Heart disease runs in my family. My mom, who was hard working, a smoker, and raised the four of us on her own, knew it was only a matter of time before her genes kicked in. Her doctor wanted to place her on all kinds of medications in which she partially complied but also used the remedies passed on to her from her mother, father, and uncle. They were from the rural south and were of african american and native american ancestry and used plants as their medicine. I was naturally curious about my family and about the tonics I saw my mother use. So when I started experiencing hypertension at an early age I too reached back to the traditional healing passed on from my ancestors but I also became interested in learning more. This is what led me to further my study of naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.
A WORD FROM DOCTOR SALTPAW
Many of my patients share a similar journey to his mom. They are busy professionals with intense work loads, they may be middle-aged and trying to balance a career and a family life. They work with me because they are struggling with a condition and have not been listened to and know that they are in need of some time and nurturing to heal.
I offer my clients an eclectic mix of Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine drawing from my unique background and from time tested and research based interventions.
I hold a BS in Material Science Engineering from Rutgers University, a Masters in Acupuncture from New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.