Dr. Stella Seto, ND
Dr. Seto is dedicated to providing individualized natural medical treatment to help patients prevent disease and achieve optimal health. Born and raised in Vancouver she obtained a degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia. She completed her four-year naturopathic medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto) and was part of the Sports and Pain Management Group, receiving extra training in increasing athletic performance and the prevention and management of pain. Acupuncture, myofascial release (IMS), pelvic and spinal alignment, nutrition and exercise were primarily used.
She travelled to India to further her complementary and integrative medicine education, broadening her ability to provide optimal care for her patients. Training at the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, she worked at the acupuncture hospital increasing her acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine skills.
Dr. Stella Seto, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician who welcomes all patients of all ages and is currently accepting new patients. As naturopathic doctors are primary care physicians she is able to address all health concerns but primarily focuses on hormone balance, anti-aging, allergies, digestive disorders, food sensitivities and pain management.
She treats using herbs, bio-identical hormones, prolozone, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, neural prolotherapy, pelvic and spinal alignment, exercise, nutrition and orthomolecular medicine [therapeutic doses of nutrients (i.e., intravenous vitamins, Myer’s cocktails, B12/Folic acid and glutathione)
Digestion, food sensitivities and lifestyle are always addressed. Symptoms associated with food sensitivities are fatigue, bloating, inability to concentrate, mood issues, headaches, eczema, rash, allergies and immune system disorders.
She is board certified in ozone, intravenous and chelation therapy.
Facilitated through the University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences she obtained her pharmaceutical prescribing authority.
Dr. Seto received her bio-identical hormone training through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Hormone balance can be achieved without the use of bio-identical hormones using diet, herbs, glandular products and removing environmental toxins.
The modalities that Dr. Seto uses for pain management are:
1) Prolozone: Breaks the injury cycle by:
- Delivering oxygen directly to the injury site
- Adding sodium bicarbonate to neutralize the acidic environment
- Providing mitochondrial nutrients
- Allowing mitochondria to produce energy for the body to heal and carry out proper cell function and metabolism.
Prolozone can be combined with intramuscular stimulation for more affective results of releasing tight muscles and myofascial tissues.
Dr. Seto completed her Ozone Therapy Certification, Prolozone Phase 1, Prolozone Phase 2 with Dr. Frank Shallenberger, MD, and observed with him in his private practice clinic.
2) Neural Prolotherapy (NPT): Used to treat neurogenic pain or chronic nerve pain. NPT is the treatment of pain by injecting dextrose.
Dr. Seto completed her Neural Prolotherapy course and Advanced Clinical Skills Workshop with Dr. John Lyftogt, MD.
She now enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle, with rock climbing, skiing, yoga and biking being some of her favorite activities.
*Dr. Seto has a 2-4 week wait list for new patients.