Dr. Karlin’s medical practice of 17 years focuses on the treatment of the whole individual to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. Dr. Karlin has designed her practice as a nurturing environment where the physical as well as the emotional history lays the groundwork for treatment. Through this approach, Dr. Karlin treats the cause of disease/illness rather than just the symptoms. Through effective and appropriately individualized treatment methods, the patient is guided towards balanced health. The goal is to create optimal wellness by identifying and eliminating the stressors on a patient’s system and supporting the body’s physiology.
Dr. Karlin began her studies with a degree in psychology from Rutgers University. Her research was published in the American Journal of Psychology for work on the effects of stress on decision-making skills. Motivated by her foundation in psychology, Dr. Karlin worked as a Youth Development Counselor in a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed children. Her belief in overall health and the connection between health and the environment led to her work as a Greenpeace Assistant Director, an experience that strengthened her resolve to enter the healthcare profession.
Dr. Karlin attained her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, California. She is a board certified national diplomat in acupuncture and a California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist. To emphasize the integration of the physical, energetic and emotional plans of health, Dr. Karlin achieved a certification in Neuro Emotional Technique.
Dr. Karlin has acquired many skills through her years of training, education and practice. She also realizes that it may take more than one practitioner to provide her patients with the full spectrum of healing that they need. Therefore, she has a team of practitioners she refers to and she works with the patient’s established medical practitioners to create an integrated multidisciplinary network which provides her patients with a complementary and comprehensive treatment protocol. Utilizing and blending both Western and Eastern systems of healing, demonstrates her commitment to achieving more than just the absence of disease, but optimal wellness for all her patients through an effective holistic treatment. Her specialties include Women’s healthcare, hormonal balancing, stress-related disorders (depression, anxiety, insomnia), neurotransmitter balancing, pain management (including pre-hab and re-hab with surgery/injuries and avoidance or minimizing pain medications), detoxification, weight loss and preventative medicine.
Muscle Energy Stretching (MES)
Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET)
Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling
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