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Dayna Kowata, ND, LAc

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist

Dayna Kowata, ND, is very familiar with a life of following natural medicine. When she was a young girl, her family pediatrician decided to retire and go into teaching. When no one was able to fill his shoes, her mother began reading about holistic medicine and started treating their family of seven with whole foods and vitamins. Kowata's interest in homeopathy quickly followed and it became her preferred mode of treatment. Dr. Kowata graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a BSc in Biology. She spent time as a  domestic violence counselor before learning about naturopathic medical school. In 2000, she graduated with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences. After graduation, she moved to San Diego, started a private practice and in 2003, completed a Master’s of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Kowata has been in private practice for 10 years. She has completed internships in pediatrics, women’s medicine including natural childbirth, and volunteered at several clinics serving the homeless, HIV/AIDS patients, and recovering substance abusers. She is a certified Level I Bach Flower practitioner and a Master-level Reiki practitioner. She also provides laboratory consulting services for GenWay Biotech Laboratories.  

AREAS OF INTEREST: Dr. Kowata has special interest in women’s health, pediatrics, chronic illnesses, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, thyroid imbalances, autoimmune disease, ADD/ADHD and autism, and mental/emotional imbalances