Dr. Alysa Nguyen, ND, LAc
Dr. Alysa Nguyen was born in Vietnam and grew up in San Diego, California. Since an early age, she was interested in studying natural medicine so that she could help care for loved ones with natural, safe and effective medicines. The use of herbal medicines in her own family and culture inspired her to explore its use and effectiveness. This led to her conducting research projects on the use of herbs and nutrients as medicines, for which she received awards from the state as well as the prestigious Scripps Research Institute in California. She then went on to do her premedical studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Science and minor in French.
Dr. Nguyen has worked in different areas of healthcare alongside medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, naturopaths, and acupuncturists, but it was working at the Gerson Institute supporting people with cancer and chronic illnesses that she found her calling to serve others. She saw how simple lifestyle changes, good nutrition, and natural therapies could be used to treat and prevent the most challenging conditions. Inspired by the stories of people overcoming chronic illnesses, the power of natural medicine, and the desire to help people, Dr. Alysa Nguyen went to Bastyr University, in Seattle, Washington and obtained her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine as well as a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Her training included a rotation at the Shanghai TCM Hospital working with doctors in various departments such as gynecology, internal medicine, and traumatology. She has advanced training in bio-identical hormone replacement, intravenous nutritional therapy, treating complex thyroid disorders and autoimmune conditions, and natural fertility awareness and management. She has been in practice since 2007.
Dr. Alysa Nguyen’s goal in working with her clients is to address the underlying cause of disease, and support the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual to create lasting health. She takes a patient-centered approach, spending ample time with each person to understand their histories and look at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic diseases. She is passionate about empowering and educating her clients about the factors that affect their health so that they can make the right choices for themselves that allows them to live a happy and vital life. She spends time with each of her patients to explore what is best for them, whether it is with the use of prescription medications, natural medicine, or a more integrative approach. Dr. Alysa Nguyen is continually learning and incorporating the latest research and science into her practice and combines that with safe, effective traditional therapies to provide you with the best medical care. She works with other healthcare providers to coordinate care and to make appropriate referrals when necessary. The therapies she uses include nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, lifestyle counseling, acutonics, tui na and massage therapy, hormone therapy, homeopathy, yoga, biotherapeutic drainage, flower essences, aromatherapy, detoxification, and more.