• Meet Dr. michelle Sexton, nd

    Centers for Integrative Health, University of California, San Diego

    In a Nutshell

    Dr. Sexton is a Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego. She is a physician/scientist, with extensive clinical experience and basic, translational and clinical research. Her clinical research and 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, all 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.

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    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.

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    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.


    Bastyr University

    Bastyr University


    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

    Texas Tech University

    Texas Tech University


    Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

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    North American Registry of Midwives


    Certified Professional Midwife