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In the clinic of West Vancouver Beachside Medical Clinic
1405 Bellevue Avenue
West Vancouver, BC 
V7T 1C3

Phone: 604-451-7786 __________________
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Patient Testimonials

I've been a patient of Dr. Karim for nearly 7 years now.  In that time she has helped with me with a number of problems such as allergies, digestion, weight control, glucose control, and an assortment of other issues that arise as a result of our western lifestyles.  But let me relate the latest issue in which she has been of great assistance.

About three years ago I had a serious fall which caused a full tear of the ligament that connects the supraspinatus muscle to my right shoulder.  I was in considerable pain and could barely lift my right arm.  My MD was not able to provide me with any assistance, and his opinion was that the injury would take time to heal.   He had me undergo the standard tests: first an X-ray, which was inconclusive because X-rays are not really able to see soft tissue damage; then came an Ultra sound which also was not able to truly detect soft tissue damage; and finally an MRI which finally confirmed the full tear.  In total, this took more than a year to complete these tests. 

As for Dr Karim, while she herself had to wait with me for a final confirmation that I did, indeed, have a full tear, she went to right to work on my pain and lack of movement.  For several months I underwent an extensive series of acupuncture/acupressure treatments to address the pain, reduce the inflammation, and then when she thought I was ready, strongly urged me to see a physiotherapist.  Her treatments helped enormously in relieving me of pain and inflammation, and by the time I began seeing the physiotherapist, some of the mobility in my shoulder was beginning to return.

When I went to the physiotherapist, she asked me about what Dr Karim had done for me and, interestingly, she too used somewhat similar acupuncture techniques on me in addition to therapies she could offer. 

After three years of all of this, I finally got to see a specialist who upon examining me was more than a little impressed with how much mobility I had in my right shoulder and she had positive comments about both Dr Karim and the physiotherapist.  But bear in mind, that it was Dr. Karim who shepherded me through the initial stages before handing me off to anyone else!

From what I have observed, Dr. Karim is a dedicated professional who offers alternative therapies, and is open to dialogue and working co-operatively with other health practitioners, both conventional and alternative. -J. H.

"I first started to visit Dr. Karim about one year ago. At the time I was suffering from extreme fatigue, depression and allergies after having experienced several traumatic events the previous year. To sum it up, I was a wreck. I decided to try Naturopathic Medicine when my "self-treatment" failed to yield any progress and improve my condition. I feel so blessed to have met Dr. Karim. She is incredibly personal and knowledgeable and worked closely with me to improve my health on both a mental and physical level. I felt absolutely no anxiety prior to my visits and, contrary to conventional doctor's visits, looked forward to them. My health has greatly improved and I am able to participate in activities that I had long since given up due to lack of energy. Most importantly, my mental health and mood is much improved, which is something my family is thankful for.  Dr. Karim has made me a believer in Naturopathic Medicine and I have learned so much. Every visit has been a fascinating journey into the mind and body. Thanks Dr. Karim!"

- A. L.- Burnaby B.C.

"She is one of the most professional and well educated naturopathic doctor.  I would recommend any of her treatments to everyone I know.  She is a fabulous doctor!" -S.L.

"Shyrose is a dedicated and passionate professional and truly cares for the well-being of her patients. She makes pro-active efforts to identify causes for illnesses and takes a holistic approach to healing. Shyrose takes pride in her profession and is constantly expanding her experience and expertise. I wish that hospitals would consult professionals like Shyrose to improve the nutrition for patients." –Irma.Battista 

"My husband and I have been a patients of Dr. Shyrose Karim's for well over 15 years. We appreciate her professional and committed approach to our health care.    Dr. Karim, has assisted the health and healing process by carefully listening and providing guidance and always following up to ensure we are on the correct path to continued good health. She truly cares."       -J. & N. of North Vancouver.

"I have been a patient (client) of Shyrose's for well over 10 years. What I really appreciate is her integrated approach to health care.  I have a complex set of health issues and Shyrose works in a very complimentary manner with my general practitioner in order to provide both alternative and supportive strategies for my well being.  Shyrose is not only committed to her clients  but she is smart as a whip, sensitive and caring she brings fresh perspectives and creative problem solving to her practice and patient care ."  -G.G-C 

“It had been many years of suffering with allergies for me. I tried different naturopathic approaches, and many consultations and treatments later I discovered Dr. Shyrose Karim. I immediately felt comfortable with her, and trusted her approach with not just treating my allergies, but getting to the root of my problems. I instantly recognized how knowledgeable Dr. Karim was, and more importantly she listened and was committed to improving my overall health. Since my treatments began over a year ago, I have been relieved of my allergies, because Dr. Karim was able to diagnose and treat the other underlying problems. I highly recommend Dr. Karim’s advice, because she is not only a dedicated professional, who takes pride in revamping the immune system and increasing your energy level, but is passionate about adding more value to life through healing.”   

--Ildiko E. Herr   North Vancouver

"He had eczema specially worse after swimming.  He is fine now so thank you, Dr. Karim!"   -E. J. C.

"Sophie (5 years old) had eczema reaction (red marks, itchy) to the back of her knee after swimming.  She doesn't have symtoms anymore.  Thank you Dr. Karim!" -E. J. C.