Dr. Emily Longwill, ND
Dr. Emily Longwill received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, North America's oldest accredited four-year doctorate-level program. Prior to pursing her doctorate, she received her B.S. in Oceanography from Hawaii Pacific University. Dr. Longwill has also done extensive post-doctoral education on topics ranging from Lyme Disease, thyroid optimization, intravenous therapy for acute and chronic disease, ozone therapy, and hormonal disorders.
"As a primary care Naturopathic Doctor, I place a strong emphasis on disease prevention, patient education, and a holistic approach to healthcare. I see patients of all ages for preventative care, as well as acute and chronic illnesses. I specialize in thyroid and adrenal disorders as well as chronic infections such as Lyme Disease and Mold toxicity. It is my goal to thoroughly understand the unique biochemical makeup of each individual. With this insight we (patient and doctor) are ready to start the healing process by removing the root cause of the illness and working to rebuild a healthier you. I utilize diet and foods, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, intravenous therapy, homeopathy, bio-identical hormones, lifestyle counseling and other therapies to meet the varied needs of my patients. In my spare time, I practice CrossFit and enjoy spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Ventura, whether it be surfing, stand-up paddling, hiking in the local hills or gardening." - Dr. Emily Longwill
California Naturopathic Doctors Association
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine
American Academy of Ozone Therapy
A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Today’s naturopathic physicians artfully blend modern, cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with ancient and traditional methods. They offer the world a healing paradigm founded on a rational balance of tradition, science and respect for nature.
Licensed naturopathic physicians have attended four-year doctorate-level programs at accredited institutions, where they have been educated in the same basic sciences as traditional medical physicians. Some member schools in the AANMC actually require more hours of basic and clinical science than many top traditional medical schools.
Graduates from naturopathic medical schools must pass the comprehensive naturopathic physicians licensing examinations (NPLEX) to be licensed as primary care physicians. Candidates for full licensure must also satisfy all licensing requirements for the individual state or province in which they plan to practice.
During their first two years of study, the curriculum focuses on basic and clinical sciences, covering:
- Human Physiology
- Macro- and Microbiology
- Human Pathology
For the final two years of their medical program, students intern in clinical settings under the close supervision of licensed physicians. Students of naturopathic medicine use the Western medical sciences as a foundation on which to build a thorough knowledge of holistic, non-toxic therapies and develop skills in diagnosis, disease prevention and wellness optimization. While earning their degree, doctors of naturopathic medicine learn virtually all the modalities of proven natural therapies:
- Clinical Nutrition
- Botanical Medicine
- Lifestyle Counseling
- Physical Medicine