Dr. Achuff has been passionately devoted to educating herself about natural medicine for over 15 years. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the oldest fully accredited naturopathic medical school in the United States, National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), in Portland OR, with a certificate in Natural Childbirth. Dr. Achuff has had personal journeys with IBS, endometriosis, and celiac disease, and has studied and explored dozens of modalities that can be used to treat chronic health conditions both on herself and clinically with patients. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and comes from a family of conventional physicians; she is able to practice medicine with a mind in both worlds, the biomedical world and the naturopathic/ alternative world. She is passionate about helping every individual find his/ her own unique path to healing. Dr. Achuff's current practice focuses on auto-immune diseases, fertility, and chronic disease care, particularly issues related to women's pelvic health. She incorporates the "Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy" and "Holistic Pelvic Care" into her practice, both of which are hands-on therapies. When she is not in the office with patients, Dr. Achuff is typically playing Star Wars or ninjas somewhere on a beach or playground with her 5 yr old son.