Practitioners

Dr. Dana Krete, ND, LAc

Acupuncture, Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine

Dana Krete earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon. In addition to her in-depth knowledge of Naturopathic and Chinese medicine she also has a background in health and fitness as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, triathlete and Division I college scholarship athlete.

As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Krete uses a multidisciplinary approach to treatment including acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, and especially enjoys providing nutritional counseling. Staying true to the roots of both Chinese and Naturopathic medicine, every patient is treated as a whole person and as an individual. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and, as a mother of two, she is very happy to see children in her practice.

She has experience treating a vast array of medical conditions from colicky infants and children with ear infections to autoimmune conditions, diabetes and mood issues such as anxiety and depression. She has a particular interest in treating hormonal imbalances including PMS and menopause, digestive disorders, fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia, and also musculoskeletal pain including sciatica, low back and neck pain. With her great interest and knowledge in nutrition and fitness, she also works with patients whose primary goal is weight loss or optimizing wellness.

Dr. Krete uses various methods of diagnosis in determining which treatments will be best suited for each patient. This includes a detailed history during your visit, physical exam, and lab studies and imaging if indicated. Dr. Krete uses many of the typical labs you may have done in a conventional medical setting, but also will determine if more in depth testing is applicable to your case. For example, nutritional status testing, food intolerance testing, salivary cortisol testing, digestive health panels, neurotransmitter testing, and hormone panels, among others. These lab tests are accurate and scientific, yet not offered in most other medical settings. Dr. Krete’s goal is to help her patients find and treat the cause of her their health issues rather than just treating symptoms. Dr. Krete also practices acupuncture at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center in Middletown CT.    She sees patients at both Essex Wellness Center locations in Essex and Westbrook.

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