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.
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