Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu is a naturopathic physician and, registered acupuncturist who has been in clinical practice in British Columbia for the past 18 years. He graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2002 with a dual degree in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine.
Dr. Veeravagu’s practice combines botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, nutrigenomics, acupuncture, fitness consulting and lifestyle counselling to address the root causes of illness and disease. He has a general naturopathic practice with a focus on complex internal medicine cases. Some of the more common underlying causes he has researched extensively and treats often are:
- Low Thyroid Function
- Adrenal Exhaustion and Stress-Induced Illness
- Male and Female Hormone Imbalances
- Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Food Allergies
- Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
- Chronic Digestive Conditions
- Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia and Neurotransmitter Imbalances
- Midlife Transitions
Dr. Veeravagu writes a regular health column for the Choices Market newsletter and has lectured on many natural health topics for Choices, UBC, The Wellness Show, Inspire Health, LifeSpeak and several other organizations. He enjoys public speaking on current health topics and is available for speaking engagements.
A native of New York, Dr. Veeravagu completed his undergraduate degree in genetics at Tufts University in Boston. His next stop was the University of California at Berkeley where he was a researcher in the nutritional biochemistry department. While living in the Bay Area he experienced major health challenges that led him to discover naturopathic medicine, which guided him to a full recovery and restoration of optimal health.
Dr. Veeravagu has been splitting his time between Vancouver and Whistler since 2018. In 2020 he founded new clinics in the Yaletown area of downtown Vancouver and the Creekside neighborhood in Whistler. Away from the clinic his personal interests including soccer, tennis, snowboarding, drumming, yoga, meditation and Jungian psychology. He is currently accepting new patients.