Dr. Chung completed her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and Bachelor of Art in Cultural and Spiritual Psychology at the University of Calgary. She trained as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and is certified in intravenous therapy, acupuncture, facial acupuncture rejuvenation, and holds pharmaceutical prescription rights in the province of British Columbia.
Dr. Chung has always wanted to be a physician – to be in service, to connect with people, and to accompany them on their healing journey; this is a common story for many physicians. So what is so unique about her story?
Her love for naturopathic medicine began when she was younger. Spending time in the kitchen with her mom and learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine – the different herbs and spices, and healing with food. It was here that she realized the importance of not only food and botanicals, but also of connection and close relationships to health and healing. At the age of 17, she pursued her science degree but quickly became dissatisfied with all that she was learning. There seemed to be something missing: cultural and spiritual psychology – it was here that she found the missing piece, the piece that would complete, propel, and inspire her future practice. However, this wasn’t the end of inspiration that life had to offer her.
Based on personal experiences, she became interested in anxiety and depression, motivating her to dive head first into researching the holistic treatment approaches to these multi-factorial conditions. It is through all these experiences that she plans on integrating food, spirituality, and mindfulness into her practice, though she strives to maintain a general practice.
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- I had the pleasure of being Dr. Chung’s patient. She is an authentic, brilliant and open-minded doctor whose passion for naturopathic medicine and research is infectious. She genuinely cares about her patients, and has a natural gift... more>
- Dr. Katherine Chung brought something completely unique to my experience at the clinic and is someone who I aspire to become like in the future. I witnessed her diligent work behind the scenes for every single one of her patients in order to provide them with the upmost quality of care. more>