在有自然療法醫師執照規範的省/州,要成為自然療法醫師,必須要在具有自然療法醫學院鑑定協會(Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges)認證的自然療法醫學院就讀畢業才具有報考自然療法醫師執照考試(NPLEX)的資格,
在美加地區俱有正式認證,同時畢業後可以報考自然療法醫師執照考試的醫學院有以下七所:
 
  1. Bastyr University(西雅圖及加州聖地亞哥都有分校)Seattle, Washington, and San Diego, California
  2. Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine(加拿大溫哥華)Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  3. Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)(加拿大多倫多)Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)(美國波特蘭)Portland, Oregon
  5. National University of Health Sciences (NUHS)(美國芝加哥)Chicago, Illinois
  6. SW College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM),(美國鳳凰城)Phoenix, Arizona
  7. Univ of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM), Bridgeport, Connecticut (美國康乃狄克州)
在自然療法醫學院的學習過程,與一般傳統醫師養成教育幾乎相同,尤其在基礎醫學教育上,自然療法醫學院對於生化醫學課程的分量,甚至比一般西醫重。
以下是各種醫生或治療師所受教育的課程及時數的比較圖,可以更清楚的讓您理解自然療法醫師的養成教育是如何的完整既全面性:
總上課時數=紅色+藍色方塊
 
傳統西醫(MD)的總教育時數為4800小時,為總教育時數最高的醫師,自然療法醫師(ND)緊跟在後,總教育時數為4748小時。
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

自然療法醫師在加拿大大部分的省份及美國部分的州都是具有政府規範,需要通過執照考試(兩階段NPLEX)才能執業的醫師,每一省/州的的自然療法學會對於允許在當地合法執業也有不同的要求,因此各省/州也會另外有法規或/及口試,甚至是實際模擬操作的考試(Board exam),自然療法醫師這個名詞在具有法規規範的省或州,也只有畢業於具有北美自然療法醫學會核可的自然療法醫學院,同時通過NPLEX醫師執照考試及Board exam才能使用的稱號,北美包括美國及加拿大只有七所學會認可的自然療法醫學院,這七所醫學院包括:

1.     Bastyr University(西雅圖及加州聖地亞哥都有分校)Seattle, Washington, and San Diego, California
2.     Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine(加拿大溫哥華)Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3.     Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) (加拿大多倫多)Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4.     National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) (美國波特蘭)Portland, Oregon
5.     National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) (美國芝加哥)Chicago, Illinois
6.     SW College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM),(美國鳳凰城)Phoenix, Arizona
7.    Univ of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM), Bridgeport, Connecticut(美國康乃狄克州)
然而,在沒有政府執照規範的省份自然療法醫師這個名詞是不具規範權威性,也就是什麼人都可以自稱是自然療法醫師,選擇畢業於具有學會認證的自然療法醫學院,同時通過北美聯合兩階段醫師執照考試(NPLEX-I &NPLEX-II)的自然療法醫生是尋求自然療法治病一定要過濾的條件,在北美以外的地區,自然療法醫生也是不被規範,醫療品質也是沒有保障的。
 
以下是具有自然療法醫師規範的加拿大省份:(加拿大雖然不是所有省都有規範自然療法醫師,然而加拿大政府的目標是達成100%規範,其他沒有完全規範的省分也都在積極的法案審核中,在不久的將來,將會全面規範。
 
  1. Alberta亞伯達省
  2. British Columbia哥倫比亞省
  3. Manitoba曼尼托巴
  4. Ontario安大略省
  5. Saskatchewan沙省
  6. Nova Scotia 諾瓦斯高省(部分規範)

 

以下是美國具有自然療法醫師規範的州:(除了以下各周外,美國還有接近10個州正在積極的完成規範的審核案-以下地圖中咖啡色部分)
1.     Alaska阿拉斯加
2.     Arizona亞利桑那
3.     California加州
4.     Colorado科羅拉多
5.     Connecticut康乃迪克
6.     District of Columbia(華盛頓DC
7.     Hawaii夏威夷
8.     Idaho愛達荷州
9.     Kansas堪薩斯州
10.  Maine緬因州
11.  Maryland (starting in 2016)馬里蘭州
12.  Minnesota明尼蘇達州
13.  Montana蒙大拿州
14.  New Hampshire
15.  North Dakota北達克達州
16.  Oregon奧勒岡州
17.  Utah猶他州
18.  Vermont
19.  Washington華盛頓州
20.  U.S. Territories: Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands波多黎各,維京群島

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 19:13

什麼是自然療法醫師 (Naturopathic doctor)?

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自然療法這個名詞對大部分的人來說,可能只是一個廣義、除了使用合成藥物或是西方正統醫學以外的所有醫療方式,在中國人來說,最直接想到的就是中醫,或是民族傳統療法,以習慣接受西方正統醫療的人們來說,自然療法似乎給人一種,較不科學,醫療品質不一或是另類醫療的印象。
在越來越多的人們發現,服用合成藥物,接受所謂正統的醫療,其實也有其極限,藥物所帶來的副作用,甚至比原本的病痛更帶來負擔,加上制式化及越來越功利化的醫療品質,讓西方正統醫學極為發達的北美地區人們,也開始思考,過往在沒有這些合成藥物的時代中,印地安人使用他們的本草醫學,中國人使用的中藥及針灸,印度的傳統自然療法,在疾病的治療上,似乎帶給人們更多真實的健康。
然而,就如一般人所擔心的,沒有規範及正統有系統醫學教育的自然療法治療師,對於人類所帶來的健康,真的可能非常兩極化,於是早在20世紀的初期,美國西部的幾個州,開始了規範自然療法醫學的想法,最早的一所自然療法醫學院,也在美國的奧勒岡州成立,由於自然療法的精神是在盡量減少合成藥物的使用,以激發人體自瘉力為治療的原則,當自然療法的興起時,收到衝擊最大的,莫過於是傳統合成西藥的製造商,於是許多不利於自然療法醫學的講法,紛紛而起,自然療法的規範也在西方正統療法與合成西藥既得利益的衝突下,差點流產。
為了排除一般人對自然療法的科學性及醫學訓練產生疑慮,美國及加拿大的自然療法醫學會於是合力於制訂有系統的醫學教育,整個醫學基礎教育系統與一般西方正統醫學院幾乎相同。要取得自然療法醫師資格,必須先完成學士學位後,再繼續四年的醫學院教育。
進入自然療法醫學院修讀,必須擁有四年以上的專上教育資格,而且必須進修過足夠的生化數理及心理學學分,方能進入自然療法醫學院就讀。
整個醫學養成教育,與medical doctor (MD)是相當的,在前兩年的基礎醫學教育的課程與MD是相同的,診斷及醫檢判讀能力也是一樣的,唯一有區別的就是治病的方式,自然療法使用的治療方式多半是較無毒無害、副作用較少的治療方式,強調治本重於治標,療程上,病人的心理層面及感受,更是自然療法極為重視的一環,因為自然療法相信身心靈必須同時獲得治療,才能將疾病徹底剷除,在大部分加拿大的省份及美國的部分州,自然療法醫師也俱有與家庭醫師一樣的處方權,在必要時還是可以開立處方藥,例如急性微生物感染或是嚴重的高血壓等。
自然療法醫師,與其說是以自然療法治病,還不如說是以整合醫療觀念,為生病的人提供一個最佳的治療計劃,這樣的治療計劃不是只是開一個處方,幫你目前的不適給解決了就算了,而是要把你目前身體內的不平衡或毒素,徹底改善及消除,另外,自然療法醫師還扮演了健康老師的角色,教育病人怎樣獲得最大健康。
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 22:59

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Abundance Dental & Wellness Centre
203-15292 Croydon Drive
Surrey, BC V3Z 0Z5(2nd floor)
Tel: 604.560.3868

Direct Line: 604.889.0938 
Fax: 604.288.0169
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Clinic hour: Tue 10:00am-5:00pm

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Friday, 29 May 2015 21:09

Basic Wellness Program

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Basic Wellness health program is specially designed for people with mild to moderate health concern. Through a basic laboratory screen, Dr. Christine Chen will provide a health guide or treatment plan, important for maintaining or regaining a healthy condition. In order to assist Dr. Chen in overseeing your health condition and offering a more precise treatment plan, we suggest that you bring your regular blood test results, including hematology (CBC), thyroid function, liver & kidney function, inflammatory factors and iron level. If you are not able to obtain this information from your family doctor, or cannot get the prescription of these tests, Dr. Christine Chen is able to prescribe you all of these tests.

  • Initial visit (60-75 min) ($180)
  • Lab test (choose one): Toxic & Essential element test (urine or hair)($129) or Glucose tolerance test and Urine analysis ($120) or Lipid panel+ LV function and inflammation marker (ESR & CRP) ($120)
  • Return visit (45 min; 3-4 weeks after submitted the lab sample) ($150)
  • Report interpretation
  • Personal lifestyle and diet plan (according the lab. test result)
  • Natural Rx (1 month) (up to $75)
  • One Regular return visits (30min) for follow up (once 2-4 weeks) ($100x2=$200)

The original price of this package is $634. We offer a special price for this whole package as $550 

The whole treatment program must be completed within 5 months from the date of the initial visit.  This price will be in effect until Dec. 31rd, 2019 (South Surrey/White Rock clinic only)

Friday, 29 May 2015 20:59

TW - About

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Dr. Christine Chen graduated from Taipei Medical University with Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. She received the Pharmacist licence in Taiwan in the same year she graduated. She continued her study at the University of Wisconsin in pursuit of a Master degree in Nutrition. After 14 years of working in the pharmaceutical and nutrition supplement industry and as a clinical health counselor, Dr. Chen decided to begin her Naturopathic Doctorate Degree at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in BC, Canada and she received her ND license and prescription right two months after she graduated. 


Dr. Chen had worked as health counselor to help hundreds people regain their health, for more than 2 decades. Dr. Chen’s practice focuses on metabolic symptoms, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, digestive complications, autoimmune, hormone issues such as hyper-/hypo-thyroidism, PCOS, menopause symptoms and weight control.  Dr. Chen also participated a research project and treatment protocol development for Autism and ADHD.  To be a mother, Dr. Chen is also enthusiastic in children's health and development. 


With both allopathic and naturopathic backgrounds, Dr. Chen uses naturopathic medicine, such as botanical medicine, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, Chinese herbal formula and nutrition as a primary treatment principle in her practice. For difficult control or acute illness, Dr. Chen combines prescription and naturopathic treatment to boost the treatment result and minimize the side effect from synthetic medication treatment.

Licensure & Certificate: 

  • Registered Pharmacist in Taiwan
  • Certified Natural Product Advisor (CHFA)
  • Licensed Naturopathic Physician in BC, Canada
  • Certified in Intravenous Therapy (IV)
  • Certified in Prescription authority through the CNPBC
  • Board Certified Aesthetic Procedures- Facial mesotherapy, fat reduction and body contouring using injection or other techniques & devices (CNPBC)
  • Board Certified Acupuncturist (CNPBC)

Membership

College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC (CNPBC)
British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
 

   

Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:43

Fee Schedule

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Initial Visit (60-90 mins) $180-$260
Pediatric First visit, 12 yrs & under (45/30 mins) $160/$120
Return Office Visit (60 mins) $180
Brief Office Visit (15-20 mins) $75
Extended Office Visit (75-90 mins) $200-240
Return Visit (45 mins) $150
Acupunture treatment (45min) $85
Telemedicine: same rate as office visit

We accept VISA, Mastercard, WeChat pay and Cash. 

 

 

Friday, 22 May 2015 21:03

FAQ

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Friday, 22 May 2015 21:02

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With her comprehensive medical background, Dr. Christine Chen will integrate different modalities of treatment in order to remove health obstacles, and help regain good living quality. In the journey to a healthy life, Dr. Christine Chen will use treatments such as:

  • Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines
  • Botanical medicines & Hoemopathy
  • IV & Injection 
  • Aesthetic Procedure: Mesotherapy, Botullium toxin & Dermal filler injection, lipolysis injection
  • Nutrition medicine
  • Bio-Identical Hormone
  • Liver detox program
  • Lab tests
  • Prescription 

 

Dr. Christine Chen holds many years of experience in health counselling for complicated illnesses. As a mother of a girl, living with the elderly, Dr. Christine Chen has taken particular interest women’s health, as well as illnesses related to aging such as:

  • Metabolic syndroms: Diabetes, Hypertension, Gout, and obesity
  • Hormone issues: PCOS, menopause syndroms, PMS and hypo-/hyper- thyroidism
  • GI: Acid reflux (GERD), IBS, SIBO, digestion dysfunction (gas, bloating, stomach ache, diarrhea/constipation, etc)
  • Immune: Autoimmune, allergy
  • Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
  • Weight management 

 

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