Dr. Nina Meledandri specializes in complementary, alternative and preventive medicine for the whole family. She has been effectively using Naturopathic, Oriental medicine, acupuncture and conventional medical therapies for the prevention and treatment of both acute and chronic disease since 2002.
She is Vermont Board certified and completed her medical training and internships at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and abroad.
Naturopathic Physicians like Dr. Meledandri are experts in drug-nutrient and drug botanical interactions and she is extensively trained and experienced in identifying and treating the source of acute and chronic medical conditions, rather than just the symptoms.
She uses acupuncture, dietary, herbal, and nutraceutical therapeutics with bodywork to gently strengthen and support the body's self-healing ability.
Dr. Nina A. Meledandri is an Oregon Board Certified Naturopathic Physician and licensed acupuncturist. In 2002, she completed both her Doctorate and Master of Science of Oriental Medicine degree at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.
Her Chinese medical studies at NCNM included acupuncture, herbs, qi gong, shiatsu, and dietetics. Dr. Meledandri was trained directly and clinically supervised by multigenerational Chinese medicine physicians and scholars from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the top 5 academic institutions of TCM in China. Her main clinical supervisors, Dr. Mengke Kou, Dr. Youping Qin, and Dr. Haosheng Zhang, were chief physicians at this hospital which has over 700 beds and serves over 5,000 patients per day.
Her qi gong training was completed with Dr. Heiner Freuhaff and Master Wang Qingyu, the official lineage holder of the Jinjing style of qigong and director of the Sichuan association for Taoist studies in China.
As a Naturopathic Physician she is trained in the traditional medical sciences, clinical diagnosis, pharmacology, and an expert in drug-nutrient and drug botanical interactions.
The naturopathic principals of supporting and promoting the body's natural healing process guide Dr. Meledandri in providing truly integrative, individualized medical care that prevents and treats both acute and chronic conditions.
After completing her medical training, Dr. Meledandri practiced at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) teaching clinic for several years before starting her private practice. She recently completed a 2- year training in Tan style acupuncture for pain management at Yamamoto Oriental Medicine Clinic in Salem, Oregon.
In 2011, she completed training with UCSD's Mindful Eating-Conscious Living Professional Training Program. In 2014, she completed teacher training with Kristen Neff, PhD and Chris Germer, PhD to offer 8-week Mindful Self Compassion classes. Dr. Meledandri has been studying, practicing, and teaching Mindfulness based therapies since 2005.
Dr. Meledandri is bilingual, having completed additional clinical rotations at the Clinica Hospital in San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, and studying medical spanish in Cuba.