Kinetic Patterns Health Blog

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Vancouver naturopath clinic, Kinetic Patterns is a unique integrative clinic where our team of professionals is dedicated to delivering a high quality of care and individualized approach to our patients, while providing them with education and encouragement to participate fully in their healing process.

Our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to their work and consists of naturopathic doctors, a medical doctor, doctors of Chinese medicine and a biological dentist, all working closely together to help our patients in a complementary style of healthcare.

Because of our diverse team of practitioners we can offer a wide variety of diagnostic tests and therapies to address many different conditions such as chronic illness, pain, hormonal balancing, nutritional deficiencies, genetic predispositions, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, heavy metal toxicity, detoxification, anti-aging and rejuvenation and disease prevention.

The treatments we provide are designed to assist the body’s own natural healing ability. We work closely with our patients to identify the root cause of their condition rather than simply treating their symptoms. As our focus is prevention and long term health benefits we encourage patients to get involved by adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

Dr. Melanie MacIver N.D. is a Vancouver Naturopath, herbalist, mother, and outdoor enthusiast. She practices natural medicine for the whole family, and specializes in hormone balancing and healthy aging.

Dr. Jeni Lim is a licensed Doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine. Her diverse background includes acupuncture including facial rejuvenation, auriculotherapy, Chinese herbs, scar and trigger point injections, mesotherapy for pain and beautification and oxidative therapy (including ozone treatments).

Dr. Tomah Phillips is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who holds a BSc in Physiology from McGill University and a post-graduate medical degree from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Phillips’ practice focuses on treating the underlying cause of digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, and addressing issues related to Men’s Health (BPH, Prostatitis, Erectile dysfunction/low libido, Fertility), as well as anti-aging and preventative medicine.

He strongly believes that the human body has the capacity for self-healing, and focuses on treating the root cause rather than simply covering up symptoms.

Along with a thorough medical history and physical exam, Dr. Phillips utilizes a number of laboratory tests, including male and female hormone panels, food sensitivity testing, comprehensive digestive stool analysis, and genetic testing.

Dr. Phillips uses a number of tools to provide individualized treatments, including targeted nutrition and supplementation, herbal medicine, IV vitamin/mineral therapy, and acupuncture. Dr. Phillips is certified in intravenous (IV) therapies and acupuncture, and has his pharmaceutical prescribing rights.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Phillips is also an instructor of Biomedical Sciences at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, and teaches Physiology and Pathology at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

Dr. Phillips is currently accepting new patients.

Jorg Patzer – RMT With a solid foundation in health care, including a degree in Nursing from the Red Cross Switzerland, it is clear that Jorg has a genuine passion for working with people and helping them achieve optimal health. Issues of faulty posture, dysfunctional movement patterns, tissue and joint mobility dysfunction can be treated using both active and passive modalities. His focus is on several techniques such as: Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial release, intra-oral “TMJ” work on muscles of mastication incl. joint mobilizations, Swedish Techniques and Trigger Point releases.

Dr. Saul Pilar M.D. is a senior consultant in the areas of endocrinology (hormones), orthomolecular medicine, prolotherapy to treat joint pain, antiaging and detoxification.

Dr. Ara Elmajian D.D.S. uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain and illness including biocompatible dentistry, temporomandibular joint therapy involving splint therapy and myofascial trigger point therapy, neural therapy, prolotherapy and full mouth reconstructive prosthetic dentistry.

that encourage a balanced, holistic approach to wellness