A Personal Message From Dr. Ilana Gurevich
At the age of 19, I began my journey into alternative medicine in a very personal way. After many years of living with terrible abdominal pain and fatigue, I was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Many medical doctors told me that the condition could never be cured. This prognosis led me to my first encounter with alternative medicine. A naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist not only completely cured me of my Crohn’s disease, but also educated and inspired me to pursue my own path into alternative medicine. Ever since that day, I have dedicated my life to helping others restore their own health. I truly believe that your body has an innate ability to heal itself. It sometimes just needs to be reminded of that ability.
Dr. Gurevich’s Bio
Dr. Gurevich is a board-certified naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who graduated from the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in the country, the National College of Natural Medicine. Her Chinese medicine training is in Classical Chinese medicine, which uses the ancient texts of China as the foundation of education. She integrates the healing powers of the mind, body and spirit to provide holistic healthcare for her patients.
Dr. Gurevich combines conventional medical diagnostics with effective natural therapies to restore the body’s innate ability to heal. She believes that the body has an inherent ability to cure itself, and she views her role as an assistant in that process. She can support the body’s natural balance, as well as remove obstacles to health. Dr. Gurevich relies heavily on her Chinese medicine training to provide further care for her patients.
Dr. Gurevich practices five-element acupuncture, which focuses on establishing emotional and physical balance within the body so that patients can achieve optimal health. This system utilizes the laws of nature to help diagnose and treat patients. Relying on natural laws, it recognizes that the health of a person’s entire body, mind and spirit must be taken into account in order to fully diagnose the cause of an illness. Only then can the most effective help be offered so that people can regain their balance and health on all levels.
Dr. Gurevich is a naturopathic medical physician and an acupuncturist who uses individualized natural therapies to address the underlying cause of disease. She encourages her patients to take an active role in their own health care. Dr. Gurevich relies on a variety of natural modalities including Chinese and Western herbal medicine, acupuncture, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and dietary education.
Dr. Gurevich spent the first four years of her professional career running a very busy private practice in Portland, Oregon. During this time, she practiced as a primary care provider treating women and men of all ages in an integrative clinic. She then moved to New York City to practice in an integrative psychiatric clinic. During this time, Dr. Gurevich worked with a holistic psychiatrist helping patients come off of medications. She gained expertise with treating depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, while helping patients become medication free.
Dr. Gurevich’s special interests and specializations include: