I have been supporting patients to achieve their optimal health for over 14 years, . My work is to listen to the messages held within your body’s symptoms and respond with effective natural remedies to engage the body’s own healing wisdom and power. By identifying the root of the issue, removing the “obstacles to cure” causing that issue and supporting the body’s natural inclination to heal itself, health and balance can be achieved.
My ample knowledge base as a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and a Registered Acupuncturist (Ras) provide me with a plethora of healing remedies and tools, both Western and Eastern medicine based. My approach is to use natural and functional medicine in combination with the more esoteric practices of acupuncture and alchemical healing. My primary modes of therapy include: nutrition, herbal medicine (both Eastern and Western), homeopathy, vitamin and mineral supplements and acupuncture.
I received my dual degrees, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In addition to my foundational degrees, I participate in extensive continuing education yearly.
With a particular emphasis on women’s health, my practice is focused in the following areas:
Digestive Issues – SIBO/IBS
Stress and Fatigue – Adrenal and Thyroid Imbalances
Anxiety and Depression – Difficulty Concentrating, Poor Focus
Menstrual Disorders – Hormone Imbalance, PMS, Painful Periods, Heavy Periods, Missed Periods
Perimenopause / Menopause – Hot Flashes, Nightsweats, Headaches, Joint Pain
Perinatal Care / Early Motherhood / Paediatrics
As a working mother of two, Dr. Gray I have keen interest in the health and well-being of working women of all persuasions, whether they be at home, at work or both. I am personally aware of the unique challenges women face today in taking care of themselves while raising vibrant, healthy children and/or succeeding at their careers. I tailor my treatment protocols in consideration of the complexity many women face on a daily basis.
Here is an overview of the conditions I address:
- menstrual disorders: irregular periods, heavy periods, painful periods, PMS
- perimenopausal hormonal concerns: hot flashes, night sweats, headaches, joint pains
- hormone disruption, weight gain
- chronic vaginal yeast infections, UTI’s
- perinatal care and support including prenatal acupuncture
- postpartum care and support
General Internal Medicine:
- digestive disturbances: constipation, diarrhea, IBS, SIBO, colitis, gluten intolerance, gas, bloating, Candida overgrowth
- endocrine disorders: adrenal imbalances, thyroid conditions, fatigue, blood sugar imbalances
- skin disorders: acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, fungal infections
- immune system dysfunction: allergies, autoimmune conditions
- mood disorders: depression, anxiety
- blood sugar imbalances: insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type two diabetes
- breastfeeding support
- preventative medicine with advice about first foods and feeding toddlers
- digestive complaints, colic, skin rashes, ear infections, chronic and acute upper respiratory infections, asthma, food allergies, diaper rash, behavioural issues
Here is a bit more about me:
A Vancouver native, Dr. Gray was a professional gardener in the lower mainland with her own landscape design, renovation and maintenance business. As her experience with plants widened and her personal study of plant medicine deepened, she developed a growing appreciation for the vis medicatrix naturae, or healing power of nature, and decided to dedicate herself to the study of naturopathic and Chinese medicine to become a natural-health professional.
Dr. Gray loves being with her two children whom she homeschooled for a number of years. Motherhood has been one of the most profound teachers for Dr. Gray who brings her personal experience of mothering to her practice. This personal awareness of the unique needs of motherhood assists her in caring for her patients who are also mothers.
In June 2002, Dr. Gray co-founded the first Sage Clinic in Vancouver, B. C. Dr. Gray enjoys immensely the joys and challenges of being a business owner. She finds the creativity of entrepreneurship to be a very meaningful aspect of her life.
She has a passion for Five-Rhythms Dance founded by Gabrielle Roth and dances weekly and sometimes for whole weekends to nourish her soul. Dr. Gray has danced with Bettina Rothe, Jonathan Horan, Michael Skelton, Adam Barley and Joanne Winstanley for deep and meaningful healing in her life.
Dr. Gray loves to be in nature walking through the woods, climbing up mountains or strolling by the beach as well as doing yoga, cycling, tending to her garden, journaling and painting. She has a particular interest in Jungian Psychology and mythology that she reads about and studies extensively. She has taken part in a number of local trainings including extended Body-Soul work and writing workshops with local analyst Marlene Schiwy.
Dr. Gray recently completed her Alchemical Healing Mentorship Training with Lorie Eve Dechar and Benjamin Fox. Starting in the spring of 2015, with other members of her learning cohort, Dr. Gray has continued to participate in ongoing study of Alchemical Healing. Together with Lorie and Benjamin we continue to explore, experience, read about and practice the unique work that is alchemical healing. Read more about their unique and powerful offering here: http://www.anewpossibility.com
Here is an interview I gave for Banyen books that gives more detail about my perspective, my training and my offering:
Dr. Gray is currently seeing new patients and is available for consultations on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Please call 604-697-0397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
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