"Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates
Dr. Sparks ND, LAc
Dr. Sparks graduated with honors from Sonoran University of Health Sciences, Tempe Arizona. She then went on to earn her Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medicine, in Asheville North Carolina, where she studied under Jeffrey Yuen and his classical Chinese methodology. Most recently she has completed her certification to treat toxic mold illness.
Dr. Sparks' mom suffered from health issues most of her adult life. She started falling down and could not walk. After she exhausted all mainstream treatments, to no avail, she turned to natural medicine.
Dr. Sparks witnessed her parents going through this nightmare. She realized that, "We don't know what we don't know." The medical establishment was quick to give pills and tell her mother it was "all in her head," but they did not look deeper at the root cause. It was a holistic doctor who finally realized that she had scoliosis that was pinching her sciatic nerve.
With regular manipulations, herbs, nutrition and yoga, she went from using a wheelchair to walking on her own. Later, her Naturopathic Doctor also helped her through Lupus and menopause.
This inspired Dr. Sparks to give up a career in Hollywood to help people heal themselves. She is so happy to be able to realize this dream through the wonders of Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Sparks helps people recover their health and she is passionate about being a patient advocate. Dr. Sparks takes the time to listen and to teach her patients things they never hear from their PCP's. This way they can make informed medical decisions and advocate for themselves on their road to better health.
Dr. Sparks uses functional lab testing and specialty testing combined with time tested natural therapies to help patients get to the root cause of their illness instead of merely covering up symptoms. Reversing chronic illness is a step by step process and Dr. Sparks has helped many regain their health and put that SPARK back in their life!
First, Do No Harm: Naturopathic doctors utilize modalities that are non-invasive, and rarely have harmful side effects. We believe in a therapeutic order or least invasive to most and support you the entire way on the road to health.
The Healing Power of Nature: Every person has an incredibly powerful ability to self heal if given the proper support. The body will heal a cut by itself and can heal a cold by itself. IT can heal so much more when the patient is empower to help themselves.
Identify and treat the cause: In order to help a person become fully well the root cause of illness must be discovered and addressed. Simply suppressing symptoms is akin to turning off a fire alarm in a burning building without addressing the fire or the fuel for the fire.
Treat the whole person: Each individual has a unique makeup, of body, mind and spirit. Dr. Sparks will consider the totality of your individual symptoms to put together a specifically tailored protocol for you.
The physician is a teacher: Empowerment is key. Dr. Sparks will give you the tools to be healthy and spend time answering your questions so that you leave prepared to take your health into your own hands.
Prevention in the best cure: By being proactive in your healthcare you are preventing chronic disease and ultimately saving time and money so that you can live a longer and happier life!