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The Healers Café

187 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


I wanted to be that person that listens: The Healers Café with Dr. Manon & Dr Romi Fung, ND

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon chats with Dr. Romi Fung, ND.  Highlights from this episode include:


Dr Romi Fung (08:53):

 It's how we apply what naturopathic modalities and naturopathic principles there are but naturopathy is the use of, as it states natural or natural substances in supporting the body's own innate ability to heal. And under naturopathy or naturopathic medicine, there are principles that we abide by and that's what we call the naturopathic oath. So being first do no harm That whatever we provide, we assess for the risk of harm and making sure that whatever we suggest has the most minimal of harm possible. And then others involving, treating the root cause, doctor as teacher, which I'm very big on and so forth. And amongst naturopathic medicine, there are modalities that we utilize. So with physicians, conventional physicians and conventional medicine utilizing more so pharmaceuticals, even though naturopathic doctors are trained in the pharmaceuticals, we also utilize nutrition and physical medicine, counseling techniques, homeopathy. What else am I missing? Botanicals. Botanicals. Yeah. And so, and, and lifestyle because that's what we have to focus on in regards to focusing on the simplest, but also the foundations of our health. The pillars of our health.

Dr Romi Fung (21:12):

But this patient came in and literally within minutes of our consultation she bursted out in tears. She was going through a lot of stress, especially with family and she didn't know how to handle it. And she felt almost helpless. And for 30 minutes we talked about it. I thought it would give her the space for her to be heard. And for me to really understand like this is probably the important part, that I probably play a role more so than most other practitioners is allowing myself to be in the shoes of my patients.

Dr Romi Fung (21:58):

I'm trying to figure out what's really happening. And I thought to myself, you know, I had a bit of extra time. She's expressed a lot and she felt as though we can definitely do something, but I really felt like I couldn't leave her at that point. I was afraid or I was scared that she would potentially harm herself. And even though we have instances where we can contact professionals to make sure that they're properly addressed, I needed to do something that would get to her immediately. And that's when I said to her, let's get you on the table. I'm going to do a quick session on you. I'm going to do something called Bowen therapy. And we got to it. And I did the basic moves aims one, two, and three. And by the end of it, I looked at her and I looked at her face, she looked a lot more focused, and then she looked at me and she was like, I've never felt this clear before in like the past few months.

Dr Romi Fung (23:08):

And then she started tearing again. But then she told me that this is not because I'm sad, but these are tears of joy. And so it was from that moment then we decided, you know, let's get a plan going. And that's when I decided to add in the the naturopathic elements, making the nutritional work and lifestyle. But, and I mean I liked Bowen therapy as a standalone treatment as well as a combination because it's so complimentary. But by putting them together, you don't really know which one works and which one does it.

About Dr Romi Fung, ND

I am a Naturopathic Physician with a general practice at the Richmond Family Chiropractic. I support seniors with dementia, so they can live with a better quality of life.   I am a practicing Naturopathic Physician having graduated with a Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Canada's premier college in Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to my education in Naturopathic Medicine, I graduated with a degree in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University with a focus on Applied Bioethics, Pharmacology, and Cell Pathophysiology. Currently, I am pursuing additional formal education at Queen’s University to obtain a Master's Degree in Aging and Health while building my practice. My research project consists of a scoping review of the ‘Efficacy of Curcumin in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.’ I am also a Bowen Therapist and Workshop Leader from Bowen College, the only training school for Bowen Therapy in North America that has an independent accreditation from the Canadian Examining Board of Healthcare Practitioners and Bowen Therapists Professional Association.

About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:

Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker with a TEDx talk in September 2020, and the author of the Amazon best-selling book "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask." Watch for her next book, due out in 2020.

About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

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