• Integrative, Naturopathic Medicine Appointments In San Diego, CA 

    and by Telehealth

    By appointment - Tuesdays & Thursdays

    Phone: 619-940-5686

    Address: 4535 Fanuel Street, San Diego, CA 92109

     

    Dr Sexton can provide a 7 minute free consult to assess whether her services are a good fit for you.

  • Areas of Practice

    Anyone can initiate patient care for integrative treatment options and assessment of endocannabinoid system function and balance. The endocannabinoid system has been described as on that produces "messages" that modulate activities such as hunger and metabolism, sleeping, relaxing, the ability to store and recall memories or to abolish negative ones, and to protect the body from chronic infection. There are many strategies for addressing what could be considered endocannabinoid deficiency or excess. Dr. Sexton sees patients on referral for education on utilizing medical cannabis for chronic conditions.

     

    The intention of Naturopathic medicine is to shift the focus to body, mind and spirit wellness instead of  treating symptoms. This is achieved by stimulating the body's ability to heal and empowering the patient to create and maintain quality of life. Dr. Sexton can help you in minimizing or eliminating pharmaceutical medications.

    Eat

    Help for digestive and gastrointestinal problems.

    Sleep

    Balancing hormones and biochemistry for restful nights and peaceful days.

    Relax

    Guidance on restoring stress resilency that is disrupted by daily or acute stress.

    Forget

    Strategies for protecting the brain and improving cognitive function.

    Protect

    Integrative approaches for addressing autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

    A Different Type of Perfect

    Perspectives for bringing wellness, quality of life and joy to families living with autism spectrum, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and genetic disorders.

  • Dr. Michelle Sexton

    Meet the Doctor

    Michelle Sexton ND specializes in body/mind healing, facilitated by balancing the "evidence base" of research with unearthing the root cause of "dis-ease". Her approach is one of fine tuning the endocannabinoid system using:

    • Herbs
    • Nutrition
    • Lifestyle changes
    • Self-discovery 
    • Care and feeding of the Soul

    Her philosophy is that personal empowerment, renewing connection to nature, and teamwork with her patients are all central to enhancing quality of life .

    Dr. Sexton graduated from Bastyr University in 2008. She completed NIH-funded pre-doctoral (T32) and post doctoral fellowships (F32) at The University of Washington in​ the Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. There she examined the effects of Cannabis on immune parameters in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. She is an internationally recognized scientist with research published in peer-reviewed journals. Recent projects include documenting the natural history of administration of Cannabis to pediatric patients and a Cannabis Use survey.

    If you are looking for a cannabis recommendation, you can contact Hello MD and once you have the paperwork, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sexton for professional guidance.

     

  • Cannabis As A substitute for Prescription Drugs

    The use of medical cannabis is increasing, most commonly for pain, anxiety and

    depression. Emerging data suggest that use and abuse of prescription drugs may be decreasing

    in states where medical cannabis is legal.

    In this survey, 46% of respondents reported using cannabis as a substitute for prescription

    drugs. The most common classes of drugs substituted were narcotics/opioids (35.8%),

    anxiolytics/benzodiazepines (13.6%) and antidepressants (12.7%).

    American Herbal Pharmacopoeia

    Dr. Sexton has a peer-reviewed publication on the topic of cannabis use as substitution for prescription drugs.

     

     

    She is a technical advisor and editor on the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph and Therapeutic Compendium.

    Cannabis Use Survey - Michelle Sexton ND

    Dr. Sexton's published research on the ongoing "Cannabis Use Survey" can be found at these links:

     

    "A Cross-Sectional Survey of Medical Cannabis Users: Patterns of Use and Perceived Efficacy"

     

    "Sex Differences in Cannabis Use and Effects: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Cannabis Users"

     

    You can purchase Dr. Sexton's Book "Cannabis Use Survey" through Amazon. This book contains the raw survey data: uncensored and unedited responses of cannabis users. Readers can experience the full impact of the frustration or appreciation of users, while also getting a feel for the education and life experience of cannabis users at large.

  • "Happiness depends on ourselves"

    Aristotle

  • EDUCATION

    Bastyr University

    Bastyr University

    2003-2008

    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

    Texas Tech University

    Texas Tech University

    2000-2003

    Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

    North American Registry of Midwives Logo

    North American Registry of Midwives

    1990-2003

    Certified Professional Midwife