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About Dr. LaMont


Dr. Sally LaMont is a naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, educator and writer who has devoted the last twenty-seven years to teaching the principles of healthy living. She blends the science of naturopathic medicine with the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, bringing them both to life in her work as a doctor and educator.

Dr. LaMont's practice focuses on helping people identify the root causes of their condition, removing the obstacles to cure, and developing personalized natural treatment protocols to resolve symptoms and promote health. She assesses her patients through a variety of state-of-the-art laboratory tests and integrates nutritional medicine and dietary detoxification with herbal medicine and acupuncture.

Faculty Appointments
Dr. LaMont is on faculty at San Francisco State University's "Institute for Holistic Healing Studies" within their Department of Health Education. Over the past 4 years, her popular classes include "Naturopathic Medicine and Personal Wellness", "Nutrition and Herbal Medicine" and "The Holistic Health Speakers Series".

Conferences, Classes and Retreats
Known for her inspirational delivery, Dr. LaMont has been a featured speaker at Integrative Medicine conferences at both the University of California San Francisco and University of California Irvine. She has led many retreats and taught numerous classes, including natural foods cooking classes. To book Dr. LaMont for your event click here

Legislative Advocacy
Dr. LaMont was appointed to the board of directors of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association (CNDA) in 1998. She chose to take a sabbatical from her busy practice in May of 2000 to serve as Executive Director of the CNDA and lead the successful legislative campaign to license NDs in California. Passage of the Naturopathic Doctors Practice Act resulted in the creation of the Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine within California's Department of Consumer Affairs. Licensure of NDs provides Californians legal access to the care of licensed naturopathic doctors, and NDs need no longer fear "practicing medicine without a license". Their established scope of practice in California allows licensed NDs to serve as primary health care providers who treat acute and chronic conditions, in a prevention-oriented approach to healthcare. For more information on licensure of NDs, click here.

Dr. LaMont was awarded "Physician of the Year" by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in 2001 for her leadership and legislative advocacy.

Dr. LaMont earned her ND degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM)in Portland, Oregon in 1981. She moved to California and attended Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, where she earned her Masters in Chinese Medicine in 1986. She has been licensed as an acupuncturist in California since that time. Prior to her medical training, Dr. LaMont earned a BS in Human Biology from Kansas Newman College. She regularly attends continuing education events to maintain her licenses as both an ND and acupuncturist.