Dr. Lin Dan Zhu – Naturopathic Doctor, Functional Medicine Practitioner
Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist in California
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct practice of medicine that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process to treat each person holistically.
Call (415) 419-5574 or Book an appointment online.
Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness, restore, or establish optimal health by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process. Rather than simply suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plan to treat them.
For more information about naturopathic medicine, view Naturopathic Medicine: 25 Frequently Asked Question, a series on the website of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, covering everything you want and need to know about naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medicine.
Yes, naturopathic doctors are licensed in California. However, know that not all “naturopaths” are licensed naturopathic doctors. Certain individuals call themselves “naturopaths” simply after taking some online classes. A licensed naturopathic doctor is different. Licensed naturopathic doctors graduated from four-year, in-residence doctoral degree programs accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), which is recognized by the US Department of Education. Students from accredited naturopathic medical schools complete more than 4,100 contact hours of instruction, including at least 1,200 hours of supervised, hands-on clinical training.
In order to become licensed, naturopathic medical graduates must also pass national board exams. Some licensed ND students go on to complete post-doctoral residencies in health care facilities across North America.
Naturopathic doctors treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Conditions we treat include acne, adrenal exhaustion, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, digestive disorders, Epstein- Barr virus infection, food intolerances, headaches, high and low blood pressure, hormone imbalances, hypothyroidism, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disorders, low back pain including sciatica, low immunity, menopausal symptoms, migraine, neck pain, obesity, stress, ulcerative colitis, and many other conditions.
Yes, certainly! There effective natural solutions for diabetes.
In the state of California, naturopathic doctors are independently allowed to prescribe, furnish, order or administer all synthetic and natural hormones, as well as epinephrine. In the state of California, naturopathic doctors can prescribe Schedule III drugs under a patient-specific protocol checked by a supervising MD or DO.