ABOUT Dr. Lin Dan Zhu ND, LAc, Dipl. OM

Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner
Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist

Dr. Lin Dan Zhu is a California licensed naturopathic doctor, functional medicine practitioner, acupuncturist, and Chinese herbalist, who genuinely cares about you because she understands what it feels like to go from one doctor to another doctor and not able to get answers and solutions that don’t require taking numerous prescription pills and supplements.


She discovered naturopathic medicine and found her calling to become a naturopathic doctor and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner after she met a wonderful naturopathic doctor who healed her from her health issues. Then when she experienced an acute episode of Bell’s palsy that resolved without taking any steroids but just 4 acupuncture visits, she became a firm believer in this ancient healing modality.

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Dr. Zhu provides personalized natural medicine using a whole person approach that blends naturopathy, functional medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help you uncover root causes of your symptoms. Dr. Zhu searches for underlying triggers that contribute to your illness through cutting edge lab testing. She seeks effective, gentle, and least invasive interventions tailored to your specific preferences and needs. She teaches you how to eat smarter, sleep better, and breathe deeper – all important because they are the foundation to good health.


At the core of Dr. Zhu’s approach are the beliefs that your body has an innate ability to heal itself, you are resilient, and that you are already whole. She helps you to strengthen your connection with yourself because when you truly have self-compassion towards yourself, real deep healing happens. When you prioritize your health above everything else, you start to treat your body as a temple and you make decisions based on what is best for your health. She looks forward to partnering alongside you to guide you in your journey towards health transformation.


Dr. Zhu is a heartfelt natural healer and lifestyle medicine expert with a multifaceted toolkit that leads to successful results.


  • Boston University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology


  • Graduated with magna cum laude from Bastyr University
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


  • TrueNorth Health Center
  • Received extensive training in supervised water only and juice fasting, plant based nutrition, and preventative and lifestyle medicine


  • Completed all coursework required in the functional medicine certification program at the Institute for Functional Medicine
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Dr. Zhu changed my life when she taught me how to breathe correctly. My breathing was interfering with daily activities, exercise, and causing me a lack of sleep. I went from getting an average of 4-5 hours sleep to getting about 6.5 – 7 hours sleep each night. Also, my normal breathing has shifted and I use the breathing to calm myself whenever I feel uncomfortable. I loved Dr. Zhu’s calm, gentle, kind, personality.

Wendy C.

“Dr. Zhu is a fantastic practitioner who cares deeply about her patients. She took the time to listen to everything I had to say and made me feel heard. Dr. Zhu has a very caring heart and it really shows when she interacts with you. After the acupuncture session I felt amazing! I have gone back a couple of times now. I would highly recommend Dr. Zhu to anyone!”

Stephanie P.

Dr. Zhu is a true healer. I came to her because of problems with digestion. I found her to be a careful listener with a wide range of health strategies. My digestion improved dramatically and continues to get better under her care. I also sleep better. She is very well-qualified and caring with her patients.

Marilyn W.

Dr. Lin Dan Zhu is one of the best 3 doctors I have been a patient of in my 70+ years. The other two I am no longer in proximity to, so I needed to find an equivalent. I am very happy with her and have told my family and friends and would not hesitate to refer anyone to her. She has helped me with a lifelong thyroid issue. She is excellent at getting to the core of an issue and then prescribing the most common sense, down to earth, simple, and effective remedies. She is my cup of tea.

C.H. San Rafael, CA