Dr. Adrianne Sebastian, ND
Our bodies possess an inherent wisdom to heal, with appropriate care and sufficient time. Unfortunately, the demands of modern life deprioritize rest and overemphasize quick-fixes. With the constant need to be productive, we lose sight of, and trust in, our body’s capacity to heal.
I work with individuals to facilitate balance — between the need to get things done and listening to the body’s needs. It is possible to incorporate natural tools and techniques into your day that are accessible and affordable. It is possible to be in control of your health and tap into nature wherever you may be.
I am excited to begin this journey with you.
My first medicines were the home remedies my lola (grandma) created in our kitchen to prevent colds and stave off fevers. These medicines were immensely powerful, and often the only forms of healthcare we could afford — a situation many families in our community faced.
Growing up in the vibrant migrant communities of the Bay Area, California, I began to see patterns in chronic diseases that affected communities of color alongside a disproportionate access to health care and preventative health.
In wanting to address the gaps in our current health care model, I pursued medicine and alternative healthcare. I found Naturopathic Medicine to be the bridge that connects the wisdom of eastern medicine with the technology of western medicine.
Health is more than the individual and their symptoms. Health is determined by environment, lived experience, generational trauma, the systems they survived.
As a primary care physician, I am committed to working with individuals from all walks of life and from every generation. I am especially passionate about working with LGBTQ+ youth, activists, community organizers, and busy families.
When I’m not practicing medicine I am organizing with Migrante Portland and the International Migrants Alliance, grassroots organizations uplifting the rights and welfare of migrants, refugees, and immigrants locally and globally.
Doctora Adrianne is a naturopathic doctor licensed by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Physicians. She completed her five-year training at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, the oldest accredited Naturopathic medical school in North America.
During her training as a primary care physician at NUNM, she completed clinical shifts in gastrointestinal health, transgender health, cardiopulmonary medicine, endocrinology and community health with focuses in botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine and mental health.
She studied classical homeopathy at the New England School of Homeopathy (NESH), and Shen Hammer Pulse diagnosis with ShenHammerPDX.
She participated in a medical brigade with Natural Doctors International (NDI) in Nicaragua, volunteered at St Francis Shelter in Vietnam, and worked with the Save Our Schools Network in the Philippines.
She received a B.A. in Feminist Studies and a B.S. in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz.