Dr. Valarie Vaughn
Dr. Valarie V. Vaughn is a board-certified naturopathic doctor and a
licensed clinical laboratory scientist. Before starting her private
practice, Dr. Vaughn completed over 400 hours precepting with healthcare
professionals including naturopathic doctors, medical doctors,
chiropractors, acupuncturists/herbalists, and osteopathic doctors
specializing in cardiovascular/pulmonary medicine, immune enhancement,
traumatic brain injuries, cancer support, transgender medicine,
addictions, and pain management.
Dr. Vaughn’s clinical focus is on utilizing integrative medicine to help
strengthen and support the innate self-healing potential. She has
extensive knowledge and training in basic medical sciences, physical
medicine, bodywork (Sotai, Shiatsu), botanical medicine, homeopathy,
detoxification, recall healing, ozone therapies, low energy neurofeedback
(LENS), biotherapeutic drainage, nutrition, acupuncture, meditation, Qi
gong, T’ai chi, pharmacology, and lifestyle counseling. She and another
naturopathic doctor developed Neuroneedling, a therapy that combines LENS
neurofeedback with scalp acupuncture for the treatment of a wide variety
of neurological conditions. She is very experienced working with people
with chronic pain, gastrointestinal illnesses, diabetes, cardiovascular
diseases, autoimmune disease, neurological disorders, infectious diseases,
and hormonal imbalances.
Dr. Vaughn believes that it’s essential to identify and treat the root
cause(s) of symptoms to allow the innate healing mechanisms inherent
within the mind, body, and spirit to regain optimal function and balance.
She encourages patients to engage in their care, while she strives to
educate and empower patients with the information they need to make
informed healthcare decisions that align with their values and lifestyle.
Dr. Vaughn volunteered through the Helping Other People Everywhere (HOPE)
organization at a clinic serving people with HIV and AIDS in Abidjan,
Ivory Coast (West Africa). While she was in medical school, she supported
the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program that offered classes in
nutrition and practical skills for preparing healthy meals to the
residents of Portland, Oregon. She also enjoyed tutoring naturopathic and
classical Chinese medicine students in becoming independent and
resourceful, life-long learners. She taught Tai Chi and meditation classes
for people in chronic pain.
Dr. Vaughn earned a BA in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and an
emphasis in Microbiology from Sonoma State University and a Doctorate in
Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Oriental Medicine from the National
College of Natural Medicine. She is also a licensed Clinical Laboratory
Scientist with extensive experience in Microbiology and stem cell
therapies for the treatment of blood and bone marrow cancers. She has
advanced training in Ozone therapies, Recall Healing, and LENS
Neurofeedback. She is a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors
Association and the American Academy of Ozonotherapy.
When she isn’t working, Dr. Vaughn enjoys spending time in Nature,
traveling, cooking, reading, attending conferences, and spending time with
family, friends, and her dog.