• Meet Dr. michelle Sexton, nd

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego

    In a Nutshell

    Dr. Sexton is a Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San Diego. She is a physician/scientist, with extensive clinical experience and basic, translational and clinical research. Her clinical work focuses on body/mind healing. Dr. Sexton has been helping her patients fine-tune their endocannabinoid systems since 2008

     

    The overall approach to treatment may include:

    • Herbs
    • Nutrition
    • Lifestyle changes
    • Self-discovery
    • Care and feeding of the Soul
    • Personal empowerment, renewing connection to nature, and teamwork are central to enhancing quality of life.

    Dr. Sexton enjoys surfing, swimming, gardening, guitar-playing, giving back to the community, grandkids and engaging in life-giving outdoor activities in her spare time!

  • areas of practice

    Anyone can initiate patient care with Dr. Sexton for a patient-centered, integrative approach to wellness.

    Endocannabinoid System Function

    The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a very important role in the human body for our survival.

    Dr. Sexton provides a novel health assessment, based on endocannabinoid system function, a system that modulates pain, hunger and metabolism, sleep, stress resilience, the ability to store and recall memories or abolish negative ones, and to protect the body from chronic infection or inflammation. There are many strategies for addressing what could be considered "endocannabinoid deficiency" or excess.

    Naturopathic Medicine

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    "Naturopathic medicine is primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of healthy living and natural therapies, blending centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health and human systems." - Bastyr University.

     

    Through a "functional" approach, we will work together to address multiple systems to treat root causes of disease, not symptoms.

     

    Naturopathic medicine works to stimulate the body to heal itself. This approach can help minimize or eliminate pharmaceutical medications. Dr. Sexton may also order laboratory analysis to enhance diagnosis and treatment of your medical condition.

  • EDUCATION

    Bastyr University

    Bastyr University

    2003-2008

    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

    Texas Tech University

    Texas Tech University

    2000-2003

    Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

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    North American Registry of Midwives

    1990-2003

    Certified Professional Midwife