Natural Health Care and Healing, Acupuncture
Total years in practice: 20
I am a Naturopath, Licensed Acupuncturist, Homeopath and Functional Medicine Expert with over 30 years’ experience in the field of integrative and natural health care.
Integrative Health expert Carol Lourie L.Ac, Functional Medicine™ Practitioner in Berkeley CA is schooled and highly skilled in the disciplines of Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Naturopathic Health, Homeopathy and Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. Carol has synthesized her over 30 years of experience to develop her unique method, "The Lourie Process". She focuses on getting to the root cause of disease and believes partnership with her patients is critical to success. She investigates metabolic imbalances and addresses the mind-body-spirit connection, so people can achieve the good health they deserve.
Cultivating Wellness Through Integrative Health Care
We focus on the areas mentioned below:
• Women's Health & Fertility: IVF, Endometriosis, PCOS, Infertility, PMS, Menopause, Healthy Aging
• Integrative Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, and Learning Disabilities
• Autoimmune & Thyroid: Gluten Guide; Inflammatory Process; Crohn's Disease, GI and Digestive,
Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Thyroid Imbalance, and Chronic Pain:
• Supportive Cancer Care: Integrative Oncology Care, Side Effect Management, Post Treatment Recovery and Health, Neuroendocrine Effects, Nutrition.
I help people by providing the individualized attention required to heal. I believe that health can only be achieved with a true understanding of the complexities of the underlying causes of illness.
I utilize several different therapies in my practice: Naturopathy, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Classical Homeopathy, Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition.
Specialization as Fertility Expert:
I have been helping men and women optimize their fertility utilizing natural health care for nearly 30 years. The majority of my patients would arrive in my office with vitamins they had purchased without professional guidance. The lack of quality control in many over-the-counter vitamin products was disturbing and potentially detrimental to their fertility health.
I founded Reproductive Fertility Nutritional's to provide safe, high quality fertility and pregnancy vitamins. RFN supplements are manufactured in the United States, in a GMP facility to FDA quality standards.
My Passion to Help Breast Cancer Patients:
In 2007, I accompanied a dear friend through the 18 months of her breast cancer journey. I received an up-close and personal experience of what it was like to receive treatment and what was needed to recover health once active treatment was over.
The experience of my friend’s illness and recovery was the beginning of focusing my clinical skills to provide integrative and complementary care to women with breast cancer. Now I provide comprehensive protocols of nutrition, targeted supplementation, healthy lifestyle and calm and positive mindset to create science-backed protocols for a strategy of health.
I especially have excelled in attending to the emotional and spiritual components of breast cancer. Becoming quiet inside to hear the messages provided by your body and psyche at this level, are critical for deep healing to occur.
I believe, “There is always a path for healing.”
After college, I was living in a spiritual community in New York when my roommate was diagnosed with cancer.
We were attending her last oncology appointment at Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital after she had completed radiation treatment for a tumor in her chest. I held her hand as the oncologist told her, “We’ve done all we can for you; there’s nothing more to do.”
Unwilling to accept that fate, she sought out a pioneer in the field of natural healing, Dr. Christopher Gian Cursio. Before the concept of detoxifying became a household world, Dr. Cursio was recommending detoxifying diets for his patients who hadn’t been helped by standard medicine.
Dr. Cursio treated my friend, and she is alive today, healthy, working and enjoying her life! I was fortunate to work for Dr. Cursio as his assistant. On a daily basis I witnessed his patients, for whom medical treatment had failed, recover their health through his detoxifying protocols.
I clearly remember the day I discovered a catalogue for the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dr. Cursio’s office. I realized immediately I had found my path to gain the education and skills I would need to provide this type of deep healing for the people I would be fortunate to work with.
And while you might be feeling slightly better, you know you are still not well. Or perhaps you’ve recently been diagnosed with a serious disease and want to do everything you can to support your body and mind throughout the rigorous treatments.
Wellness is more than the absence of disease. Health becomes achievable when all the contributing factors are addressed, and you are working with a seasoned practitioner. In partnership we are able to unravel the “why” and “how” of your illness – and then, together, we are able to create your path back to wellness.