Naturopathic Clinic, Integrative Healing Arts had its beginning in January 1984, when Dr Eric Posen and Dr. Lawrence Chan came together to set up a joint chiropractic practice. Within four months, Dr. Hal Brown completed the partnership. “We are all graduates of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto; Dr. Posen in 1978, Dr. Chan in 1982, and Dr. Brown in 1977.
We had all been practicing as chiropractors in different locations, and recognized an affinity in perspective and philosophy in styles of practice. We shared a vision, a belief, and goals toward healing, and felt we could be mutually supportive.
As we practiced, we also pursued postgraduate studies in Naturopathic medicine. In 1989, we graduated with degrees in Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) from the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine, as well as completing the clinical competency examination set by the Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture. Soon after qualifying for B.C. licensure, in March 1992 we collectively changed our licenses to be able to practice as Naturopathic Physicians. Within this profession we are able to broaden our scope of practice and fulfill our mutual vision.
Others Join our group!
Over the last few years, we have invited several practitioners to join our group. Along with naturopathic care we also offer chiropractic, massage therapy and Rolfing, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, nutritional consultation, weight management programs and our naturopathic spa where the Rejuveness System (non-surgical face lift) is also available, as are laboratory and dispensary services.
We named our clinic after a word that reflects our healing philosophies. "Integrative" is defined as "direction toward integration", according to Webster's Dictionary. Because integration is an ongoing process and never fully complete, we are challenged to expand our capacity for learning, acceptance and understanding as we grow and heal. Our Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic combines many healing skills, techniques and sciences, and to do this effectively is very much an art. From here, our name "Integrative Healing Arts" was born.
Our logo depicts a stylized Traditional Tibetan symbol, representing the endless knot. This symbol represents the interconnected and interwoven foundation of all phenomena. The endless knot symbol reflects Integrative Healing Arts well, as we attempt to understand and influence the human body in all of its related dimensions.