Dr Shyrose Karim
Naturopathic Physician

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

Phone: 604-451-7786 __________________
Therapies Offered


Acupuncture, an ancient medicine that has been around for 5000 years, works with the body's own energy currents. These energy currents have been mapped out and known as "meridians" that are correlated to particular organ and systems in the body.  Very thin, sterilized needles are inserted into specific "points" along the meridian pathways to help direct the areas of pooled energy, dispel the excess energy or encourage Qi (energy flow) to deficient or undernourished areas.  Thus, acupuncture helps to re-balance the body's energy flow (Qi) so that the balance can be restored in the body enabling the body to heal itself. An acupuncture treatment can last from 30-45 minutes depending on the condition being treated.  The number of treatments is dependent on the severity of the problem and your body's response to the treatment.
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy (IVT)
Nutrients (such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids) can be injected intravenously or intramuscularly so that these nutrients enter the blood stream to be utilized by the body immediately.  Oral supplements taken, need first to be broken down and then have the necessary co-factors to be absorbed.  Most people are not receiving the daily optimal nutrient intakes needed by the body due to a poorly functioning digestive system, a diet high in processed nutrient-depleted foods or sugars, or excessive habits (smoking, alcohol) that can deplete the body's own nutrient stores.  It is known that disease or illness can be caused by nutritional deficiencies. Intravenous Vitamin Therapy is a safe and effective way to deliver therapeutic doses of nutrients needed for the body to function optimally.  An example, Meyer's Cocktail-a very effective vitamin cocktail-made up of Vitamin C, Vitamin B's, Calcium and Magnesium can be used to treat fatigue (low energy), depression, and low immunity.  One patient called the cocktail her "happy juice" because it made her happy.  Patients feel energized after an infusion of the vitamin cocktail.  A full assessment by Dr. Karim is required to determine if administration of intravenous vitamin therapy is appropriate for your case.  Sometimes, intramuscular (IM) injections of certain vitamins, such as, B12 and folic acid, maybe be recommended.

Chelation Therapy
An intravenous (IV) treatment used for heavy metal elimination of lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel, arsenic and aluminum from the body.  Improvements in atherosclerosis, diabetes, and other chronic degenerative diseases have been documented with removal of heavy metals using IV Chelation.  Chelation therapy can also be done using oral suppements and herbs that can help eliminate heavy metals from the body.  A full assessment by Dr. Karim is required to determine if IV chelation is appropriate for your case.