family-Centred, Evidence-Based, Compassionate Care. Our compassionate approach is aimed at ensuring that our clients feel heard, empowered and informed in their healthcare decisions.

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Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Carley Akehurst, ND

Dr. Akehurst believes that doctors play an important role as teachers, educating and empowering patients to achieve balance in their own lives. 

Specialties: Children's Health, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine


Dr. Alex Dragan, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Dragan is passionate about achieving individualized, compassionate and empowered care for each and every one of her patients.

Specialties: Children's Health, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine


Dr. Brett Simpson, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Brett Simpson has been practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor in Vancouver, BC for over 5 years.  She has enjoyed seeing patients in both Yaletown, and on the North Shore. 

Specialties: Children's Health, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine


Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Jessalyn Shamess, ND

Dr. Jessalyn Shamess works with patients to help clarify, understand and manage complex chronic diseases. During an appointment with Dr. Shamess, she will conduct a thorough health history.

Specialties: Children's Health, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine


Dr. Catherine Multari, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Multari is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).  Following graduation Dr. Multari completed a two-year residency program in naturopathic oncology approved by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME).


Specialties: Children's Health, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine


Dr. Emma Lee, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Emma Lee has a practice that focuses on treating women and their families. She strives to provide best-evidenced and personalized care in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. 

Specialties: Children's Health, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine


Dr. Emma Furze, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Emma Furze is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has always had a passion for health care.

Specialties: Children's Health, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine


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