Dr. Rachelle was inspired by life experiences and family health concerns to prevent and treat chronic illnesses. She is passionate about Women’s Health, Weight Loss, Hormone Balancing, and Digestive Health. Dr. Rachelle addresses such concerns by using modalities such as Nutritional medicine (therapeutic diets, nutrient supplements, nutritional IV therapy), Botanical medicine, Chinese medicine, Homeopathy, and Physical medicine. At the core of all of this is health education and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Rachelle loves working with people and draws on experiences in working in various communities and with various cultures.
Dr. Rachelle recently opened her own practice in Oakland, California after being an Associate at Holistic Fertility Center in Berkeley and completing a primary care Residency program in San Francisco. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from National College of Natural Medicine (now National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. During this time, Dr. Rachelle did rotations in Chronic Care, Women’s Health, Naturopathic Cardiopulmonary Care, and Botanical and Anthroposophical medicine. Dr. Rachelle is excited to bring her style of holistic medicine to the Bay area!
Specialties and Symptoms Treated:
- Digestive Health: Food sensitivities, Stomach ulcers, Constipation or Diarrhea, Bloating, Malabsorption, Micronutrient deficiency, Anemia, and more. There is a “gut-brain connection” where digestive issues can lead to issues of brain fog, poor memory, and issues with mood. Joint pain and skin issues can even be a symptom of issues with digestion.
- Hormone Balancing: Blood sugar dysregulation, Thyroid issues, Sex hormone imbalance, High cortisol, Adrenal Fatigue, and much more. Hormones in the body are cyclical and can be easily tested.
- Weight Loss: Inability to lose weight despite diet and exercise? Need guidance on how and when to eat for your body type? Want to lose weight naturally so it stays off long term? Dr. Rachelle can help you figure out what is happening in your body and get you on the right path.
- Women’s Health: Irregular menses, heavy menses, PMS symptoms, Preconception, Perimenopause, Menopause, Cervical dysplasia, and more. Working with Dr. Rachelle, you can find out what diet, herbs, and homeopathic remedies are the best for you no matter your season of life.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians www.naturopathic.org
California Naturopathic Doctors Association, Board Member www.calnd.org
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic doctors are trained in the art and science of natural health care at one of the eight available accredited medical colleges or universities. Naturopathic doctors are equally trained as medical doctors with emphasis on naturopathic therapies. Naturopathic doctors aim to identify and treat the cause of illness and treat the whole person in order to prevent disease.