Dr. Healy will discuss herbs, nutrients, and other lifestyle measures to foster a balanced nervous system, healthy bones, and help our friends in fighting cancer. She will cover nervine relaxants, nervine tonics, and nervine stimulants as well as some commonly utilized salivary testing for adrenal function and urinary testing for brain neurotransmitter levels. She will explore herbs noted for their high levels of minerals and use in mending bones in addition to exposing modern day habits that lead to bone loss. And finally, Dr. Healy will offer insight into the world of fighting cancer with uni–molecular (pharmaceutical) and multi–molecular (herbal) methods, will share which herbs she uses most frequently with her cancer patients, and how light plays a role in halting cancer‘s progression.
Helen Healy, N.D. is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor in Minnesota. She received her B.A. in BioPsychology from Vassar College in 1977. Following graduation she worked in the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research at the National Institutes of Health until 1979.
She earned her degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in 1983 from The National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where she continues to hold a license to practice. She practiced in Portland‘s Alameda Clinic and taught acupressure at the East–West College of Massage. In 1984, Dr. Healy moved to St. Paul, MN to join Dr. Thomas Stowell at Wellspring Naturopathic Clinic, where she utilized her knowledge of botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, and acupuncture. She assisted parents in natural home birthing, and gave birth to her own two daughters safely at home.
Dr. Healy taught Herbology at the College of St. Catherine for the Masters Level Holistic Studies program from 2004 to 2008. She is a community based faculty member of the University of Minnesota Medical School and other Naturopathic Medical Schools from around the country. Students and residents observe Helen at Wellspring Naturopathic Clinic as part of their rotation within the Spirituality and Healing program of the U of M. Dr. Healy is a founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), has served on its Board for two terms (1987–88 and 2010–present), and is the AANP Speaker of the House of Delegates. She is also a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP), and is the Immediate Past President of the Minnesota Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MNANP). She has appeared before both the Minnesota Health Department and the State Legislature as a spokesperson for Natural Medicine and to promote regulation of Naturo pathic Medicine in Minnesota. She continues to work hard to achieve truly integrated healthcare within all specialty areas of natural medicine and the allopathic medical community.