Dr. Shay Herndon
Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD)
Dr. Shay Herndon is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor who currently practices in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Herndon graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and currently works in family practice. She enjoys seeing the entire family, but her passions include gastroenterology and hormonal health. She is dedicated to getting to know each patient on a personal level and takes time listening to her patients and ensuring they are heard.
Additionally, she strives to investigate the root causes in order to achieve optimal health. Through her own personal journey with gastrointestinal issues and from the many patients she has seen in clinical practice, she has learned that root causes to these concerns often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Dr Herndon aims to provide the best care possible by blending both naturopathic and allopathic medicine when necessary. Dr. Herndon is able to perform both standard of care and specialty testing, order diagnostic imaging, prescribe medication when required, and refer to specialists when necessary. Dr. Herndon believes in treating each person individually based on their unique signs and symptoms.
Dr. Herndon takes a whole person approach when creating treatment plans and options. Treatments she commonly uses include homeopathy, acupuncture, botanical medicine, therapeutic nutritional support, diet and lifestyle approaches, physical medicine, IV therapy, and pharmacological interventions when appropriate. She tries to incorporate a natural approach before or in conjunction with pharmacological interventions when safe and indicated.
Dr. Herndon describes herself as extremely compassionate and loves the reward of being a part of people’s health every single day. When she isn’t practicing medicine, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and being outdoors.
Well Visits For Acute and Chronic Disease
Let us help you to feel your best! We utilize natural therapies whenever possible and understand that there may be a time and place for more conventional medicines. Now offering telemedicine visits and virtual consults!
Based on your unique health history, some specialty testing may be necessary such as:
Food sensitivity testing
Comprehensive stool analysis
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine over thousands of years old. It works by promoting the flow of energy, or Qi, through meridians, which are channels of energy that connect your organs and travel throughout your body. Extremely thin and sterile needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points depending on condition and individual expression. Acupuncture helps to promote a healthy energy flow and bring the body back to balance.
Diet and Lifestyle
In our modern society, the standard American diet is highly processed and holds little nutritional value. We may provide you with dietary and lifestyle interventions based on your health history and goals. Food is powerful and can be used for general wellness, weight loss, or specific conditions. We understand that no two people are the same, which means that diet is NOT a one size fits all concept.
Homeopathic medicine is a safe, gentle, and effective treatment for acute and chronic disease. It works by stimulating the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Treatments are highly individualized and the results can be profound.
Cupping is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that promotes healing through pressure. Cupping helps relieve muscle tension and improves blood flow. Glass cups are briefly heated by a flame and then placed on the patient’s skin to create a suction. This helps promotes healing and stretches deep layers of muscle, reducing pain. Patients usually feel a slight pulling sensation on their skin, but the process is generally painless.
Did you know that it is important to get routine blood work done every year? Getting routine blood work is crucial for diagnosing a number of diseases and conditions. Routine blood work usually evaluates blood cell health, liver and kidney health, thyroid health, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol levels. Although some diseases and medical problems cannot be diagnosed via blood work, knowing your numbers can help you and your doctor learn more about your health.
Vitamin IV therapy
Ramp up your wellness with a combination of IV nutrients! IV nutrients go directly to the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract. They help to combat viral illness, ease pain, and improve mental and emotional health. They have a wide variety of uses because nutrients and vitamins are required for many processes in the human body including neurotransmitter and hormone production, and work as powerful antioxidants to boost immunity.
Botanical medicine is medicine made from plants or herbs and is a powerful medicine for acute and chronic disease. This medicine can come in many different forms such as capsules, teas, tinctures, or extracts.
Professional Grade Supplements
Many supplements do not go through third party testing or any safety measures, and it matters what you put into your body. If you are purchasing a supplement, you want to make sure it is safe and effective.