My Journey to Holistic Healing

Anna Vakil PhD CCH

Several years ago, my life was turned upside down by hormones-gone-crazy and I was recommended for major surgery.

Determined to avoid surgery, I looked to an old friend for assistance—homeopathy, which I was already familiar with since for more than 15 years I had been using it successfully to keep my children healthy.

Thanks to homeopathy, I was able to escape the knife. Later, when presented with the opportunity to start a second career, empowering others and helping them solve health problems was a natural choice.

Since then, I became board-certified in homeopathy and from 2013 I have been seeing clients in my own health and wellness practice in Yuma, Arizona. In 2016, I became a certified coach of the personalized nutrition program metabolic balance® so I could offer help to those clients who need to attain and keep a healthy body weight.

Because of my own experience with hormonal imbalance, I have taken more than 15 endocrine-system continuing education courses from Karen Allen CCH, a leading homeopath and teacher specializing for many years in helping to resolve endocrine, fertility and hormone problems using homeopathic medicines.

In my first career, I was an educator and researcher while working as a university professor of urban planning and public policy. Now, several years later, I use my teaching skills to walk alongside every client on their personal journey toward health. I also draw on the research and analytical skills I learned while completing a PhD at the University of Michigan to get at the root causes of health issues so we can identify lasting solutions, not just temporary fixes.

Currently, I serve on the board as the Vice-President of the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America and have also been teaching the required research methods course at the American Medical College of Homeopathy.

I love the challenge of using an integrative approach to help resolve the unique health puzzle of each and every client.

How can I help YOU?

My Education and Training

  • Homeopathic Practitioner (3-year intensive program), American Medical College of Homeopathy, 2015 (now part of PIHMA, the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture)

  • Certified metabolic balance® coach, metabolic balance® USA, 2016

  • Introduction to wellness coaching, Institute for Wellness Education, 2016

  • "Clinical Problem-solving", a 6-week online course from the University of California-San Francisco Medical School meeting continuing education requirements of the American Medical Association, Coursera, 2013

  • Interdisciplinary PhD in Urban, Technological and Environmental Planning
    University of Michigan, 1991


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