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Metrotown Naturopathic and Acupuncture / Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh ND



Naturopathic medicine allows for the widest scope possible for a primary health care provider and is used to provide relief from disease using a natural approach rather than a drug-based approach.

Prior to treatment, the doctor will conduct a comprehensive health interview to record pertinent information, perform any needed physical examinations, and recommend any necessary labs such as hormone testing.

Your naturopathic treatments may include the following modalities:
Nutritional Optimization Includes diet advice and any needed natural health supplementation plans
Support for vegetarian/vegan lifestyle if required-Food Allergy (IgG/IgE)
Testing-Nutrigenomic Testing (comprehensive salivary genetic test for 45 genetic markers)
Botanical Medicine Using completely vegan herbal extracts to naturally provide the body with certain actions needed to overcome dis-ease
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Often, imbalances in the flow of blood and energy (Qi) along with deficiencies in the cooling or heating system of our body can lead to disease. Acupuncture along with carefully selected vegan friendly Chinese herbal formulas can be used to correct these imbalances. In addition to symptom differentiation.

A misconception about acupuncture is that it is a painful therapy but nothing could be further from the truth. Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh, ND uses a method of acupuncture he has named AKiMCA. This stands for Applied Kinesiology Mediated Constitutional Acupuncture which allows for gentle insertion of a minimal amount of needles to bring upon maximal healing response.

Dr. Hamid uses manual muscle testing techniques to locate exact areas of excess and deficiency which allows him to efficiently and effectively address multiple concerns at once thereby treating the actual cause of his patients’ concerns.

Bowen therapy was first founded by Tom Bowen in Australia during the 1960s. This therapy uses non-invasive gentle soft-tissue maneuvers which send signals to the central nervous system causing re-structuring of muscles, tendons, and bones. This works to break repetitive pain cycles and eliminate chronic pain patterns! Bowen therapy also increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage to the tissues and even organs which help to rejuvenate the body and aid in the self healing mechanisms of the body.

About Metrotown Naturopathic and Acupuncture / Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh ND

Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh, BSc., ND
Residing in Burnaby since the young age of sixteen, Dr. Hamid Tajbakhsh has always been passionate about the healing and self-correcting mechanisms of the human body. Dr. Hamid is very excited to now have the pleasure of serving the Burnaby community, a community he has been a member of for over two decades.

Dr. Hamid graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine at the top of his class being awarded the Academic Excellence Award. Previously he had completed his post-secondary education at UBC majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology after being awarded an entrance scholarship into his program of studies. Dr. Hamid has always been interested in furthering his education and has taken on extra-curricular programs and focus areas such as delving deeper into the studies of Chinese Medicine & Applied Kinesiology.

Dr. Hamid has developed an unconventional approach to acupuncture he has named AKiMCA ensuring gentle insertion of a minimal number of needles with no excessive needle manipulation. Dr. Hamid is also well versed in fascial techniques such as Bowen Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy which are gentle non-invasive procedures designed to normalize body functions and help break the body out of repetitive pain patterns. These techniques coupled with Eastern & Western herbal formulas, homeopathy, and nutritional optimization allow Dr. Hamid the ability to facilitate healing and provide exceptional care to his patients.

Dr. Hamid is delighted to practice in the Burnaby – Metrotown area and is looking to provide the following services: General Family Health and Wellness, Allergies, Energy concerns, Weight issues, Hormonal imbalance, Heart and circulation health, Brain and nervous system health, Autoimmune diseases, Stress alleviation and emotional health, Digestive Concerns, Indigestion (e.g. bloating, gas, pain), Food sensitivities, IBS (Constipation and/or Diarrhea), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (e.g. Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis), Chronic Pain and Discomfort, Trauma, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Neurological Issues (e.g. Parkinson’s, Post Stroke Symptoms, Ticks and Twitches), PMS (and other gynaecological issues)

Dr. Hamid is looking forward to meeting with you and designing a custom-made treatment plan combining the latest Western science and traditional Eastern philosophy in helping you achieve your health goals.


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Monday 9 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday 9 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday 9 AM to 8 PM
Thursday 9 AM to 8 PM
Friday 9 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM
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