I’m Dr. Laura Paris, a women’s holistic health practitioner

My passion is to help you take charge of your health with holistic functional medicine. Like you, I’ve had my own health struggles. In 1999 I was diagnosed with an aggressive type of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was excruciating to turn a doorknob, walk down a flight of stairs, or even hold a fork. I was literally crippled and devastated. I devoted my life to learning the tools to climb out of this condition. Now I live with vitality, comfort, and ease. My immune system is stable, strong, and resilient. I had a lot of help along the way, and my mission is to provide that help for you.

For over 20 years I have worked with women who suffer from symptoms such as fatigue, pain, trauma, stress, anxiety, weight gain, gut issues, and more. Often these symptoms don’t have easy solutions in conventional medicine alone. Fortunately, there are simple holistic approaches to address these symptoms and help you to feel better. I am committed to helping you regain health so you can enjoy your precious life!

How do I do this?

  • Individual Functional Medicine appointments in person in Capitola and Monterey, or through telehealth appointments from anywhere in the U.S.
  • DIY classes and workshops at my online Functional Health School.
  • Acupuncture treatment for local folks in Capitola and Monterey
  • Awarenss Through Movement live and recorded classes to calm your nervous system and release trauma and pain.
  • Right here on this website, where you can read my educational blogs, download free resources, purchase your own functional labs, shop for medical-grade supplements with a special discount, and take fun health assessments.

My credentials

I am a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I am a certified Functional Medicine practitioner, a licensed herbalist, and a certified nutrition consultant. Two decades of seminars, mentorships, and study groups round out my knowledge.

You can work with me from anywhere in the United States. Or, see me locally in Capitola or Monterey, California. Start with a discovery call to learn more.

  • Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program (IFM), 2017-2022
  • Cogence® Functional Immunology Mentorship with Dr. Sam Yanuck, 2019-ongoing
  • Pacific College, Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, 2019
  • Dr. Datis Kharrazian Functional Medicine Programs (Autoimmune, Blood Chemistry, Endocrinology), 2018-ongoing
  • Kalish Institute for Functional Medicine Mentorship, 2018
  • Kresser Institute ADAPT Functional Medicine Training, 2015-2016
  • Hawthorn University Nutrition Consultant Training, 2012
  • Five Branches University, MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2000-2004
  • Feldenkrais Resources Professional Training Program, 1993-1997
  • Washington University, BA in Fine Arts and Gender Studies, 1983-1987
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2019
  • California Acupuncture Board License 2004
  • Master’s Degree (Traditional Chinese Medicine) 2004
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Fine Arts and Women’s Studies) 1987
  • Certificate Candidate at Institute for Functional Medicine, current
  • Kresser Institute ADAPT Functional Medicine Provider 2016
  • Nutrition Consultant 2012
  • Metabolic Typing Practitioner 2000
  • Feldenkrais® Practitioner 1997
  • Acupuncture Sports Medicine 2004
  • Acupuncture Orthopedics 2004

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