Dr. Anna Rebecca Handford, ND, BA (Hons)
Angel Hands Integrative Wellness Centre
2190 Fir St Unit 210
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 3B5
Phone: (604) 727-1945
Anna Rebecca Handford offers the following therapies: Acupuncture, Prescriptive Authority
Dr Rebecca Handford has been in practice as a Naturopathic Doctor for 9 years serving the Vancouver and Lower Mainland focusing on treating people with chronic conditions and autoimmune diseases. She developed several autoimmune conditions in her 20s, leading her to search for solutions outside the traditional medical system. She found answers, and healing, in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Handford graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 after her previous work in counselling and administration for several the non-profit organizations.
Her unique background has given her the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and communities, and she believes that everyone can benefit from the healing power of nature. Dr. Handford also believes that health is a balancing act that changes from day to day. Health arises not just from our genetics, behaviour and habits, but also from our environment and attitudes to life and life events.
She approaches each person who comes to her as an individual with a life story unique to them. She spends time getting to know her patients’ personal and family history, their medical history, their habits and patterns of behaviour, and their current state of health, using interviews, physical exams, and lab testing. She creates holistic treatment plans that include dietary suggestions, supplements designed to support the body’s innate healing abilities, physical medicines such as IV Therapy or injections, exercise prescriptions, and stress-reduction interventions.
She may also write pharmaceutical prescriptions and referrals to other professionals as needed. Dr. Handford is skilled at differential diagnosis and finding the root causes of disease; she is a proactive doctor who supports her patients to be their healthiest, happiest selves, now, and in the future. Dr. Handford has successfully treated many conditions including:Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Polymyalgia Arthritica, MS, and other autoimmune conditionsDigestive issues such as chronic constipation, IBS, GERD, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s DiseaseParkinson’s Disease, Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, Peripheral Neuropathy and other neurological conditionsDepression and anxiety disordersSeasonal allergies, asthma, and eczemaLiver toxicity, gallstones and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver DiseaseMenstrual irregularities, dysmenorrhea, menopausal symptomsMetabolic Syndrome and Type 2 DiabetesBenign Prostatic Hypertrophy and other men’s health concerns.