OMBE Welcomes Catherine O'Halloran, Naturopathic Doctor
From the desk of Dr. Catherine O’Halloran, ND…
From a very young age, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. My passion for health and science let me to study Anatomy and Cell Biology and Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. It was during my time at McGill that I came to realize that the foundations of conventional medicine did not resonate to connect with patients with trust, truth and empathy all the while supporting them on their journey towards health and wellness.
My instinct told me there must be other complementary health care options that would fulfill my passion for a holistic approach to health care. I believed in the importance of treating people as a whole and not just their disease or the symptoms of illness. I wanted a career that uses all natural and environmentally sustainable treatments without the harmful side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.
This passion for natural heath care led me to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. During the four-year program, I was immersed in natural therapies that included botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, physical medicine, lifestyle counseling and mind-body medicine. In addition to the naturopathic curriculum, I studied the conventional medical courses such as pathology, physical and clinical diagnosis, lab diagnostics, pharmacology and primary care. The fine balance between natural therapies and allopathic medicine has prepared me to diagnose, treat and connect with every patient I see.
Naturopathic doctors follow a set of guiding principals that mandate every ND use the innate healing power of nature to safely treat the root cause of disease and not just the superficial symptoms. Our goal as NDs is to teach the foundations of health and wellness so that each patient as the ability to treat and heal themselves We work with our patients to help them restore balance in their body and return them to a state of healthy vitality.
If you’re interested in learning more about naturopathic medicine, I’m dedicating each of my weekly blog posts in November to provide a more thorough overview of the guiding principals, each of the natural therapies and what you can expect from your first visit. You can also schedule a complimentary 20-minute consult with me at OMBE so you may have your questions answered in person. All new patients will receive 10% OFF their initial naturopathy visit from now through the end of the year. Click here https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=15168 to book online or call 617.447.2222 to speak with one of our front desk staff.
Catherine O'Halloran, ND
Catherine O'Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.
Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.
Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women's health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.
Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.