Naturopathic Essentials Health Centre - Mississauga,
                            Etobicoke, Naturopath and Acupuncture for Dermatology and Pain management

ABOUT US



Welcome to Naturopathic Essentials, a health clinic with a licensed Naturopathic Doctor & Registered Acupuncturist serving the residents of Mississauga, Etobicoke, Brampton, Oakville and the Greater Toronto Area.

At Naturopathic Essentials, we provide a supportive, healing environment where we care for your health. Our goal is to listen to and hear all of your health concerns so that we can understand and meet your individual needs. Through this approach, we work with you to establish a foundation of overall well-being using medical solutions that merge modern scientific training with time tested healing wisdom.


Our Philosophy


"The care you want, the health you need"


Our bodies are remarkable machines with several components working in harmony. No matter the cause (physical, psychological, or social), a symptom is the body’s way of expressing that it is in disarray. Certain organs or systems may not be working as they should. Together, we can restore your health by addressing the causes and not just the symptoms of your disease. It is our ambition to guide you on the route to a balanced, healthy life.

Our commitment to you

  • To listen to and address all of your health care concerns
  • To identify and treat the causes, not just the symptoms of your disease
  • To offer health solutions that work for you & within your budget
  • To improve your quality of life so you can remain healthy and active well into your retirement years
  • To provide an honest & supportive environment where you are free to express yourself

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About Dr. Ian Koo

Ian Koo, Honours B.Sc., ND, R.Ac

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine & Registered Acupuncturist


Dr. Ian Koo, ND, R.Ac, is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist at the Naturopathic Essentials Health Centre. He is a graduate of the four-year, full-time medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of only six accredited naturopathic colleges in North America. Before embarking on his medical degree, Dr. Koo graduated with honours and distinction from the University of Toronto where he majored in human biology.

As part of his medical training, Dr. Koo practiced at a number of clinics including the Sherbourne Health Centre and the LAMP Community Health Centre – a multidisciplinary facility comprised of allied health care professionals including naturopathic doctors, medical doctors, and registered nurses.

Naturopathic and Chinese medicine treatments have been of tremendous help with Dr. Koo's own battle with chronic eczema. Dr. Koo is trained in general family medicine and has a special interest in helping to improve the quality of life for those living with chronic conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, Crohn's, colitis, IBS and a host of cardiovascular related conditions like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Dr. Koo has had specialized training in the area of pain management and acupuncture and is one of a few NDs approved by Canada Post to provide care for chronic low back pain, rotator cuff tendonitis and anxiety. In addition to medical acupuncture, Ian is certified to perform cosmetic acupuncture. As part of an overall health regimen, Ian helps establish individualized, safe and effective weight loss programs.

A featured guest on Rogers Day Time TV, Dr. Koo has also contributed to various health magazines, including Best Health & Life Peak. Dr. Koo is a sought after speaker at major events like the Healthy Living Expo in Mississauga. He has spoken at Chapters Indigo stores and has run wellness seminars at corporations such as Hydo One Telecom, Church & Dwight and Oticon Canada. He is employed by the Children's Aid Society of Toronto to run regular workshops on various health topics. Dr. Koo has volunteered his time to speak to church groups, youths in schools, and other charitable foundations such as the Friends of Children from China.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Koo has incorporated time-tested healing wisdom with his modern scientific training.

Dr. Koo is an active member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. He is also registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

We welcome calls regarding any questions you may have.


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