About Dr. Marlena Kurtz
Originally from Southern California, I moved to Portland after receiving my Bachelor of Science degree at California State University Channel Islands. I then continued on to study naturopathic medicine at National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland. During school, I learned various forms of diagnosis and treatment, from pharmaceuticals to nutrition and botanical medicines. I am a licensed naturopathic physician, and I believe that building a strong foundation for health is essential to both healing and sustaining wellness.
I have been inspired by natural medicines for most of my life! In times of severe illness as a teenager, botanical medicines and the right nutrients improved my health so much that hospitalization was not necessary. Experiencing this sparked my interest in becoming a naturopathic doctor. Supporting the body’s normal function with good fuel, exercise, botanicals, and nutrients has always resonated with me before jumping to pharmaceuticals or more invasive interventions.
I have been inspired by natural medicines for most of my life! In times of severe illness as a teenager, botanical medicines and the right nutrients improved my health so much that hospitalization was not necessary.
Using muscle testing to assess for stressed organ systems is vital to selecting an individualized treatment for you. While many people may have a common symptom, their bodies will not need the same treatment, depending on the status of other organ systems involved. With muscle testing, we can identify systems in need and provide support that we can see your body responds to. This saves you time and money that would have been wasted on treatments prescribed that your body didn’t need.