Jeannie Achuff | ND | Naturopathic Doctor Victoria – My Canadian Naturopath

I heard my calling into Naturopathic Medicine at 21 years of age after many years of studying environmental sciences. As the daughter of a cardiologist and a nutritionist, the pull into the healing profession certainly made sense! On a deeper level, however, I knew I was heeding a call that my soul has known through the ages: to be in a healing profession.

I completed the undergraduate pre-medical course curriculum and my Bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and made my way to Portland, OR to study Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine, which was founded in 1956. In addition to the standard 4-year ND curriculum, I pursued in-depth studies in the evolution and healing of chronic diseases with Dr. Dickson Thom, DDS, ND. Concurrent with earning my doctorate in naturopathic medicine I also completed the NCNM two-year program focused on naturopathic midwifery and childbirth, and passed state board requirements for naturopathic midwifery. This additional education required over 500 hours of clinical training specifically focused on prenatal, birth and postpartum care.