Dr. Charmagne Sia Lu, ND, IBCLC

I’ve always been fascinated and interested in medicine and nature. Becoming a naturopath has allowed me to intersect these interests. I believe that nature provided everything that we would ever need. All the medicine needed to cure every disease was out there, waiting to be discovered - or re-discovered. My love for botanical medicine sprouted along with my desire to prevent diseases and help people heal.

Naturopathic medicine was the perfect combination of things that I loved. I learned about conventional medicine - the pharmacology along with pathophysiology - and the different therapies that I can use to help people heal.  Naturopathic medicine is largely about preventative medicine, but it also addresses several ailments that conventional medicine has a hard time treating due to the chronicity of it, such as Alzheimer's Disease, concussions, hypertension, etc.

Breastfeeding is an important part of growth and development of an infant, and allows a strong bond to be formed with the mother and baby. I choose to learn and train to be a Lactation Consultant because I want to support mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. It is very difficult, and the support for the dyad is lacking, and to fill this gap, I have gotten my IBCLC to give quality help to mothers.  

In addition, I am a Birth Doula, trained in encouraging and empowering women with their birth experience. As a Birth Doula, I am with the mother throughout the whole of her labour from when she needs me to helping her latch her baby. 

Credentials:

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine | Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

    • Internship - Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic

    • Internship - Brampton Civic Hospital

    • Internship - Queen West Satellite Clinic

  • Member of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

  • Member of the Calgary Doula Association

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

    • Internship at International Breastfeeding Centre

    • Internship at Breastfeeding Clinic in Circle Medical

    • Internship at Breastfeeding Clinic in South Calgary Primary Care Network

  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences | University of Calgary

Photo by Suzy Becker

Photo by Suzy Becker