Meet Dr. Lani
I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. I then completed the 4-year doctorate program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
As a naturopathic intern, I did clinical rotations at various satellite clinics, where complimentary naturopathic care was offered. They were each invaluable experiences that had a profound impact on my view of health and healing.
Friends for Life Society: A not-for-profit organization that enhances the wellness of people with life-threatening illnesses.
BC Persons with AIDS Society: BCPWA offers programs to support and empower individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Family Medicine Clinic: A collaboration of the Young Parents Support Network and Acacia Health in Victoria, BC, offering naturopathic medical care to young families in need.
In 2009, I took part in a medical brigade that traveled to Nicaragua and volunteered in clinics and hospitals offering naturopathic care. I lived with a local family and learned about the socioeconomic issues that plague this impoverished country. NDI works relentlessly to aid Nicaraguans in solving the issue of poor health care by focusing on the root cause: the economy.
Health is a dynamic and ever-changing process. It comes not only from our physical well-being, but also from the relationships we have with our loved ones, our work, our homes, our planet, and ourselves. Health is unique to each of us- there is no such thing as a “cure all.” Our journey to optimal health can be a difficult one. It takes dedication and perseverance, but all along the way, offers amazing rewards of self-discovery.
I believe that we can all live a healthy life. Education is the key in this process. As your naturopathic physician, I strive to share my professional knowledge, so that you may be the orchestrator of your own health.
Why Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a unique place where science, philosophy, art and clinical diagnosis come together. Using these tools, a naturopathic physician is able to have a broader view of health and wellness. As a student I was always drawn to science and art. I also took as many opportunities as I could to volunteer in various aspects of health care and health promotion. It is a gift to be able to unite my passions as a naturopathic physician. Naturopathic medicine inspires me and has given me the foundation to educate others about how to live a happy and healthy life.
Dr. Lani is a licensed naturopathic physician in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC).
Dr. Lani is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Pharmaceutical training (BINM and UBC’s School of Pharmacy)
Intravenous Therapeutic Training (BINM)
Certified Bowen Therapist (Bowen First College)
Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome
First Line Therapy
The Six Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Primum No Nocere ~ First, do no harm
Vis Medicatrix Naturae ~ The healing power of nature
Tolle Causam ~ Identify and treat the root cause
Tolle Totum ~ Treat the whole person
Docere ~ Physician as teacher
Praeventio ~ The best cure is prevention