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Joni Olehausen, ND

Campus: 
California
School of Naturopathic Medicine

Current Roles

Dr. Olehausen is associate dean for naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University California.

Education

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Natural Medicine in 1997
  • Residency at Tahoma Clinic, Kent, Wash., in 1997
  • BA in biomedical science from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., in 1988

Past Experience

  • Associate clinical dean and an associate professor in the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, 2012-2013.
  • Dean of medical education, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Ariz., 2008-2012
  • Dean of clinical education, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Ariz., 2007-2008
  • Academic coordinator and medical instructor, International Institute of the Americas, Phoenix, Ariz., 2005-2006
  • Massage school and wellness center director, Sauk Rapids, Minn., 2003-2005
  • Basic science instructor, Sister Rosalind Gefre Schools and Clinics of Massage, Sauk Rapids, Minn., 2002-2005
  • Captain, U.S. Army Reserve, 1986-1997

Interests

Dr. Olehausen’s clinical interests include treating hormonal imbalances, including thyroid diseases, adrenals and the transition to menopause, plus digestive complaints, allergies, arthritis and weight loss.  

She uses nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and lifestyle counseling (including stress management, meditation, exercise and sleep consultation) to treat the underlying causes of disease.  

She has a special interest in psychoneuroimmunology (PMI), the spiritual aspect of health and healing, and ayurvedic medicine. 

Healing Philosophy

I believe the naturopathic principles create a powerful framework for healing. I believe it’s essential to work with the body to restore health. Although individuals are responsible for their health, naturopathic physicians facilitate the process by meeting patients where they are in their healing process and determining what it is that needs to be cured. This requires exploring all levels of health and determining if the imbalance and obstacle to cure is physical, mental/emotional or spiritual. Ultimately, I believe we need to address the spiritual aspect to restore health and wellness. This includes helping patients find balance, joy and purpose in their lives.

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Joni Olehausen, ND