Meet Dr. Amy
Hello! My name is Dr. Amy Punké (rhymes with funky).
We all have a story, and I want to hear yours!
My journey to naturopathic medicine started almost 20 years ago when I started studying Health Sciences in Respiratory Therapy at Dalhousie University. The education, experience and skills I developed working in acute care (both in Halifax and Phoenix) were invaluable to the practitioner I am today.
I am passionate about empowering people to take back their health. Unfortunately, with the growing 'wellness industry', we are often made to feel that health and wellness are only attainable to those who can afford it-- eating only organic food, buying expensive supplements and running pricey lab tests.
While these methods may be useful, to me, health and healing is really all about our connection to ourselves and to our community. And we all have access to this.
I truly believe in the healing power of nature and our body's innate ability to heal, when given the chance-- and that's what naturopathic medicine is all about!
When I'm not in my clinic, I can usually be found somewhere outside-- hiking and exploring my beautiful province with my rescue-adventure-husky, Louie.
I am member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). I am licensed with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA).
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the innate healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease
Heartburn/ GERD, IBS, IBD, SIBO, gas & bloating, chronic diarrhea or constipation, etc.
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives & other chronic skin conditions
Chronic ear infections, tonsillitis, eczema & other skin conditions
Women's Health & Hormones
Endometriosis, PCOS, painful periods, fibroids, irregular &/or heavy periods, PMS, PMDD, menopause, Post Birth Control Syndrome, thyroid conditions
Male & Female fertility, support during IVF/IUI
Sleep issues, fatigue, anxiety & depression, HPA axis dysfunction (adrenal support)
We were made to self heal...
Our bodies have a tremendous ability to heal— if given a chance.
The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate this innate healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease.
— Dr. Amy Punké, ND