Melissa Patterson, MIM, ND
Professor Patterson is a naturopathic physician and has completed the rigorous 4-year naturopathic graduate program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She has also completed the Master of Intuition Medicine® program through the Academy of Intuition Medicine®. She is a certified Reiki master, yoga instructor, and massage therapist and has studied energetic and intuitive healing for nearly two decades. She also firmly believes in the healing power that is inherent in indigenous cultures and has studied with numerous medicine people of many different tribal backgrounds: Lakota, Cherokee, Crow, and Dagara (African).
Dr. Patterson is in private practice as a naturopathic doctor and medical intuitive in Sebastopol, California. She was director of the concentration in Consciousness, Healing and Ecology through New College of California for five years. Melissa has been an instructor in holistic healing for more than a decade. She has taught nutrition and herbal medicine at Bauman College in Cotati, California. In addition Dr. Patterson has taught holistic theory, massage, nutrition, mind-body medicine and herbology at Rainstar University in Scottsdale, Arizona; where she also served as Chair of the Health Department.
Melissa’s own healing path began when she worked as an environmentalist for Greenpeace and realized that in order to truly heal the world that one must begin with oneself. From that point she dove into studying all that she could about the numerous holistic healing modalities available. She worked for several months with a naturopathic doctor to heal a long-standing illness that she had had since infancy. Through this process she was transformed not only physically, but also emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. From this experience she understood and embodied the true meaning of holistic medicine. Several months later while living on the island of Jamaica she had a transformative experience which gave her the vision and drive to become not only a naturopathic doctor, but ultimately a modern day medicine woman. Melissa believes the embodying our own intuitive wisdom will lead us to profound healing of ourselves, others, and our world.
Sebastopol, California USA
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