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If you’re looking for a physician who is trained in the biomedical sciences as well as natural medicine, you are definitely looking for ‘A Different Kind of Doctor.’ Naturopathic Doctors (NDs), the original integrative physicians, are the only practitioners trained in both traditional healing arts and modern medical science. Please visit the Links page to find out more about naturopathic medical education, history and philosophy.
I see patients at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. As a CA-state licensed ND, I perform physical examinations including routine gynecological care, order and interpret lab tests, and diagnose and treat disease. As a general practitioner, I consult with men and women on many health issues. I also enjoy treating children, teens and pregnant women.
My specialty is Women’s Health including menopause management, menstrual issues, vulvar & pelvic pain, painful sex, libido & arousal disorders, and bio-identical hormone balancing. I also have expertise in the areas of functional endocrinology, digestive health, fatigue & sleep disturbance, mood challenges, and non-fasting cleansing & detoxification practices.
I use integrative medicine to prevent and treat disease, meaning that I blend conventional medical diagnosis and treatment with the use of natural therapeutics. These include dietary and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, bio-identical hormonesand some prescriptive medicine. I am also a certified practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques™ of Maya Abdominal Massage. This gentle yet powerful and effective technique is an exceptional treatment modality for many women’s health, digestive and urinary tract issues.
As a specialist in the fields of natural health options and whole person care, I believe that every person should be treated as an individual. I realize that everyone comes with their own unique history, risk factors and symptom picture. Therefore, I will never make assumptions, but will instead take the time to listen and develop a highly individualized treatment program meant to empower you to take charge of your health.
I hope this website serves you as a valuable resource. Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions.
Aimée Gould Shunney, ND
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine