About Dr. Nirvana
A Licensed Naturopathic, Holistic Doctor
Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I am Dr. Nirvana. If you’re interested in feeling more vitality in your life, having optimal health in mind, body and soul (while giving yourself the best possible chance at a long and happy life) then I would like to welcome you to my Practice. You have arrived to your healthy pathway of Nirvana (pun intended).
I became a Naturopathic Doctor for one reason: To dramatically improve human health, happiness, and longevity through my unique and holistic vision of diet and nutrition. To practice natural medicine at it’s core.
I believe that I have discovered some unconventional truths about human nutrition.
The Dr. Nirvana philosophy is a radical departure from the traditional dietary beliefs prevalent in the allopathic world, which has failed so many Americans over the past few decades.
My research through education and my many travels around the globe, offer a breakthrough in health, hormones and weight loss. For those of you who have struggled for years, my natural remedies help you to attain the energy and health your body craves.
If you have tried everything and nothing has worked… I am here to offer you a new way of looking at your life and your body through my eyes (which is) you are perfect. And I plan on getting your body and mind caught up with my vision, if you allow me to help you to do so.
In honor of your health and happiness for this life on Earth,
Dr. Nirvana Tehranian is a Licensed and Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor. As a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, she specializes in Regenerative Holistic and Functional Medicine. Her focus is on helping each patient achieve optimal health in body, mind and spirit by reviving and recalibrating health within every cell….achieving a reboot of the entire body.
She continually seeks out new healing methods through advanced training. She also works extensively with compounding labs to bring her patients the purest, most effective natural medicine made in the USA.
Dr. Nirvana received her medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe Arizona. Her education included four years of traditional, conventional medicine in addition to holistic based training. She specialized in Medical Nutrition, Bio-Chemistry, Pharmacology, Homeopathy and Botanical Medicine. She also maintains a BA in Psychology from Arizona State University.
Dr. Nirvana is accredited and board certified by the National Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is licensed by the State of California and the State of Arizona as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor.
Instead of asking what prescription can be written to mask symptoms, Naturopathic Medicine asks, “Why did this problem occur, to begin with?” and “What can we do to restore function?”
Modern medicine is “disease management”, not “health care”. My goal is to help empower you to get healthy, and then stay healthy. I like to tell my clients that when I’ve done my job well, it keeps them out of my office!
I listen and spend my time with you.
I want to hear your story– the answers lie there! Things that may seem unrelated to your symptoms (like sleep, diet, stress, relationships, and physical activity) are things I pay close attention to.
So many of my patients tell me that prior to working with me, they told their doctor about symptoms they were experiencing, and had testing run, but were told that there was “nothing wrong with them”, or that they should “wait and watch” to see what happens.
When a plant’s leaves begin to fall off, we don’t try and glue them back on..we try and discover the cause of the plant’s illness, in Naturopathy.
The earlier we intervene, the more likely you are to get full recovery.
Health is not defined by a lack of symptoms; my objective is to help your body to regenerate to optimal vitality every day of your life!
What is a Naturopathic Doctor and Why Would I Want to See One?
Naturopathic medicine is a science-based medicine steeped in ancient healing practices that promotes wellness by identifying the unique aspects of each patient.Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that addresses the root causes of illness. Naturopaths treat the whole person (not just the symptoms), looking at all of the systems at work in the human body. Our mental state, feelings, emotions, hormones are equally important as our blood work and physical being.
When necessary a Naturopathic Doctor integrates natural healing methodologies such as Nutrition and plant-based natural remedies. They will also use conventional medical treatments such as extensive laboratory diagnostic testing.
What Training do Naturopaths Have?
Naturopathic Doctors are trained as General Medical Doctors specializing in Natural Medicine. They cooperate with all other branches of medical science, referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate (AANP, 1998).
When Would Someone See a Naturopathic Doctor?
The primary reasons patients seek out Holistic and Integrative Medicine from Natural Medicine Doctor are:
Preference for natural health and wellness
Seeking an alternative to drugs or surgery
Seeking treatment for complex auto-immune or other long-term, chronic conditions
Supportive therapy for any surgery, cancer treatment or other intensive procedures
Desire to preserve optimal wellness and prevent illness.
How can Naturopathic Medicine benefit your health and Wellbeing?
Naturopathic Doctors are often successful at treating chronic conditions that don’t respond to conventional medicine. This includes, but is not limited to: fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance, and digestive disorders. They are able to respond to the individual needs of patients and develop a treatment plan that includes nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, and nutritional modifications.
Naturopathic Doctors understand the art of healing, which is more than dispensing an herbal remedy or nutritional supplement. To understand the context of a patient’s illness, the physician must take the time to listen to the patient’s story. Effective Naturopathic treatment requires patience and good communication. Most patients know what is wrong and what needs to be done, but they don’t know how to translate this into an action plan. The Naturopathic Doctor can translate the patient’s story and assign priorities among the several options that may emerge. They also take time to answer the patient’s questions.
What should I expect in the initial Naturopathic appointment?
The first appointment with a Naturopathic Doctor tends to be much longer than a conventional medical office visit-anywhere from thirty to ninety minutes. In addition, patients often complete extensive paperwork before the visit to guide the Naturopathic Doctor during the interview. Much of the initial consultation involves listening to the patient’s story. This story may have many twists and turns and involve multiple conditions or diseases. Naturopathic doctors recognize the importance of this process and allow the patient the time and space necessary to share their story.
Naturopathic Doctors use laboratory tests and other objective data in combination with the patient’s subjective story to determine the most effective treatment. A Naturopathic Doctor works to find the best treatment to fit the patient’s medical needs holistically, realizing that each person has different needs requiring a customized approach. This is a genuine practice of Naturopathy. Follow-up visits are common to assess how well the plan fits and to make any necessary changes.