Dr. Katherine Chung
Dr. Katherine Chung is a naturopathic physician at AIM. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and Bachelor of Art in Cultural and Spiritual Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her passion for integrating science and medicine with compassion and empathy led her to her 4-year training as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM). Dr. Chung also completed a 1-year intensive Clinical Residency program at BINM.
Dr. Chung is certified in:
• Intravenous therapy
• Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (coming in June 2018)
• Pharmaceutical prescription rights
• Vaccine administration
• Neural Therapy
Dr. Chung has always wanted to be a physician – to be in service, to connect with people, and to accompany them on their healing journey; this is a common story for many physicians. So what is so unique about her story?
Her love for naturopathic medicine began when she was younger. Spending time in the kitchen with her mom and learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine – the different herbs and spices, and healing with food. It was here that she realized the importance of not only food and botanicals, but also of connection and close relationships to health and healing.
At the age of 17, she pursued her science degree but quickly became dissatisfied with all that she was learning. There seemed to be something missing, empathy, compassion, and understanding. It was through her studies in cultural and spiritual psychology that she found the missing piece, the piece that would complete, propel, and inspire her future practice. However, this wasn’t the end of inspiration that life had to offer her.
Based on personal experiences, she became interested in anxiety, depression, and bipolar, motivating her to dive head first into researching the holistic treatment approaches to these multi-factorial conditions. It is through all these experiences that she plans on integrating food, spirituality, and mindfulness into her practice.
Although Dr. Chung strives to maintain a general practice, her enjoys focusing on:
• Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar)
• GI health
• Chronic pain
Dr. Chung looks forward to joining you on your journey to optimal health, ensuring you stay mentally strong. Life long.