Dr. Anke Zimmermann, BSc, ND, FCAH, is a naturopathic physician with a special interest in childhood neurodevelopmental and behavioural disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, epilepsy, tics, night terrors, anxiety disorders, excessive aggression and jealousy.
She is also available to treat auto-immune disorders as well as more common childhood complaints such as bed-wetting, eczema, allergies, asthma and ear infections.
Her treatment approach focuses on finding the underlying cause of disease, whether that is nutritional deficiency, a traumatic event, an epigenetic imprint or a toxic injury. Her primary treatment modalities include nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and CEASE Therapy.
Dr. Anke has been in clinical practice for 25 years.
Adults are also occasionally accepted, please inquire.
Dr. Zimmermann holds a yoga teacher's diploma from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto, a Naturopathic Doctor's degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and an advanced specialization in classical homeopathy from the Canadian Academy of Classical Homeopathy.
Upon graduation from naturopathic college, Dr. Zimmermann was honoured with awards for achieving the highest grades in the class in botanical medicine and homeopathy.
She is trained in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, lifestyle counselling, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, applied kinesiology testing, IV therapies, bodywork, and various energy healing techniques.
Her favorite modality of treatment has always been homeopathy and she has taken intensive additional training in homeopathy with some of the world's best homeopathic teachers, including George Vithoulkas, Louis Klein, Rajan Sankaran, Sadhna Thakka, Alfons Geukens and many others.
She completed her CEASE certification training in 2013 and is a homeoprophylaxis supervisor under the auspices of Free And Healthy Children International.
Dr. Zimmermann founded the Equinox Centre for Natural Health in Newmarket, Ontario, in 1994. By 2005 it had grown into the major complementary health centre in York Region, offering the services of ten practitioners, including five naturopathic doctors, an acupuncturist, a massage therapist, a nutritionist and a counsellor.
Dr. Zimmermann was honored with a 'Naturopathic Medicine Achievement Award' at the 2004 "Celebration of Women" in York Region for outstanding contributions to the community.
She taught classical homeopathy at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine for three years and guest-lectured at the Ontario College of Naturopathic medicine. Dr. Zimmermann has also given countless presentations on all aspects of natural health care to the general public, businesses, service organizations, schools and colleges.
In 2005 Dr. Zimmermann moved to Victoria to enjoy the beautiful island lifelstyle and to focus more on research, teaching and writing.
Dr. Zimmermann has also written hundred of articles for various publications, including Naturopathic Doctor's News and Review, Hpathy and Simillimum.
In January 2015 she was invited to speak about her work with CEASE Therapy and developmental disorders at an international Neurology and Biochemistry Conference in Portland. Here is a link to the presentation at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
She has also presented at the BC Annual Conference for Naturopathic Physicians and is a regular speaker at the BC Society for Homeopaths.
If you are interested in having her as a speaker please don't hesitate to contact her, she is very happy to share her knowledge.
Dr. Zimmermann is a member of College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia in good standing.