Naturopathic Treatments

Treatments are based on the the individual needs of the patient. Our Naturopathic

Physician, Dr. Gina Bouros, will work with you to design a custom plan to and help you achieve your goals and to educate you along the way to ensure you are a full participant in your healthy lifestyle.


The Naturopathic Doctor Core Tool Kit:

Clinical nutrition

Botanical (herbal) medicine

Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine

Lifestyle Improvement Stress management


Other therapies offered by our Naturopathic Doctors:

Weight Loss Therapies

Prescriptive Medicine

Physical exam, PAP exam and various laboratory testing  may be performed.





















Your first visit will be 60 minutes in length. Please feel free to download the intake forms provided and fill them out in the comfort of your home or arrive at the clinic 15 minutes early to do so. If you are able, please bring in any medications/supplements you are taking, including the dosing as well

as any recent lab work/medical reports you have. During your visit, we will discuss your health concerns, goals and general health history in depth.

A focused physical exam will be conducted and recommendations will be given based on your specific needs.




Regular follow-up visits will be 30-60 minutes in length. The focus of these visits is to monitor your progress and make modifications to your treatment plan as needed. Acupuncture and Bowen visits will be 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. The flow of these visits include a brief (5-10 min) follow-up,

followed by a treatment.

Please feel free to ask questions.



What is naturopathic medicine?


Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system that focuses on safe and effective natural forms of medicine.

Naturopthic doctors are trained in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease using the following natural therapies: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, traditional oriental medicine/acupuncture, mental/emotional and lifestyle counselling.



What training do naturopathic physicians have?


To obtain a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, an undergraduate degree is required before commencing a 4 year program at an accredited naturopathic college. Licensing is required in BC and this is granted with the successful completion of Naturopathic Practitioner Licensing Exams (NPLEX) and additional provincial regulatory board exams.



How does naturopathic medicine compare to conventional medicine?


Both offer primary medical care and are similarly trained in the core sciences and both study physical, clinical and laboratory diagnosis to identify a disease state. The difference lies in the philosophical approach and the therapies used. Naturopathic doctors treat patients as individuals by addressing all aspects of their health (not only their physical health, but also their emotional health, their lifestyle and any aspect that is unique to them) and treat them using natural therapies. Conventional medical doctors most commonly treat the symptoms of a disease and generally use pharmaceutical therapies.



Is there extended medical coverage for naturopathic medicine?


Naturopathic medicine is covered under most extended medical plans and a portion is covered if you are using premium assistance through MSP (see supplementary health care benefits).



For more information on naturopathic medicine see the CAND website.






These forms are for you to print and complete at home before your first visit. They are also available at Tonume 

upon your arrival.

Click on one of the following to download:

Dr. Gina's Intake Forms

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

Naturopathic Medicine is covered by most extended health care plans.
Check with your plan and take advantage of this opportunity.










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Vancouver, BC V5N 4C3


Tel:  604-428-1399

Tonume Integrated Health would like to acknowledge the shared traditional ancestral territories of the Musqueum, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The Coast Salish peoples have lived in the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years and we recognize 

the traditional unceded territory in which our clinic operates.


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