Dr. Emily Franklin is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a Functional and Integrative Medicine practitioner, and a Certified Holistic Nutritionist with 22 years of experience treating patients. Dr. Emily uses a combination of gentle, relaxing acupuncture, Western lab testing, customized herbs & supplements, and nutrition and lifestyle guidance to effectively treat a wide variety of health conditions.
Dr. Emily came to be a holistic health practitioner through her own lifelong journey of healing – as a child, she had many food sensitivities, and as a young adult, experienced digestive problems, headaches, and hormone imbalances that led to depression and anxiety as well as a compromised immune system.
In her late 20s, Dr. Emily had a life-threatening reaction to exposure to toxic chemicals, and underwent several months of Western medical treatment that, while it saved her life, caused other long-lasting negative health effects. This experience led her on a path of discovery of holistic medicine to restore her own health and vitality. She spent several years doing a deep dive into learning about many natural healing modalities, including Western herbs, homeopathy, holistic nutrition, Reiki, Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and Chinese Medicine.
Her learning journey – which continues to this day – made Dr. Emily a passionate believer in the power of Chinese Medicine – a 5,000 year old comprehensive system of natural medicine that is effective for restoring wellness to the entire mind-body-spirit through acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and lifestyle – coupled with Functional Medicine, which uses Western lab testing to help discover the root causes of disease, and customized natural treatments to restore wellness.
If you are someone who prefers to use natural methods to restore and maintain your health and wellness, and who prefers to avoid pharmaceutical drugs whenever possible, then Dr. Emily is a great choice for you as a primary care practitioner and/or as a support person as part of your health care team.
Please see Conditions Treated page for a list of the various health issues that Dr. Emily has experience and success with treating naturally.