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Dr. Laura Paris

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“I am Dr. Laura Paris, a certified functional medicine practitioner and nutrition consultant, and doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. My passion is to help you solve health struggles that prevent you from living a happy and fulfilling life.
Do you have chronic, nagging, or even debilitating symptoms that have not been adequately explained or resolved by conventional medicine? That’s where I come in. Together we root out the underlying causes of your symptoms. We nail down which body systems have gone awry, in what ways, and how to get you back in balance.
For over 20 years I have worked with women who suffer from unexplained inflammation, gut issues, body pain, hormone imbalance, infertility, fatigue, weight gain, and many more problems that typically do not have an easy fix in conventional medicine. I commit to helping you regain health so you can enjoy your precious life!
Laura Paris is an Acupuncture Doctor and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Nutrition Consultant. She specializes in hormone, gut, and immune health. Laura has long been an advocate of “”Paleo”” ancestral food and nutrition. This approach has allowed her to squash her aggressive RA into remission, as well as reduce and eliminate her son’s thyroid autoantibodies.
Laura is passionate about harnessing and reversing autoimmunity. She is in her third year of advanced mentorship in Functional Immunology. Laura is grateful to team up with Kirsten because she brings Laura’s patient health plans to life with love, coaching, and practical kitchen and meal plan tools to help individuals and families change habits.
Coursework at Hormonal Health Institute, 2020-ongoing
Coursework in Functional Mental Health with Dr. James Greenblatt, 2020
Cogence® Functional Immunology 1 Year Mentorship with Dr. Sam Yanuck, 2019-ongoing
Forum for Integrative Medicine, Complex Conditions, 2019
Pacific College, Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, 2019
Dr. Datis Kharrazian Functional Endocrinology, 2018
Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine Mentorship, 2018
Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), 2017-ongoing
Kresser Institute ADAPT Framework Level One Training, 2015-2016
Hawthorn University Nutrition Consultant Training, 2012
Five Branches University, MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2000-2004
Feldenkrais Resources Professional Training Program, 1993-1997
Washington University, BA in Fine Arts and Gender Studies, 1983-1987
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Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2019
California Acupuncture Board License 2004
Master’s Degree (Traditional Chinese Medicine) 2004
Bachelor’s Degree (Fine Arts and Women’s Studies) 1987
Kresser Institute ADAPT Functional Medicine Provider 2016
Nutrition Consultant 2012
Metabolic Typing Practitioner 2000
Feldenkrais® Practitioner 1997
Acupuncture Sports Medicine 2004
Acupuncture Orthopedics 2004″


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Dr. Laura Paris, DACM

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700 Cass St, Monterey, CA 93940, USA