ABOUT CAROL

I am a Naturopath, Licensed Acupuncturist, Functional Medicine™ expert and Homeopath, with over 30 years of experience in providing integrative health care.

I’m on a mission to bring good health to as many people as possible.

I’m on a mission to bring good health to as many people as possible.

What thoughts come to mind when you think about the concept of “healing”?

The Western perspective of disease or injury is that “something has happened to you” and medication or surgery will make you better. But there are other approaches that are less invasive, and leverage the body’s natural inclination and ability to heal itself.

Redefining “healing”

My introduction to the world of natural healing came when a roommate was diagnosed with cancer. I was with her when the oncologist told her, “We’ve done all we can for you. There’s nothing more to do.”

My friend wasn’t willing to give up and accept that fate. Before the concept of detoxifying became a household world, Dr. Christopher Gian Cursio, a chiropractor and pioneer in the field of natural healing, was recommending detoxifying diets for his patients who hadn’t been helped with standard medicine. He treated my friend and more than 30 years later, she is alive, working and enjoying her life!

I was so impressed, I ended up working for Dr. Cursio as his assistant, yet it still took time for me to fully abandon the notions of healing I’d grown up with. When a young girl came to see the doctor with a severe case of acne,  I remember wondering why she didn’t just take an antibiotic. Instead, I saw her physical and emotional health restored  following Dr. Cursio’s nutritional protocols –no antibiotic needed!

I saw this happen consistently and began to understand his methodology.  At its core: given the right nutrition and support, the body has the ability to heal itself.

One day, I found a catalogue in Dr. Cursio’s office for the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and I realized this was my path to gain the education and skills I would need to help people recover their health and their life!

How I approach healing now

Dr. Cursio believed that true healing requires returning the mind and body to the time when the illness developed. Known as the “root-cause approach,” this practice involves listening and understanding the many clues your body communicates – before the disease even appears – that something is wrong.

Dr. Cursio’s approach continues to form the foundation of my practice. The people I work with see the greatest success in reclaiming their health when we look back to the roots of their illness. When did the symptoms start? What was going on in your life when the symptoms first appeared? By creating a timeline for the development of the disease, from root causes to current stressors, we begin to unravel the “why” and “how” of your illness – and we are then able to see the path back to wellness.

Professional Experience

Integrative Health Practice

Primary Health Practitioner for individuals and families. Extensive clinical experience in treatment of chronic illness. 1983 – Present.
Clinical Nutritionist, Berkeley Holistic Health Center – one of the countries first holistic health centers.

Education

Integrative Cancer Therapy

2007 to present: Mederi Foundation Clinical Training Program with Donnie Yance, MH, CN and Dwight McKee, MD.

Naturopathic and Homeopathic

National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon. Naturopathic Doctor Degree, 1983.
Homeopathic Master Clinician Course by Lou Klein.
Advanced Homeopathy Courses with Jayeesh Shah, Rajan Sankaran, and Divya.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, San Francisco, CA.
Acupuncture License: California State License #AC3404.
NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Certification: #002637.

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