Who are my patients?

Interested in long-distance health coaching? These are some of the things people say when they work with me:


My anxiety is significantly better, I can deal with the daily stress so much easier.


I am sleeping well again, it only takes me 10, 15 minutes to fall asleep, and most nights I sleep right through the night.

Digestive issues

My digestion feels much better, it's great to be regular again and not bloated constantly.

Hormonal imbalances

So happy that my hormones are balanced again, gone are the painful periods, hot flashes and terrible insomnia.


My energy is back again, I can finally do the things I love without constantly running out of energy.

Thyroid issues

After my thyroid issues, I never thought I'd be able to take my dog hiking again, but I am back!

Autoimmune disorders

My thyroid is working well again and the joint pain is gone, I am so deeply grateful.


That heavy veil has lifted and every day feels better, I finally feel motivated to live life fully again!

How I can help you:

As a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine over the past 10 years, I have focused on helping people sleep better with acupuncture and herbs. It worked beautifully for most of my patients, until I realized there are some patients I couldn’t help, no matter what I tried.

When I started studying Functional Medicine, I thought to myself, this shouldn’t be too complicated since I have a specialty in sleep. But surprise, surprise! As much as I wanted it to be simple, it turns out insomnia can literally be related to almost any other imbalance in the body. From the most obvious ones such as hormone, adrenal, anemia, and neurotransmitter imbalances, to thyroid and gut issues, heavy metals overload, mold exposure and more. This is very much like Chinese medicine, we don’t look at symptoms specifically, but more so at what organ patterns are most affected.

So while my practice is still fairly focused on sleep disorders, I now welcome all kinds of health concerns in my practice.  I am dedicated to helping you heal fully and find the root cause of your health issue, be it hormonal, digestive, anxiety or a sleep disorder.

 My own struggle with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis brought me a renewed commitment and compassion for my patients. Functional medicine and Chinese medicine have taught me not to seek a quick fix, but to find the root cause of the issue. Sometimes we can heal literally within weeks and sometimes, to fully heal, it’s a process that may take months or longer. Mine has taken years and even though I’ve been frustrated at times, I wouldn’t change anything; as I understand and know my body so much better than previously.

It is my promise to you that while we work on your health, you will not only feel better, but you will gain information about yourself that will serve you for many years to come.

What is the next step?

First step is to make complimentary consult to make sure I am the best person to help you. Choose “new patient”, then “Dr. Damiana – Complimentary Free Consult for Health Coaching”. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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