The Team

Point Grey Wellness

Dr. Alyah Karim, ND
Medical Director, Naturopathic Physician

"With the abundance of information available to us today, we can sometimes feel overwhelmed and confused and can often find conflicting data, especially when it comes to your health.  As a licensed naturopathic physician with years of clinical experience, my goal is to address the root of your health concerns with a holistic approach so that you can look and feel your best. 

When it comes to your health, you have options and I believe it is important for patients to make educated decisions.  If you would like to explore your options, consider a consultation with the team at the point grey wellness clinic to determine what is best for you."

With a focus in holistic health and aesthetic medicine, Dr. Karim bridges the gap between the two by using the body's natural processes to achieve optimal results.  Her background in conventional and naturopathic medicine, clinical nutrition and phytomedicine allows her to offer a unique perspective on aesthetic medicine and a wide variety of customized combination treatments. 

As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Karim has an extensive background in herbal medicine, pharmaceuticals and clinical nutrition, and is able to formulate and provide her patients with unique skincare products that are completely personalised to the patient’s needs, with bespoke formulas made-to-order at her clinic.  All of Dr. Karim's skincare products are bio-organic, 100% natural and do not contain harmful synthetic chemicals such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), Methylisothiazolinone (MI) or titanium dioxide.

Education and training

Dr. Karim graduated with a medical science degree from the University of Western Ontario and completed her doctorate at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.  She holds advanced certifications in intravenous therapy, pharmaceutical prescribing, neuralprolotherapy, acupuncture, practitioner of the institute of natural health technologies, advanced aesthetics (botox, filler) and Pastiche's advanced skin analysis. 

Dr. Karim is a member of and in good standing with the following professional bodies and organizations:

  • The College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
  • The British Columbia Naturopathic Association
  • The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
 

Claudia Chen, RAC
Registered Acupuncturist

Claudia became drawn to acupuncture after spending her childhood visiting doctors, taking medication and undergoing surgeries – all of which offered no relief. She found Chinese medicine to be a wonderful alternative as it relieved her pain and discomfort, so she decided to pursue acupuncture to help others find relief when conventional medicine could not.

Claudia earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia prior to completing her acupuncture program at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. She holds advanced certifications in facial acupuncture and biopuncture and specializes in treating a wide variety of conditions through facial rejuvenation, cupping, injection therapy, and pain management acupuncture.