I believe health encompasses every aspect of our being. From the food we eat to our thoughts, we have the ability to create the life we want to be living.
As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor I practice integrative family medicine, which means I am able to provide my patients with a broad scope of treatment options while educating them about their choices. I offer both acute and chronic disease management, with a focus in women’s health, fertility and pelvic floor dysfunction. I am a Certified Holistic Pelvic Care Specialist and Certified Yoga Instructor.
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Holistic Pelvic Care™ is a technique used to treat pe...
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Childbirth is one of the most amazing and demanding eve...
Any woman who has been through childbirth can tell you that what the pelvic floor goes through is nothing short of a heroic feat. The muscles, connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels all have to make way for a whole person to pass through. Although it may be a very small person, it is a [...]
Smoke, like the kind that comes from campfires, wood burning stoves and wildfires is a source of pollutants that can create a major burden on our lungs. Even the healthiest of individuals are impacted by smoke in the air, but there are specific groups that are at higher risk for complications. Children take more breaths [...]
It is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of my new California Natural Medicine practice. I will be practicing Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland’s Grand Lake area beginning in September. My office is located on Grand Avenue in the same space as Awaken Chiropractic, a wonderful group of holistically minded practitioners. The space is beautiful, [...]
I’m very excited to announce that I will be joining the East Bay natural medicine community this fall. I am in the early stages of relocating (I’ll officially be in the area at the end of July) and am looking for the perfect place to open my practice. As a Naturopathic Family Doctor, I believe [...]
Do you love getting out into nature? Me too! I absolutely love hiking with my family and dog. I also enjoy dinner in the backyard, working in the garden and camping. What I don’t enjoy (and I think we can all agree) are the bug bites. Nothing ruins a great meal faster than a swarm [...]
These days it seems like I am hearing more from everyone, not just patients, about the issues they are having with grains. Gluten, in particular, tends to cause problems for many people with an array of symptoms pointing to a sensitivity. But in general, grains can be inflammatory for people leading to joint pain and [...]
Myofascial Pelvic Pain Syndrome (MPPS) is a type of pelvic floor disorder caused by tight muscles within the pelvic floor, which often contain trigger points. The inappropriate contraction and tension in these muscles lead to pain in the pelvis, bladder, vagina, vulva or rectum. When pressure is applied to these muscles there can be a [...]
Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth, June 20th, 6:00 pm at Milagros in NE Portland. Hormonal imbalances affect women from adolescents through menopause. Common symptoms of imbalance include hot flashes, PMS, weight gain, difficulty becoming pregnant, acne and many others. Join Dr. Brighten as she discusses natural approaches to balancing hormones and alleviating symptoms related [...]
Are you allergies getting the best of you this season? Sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose are just some of the symptoms your seasonal allergies may be causing. By making some simple adjustments to your diet and lifestyle you can begin to find relief from your allergy symptoms, naturally. Clean Up Your Diet If you are [...]
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Rosanna “Rose” Chang is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in the vibrant Lake Merritt neighborhood of Oakland. In her work as a psychotherapist, she is passionate about collaborating with teens and women around greater empowerment and healing at a core level. Rose combines the power of deep compassionate listening with an integrative blend of EMDR, Reiki, and attachment repair to support her clients’ in living with more freedom, wholeness, and authenticity.
Dr. Kenda Burke, DC utilizes a style of chiropractic called Biogeometric Integration (BGI) along with a combination of soft tissue and breath work alongside gentle structural (or bony) adjustments, all the while focusing on the inner release of past and current tension and trauma.
Dr. Armene Lamson, DC is a trained Doula and has completed extra course work in chiropractic pediatrics and pregnancy. Her approach assists patients in releasing tension patterns and also teaching the body how to better handle the stresses of life.
Root & Stem Integrative Chinese Medicine
Jessica Parker, LAc, MTMC specializes in Women’s Health, Reproductive and Prenatal Health, Liver Health and Detoxification, Integrative Wellness during Chemotherapy and Radiation.
Jeani Fink, LAc offers facial rejuvenation therapy, geriatric care, orthopedic and sports medicine.
Bamboo Healing Arts
Gina Marie Buonpane CMT, CBP is a certified BodyTalk practitioner and Massage Therapist who has been practicing for nearly 20 years. BodyTalk is a holistic modality allowing the body to clearly communicate with all of its systems while clearing out any emotional or other blockages there might be, therefore promoting healing & balance. She has a family-centered practice where she sees men, women & children and specializes in working with pregnant women and new moms.
Mariposa Massage Therapy And Doula Support
Francine Madrid, BA, CMT, CD is a practicing massage therapist, herbalist and birth worker (midwife under supervision & doula) in Oakland. “My deepest hope is to assist in the healing of body and spirit through these traditional practices.” ~Francine