Meet Dr. Alla Nicolulis
I am Dr. Alla Nicolulis, Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist. Naturopathic medicine has always been a part of me. I was born and raised in Ukraine, and since a young age I always spent every free day from school and summers at my grandparent’s farm. My grandmother always used herbs and nature healing to treat all kinds of conditions. I remember drying herbs on the racks and my grandma telling me what they are good for treating.
At the age of six I decided that I wanted to be a doctor, and this is when my journey began. At eleven years old I got accepted to a school with pre-med classes and was accepted to medical college after ninth grade. I completed high school requirements and studied at the medical college at the same time. When I was twenty years old I already had a diploma equivalent to Physician Assistant and started working at the local hospital.
Remembering I wanted to be a doctor, six months later I was in the medical university pursuing that dream. During medical school I worked as a registered nurse on the weekends (in Ukraine you receive nurse’s education while studying for PA). While in medical school I participated in student research and published some research articles on variants of anatomy and infections disease cases under the guidance of my teachers. I also participated in a few medical conferences where I presented my research. After completing six years of Medical school and becoming a MD (Ukraine) I completed two years of internal disease residency in the hospital in my home town. In my practice I used not only pharmaceutical treatment plans for patients, but also incorporated herbs, physiotherapy, diet and nutritional counseling. I saw that combining all these together can bring much faster and sometimes longer lasting results in treating diseases.
While living in the US and learning English, I became very interested in the holistic healing powers of Naturopathic and Chinese medicine. It reminded me of my roots working in my grandmother’s garden growing medicinal herbs. After realizing a natural approach to medicine was my calling I completed two separate four year programs within six years at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland OR. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to learn three different medical models, Conventional, Naturopathic, Chinese medicine, and being able to incorporate them into my practice. I have a particular interest in skin as I always struggled with my own skin problems since my childhood. I like to address underlying issues first, before I focus on treating what I see on the skin. For me skin a like a mirror of what is going on inside the body. I also enjoy learning about natural ways to rejuvenate our skin, so there is a long lasting and natural effect, not just the skin but also the whole body.
In my free time, I like to connect with nature and work in the garden. I have many medicinal plants and trees. I’m enjoying learning more about native pacific NW plants. Many years ago I fell in love with the beautiful mountains of Sierra Nevada's where I used to live with my husband before coming to Oregon. Now we live with our twin boys in rural Oregon surrounded by pristine nature.
I would be honored to be your guide on your journey to your wellness and natural beauty so you can feel healthy and beautiful, not just on outside, but also on the inside.
Western & Chinese herbs
LED Light Therapy