2007 South Coast Highway

                                   Suite 100

                                    Laguna Beach, CA 92651 


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is valuable for its ability to effectively treat the underlying causes of pain or disease. Many patients come to Dr. Pulnik in search of other options after having seen many other doctors.

Perhaps you suffer from a condition such as chronic fatigue syndrome, which has not been successfully treated in the past, or are searching for a real solution to a frustrating, painful, or even debilitating condition. Or you seek whole-person care, rather than the band-aids of surgery and pills. Dr. Pulnik is here to listen, help, and develop solutions.

Dr. Helene Pulnik ND, is trained in Naturopathic Medicine as well as conventional medicine,and  she has a variety of methods at her disposal to help treat your condition.

Conditions Treated by Dr. Helene Pulnik

Dr. Pulnik  treats a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acne
  • Adrenal Burnout
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Candida
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chemical Sensitivities
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic sinus congestion/infection
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive disorders (heartburn, colitis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.)
  • Eczema
  • Environmental Toxicity (Mold, Chemicals, Auto Exhaust, EMFs, etc.)
  • Fatigue and Exhaustion
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • High cholesterol
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypothyroid
  • Infertility (see Infertility Treatment below)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Ulceritive Colitis, Crohn's
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Men's Health
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual problems
  • Obesity and Overweight
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • PeriMenopause
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psoriasis
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Rashes
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Health Care
    and more!

Testimonial for Osteoporosis Reversal

" I want to share my good new with you. If you remember, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis of the spine in 2008. When I came to see you in early 2009, your recommendation was to take high quality vitamins and exercise. I have been taking the vitamins that you suggested and I exercise with weights for 2 hours a week. I had another bone density test on August 10, 2010 and guess what? I no longer have osteoporosis in my spine. I moved into the osteopenia range. The technicians at Diagnostic Radiology Associates in Waterbury were so astonished that they wanted to know how I did it without the use of bisphosphonate drug. I told them all about you and how you were able to help me.

T-Score in my spine improved from -2.6 to a -2.3. That’s a change of 11%! T-Score in my hips improved from -2.0 to -1.9, a change of 5%. Bone Mineral Density improved from 0.878 to 0.910 a full 3.6% in my spine; 1.1% increase in my left hip and 0.2% increase in my right hip.

I enclosed a copy of my recent bone density test. I know you have the one that was taken in 2008, so you can see for yourself how much I’ve improved.

Thank you again, Helene. Please feel free to share my success story with your patients who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. You really can reverse it without dangerous drugs. I am living proof. I will continue with the vitamins and exercise and I’m sure when I have another scan in 2 years, I will see even more improvement.


- Janice

Naturopathic Medical Therapies

Naturopathic medicine is designed to encourage and support the body’s natural healing abilities. In addition to treatment of the conditions listed above, we offer the following  Naturopathic Medicine and healthcare services:

  • Advanced Allergy Therapy
  • Food Sensitivity testing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bach Flower Custom Formulation
  • Bio-Identical Hormone testing and treatment
  • Clinical Nutrition and Personalized Nutrition Counseling
  • Detoxification and Cleansing programs
  • Drug/herb interaction evaluations
  • Heavy metal and mercury detoxification
  • Herbal medicine
  • General Wellness programs
  • Laboratory testing — conventional laboratory testing,  genetic testing, diagnostic imaging
  • Specialty laboratory testing for food sensitivities, Candida, digestive disorders, hormone imbalances, metabolic disorders, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, heavy metals, environmental toxicity, adrenal fatigue, and more
  • Hormone testing for both male and female patients
  • Natural Women's Health Care
  • Testing for Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Wellness exams
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Therapeutic dietary plans
  • Thyroid Hormone testing and Treatment
  • Vitamin Therapy and Injectable Vitamin & Nutrient Therapy
  • Wilson's Thyroid Therapy
  • hCG Medical Weight Loss
    and more!

What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct healthcare profession with roots going back through medical history to the healing wisdom of many cultures. In the last two decades, naturopathic medicine has grown more popular as people have become more aware of their health and well-being, and are rejecting the damaging side effects of expensive medications.

Naturopathic medicine treats disease and restores health by drawing from clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, counseling, and holistic modalities. As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Helene Pulnik performs Wellness Exams, treats and manages disease, prescribes appropriate prescription medicines, makes nutritional and dietary assessments, and recommends lifestyle and diet changes.

A Naturopath’s Background

Naturopathic medicine is a respected and growing profession that is effective in addressing both acute and chronic health problems. Licensed Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) such as Dr. Helene Pulnik are general practitioners trained as specialists in natural medicine. All Naturopathic Doctors graduate from an accredited, four-year college of naturopathic medicine. Only naturopaths who have graduated from an accredited college may be eligible for membership in the official national organization, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), licensed Naturopathic Doctorss are also required to pass national naturopathic medical boards and become licensed by individual states. Dr. Helene Pulnik has met all of these requirements.

The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

1. The Healing Power of Nature – "Vis Medicatrix Naturae"

Naturopathic medicine recognizes and encourages the body's inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic physicians identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, in order to aid in this self-healing process.

2. Identify and Treat the Cause – "Tolle Causam"

Rather than merely suppressing symptoms of illness, the parishioners of naturopathic medicine endeavor to identify and remove the underlying cause of disease.

3. First Do No Harm – "Primum No Nocere"

Naturopathic medicine prefers the least invasive procedures and treatments, with minimal risk of harmful side effects. Actions of the naturopathic physician should be complimentary to the body’s own functions of healing itself.

4. Treat the Whole Person – "Tolle Totum"

Naturopathic physicians address the complex interactions of a patient's physical, emotional, mental, environmental, social, spiritual, and energetic aspects, instead of just focusing on one disease or problem. Naturopaths look for the underlying cause of disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms.

5. Doctor as Teacher – "Docere"

The ultimate goal is to teach the patient healthy living and self-care. This may include recommendations about clinical nutrition and dietary changes, lifestyle modification, and other behaviors in order to maintain health.

6. Prevention

Many illnesses may be prevented through early intervention, the assessment of risk factors, and the molding of healthy lifestyles. The naturopathic physician can help to educate the patient on how to improve their health so the body is better equipped to prevent disease.