Dr. Laura Nicholas, ND, BScH
Luna Health Clinic
325 Howe St, #101
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1Z7
Phone: (604) 229-7029
Fax: (877) 519-5609
Laura Nicholas offers the following therapies: Acupuncture, Immunization, IV Therapy , Prescriptive Authority
I have a passion for treating patients in the areas of fertility, gynecology, and women’s health. As a driven young professional, I understand the challenges of building a career and a family simultaneously. As a doctor, I strive to work with you to uncover the cause of your health concerns, identify and develop a plan to help you optimize your personal wellness, and allow you the freedom to realize your professional goals without compromising your desire of raising a family.
Dr. Nicholas, NDDr. Laura Nicholas prides herself on educating her patients about their bodies and empowering them to realize their full potential. She believes that in order to improve fertility, people must first optimize their individual wellness. Once the foundations of health are established in the individual, the required environment for conception is more easily achieved! She works with her patients to alleviate stress and remove other barriers that are preventing them from achieving optimal health.
Dr. Nicholas offers both individual and couples’ consultations to expedite infertility assessment and enhance both partners’ fertility. She supports women and their partners from preconception to postpartum to optimize fertility, pregnancy, and the growth of healthy families. Dr. Nicholas works closely expert Reproductive Endocrinologists and Gynecologists. She is well connected to the Vancouver IVF clinic community and refers her patients to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinics when necessary.
Aside from fertility, Dr. Nicholas helps support women struggling with hormone imbalances, menstrual irregularities, genitourinary infections, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. She also treats common complaints such as stress, fatigue, headaches, digestive concerns, and acute infections. PHILOSOPHYDr. Nicholas strives toward harmonizing science and nature. She does this through leveraging technological advancements that assist her in closing the gap between evidenced based research and clinical application.
This allows her to deliver a personal healthcare plan to support you throughout your multiple life stages. Dr. Nicholas wants to work with you to identify the cause of your health concerns, and to develop a plan to get you back to feeling your best. She is firmly rooted in an evidenced-based approach yet addresses each patient as an individual. She uses both conventional and natural medicine to elevate your health.
She advocates for using standard and advanced laboratory testing to guide assessment and treatment of your unique needs. Dr. Nicholas realizes that making sustainable change in one’s health is hard work. Therefore, she promises to dedicate time to professional development to continually enhance her skills base to provide her patients with the best possible care. She is dedicated to education and leadership and works tirelessly to elevate the health literacy of her community!HISTORYDr.
Nicholas is a proud alumna of Queen’s University located in Kingston, ON, where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with Specialization in Environmental Biology. Her Honours project studied the evolutionary origin of injury, inflammation, and regeneration and its potential to revolutionize and improve modern medical treatment of sprains, strains, and inflammatory conditions. Dr.
Nicholas continued her education back in her home province of British Columbia and graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM), a CNME accredited institution. She completed extensive hours of in-class studies and observational experiences, as well as hands-on clinical training at a variety of clinics including the Family Naturopathic Clinic, Friends for Life, Katzie Community & Health Centre, Boucher Clinic, and Positive Living BC.
She gained a thorough understanding of supplement formulation, quality, and potency control from her years spent as the Student Representative for AOR, a Canadian orthomolecular nutraceutical company. Dr. Nicholas has experience doing corporate wellness presentations, small group seminars, and public speaking. She would be honoured to speak at your upcoming event!Born and raised in Vancouver, BC Dr.
Nicholas has a passion for nature, the outdoors, health, and activity. She is an enthusiastic hiker, camper, skier, and (beginner) golfer, and thrives off time spent where the mountains meet the water. Dr. Nicholas is newly married to her husband Taylor, who works in finance for Invesco Canada. They recently welcomed home their Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Jack. SPECIAL INTERESTS & EXPERTISE:Fertility OptimizationInfertility & MiscarriageIVF & IUI SupportPrenatal, Pregnancy & Postpartum CareGenitourinary Infections (UTIs, Yeast, BV, STIs)Pelvic Exam / PAP Exam / Breast ExamContraception & Family PlanningHormonal Imbalances, PMS & MenopausePolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)Sexual Health & LibidoEndometriosis & Pelvic PainVulvodyniaStress, Mood, Fatigue, Insomnia & BurnoutPublic Speaking & Educational SeminarsTREATMENT MODALITIES:Diet & Lifestyle OptimizationAdvanced Laboratory Testing & Health AnalysisNutraceutical SupplementationBotanical & Herbal MedicineAcupuncture & ElectroacupunctureIntravenous Nutrient Therapy (IV Therapy)Pharmaceutical MedicationLow Level Laser Therapy (Cold Laser)ADDITIONAL TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS:Board Certified in AcupunctureBoard Certified in Intravenous Nutrient TherapyBoard Certified in Minor SurgeryPharmaceutical Prescriptive Authority Canadian Pharmacists AssociationIntravenous Nutrient Therapy Dr.
Stefan Kurprowsky, NDAdvanced IV Therapy Course Dr. Ariel Jones, NDNaturopathic Advanced Life Support (NALS) & BLS/CPR Ohm MedicalNaturopathic Doula Dr. Shannon Kaupp, RM, ND & Dr. Kirsten Almon, ND, DoulaGlobal Health Certification & Internship with Natural Doctors International (NDI); Ometepe, NicaraguaAFFILIATIONSRegistrant of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)Member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)Member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND)Member of the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society (CFAS).