If you’d like to try a more natural approach toward keeping your body healthy, there is another method worth trying.
Called naturopathy, this field of medicine uses herbs, massages, acupuncture, therapies, nutrition, and exercise to encourage the body to fight against illnesses.
If you’re interested in this kind of treatment, read on to discover our top recommendations for the best naturopaths in Dubai! Take note though, that this list is in no particular order.
How Much Do Naturopathy Services Cost
Naturopaths offer various treatments depending on the patient’s condition. Usually, they start with checkups for a few sessions. After that, both the naturopath and patient decide on the treatment plan.
These health professionals can prescribe a lifestyle plan, diet and even acupuncture, chiropractic sessions, and more. These practitioners aim to provide a remedy that deals with the root cause of the patient’s disease.
The table below shows the common activities that you need to pay for during a visit to a naturopath, for reference:
|90-minute initial visit||AED 1000 - AED 1500|
|Follow-up checkup||AED 400 - AED 700|
The Best Naturopaths in Dubai
To give you the best results, we used the following criteria to assess these health professionals:
1. Dr. Anju Varghese of Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre
|FOCUS AREAS||Non-Invasive Diagnosis And Therapy (Bio-Resonance), Integrative Cancer Care And Detoxification, Vitamins, Amino Acids, Minerals & Antioxidants Therapy, And More!|
|ADDRESS||Oud Metha Rd - Za'abeel - Za'abeel 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 335 1200|
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Monday - Friday)|
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Saturday)
The Dubai Herbal and Treatment Center is a clinic that focuses on Allopathic and Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Dubai. Opened in 2003, the health establishment aims to provide solutions catered to their patient’s well-being.
This hospital is licensed and certified by Dubai’s Health Authority, which means that its treatments pass the standards of the government.
For their naturopathic medicine, this clinic employs licensed experts that have over 10 years of experience. One of them is Dr. Anju Varghese, a doctor of naturopathy and a dietician.
She has over ten years of experience in her field and mainly focuses on naturopathy. She can also provide natural cancer care and detox, as well as yoga, and colon hydrotherapy.
Dr. Varghese can also help patients who have diabetes, bowel syndrome, or any cardiovascular diseases, as well as women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome.
She accepts patients of all genders and ages as well!
Looking at her certifications, the doctor is a certified colon-hydro therapist, as well as a member of the Global Professional Association for Colon Therapy. We recommend heading to her for more natural remedies for colon issues.
For interested people, we do have to point out that going to her for treatment will not only last for one to two sessions. Usually, patients have more than two sessions to get the right care they need.
Regardless, we recommend Dr. Varghese for her expertise in colon treatments, as well as her focus on naturopathic medicine!
“I had the most amazing ayurvedic massage in here. The therapist is very professional and i also had consulation complimentary from the doctor.
When i finished i also have sauna availabe. Amazing” – Anna Silva
Great Service, Excellent Staff
“Service is excellent. I was greeted by friendly and helpful front desk staff. Within minutes I was attended to by a nurse for vitals and subsequently called on by the Dr. The Dr. was very knowledgeable about the treatment I went through. Price is very reasonable. When I went (Nov 2021) they had a 50% promo.” – Joey Francis Rosaro
2. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Saifi of Ibn Al Nafees Medical Clinic
|FOCUS AREAS||Arthritis, Detoxification, Skin conditions, High blood pressure, PMS, and more!|
|ADDRESS||Dubai 04 - Rebat Street - 28 99 621 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 289 9621|
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Sunday - Thursday)|
With over 15 years of experience in his chosen medical field, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Saifi of Ibn Al Nafees Medical Clinic might be the one you need!
The said doctor is a naturopathic medicine practitioner. He is certified by both the UAE and American boards which certifies the expertise and quality of his advise and care towards his patients.
Speaking of care, Dr. Saifi specializes in general family naturopathic medicine. He mostly focuses on adults, but can also cater to children if needed.
He has solved and worked with various medical conditions such as arthritis, PMS, immune system disorders, allergies, digestive disorders, and more. He has also dealt with psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression.
We’ve observed that he mostly deals with general conditions of the body. While he can provide assistance or advice to issues relating to mental health, we believe that it’s best to seek his naturopathic advice for problems of the physical body.
What we like about him the most is his experience. He spent 15 years working in Dubai but before heading to the city, he spent time as a naturopath in the United States for 9 years.
For people who would like to book a consultation with Ibn Al Nafees Medical Clinic, we advise you to call them. They do have an online chat option on their website, but it might take a long time before you receive a response.
Overall, we recommend Dr. Saifi for those who experience general medical problems. With his years of experience in the field and expertise in a wide variety of medical issues, he earns a spot on our list.
Great Doctor, Expert Advise
“Convenient location, but make sure to book appointments in advance specially for Sunnah days. Dr. Iftikhar Saifi did an amazing job, he even threw a few tips for my diet control as I have a medical condition. Jazakallah o Khairan” -Ibrahim Khan
Doctor has a good personality, Great Service
“Amazing experience doctor iftikhar saifee is a great person very down to earth and humble personality. I am feeling much much better after doing hijama. ALHAMDU LILLAH. Just one advice to all if u want to get rid from medicines and frequent doctors’ visit just go for this treatment which a Sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). INSHA ALLAH it will be very beneficial” -Fahwad Rasheed
3. Dr. Heather Eade of NOVOMED
|FOCUS AREAS||Chronic Fatigue, Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine|
Naturopathic & Functional Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine
|ADDRESS||Marina Plaza - 3004, 30th Floor - Al Marsa St - Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 800 6686|
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
Dr. Heather Eade is a naturopathic physician and integrative medicine specialist working for NOVOMED. Her medical practice has been certified by the Canadian medical board.
Aside from that, she has also obtained certifications in acupuncture, IV/chelation therapy, detoxification, as well as Chinese medicine.
She also has 16 years of experience handling patients with chronic fatigue, detoxification, and providing therapy for physiological disorders. But mostly, she handles general issues that can be dealt with naturopathic medicine.
We observed that she doesn’t have a specific medical issue that she specializes in. What makes Dr. Eade different from the other naturopaths out there though, is the training and certifications she obtained in the aforementioned treatments.
Also, according to some of her previous patients that we’ve conversed with, she is helpful and explains their condition really well in a way that is easy to understand.
If you believe that she might be the right doctor to seek your current problem, we recommend calling NOVOMED in advance first to determine her availability.
As we’ve concluded, we mostly recommend this doctor for her acupuncture and IV therapy treatments. In addition, her 16 years of experience in the medical field is something that we believe is note-worthy as well!
“The best doctor to see honestly. She figured out what was happening in my body when all the doctors that I had seen before couldn’t. She helped me get my health back on track and made me realise how with food and supplements only I can reverse all my symptoms. She is truly a gem and I cannot imagine my life without her guidance. She also figured out what my unexplained infertility was really about, and i am now 5 weeks pregnant after years of trying, and I didn’t even go through surgery, just changed my food and supplements. She is amazing.” – review via Dr.Five
Great Communication Skills, Good Personality
“Dr Heather was amazing. So refreshing to speak to a doctor who really listens and wants to encourage more questions rather than rushing to a diagnosis and showing you the door. She understood what I wanted to achieve and talked me through her analysis in painstaking detail. Its easy to tell when someone really knows what they’re talking about…” -Haider Khan
4. Dr. Lanelle Dunn of American Hospital Dubai
|FOCUS AREAS||Acupuncture, Cardiovascular Diseases Nutrition, Family Counseling, Genetic Counseling, Geriatric Nutrition, Malnutrition for Children, and more!|
|ADDRESS||Villa No. 1200, Umm Suqeim 2, Al Wasl Road|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 377 5500|
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
American Hospital Dubai is a multi-specialty healthcare center with multiple branches set in the UAE and Dubai. One of these branches is located in Jumeirah Clinic, where our chosen naturopath for this list holds their practice.
Dr. Lanelle Dunn is a licensed naturopath that has an experience of over 18 years. She also has post-graduate degrees from different specialties that help her expand her repertoire of services.
These include a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and a master’s degree in Consciousness, Spirituality, & Transpersonal Psychology. Her experience and education aid her in providing various treatments.
Dr. Dunn can provide services such as acupuncture, cardiovascular disease nutritional advice, family counseling, genetic counseling, and spiritual healing. We also noticed a focus on nutrition for children and pregnant women.
For patients who are interested in her expertise, take note that American Hospital Dubai, only accepts NextCare insurance. That said, you might need to pay out of pocket for any succeeding treatments and consultations.
In conclusion, we think that it’s best to consult with Dr. Lanelle Dunn for problems that can be treated by acupuncture or spiritual and psychological healing.
She is also capable of providing nutritional and dietary solutions for children and women, so we recommend her for that aspect as well!
Expert Service and Care
“Dr.Lanalle is exceptional. Can’t thank her enough for her role in helping me heal my Graves’ disease.” – Sasha A., via Helium Doc
5. Dr. Darya Homayounfar of German Medical Center FZ-LLC
|FOCUS AREAS||Autoimmune Diseases, Endocrine Disorders, Laser Treatments|
|ADDRESS||Dubai Healthcare City Clinic 302 & 404, Ibn Sina Building 27, Block BUAE.|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 248 0574|
E-mail: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Saturday - Thursday)|
German Medical Center, opened in 2005, is a healthcare facility that provides a wide variety of medical services catering to patients with different medical issues. They employ experts in different fields to cater to a wide range of patients.
One of them is Dr. Darya Homayounfar, a naturopath serving in the clinic. She focuses on treating autoimmune diseases and endocrine disorders through alternative healing methods found in her chosen field.
Take note that out of all the naturopaths we have looked at, she has the most limited amount of treatments available for clients. However, she is highly specialized in these treatments and can provide expert care for patients with these disorders.
One great thing about this doctor is her experience. She has spent over 28 years in the field treating patients in Germany as well as in Dubai. Aside from that, she also obtained her doctorate degree in Naturopathy from Germany’s Munich University.
We also like that the hospital she works at accepts a wide range of insurance. These include the Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company, INAYAH TPA, Aetna, Iris, and many more!
Just to be on the safe side, make sure to check their list of accepted insurance policies to know if yours can cover the costs for your naturopath consultation.
FAQs About Naturopaths in Dubai
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