Dr. Kira Cai, ND
When I was three years old, I followed my father around as he taught both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine classes to doctors in our hometown in China. He was a medical doctor (M.D.) trained in both Internal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and was the director of the only hospital in our city. On many Sundays, I sat on a homemade bicycle seat for two hour long rides as my father cycled to rural areas. Watching him and his acupuncture needles heal with great passion is a profound experience that I will never forget.
More than 30 years later, I am now the healer with the same passion for medicine and helping people as my father did. The journey to arrive at this point was not straightforward, but the experiences that I had encountered in life allow me to relate more effectively and genuinely with my patients.
During my twenties and early thirties, I felt both emotionally and physically unfulfilled. Experiencing my own health challenges, I searched for the causes of these ailments and was not able to come up with a satisfactory answer. Eventually, the road led me to two individuals: a Naturopathic Physician and a Cranial-sacral therapist. The experiences were life-changing, and for the first time, I felt like I was starting to put the pieces of my life back together.
Inspired by the impact these practitioners had made, I decided to pursue a vocation in Naturopathic Medicine due to its diverse amount of modalities available to help people achieve wellness. I completed the four-year Doctorate program at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, graduating with the award for Clinical Excellence. Post-graduation studies included a six-month internship with Dr. Tim Brown, ND at Ocean Park Natural Therapies, afterwards I continued as an associate doctor for 15 months. Today, I am blessed to work with a talented team of doctors at SCIMEDICA Health Group.
In my opinion, medicine cannot be approached in a linear, two-dimensional fashion. Since the concept of health is on a spectrum, and therefore multi-faceted, the medical approach to healing should also be multi-angled, with a three-dimensional point of view.
This partnership between doctor and patient is essential in order to navigate towards improved health, energy and vitality. I work with people of all ages to treat both acute and chronic illnesses. Hormone balancing, pain management, allergy desensitization, gastrointestinal health, immune regulation, and balancing the brain and nervous system are the most intriguing to me. In addition to core Naturopathic modalities such as botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, and physical medicine, I am trained in the following advanced therapies:
I look forward to working together with you in order to define your personal needs and help you achieve optimal vitality!
Yours in health,
Dr. Kira Cai