Pohala Welcomes Alexandra Gotea Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist

COMING SOON!!!

As Pohala Clinic grows we have hand selected all our Medical Providers. We admire those who have a shared vision for healing and who want to be present to patients in a changing tumultuous world. We want providers who can bridge mainstream medicine to holistic ways of healing. While being experts in traditional medicine Pohala providers are also experts in an array of modalities.   We are pleased to announce our newest provider!

Dr. Alexandra R Gotea ND, LAc is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist. Her path to medical training is rooted in her nursing studies and providing nursing care in a high acuity setting in New York City.

She wholeheartedly believes in working together in a trusting relationship with her patients towards a place of health and healing. She believes in the communion between mind, emotions, body and spirit and the effect these mutually have on one another and manifest as symptoms of dysfunction. Balancing these is key to the healing process.

Her nursing experience and extensive training in Naturopathic and Classical Chinese Medicinegave her the tools to ‘read’ nuances of each persons’ body. Thru her studies, trainings and personal experiences, she learned that in many ways: our bodies are our storytellers! It is about deeply listening to the body and attuning to the expression of the impediment to health in an individual.

Dr. Alexandra R Gotea works towards creating a space where the patient can feel at home and be part of a nurturing environment to access their own healing potential.

 Areas of focus

  • primary care concerns
  • acute and chronic pain
  • chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue
  • neuro-degenerative disorders
  • auto-immune disorders such as thyroid disorders
  • depression, anxiety
  • woman’s health conditions such as infertility, PCOS
  • sleep concerns
  • urinary disorders
  • digestive complains such as IBS, IBD
  • holistic oncology
  • physical exams/screening exams/Gyn screening exams
  • MVC

Modalities

  • Naturopathic Medicine and primary care allopathic approaches
  • Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Diet
  • Homeopathy
  • Flower essence
  • Bodywork
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • ATMAT
  • Holistic Pelvic Floor

 

She has an extensive Educational background:

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, National University of Natural Medicine.

Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine, National University of Natural Medicine.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Binghamton University, New York.

Bachelors of Arts in German Language and Literature, Binghamton University, New York.

 

She belongs to these Professional Organizations:

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Training

 

Outside of work:

Dr.Alexandra R Gotea, ND, LAc enjoys spending time in nature, wild crafting and making her own medicines, exploring traditional medicines form around the world, traveling, assisting and supporting initiatives that nourish Naturopathic and traditional medicines.

And did you know she is multi-lingual?

English, Romanian, German. Working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.

 

VERY SOON YOU CAN SCHEDULE WITH DR. ALEXANDREA GOTEA ND, LAC.

 

Portland, Oregon Acupuncturist Malia Susee Answers Your Questions about Acupuncture

Malia Susee Portland, Oregon Acupuncture

Portland, Oregon Acupuncturist Malia Susee answers your questions about her practice:

 

What is in your life personally that helps you have a better understanding of your clients?

I don’t have a personal superpower or ace-in-the-hole for understanding others. I’m curious, though, and fascinated by what folks have to say about their health. I’ve traveled a lot and worked with all kinds of people, and I try to put myself in other people’s shoes (figuratively speaking. Don’t worry– I’ll leave your footwear alone when you’re on my table.) The cool thing about Traditional Chinese Medicine is that it doesn’t judge, and that it doesn’t separate mind from body. It supplies an elegant framework for understanding people and dis-ease, and I find that quite helpful.

 

What is your view on western medicine (allopathic)  v. eastern (naturopathic) medicine?

 Naturopathic medicine’s roots are European (Western). Acupuncture’s roots are Chinese (officially referred to as “Oriental” [Oriental describing a thing, not a person], as in Oriental Medicine, of which Traditional Chinese Medicine is a subset). Oriental medicine is holistic in nature and is an excellent complement to naturopathic and allopathic medicine. I am grateful to have all of these modalities as options for our healing and feel privileged to work with practitioners of each.