Aimee Sheppard, ND, MSOM, LAc
- 214 E. Mountain Street, Suite 101
Kernersville, NC 27284
Aimee L. Sheppard, N.D., Ms.O.M., L.Ac. is a board certified Washington state licensed Naturopathic Physician and a licensed Acupuncturist in North Carolina. Dr. Sheppard is a native North Carolinian and a graduate of both Salem Academy and Wake Forest University. Dr. Sheppard completed her medical training at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and graduated in 1998, with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Sheppard took specialty training in acupuncture at Bastyr and then at the National College of Oriental Medicine in Orlando, Florida, where she completed a Masters in OrientalMedicine in 2002. Dr. Sheppard also is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Sheppard is the founder of Triad Natural Health Center, LLC, located in Kernersville, the first naturopathic clinic in the Piedmont Triad area.
A Balanced Approach to Health
Dr. Sheppard’s approach to her patient’s health is that the body is an energetic system that is constantly interacting with itself and the environment. Disease processes occur when this energy dynamic becomes imbalanced. Naturopathic philosophy emphasizes finding the root cause of imbalance,versus just treating the symptoms. Dr. Sheppard works to assess the origin of disease or imbalance in each patient, using both Western and Chinese doctrines.
Naturopathic medicine invokes the healing power of nature and strives to give the least force necessary to promote health and wellness. Many treatments are age-old remedies or common plants that can have dramatic clinical effects if properly administered.
Dr. Sheppard has over 12 years of clinical experience in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, with an emphasis on helping patients with complex disease patterns, such as chronic diseases, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies, traumatic and/ or pain syndromes, reproductive health issues, aging and degenerative disorders, heart, lung and kidney diseases, and many more.
Dr.Sheppard facilitates patients toward balance by using botanical medicine, nutrition, and physical therapeutics. Where appropriate, she also employs homeopathy and life coaching for addressing the unique needs of her patients.
Botanical medicine and cultivation has been a life-long hobby of Dr. Sheppard. She has been an avid gardener throughout her life, and was one of the original plant donors to the wondrous Bastyr Herbal Garden in Seattle, Washington. She currently maintains several gardens in the triad area with over 100 species of medicinal plants from all over the world. Dr. Sheppard works with each individual for their specific herbal ally needs, in multiple forms such as a food, tea, pill, tincture or topical preparation.
Dr. Sheppard also specializes in nutritional consultations. Dr. Sheppard has a solid background in physiology and biochemistry, including prior experience as an environmental chemist, and as a teaching assistant in physiology at Bastyr University. Dr. Sheppard’s expertise in the cellular biochemistry of each system in the body contributes to her understanding of the nutrient needs in diseased states and is very beneficial when comprehending the components of supplements and the therapeutic value they offer each of her patients. Dr. Sheppard instructs her patients about vitamin safety based upon validated clinical results from the latest clinical research. In addition, Dr. Sheppard’s training and experience has given her unique expertise in environmental toxicology, exposure to which is universal in westernized societies.
Hands-on work is another one of Dr. Sheppard’s strongest assets. Dr. Sheppard’s training includes many years of instruction in Chinese and Naturopathic massage techniques, Reiki, Prana, and acupuncture. All patients benefit from the energy balancing and relaxation of these treatments, as well as the unusually powerful therapeutic touch that Dr. Sheppard provides.
Achieve Your Best Health, Starting Today
Naturopathic and Chinese medicine embrace balance in the BodyMindSpirit through diet, lifestyle, herbal therapies, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture and physical therapeutics. Achieving balance promotes health and wellness in the BodyMindSpirit. Call Dr. Sheppard today and start on your path towards vigor and vitality.