About Dr. Amy Gilchrist
Dr. Amy Gilchrist is a naturopathic physician with a general practice and a special interest in women’s health. She is also the Clinical Director of the Family Naturopathic Clinic, a naturopathic teaching facility here at Acacia that provides free naturopathic care to low-income young families.
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Dr. Amy Gilchrist's Credentials
Education & Certificates
- Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, N.D.
- Athletic Therapy
- Concussion Care
- Naturopathic Care
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Infrared Saunas
- Osteopathic Manual Therapy
- IV Therapy
Years of Experience
Research Articles by Dr. Amy Gilchrist
Barriers to participating in an HIV vaccine trial: a systematic review
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) exacts a heavy toll in terms of morbidity and mortality. Education programs stressing preventative methods have managed to slow the spread of HIV infection in some regions . However, an estimated 15 000 new individuals are infected each day. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), despite its proven benefits, remains too costly and complex for the majority of HIV-infected people, 90% of whom live in developing countries . Under these circumstances, an effective preventative vaccine may represent the best hope for reversing the growing HIV pandemic.
Characteristics of pediatric and adolescent patients attending a naturopathic college clinic in Canada
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has grown substantially in North America and has drawn the attention of conventional-medicine practitioners. Conventional-medicine practitioners have expressed concern about the potential for unregulated CAM therapies to cause harm, the sometimes-uncertain cost-benefit ratios associated with these therapies, and the possibility that some CAM providers might advise against established conventional therapies, such as vaccination. These concerns are heightened with respect to the pediatric use of CAM products. To address this issue, we conducted a systematic audit of pediatric and adolescent case files at a large, college-based, Canadian naturopathic teaching clinic. We specifically sought to describe the demographic characteristics, reasons for presentation, use of CAM products, and vaccinations status of children presenting for naturopathic assessment. We also determined factors associated with the use of CAM products and vaccination status.
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The Family Naturopathic Clinic, Victoria BC, Canada
The Family Naturopathic Clinic is a joint project of the Young Parents Support Network, Acacia Integrative Health, Dr. Amy Gilchrist ND, Dr. Kristin Schnurr ND, and The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. The only clinic of its kind in Canada, The Family Naturopathic Clinic provides Naturopathic health care free-of-charge to young parented, low income families here in Victoria.