acupuncture, cupping & chinese medicine

stress management and lifestyle counseling


about naturopathic medicine

simple . . . running makes me happy!

I'm assuming it might do the same for you and perhaps that's how you found me here? Running has been a consistent and always reliable source of calming, grounding, energizing, and insight-provoking pleasure for me.  I tend to use running in lieu of a car or transit in order to get around town whether it's to my clinic, grabbing groceries, getting to meetings or if I'm literally just "running" errands.  I run to socialize.  I run to feel good and stay fit.  It's simple and accessible, almost anybody can do it, it's an environmentally-friendly way of transit and has so many other benefits, why wouldn't I run?!  One of my side-passions is helping my patients find something that makes them feel the same way that I do about running!

common concerns treated

naturopathic medicine

This is a comprehensive approach to healthcare combining medical sciences with naturopathic interventions.  We address the root cause of illness in a holistic, supportive manner which leads to more complete resolution of symptoms alongside preventative medicine. Treatments include clinical nutrition and supplementation, botanical medicine, acupuncture, cupping, physical medicine, lifestyle counseling and homeopathy.

  • Running and Sports Injuries including IT band syndrome, Runner's Knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome), plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendonitis (Achilles tendonitis, tennis and golfer's elbow)
  • Headaches, migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic pain
  • Fatigue and burnout
  • IBS & Digestive concerns 
  • Anxiety and Depression 
  • Acute and chronic infections
  • Hypothyroid & adrenal dysfunction
  • PMS, menopause & hormonal irregularities

clinical nutrition & supplementation

The running naturopath

why the running naturopath?

sports medicine & performance enhancement

Dr. Kathy treats a wide variety of sports injuries and athletic performance issues. Common treatment focuses include maximizing strength, endurance, energy, performance-enhancing nutrition, acute and chronic treatment & prevention of injuries.  Commonly-used treatments include nutritional analysis and counseling, supplementation, acupuncture and trigger point release, as well as Chinese cupping therapy.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - LOCATION CHANGE:  Dr. Kathy will be moving her practice to Sante Health at 35 Beechood Ave (3rd Floor) starting on October 1st, 2020!  Virtual & in-person appointments available.

Dr. Kathy van Zeyl, B.Sc, ND


herbs & botanical medicine