Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic doctors strive to identify and treat the root cause of disease and promote health and healing using natural therapies. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unhealthy lifestyle habits.


Naturopathic medicine involves therapies that are gentle, non-invasive, and designed to support the body’s own healing mechanisms. These therapies include: clinical nutrition and food sensitivity identification, homeopathy, acupuncture, botanical (herbal) medicine, physical medicine, and lifestyle counselling.


Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary health care providers who have completed a minimum of seven years of post-secondary education. NDs are required to complete three years of pre-medical university education followed by four years at an approved naturopathic medical college. Following graduation from the naturopathic program, candidates must successfully complete the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), which consists of two sets of North American board examinations, as well as written and practical provincial licensing examinations in order to practise naturopathic medicine in the province of British Columbia.

Naturopathic doctors work in partnership with other regulated healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible.


Your first visit is 75 minutes long and will involve a thorough intake and a physical exam. During this time the doctor have a chance to obtain valuable information about your current health, your medical history and your lifestyle. This information will then be used to create a custom treatment plan that is tailored to you as an individual. Follow-up visits are approximately 20-30 minutes in length.

Naturopathic Services

Gynecological Exams + Pap Smears

All of our naturopathic doctors offer women’s health exams to their patients, including pap smears, gynaecological exams, and breast exams to help keep you on track with your routine health screening. At-home cervix self-screening kits are available to our patients as well. 

B12 injections at Restorative health in chilliwack

B12 Injections

Intramuscular B12 injections are done to correct Vitamin B12 deficiency, which is common in vegan/vegetarian individuals, individuals with malabsorption issues, individuals with a genetic predisposition for B12 deficiency, and is increasingly common as we age. 

Pharmaceutical Prescribing

All of our naturopathic physicians hold a prescribing license and are able to prescribe pharmaceutical medications, including bio-identical hormones and thyroid hormones

Advanced Lab Testing

Our naturopathic doctors utilize both conventional and advanced laboratory testing to provide a comprehensive approach and help tailor individualized treatment plans that address the root causes of health concerns. We are able to send our patients to LifeLabs for fee-based conventional lab testing and also offer the following cutting-edge laboratory testing to our patients: 
    • Nutritional Testing 
    • Genetic testing for optimum health and medication optimization 
    • Food Sensitivity Testing 
    • Dried Urine Hormone Testing 
    • Digestive Function testing & Microbiome stool testing 
    • Cardiac Risk Assessment 

Natural Dispensary

Our clinic carries a wide range of carefully selected professionally formulated supplements and herbs to suit individual patient needs. We also carry a wide selection of botanical tinctures and teas so that your naturopathic physician can craft the right herbal formulation for your health concerns. 


Our naturopathic doctors are licensed and trained to provide acupuncture according to Traditional Chinese Medicine methods. 

Areas of Focus

Women's Health

As an integral part of our naturopathic medicine approach, Restorative Health emphasizes specialized women's health services. Our practitioners are dedicated to providing personalized and holistic care, addressing women's unique health needs with a focus on well-being and vitality.

Family Health

From Well Child visits for infants, to addressing health concerns for Mom, Dad, and grand-parents alike, it’s an honour to help your family grow.

Hormone Balancing

From female hormone issues such as PMS, perimenopause and menopause, to thyroid issues and adrenal burn out, our naturopathic doctors are here to help identify hormonal imbalances and devise a treatment plan that is best for you. 

Natural Fertility, Preconception Care & Pregnancy Care

We are here to help you optimize your body (and your partner’s!) and help you make the best egg and sperm possible and achieve a healthy pregnancy. And we are guide you during your pregnancy journey to help you feel your best and support your birth and post-partum goals. 

Digestive Health

A happy digestive tract is key to a healthy body. As naturopathic physicians we are trained to identify and treat the root cause of your digestive issues. 

Healthy Aging

Feeling young isn’t just about your age. It’s about the health of your joints, your gut, your brain, and having the energy to do the things that make you happy. It’s about being proactive about your health, and putting a plan in place to stay healthy.

Our Naturopathic TEAM

B.SC., N.D.

Naturopathic Physician

B.SC., N.D.

Naturopathic Physician

B.SC., N.D.

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Mandy Carstensen,
B.Sc., N.D.

Naturopathic Physician