Nazanin Kimiai, ND
Learn about ACAM Member -Dr. Nazanin Kimiai- below
1. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from, where did you go to graduate school, how did you get into integrative medicine?
I was born in Iran to further my education post high school, I traveled to US in 1978. Like thousands other Iranian students faced the revolution and choose US as my country of choice to live and serve. I have done my undergraduate studies at Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Psychology focusing on Child development and Medical training both in Natural Medicine as well as Oriental Medicine at Bastyr University and graduated in 1992 as a Naturopathic physician and 1993 with a Masters in acupuncture and oriental medicine. I further Studied German Biological medicine for more than 15 years. The first teaching in German Biological medicine is the seven stages of disease and on top of the pyramid sits Heavy metal and chemical toxic overload.
At the beginning of my career as a physician and much interest in environmental toxicity and overwhelming number of patients with severe chemical sensitivities I had an opportunity through my professor late Dr. Walter Crinnion, to learn about late Dr. William Ray ’s teaching and joined the Oxidative Medical Society and was fortunate to go through extensive training with Dr. William Ray and many others, and further became a member of American Academy of Environmental Medicine and eventually A4M.
In one of these meetings I learned about ACAM and switched to ACAM and since the first meeting attended became a member and stayed a member of this institution for many years now.
2. How do you define yourself as a health professional?
I have been in practice for more than 25 years and haven’t stopped learning to make myself to be a better diagnostician, and clinician with tremendous compassion and care for each one of my patients. I have had an opportunity to see thousands of patients and support them to live a healthier and a more meaningful lives. I have also been fortunate to work and learn from some of the best physicians in the integrative field of medicine in the world, such as Drs Luisa Williams ND, DC, Jonathan wright MD, Thomas Rau MD, Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PHD, Robert Rowen MD, Timothy Ray OMD, Thierry Hertaugh MD, Jacques Le Coz MD and many others.
My patient base is comprised of chronically debilitating conditions with a little or no success before seeking my help.
My approach is a multi-factorial diagnostic methodology. I spend 11/2-2 hours for my first office visit where I review a very comprehensive questioner provided to the patient, all radiographic studies, most importantly the dental panorama, laboratory tests results provided by the patient plus investigating metabolic irregularities through Biological terrain management system, and utilizing heart sound Reading device prior to substantiating a differential diagnosis through applied kinesiology testing.
I use many different treatment modalities, ranging from prescribing Nutraceutical supplementations, Homeopathic remedies, Pharmaceutical medications, IV therapies (Chelation, Oxidative therapies, Vitamins & Minerals), detoxification modalities (Sauna, Colonics, Lymphatic drainage), Acupuncture and Osteopathic manipulations to promote and assist patients self-regulating abilities.
3. Why did you decide to become a member of ACAM?
ACAM was one institution that covered all my interest under one umbrella, with the help of highly trained physicians and researchers conducted in a very professional setting, welcoming all types of health care practitioners.
4. Have you attended an ACAM meeting? If so, what do you like most about these meeting?
Meetings always include great speakers, state of art information’s and venues, packaged in a reasonable and affordable pricing.
5. What advice would you give to students and early career practitioners?
I have always encouraged all my interns to first & foremost consider to be the member of this institution before signing up with any others.
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