Dr. Allana Polo has a great passion for naturopathic medicine and truly believes that we all have the ability to heal and achieve balance in our lives. Along with a complete physical exam, family history and relevant lab work, Dr. Polo uses nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, intravenous vitamins/minerals and lifestyle counselling to help her patients achieve optimal health and wellness. By identifying the root cause of illness, each treatment plan is customized and tailored to meet each individual patient's needs, based on their health goals and place in their own healing journey. Her goal is to empower, inspire and motivate her patients to achieve their highest level of wellness.
Dr. Polo's focus is on family medicine with a special interest in Weight Loss, food sensitivities and digestive health, Mesotherapy for anti-aging and cellulite reduction, Metabolic concerns such as diabetes, and Mental health including anxiety and depression.
Dr. Polo received her undergraduate training from the University of Alberta, majoring in biological sciences, with a minor in psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario an accredited four-year, intensive post-graduate naturopathic medical program. The training consists of comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences as well as a detailed study of a wide variety of natural therapies.
She has pursued additional specialized training and is also a certified practitioner in Intravenous vitamin and mineral therapy, mesotherapy for cosmetic non-surgical facial rejuvenation and body sculpting, dermal fillers, and mesotherapy for pain management, and applied kinesiology.
Dr. Polo spent 6 weeks traveling in India, working at clinical rotation sites and volunteering at a variety of medical hospitals and naturopathic facilities. This allowed her the opportunity to learn about the traditional and indigenous systems of medicine in India. In addition to learning about traditional medicine, she was able to observe how these practices interact with Western methods and gain an understanding of the importance of cross-cultural competency in diagnosing patients who may be receiving a combination of modern and traditional treatments. Clinical immersion was supplemented with daily yoga classes, lectures and workshops on traditional medicine. This experience provided her the opportunity to learn more about health issues that transcend borders, class, ethnicity, and cultural divisions.
In 2003, Dr. Polo received her first degree Black belt in Karate, after 13 years of dedicated and disciplined training. The strength and determination, as well as the mind-body connection this art facilitates is something she will always bring forth to her patients and clinical practice.
New Westminster Naturopath
Dr. Allana Polo
Dr. Polo's hours:
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm