Naturopathy

“Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and distinct system of health care that emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics. The doctors who practice naturopathic medicine, called naturopathic doctors (NDs), are trained to serve as primary care general practitioners who are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of both acute and chronic health conditions. Naturopathic doctors are trained at accredited, four-year, post-graduate, residential naturopathic medical programs. The training consists of comprehensive study of the conventional medical sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, etc, as well as detailed study of a wide variety of natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors are guided by six principles: (1) Do No Harm; (2) The Healing Power of Nature; (3) Find the Cause; (4) Treat the Whole Person; (5) Preventive Medicine; and, (6) Doctor as Teacher.“

- https://www.calnd.org/naturopathicmedicine

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Savahn Rosinbum, ND

Dr. Savahn Rosinbum is a licensed naturopathic physician with a degree from Bastyr University. She offers both in-person and telemedicine visits as an adjunctive care physician. Dr. Rosinbum works with patients to a life that feels physically and emotionally healthy and in balance. She works with adults and children of all genders to improve their overall health, and offers a naturopathic perspective on health concerns of importance to them. She works collaboratively with patients and respects each person’s budget, timeline, capacity, and goals. Dr. Rosinbum believes there is a useful time and place for all tools in the medical toolbox. She uses pharmaceuticals, herbal medicines, high-dose nutrients (supplements), nutrition and lifestyle counseling, flower essences, homeopathy, and bodywork (craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation). Sometimes the best medicine is simply the tincture of time and making meaning of the experience. She tends to do minimal laboratory testing and her goal is that eventually patients will not be reliant on any medications or supplements. She can help patients decide what testing, referrals, and therapies are the best fit for their particular concerns.

Dr. Rosinbum works with a variety of physical and mental health concerns such as fatigue and medical mysteries; digestive issues including IBS, Crohn’s, celiac disease, and food intolerances; hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism; skin concerns such as acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and urticaria; hormonal concerns such as PCOS, PMS, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, hirsutism, and fertility; mood disorders such as anxiety, health anxiety, depression, and PTSD; sleep disorders including insomnia and night terrors/nightmares; metabolic concerns such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and NASH/NAFL; cognitive concerns and dementia risk reduction; autoimmune disorders; immune system support for frequent colds/flus/sinusitis and allergies; and chronic pain. She works with transgender and GNC patients and manages gender affirmation interventions (including hormones) using an informed-consent model. She enjoys working with patients in their recovery from disordered eating patterns. She can provide general physical exams including pap smears, breast/chest exams, and referrals for screening exams including STI testing.



Herbalism

Herbal medicine has been used by every culture around the world throughout history for health and healing. Our herbalist, Elena Roemer, is trained in an East-West approach, using both advanced diagnostic tools from Traditional Chinese Medicine and the latest in scientific research on medicinal plants. After a thorough holistic evaluation and discussion of health goals, specific botanical combinations are carefully selected for each individual. She also employs health-coaching strategies to empower and educate clients in reaching their goals, through dietary and lifestyle modifications, to integrate alongside taking their custom herbal formula. 

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Elena Roemer

Elena Roemer is a Western and Chinese herbalist who supports her clients in reaching flourishing health through herbal medicine remedies and lifestyle adjustments. Like the ancient Taoists, she believes that health encompasses the whole person and that body, mind, and spirit must be aligned with nature to restore health. Using advanced diagnostic tools from Traditional Chinese Medicine and the latest in scientific research on medicinal herbs, she loves creating custom botanical formulas for her clients, while empowering and educating them to reach their health goals. She is passionate about mental-emotional health, supporting women to thrive at all ages, and inclusive of all bodies and identities on the path to optimum wellness. She first began studying herbal medicine from an East-West perspective in 2009 and continued learning across many botanical traditions until enrolling at ACTCM in San Francisco, where she is scheduled to complete her doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2019.