What People Say

On this page, you will find testimonials from my practice. Current patients can submit their experiences to be added to this page by emailing info@drwickland.com.

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE:

“Dr. Wickland has a lovely manner. Listens well, explains the therapy extremely thoroughly, sets up a very comfortable and relaxing therapeutic environment. Very convenient location and comfortable space. I really love her manner – positive, articulate and knowledgeable.

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“It’s a pleasure to be working with Karina Wickland. She is friendly, caring and generous and I felt at ease with her right from the first visit. She approaches an issue from multiple angles which I quite like. It’s really nice to have her knowledge and support with my health concerns. The online booking makes setting up appointments really easy, a nice feature to have.”

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“Karina was very gentle and warm with my nearly three year old son. She has a beautiful calming energy, and a fun way with kids. My son felt safe and a part of his doctor visit. She is great with nervous mamas too! I feel excited and empowered to learn from Karina and work together to help my son heal.”

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Karina has taken care of our whole family and continues to provide excellent, caring, and thorough naturopathic medical care for many varied health issues we struggle with. She has a simple, no nonsense approach, and does not prescribe unneeded supplements or tests. We have all benefited greatly from her care. I would highly recommend her as a naturopathic doctor. ”

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“Dr. Karina Wickland is a knowledgable naturopathic doctor and very easy to communicate with. I have found she doesn’t recommend (unnecessary) testing when it can yield non conclusive results. This approach I find very practical and gives me great faith in her abilities to diagnose my individual needs. I highly recommend Dr. Wickland. She is a caring doctor who really connects with her patients.”

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“My first visit to a naturopathic doctor so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I found Dr. Karina Wickland to be very thorough in her questioning, extremely easy to talk to and I was put at ease immediately. In fact, I usually have higher blood pressure readings in doctor’s offices but with Dr. Wickland I was well into the normal range. A great first experience and I would recommend her to anyone.”

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“I have been seeing Dr. Wickland for several years now. She is wonderful and her results are very impressive. When I first went to see her she diagnosed an illness almost immediately that I had been struggling with for some time without my M.D. recognizing it. With Dr. Wickland’s treatment plan, I am now pain free and my energy and enjoyment of life have been restored. She is kind, thoughtful and has a whole body approach that is extremely effective. I cannot recommend her highly enough! ”

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“My initial meeting with Dr Wickland was wonderful. The moment I met her I felt a tremendous sense of ease and comfort which continued throughout my appointment. She is knowledgeable, caring, articulate and a deep listener. Most of all I felt we connected and that Dr Wickland demonstrated a deep sense of caring about me. Receiving a follow-up email highlighting the key points from my intake appointment was a gift. This is how medicine needs to be practiced. ”

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“I highly recommend, Dr. Wickland. She is a wonderful Dr., who listens and is proactive with her treatment. I have suffered for years and am so thankful to have found a Dr. with the knowledge to treat my Hashimoto’s. I am getting my life back, under her care. Five stars, actually, I would give her 5 million stars! Wonderfully caring Dr.!! ”

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“Karina Wickland has been an excellent health care provider. She explains health care biology well, as well procedures, care and options. I feel like I’m in charge of my health care, with Dr. Wickland as both information resource and support staff. She is friendly and easy to talk to. Follow up is excellent, she uses online resources well for this as well as booking and changing appointments. ”

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“I have been seeing Dr. Wickland for a little over a year. She has made crucial adaptations to my diet which have changed my joint health, skin condition and overall energy levels. I feel much healthier in every way. On my past visit, we explored options for diminishing my latest issue – life altering, embarrassing, and uncomfortable hot flashes. Dr. Wickland has given me a homeopathic solution as well as a naturopathic tincture. I am very pleased and feel as though I have someone who listens”

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“I looked 5 months pregnant when I first visited Karina and it seemed drastic surgery was the only option given me from the “experts” Over a period of 6 months I lost 15llb’s and I think most of that was my fibroids! I was so confident I was cured I stopped seeing Karina and stopped taking the tincture – and guess what – I’m back to looking 4 months pregnant again! Also she addressed the extreme stress I was experiencing as a business woman and she saved me from a nervous breakdown! ”

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“I feel very “heard” by Dr. Wickland. She listens to my concerns and takes them into consideration. Not something I have encountered with most doctors! I feel like I’m working toward my own health with her assistance, rather than being passively treated. GI, hormonal and sleep issues are improving under our joint efforts. ”

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“Working with Dr. Wickland is simple, informative and successful. I have been seeing her for almost a year and have more energy, stamina and resistance. Have found Bowen technique helpful as well for acute pain. Very glad to have found such a caring practitioner.”

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“Dr. Wickland is very thorough in her assessment process and treatment. She offered me a variety of options to choose from depending on what suited me best. She is very easy to talk to, caring, and highly knowledgeable. I have already recommended her to a friend!”

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“I had my first consult this week and was very impressed with Dr. Wickland’s level of understanding and professionalism. My issues with food and digestion are not easy to discuss and are emotional hot buttons… Dr. Wickland understands this and made me feel comfortable talking about them. I look forward to working with her.”

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“I always leave Dr Wickland feeling empowered and encouraged! She is positive, knowledgeable and always willing to listen to my concerns. If she does’t have an immediate answer for me she follows up with an after-appointment email! The online booking system is convenient and easy to use. I would recommend her highly as a Naturopathic physician. ”

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“I have been going to see Dr. Karina Wickland for the past year, over which time I have been pregnant, given birth, and become a new mother… Karina’s advice on supplements, nutrition and care have enabled me a fabulous pregnancy, birth, and post partum experience. She follows up on appointments, and often puts time in after you have met to provide more than what is covered in the visit. My appointments are always a peaceful and enjoyable experience, and I would highly recommend Dr. Wickland!”

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Overall my experience was positive. Karina took the time to dig into the detail about any health symptoms that i have, and fielded my many questions with patience and knowledge, i will be happily going back for further advice. They did have a hiccup with the EFT machine, but it was fixed fairly quickly. I recommend Karina.

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Great first visit for my daughter. Treatment seems to be working, so I’m really pleased with the results!

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I went to Karina after years of struggling with poor health, receiving little help from my conventional medical care team. After one visit and some tests, Karina very quickly diagnosed my problem, which even my skeptical Dr. admitted took a “very astute naturopath” to catch! I am so much better. Also, while this clinic does have many natural remedies available at good prices, they in no way push their own products, happily providing options of where to get them. They are all about patient care!

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My experience with Dr. Wickland has been wonderful – she listens carefully, responds thoughtfully, and acts judiciously in providing care. The treatments she has prescribed have unbelievably changed my day to day life, which is now pain-free, and so much more fun. On a regular basis, I can honestly say I’m feeling well. It’s amazing.
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For over two years now we have regularly turned to Dr. Wickland to help us maintain the health and wellness of our family. Through herbal, homeopathic, and lifestyle changes, she has helped my partner, child and myself with both acute and preventative health concerns. Having seen how well she works with everyone in my family, it has become clear the broad range of expertise Dr. Wickland has. She is a true family doctor. From the beginning, I have always felt a strong sense of comfort and a great rapport with Dr. Wickland, as she strikes a fantastic balance between professionalism and camaraderie. In terms of her specific practice of holistic medicine, Dr. Wickland’s suggestions and/or prescriptions are always practical, reliable and innovative solutions. Additionally, she gives multiple suggestions and/or prescriptions that take into account the financial situation of patients whose insurance does not cover herbal and/or homeopathic supplements. I have in the past, and will continue to recommend Dr. Wickland to all of my Vancouver friends and relatives; her care has been essential in helping us maintain the most basic ingredient in our lives, our health.

 

BOWEN TECHNIQUE:

My experience with Bowen therapy initially was due to a frozen shoulder .I had fallen off a donkey while traveling in Egypt at the beginning of my trip. I couldn’t lift my arm above my shoulder. Once back from traveling I started Bowen therapy from Dr. Wickland and I was able to see and feel results after each session. It feels like a bit of pressure on certain parts of the body and is performed in short intervals with rests in between. It was very relaxing almost to the point of falling asleep or feeling like you are in a nice zone. Sometimes I felt a bit of tingling on my back during the sessions but always felt relaxed and rested after each session. I was able to get back my arms range of motion within a few months of starting the sessions. I was incredibly happy as I was in no pain and had the full use of my arm back. I can confidently recommend this treatment and have to my friends and family.

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I am a 56-year old woman. Bowen is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that puts me into a parasympathetic state, enabling my body to rest and repair. This is a treatment which takes effect for weeks afterward; I feel my body “shifting” even weeks later. My posture has improved. This treatment works well with other natural healing modalities.

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During a Bowen session, I laid relaxed on a treatment table, wearing loosely fitting clothing. Dr. Wickland initiated a gentle, rolling hands-on treatment which appeared to stimulate and heighten the sensory awareness of my body. I experienced strange sensations such as heat release, tingling, general increased awareness of the areas being worked on and immediate release of pain in the affected areas. I also experienced a profound sense of relaxation and overall well-being both during the treatment and more importantly for many days after. The gentle yet powerful Bowen moves operate on the body’s energy meridians and appear to clear energy blocks and bring the body into a new state of balance. Within 3 treatments scheduled a week apart, Dr. Wickland identified underlying issues affecting my body’s current ability to heal itself and developed a treatment plan to help me overcome long term chronic health issues with adrenal fatigue and food allergy symptoms.