Dr. Stella Seto, ND, is dedicated to providing individualized natural medical treatment to help patients prevent disease and achieve optimal health. Born and raised in Vancouver she obtained a degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia. She completed her four-year naturopathic medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto) and was part of the Sports and Pain Management Group, receiving extra training in increasing athletic performance and the prevention and management of pain. Acupuncture, myofascial release (IMS), pelvic and spinal alignment, nutrition and exercises were primarily used.
She travelled to India to further her complementary and integrative medicine education, broadening her ability to provide optimal care for her patients. Dr. Seto continued her training at the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, working at the acupuncture hospital increasing her acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine skills.
Dr. Stella Seto, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician who welcomes all patients of all ages and is currently accepting new patients.
As naturopathic doctors are primary care physicians she is able to address all health concerns but primarily focuses on hormone balance, anti-aging, allergies, digestive disorders, food sensitivities and pain management.
She treats using herbs, bio-identical hormones, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), neural prolotherapy, prolozone, pelvic and spinal alignment, exercise, nutrition and orthomolecular medicine [therapeutic doses of nutrients (i.e., intravenous vitamins, Myer’s cocktails, B12/Folic acid and iron injections)].
Digestion, food sensitivities and lifestyle are always addressed.
Symptoms associated with food sensitivities are fatigue, bloating, inability to concentrate, mood issues, headaches, eczema, rash, allergies and immune system disorders. More than 70% of your immune system and the majority of your serotonin (the neurotransmitter associated with the majority of anti-anxiety/depression medications) are found in your digestive tract.
Food sensitivities can be determined through an elimination diet or testing the blood for antibodies IgG4 and IgE.
She is board certified in ozone, intravenous and chelation therapy.
Facilitated through the University Of British Columbia Faculty Of Pharmaceutical Sciences she obtained her pharmaceutical prescribing authority.
Dr. Seto received her bio-identical hormone training through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Focusing on balancing men and women’s hormones people can get an understanding on why they have PMS, hot flashes, anxiety, and depression, lack of libido, and pain with intercourse, vaginal dryness, infertility, insomnia and fatigue. Hormone balance can be achieved by determining what is causing the imbalance and should not just be just be about replacing the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone without consideration on how all these hormones interplay with the HPA axis, thyroid and adrenals glands, along with a myriad of other factors. Hormone balance is not just about preventing symptoms of menopause/andropause; it is a major factor in cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, mood, memory and cancer. Often hormone balance can be achieved without the use of bio-identical hormones using diet, herbs, and glandular products and removing environmental toxins.
Her special interest in sports and pain management began following an injury that left her in chronic pain, which the pain specialist diagnosed as “reflex sympathetic dystrophy” or “complex regional pain syndrome”. In short, they didn’t know exactly why the pain was unresolved. When the strong pain medications they gave were ineffective in alleviating the pain, a nerve block was suggested. Unable to accept this solution she explored what naturopathic medicine had to offer and became pain free.