Meet Our Naturopath Dr. Shiyama:shiyamaheadshot

Dr. Shiyama Hassan is an International Medical Graduate MD. After coming to Canada she has worked at McMaster Children’s Hospital as a clinical fellow. During this period she was registered with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She has also studied at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. She is now a Licensed ND registered with College Of Naturopaths Of Ontario. She is a member of Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

 Additional Training and Courses:  

  • Training in Chemical Imbalances In The Brain:

When there is a chemical imbalance of the neurotransmitters in the brain, these neurotransmitters do not function well which can cause mood disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorders). From history and blood tests it is possible to know if there is chemical imbalance and appropriate treatment can be given.


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Methylation Issues: Research shows that children with Autism spectrum disorders can have methylation issues, chemical imbalances and toxin accumulation etc, Identifying these and treating appropriately are crucial in improving quality of life and preventing complications.

  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment And Acupuncture Methods:

Natural modalities of treatments have shown promising results in the treatment of chronic pain.


  • Training in Facial rejuvenation and acupuncture: Facial Rejuvenation works by improving blood flow to facial muscles and tissues, removes toxins, improves oxygenation to the skin cells, helps with collagen formation. Hence decreases formation of wrinkles on face, minimizes existing wrinkles, tighten the skin and improves skin tone, lifts saggy skin in a very natural way.


  • Training in Reiki Energy Healing: Dr. Hassan believes healing involves healing of the whole person; body, mind, and spiritual healing. Hence she may incorporate Reiki healing in her mode of treatment for those people who wish to incorporate Reiki.


  • Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutic Examination: After passing the prescribing exam, now she is able to prescribe certain medications like Bioidentical Hormones (BHRT) and vitamin injections.


What can you expect during a visit with Dr. Hassan:

Your first visit will gather a detailed medical history and perform a focused physical exam. During this initial consultation Dr. Hassan will collect all the information required to make an assessment of your case. Laboratory tests will be used when needed to assist in making an assessment and diagnosis. Patients are encouraged to bring any recent lab work to their naturopathic visit. Naturopathic Physicians are trained in running labtests, however this expense is not covered under OHIP and private labs are used when needed. She will then formulate an individualized treatment protocol, which may include any of the following:

Life style modification,

Diet and nutrition,

Supplements and Vitamins,

Herbal/Botanical medicine,

Bioidentical Hormones

Traditional Chinese Medicine and


Homeopathic medicines

Naturopathic manipulations and physical medicine,

Reiki Energy Healing,


Her focus of treatment are:

  • Autoimmune Diseases.

  • Digestive Health.

  • Food Sensitivities.

  • Toxins and Detoxification.

  • Women’s Health, and Pregnancies.

  • Hormonal Imbalances.

  • Mood disorders with Anxiety, Depression, ADHD.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Chemical Imbalances in the Brain.

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About Naturopathic Medicine:

Naturopathic Doctors are primary care practitioners who identify and treat a wide array of health conditions in patients of any age, using natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine can benefit most health conditions by incorporating the use of dietary supplements, herbal remedies, lifestyle counseling, clinical nutrition, acupuncture and more. Your naturopathic doctor will use a combination of these therapies in order to customize a treatment plan to fit your needs.

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of primary care that addresses the root cause of illness or disease and promotes health and healing using natural therapies. NDs support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself, focusing on prevention and using natural substances and treatments. The primary goal of naturopathic treatment is to address the cause of illnesses, rather than simply treating or suppressing symptoms. In other words, NDs concern themselves with the “why” as well as with the “what” of an illness or disease.