Serena Whitridge grew up understanding nature as a valuable teacher. In her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont (UVM), she pursued a degree in Environmental Studies and minored in food systems. This degree allowed her to be outside and explore systems thinking. The health of the farm required analyzing the whole ecosystem: the soil, native habitat, and diversity of crops.
Serena received her Master’s degree in holistic nutrition and continued to study, receiving a doctorate degree in Chinese Medicine. At the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR, the body is discussed with emphasis on the whole. The ancient Chinese applied the dynamic principles of the natural world to the human body. Practitioners are taught to look at the whole body and assess health from a naturalistic and dynamic viewpoint. Philosophically, the body is an ecosystem. Taking care of the body is a way to preserve self, but also tune into the natural world.
In Serena’s clinical practice, she looks at the whole body and assesses information about how bodily systems are functioning. She ensures your health and wellbeing are at its paramount. Serena treats women’s health conditions and sports medicine with acupuncture, chinese herbs, and nutrition.
When she is not in the office you can find her exploring the Cascades. Biking, hiking, skiing, laughing, eating good food, and spending time with my dog are times she feels most at home in her body!