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College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)
British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)
Meet Dr. Samantha Petrin, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Samantha Petrin ND is fascinated by the mental emotional body and its innate wisdom. She has seen how trauma is stored in the body and manifests as physical dysfunction. Her approach to healing focuses on building resilience by creating safe spaces to process unintegrated stressful life events. She finds somatic based practices to offer the most direct benefit by working with the nervous system and helping the body heal itself from physical dysfunction.
After achieving her BSc in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University, she went on to complete the Naturopathic Medical Program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. There she learned holistic primary care medicine rooted in treating the whole person, identifying the root cause of disease, focusing on prevention, patient education and honouring the healing power of nature.
Dr. Sam has a practice focus in gut health and mental health. She is particularly excited when helping patients with anxiety, PTSD, nervous system dysregulation, and digestive issues (IBS, chronic constipation, gas, bloating, etc.). She has additional training in Craniosacral Therapy and Breath work Facilitation and offers these therapeutic modalities for nervous system regulation.
Outside of the clinic she enjoys intuitive dance, breath work, meditation, and listening to the calming waves at the beach. LGBTQ friendly.
Her scope of practice includes:
Clinical Nutrition | Lifestyle Counselling | Botanical Medicine | Gua Sha and Cupping | Physical Examinations | Acupuncture | Laboratory & Diagnostic testing | Breath work | Craniosacral Therapy