Alison Doherty, MATCM, L.Ac.
Alison earned her Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University where she graduated with honors and completed a residency program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where she treated pediatric patients with chronic pain conditions and an array of complex autoimmune diseases. Prior to being awarded the Tao of Wellness Fellowship, she was the Assistant Academic Dean and taught Chinese Herbal Medicine at Yo San University.
After experiencing her own health concerns she eventually sought out treatment from a Chinese medicine practitioner. Alison became intensely interested in this profound medicine and the benefits that she experienced and began working for her acupuncturist doing research on Chinese medical nutrition. Originally from Sonoma, California, Alison previously earned a degree in Behavioral Science as well as an Early Education Teaching Certificate. Due to her experiences at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles she decided to focus on pediatrics, pain management and women’s health. Her 13 years of experience in early childhood education, childcare and child development brought forth the desire to use her skills as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine to help children, women wanting to start families and others in the restoration and preservation of their quality of life before, throughout, and after illness.
Alison uses not only Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies but emphasizes nutrition in her treatment plans for she believes that proper nutrition is vital for health, longevity and well-being. The study of nutrition has led her into a keen interest in digestive health as well.