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Coleen Murphy ND, LAc.

Meet Dr. Murphy

Coleen Murphy, ND, LAc

California licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist

I have been in clinical practice since 2004 when I founded Natural Medicine Works in California and have been providing naturopathic primary care medicine ever since. While I maintain a general practice, my specialty areas include women’s health, fertility, PCOS, maternity and newborn support, auto-immune disease, cancer, thyroid conditions, adrenal dysfunction, mood balance, and gastrointestinal disorders.

“My practice of family medicine is informed by my training but also by my life, as a wife and mother of two school aged boys, I am dedicated to keeping the entire family healthy. I had one hospital birth and one home birth and use my personal experiences to help guide new and expectant mothers through natural fertility services and the birthing process. I also care for my elderly relatives and see opportunities to apply naturopathic protocols and medicine at every stage of development, from conception to end of life.”

Personal Statement

I strive to achieve the highest level of health and vitality for those I treat. I believe in addressing the root cause of disease and treating it with non-invasive, natural therapies.My role is to inform and inspire you to take control of your health and to overcome your limitations. I care for the individual and offer personalized treatment plans while working side by side as a team with your other health care providers.

My Life and Medicine

I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia in a row home on a busy street and knew early on that I wanted to be a doctor.               I attended Syracuse University for my undergraduate degree and returned to Philadelphia to work as a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Specialist. Once the travel bug bit, I uprooted myself and took a year long journey through Asia, complete with training in Traditional Thai Massage at a Buddhist Temple in Northern Thailand.

The experience seeing the effectiveness and respect for life and nature inherent to traditional medicine, put me on the path to be a naturopathic doctor. I returned to Philadelphia in 1996 and began to practice and teach Thai Massage, and soon added the practice of Reiki, Qi Gong and Cranio-Sacral therapy. My experience as a bodyworker has been invaluable to the physical medicine work that I do with my patients.

Education

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
Bastyr University, Seattle, WA (2003)

Masters of Science in Acupuncture
Bastyr University, Seattle, WA (2003)

Bachelors of Science in Psychology
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (1992)

Memberships

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
California Association of Naturopathic Doctors

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