New Services: Women’s Health, Eye Care, Cancer Support

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Let’s catch you up with the latest news from Pacific Naturopathic:

  • New location: Since the end of May, we’ve welcomed guests to our new offices at 1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7, Mountain View, CA at the corner of Mariposa Avenue and El Camino Real. (We’re on the ground floor, back corner office.)

Parking includes handicapped spaces, parking on side streets, electric vehicle charging station (and if all else fails, parking at the shopping complex across the street and down the block a ways).

Very important when you’re trying to find us: The building managers haven’t put our name on the street-facing signs, but our street address is visible.

We have new phone and fax numbers: 650-961-1660 (v) and 650-961-1665 (f).

  • Saturday IV Therapy hours 8 a.m. to noon.
  • TelemedicineTired of fighting traffic? Or do you have friends and family who live in areas not presently served by naturopathic doctors, and who might benefit from complementary or alternative medical opinions?

Consider scheduling a phone visit on our dedicated lines. (Or a FaceTime visit.) Call our front desk number to schedule: 650-961-1660.

Meet Anandini!

We’ve long felt that an acupuncturist would offer a perfect complement to the services we provide. So we’re hugely pleased to introduce our new associate, Anandini Wadera.

Anandini is a perfect fit for our practice, given her expertise in adjunctive cancer care, women’s health, and eye-related disorders. We’ll let Anandini introduce herself.

My introduction to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture began when I was exposed to Ayurveda and homeopathy as a child.

I graduated from UCLA in English Literature and Creative Writing, with significant coursework in pre-med. For a time, I worked in product design at a Silicon Valley health tech company, but soon was unable to resist the call of my lifelong interest in holistic healing.

I studied at Five Branches University, an accredited traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture school in San Jose, California, where I specialized in menopause management, hormone balance, fertility (IVF and IUI), uterine fibroids, and other gynecological complaints, receiving a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM).

Having struggled with thyroid disorders and hormone balance, I naturally gravitated toward a specialty in women’s health and fertility.

Outside of school, I learned from Mia Blomquist, a highly regarded licensed acupuncturist, clinical herbalist, and primary health care provider who greatly increased my understanding of the emotional aspects of disease. I strive to treat my patients holistically, to help them achieve optimal health and emotional balance.

When two people very close to me were diagnosed with cancer, I felt intensely driven to help with their healing process. I underwent training in chemotherapy support, and recently began volunteering my acupuncture services at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic for Integrative Cancer Care in Oakland. The Clinic serves underprivileged and low-income women with cancer. A community of volunteer practitioner help patients who are suffering from the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, offering them emotional and lifestyle support. Acupuncture assists their immune systems and helps them keep their spirits high, while relieving the side-effects of mainstream therapies.

I also have training in eye care. My grandmother inspired me to pursue a certificate with John Boel, a noted acupuncturist in Copenhagen, Denmark who specializes in eye care.

From John, I learned to care for degenerative eye diseases and low-vision disorders. (I’m very pleased to have helped return some vision to my grandmother’s right eye!)

I’ve also completed training and certifications in low-vision disorders with Andy Rosenfarb, ND, L.Ac., to further my understanding and ability to help patients suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Dry-Eye Syndrome.

On the personal side, I spend my spare time planning travel adventures, chipping away at a writing project, and reading to stay inspired.

Having been blessed to be taken under the wings of so many caring people, it’s my life’s wish to be the very best I can for my patients.

To schedule an appointment, or to discuss your specific health issues, give us a call today: 650-961-1660.