Dr. Chanel Smythe MSc, R.TCMP, ND - Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Chanel Smythe was born and raised in Whistler, BC. She has been studying medicine and science for the past twelve years and is thrilled to bring her practice back to her hometown of Whistler and the mountains. Chanel has completed a Master’s of Science, a degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, and most recently a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Boucher Institute in New Westminster, BC.
Chanel completed her clinical rotations for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in China, at hospitals in both Shanghai and Chengdu. Following this she worked in rural Nepal for several months providing acupuncture and Chinese medicine to the remote and underserved community of Kogate and surrounding villages. As part of her naturopathic clinic training she completed externships at Empower Health Clinic in Vancouver, and Positive Living BC. Positive Living BC is a clinic for HIV positive and underserved populations of Vancouver BC.
Dr. Chanel has a general practice with focus on concussion and traumatic brain injury, women’s health/hormone imbalance, fatigue and burnout, digestive disturbances, autoimmune disease, nervous system regulation, pain management and sports performance.
Dr. Chanel is here to help you connect the dots with your health concerns and uncover the root cause of disease. She has obtained many tools and lenses with which to apply to your health disturbances, and will work with you to find what will best facilitate your journey to optimal health.
Treatment approaches are individually tailored and may include- diet and lifestyle modifications, acupuncture, botanical medicine (Western and Chinese approaches), nutraceuticals, injection therapies (IV, intramuscular nutrient injections and pain management injections), lab testing and pharmaceutical prescriptions.
Dr. Chanel holds certifications in Pharmaceutical Prescriptive Authority, IV therapy and Advanced Injection Therapies including neural and prolotherapy.
She has completed a variety of additional medical training’s, including a five-level series in clinical neurology via the Carrick Institute and six-level training in the Tan Lineage of Balance Method/System Acupuncture.
Dr. Chanel hold dual licenses as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and a Naturopathic Doctor – she is licensed with both the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners of British Columbia (CTCMA) and The College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC).
When not practicing medicine some of Chanel’s other passions include skiing, trail running, hiking, swimming, biking, reading, travelling, dogs, food, coffee and connecting with friends and family