Acupuncture for colds and flu

From the Asian perspective acupuncture is known to help prevent common colds and seasonal flu by improving the flow of vital-force energy (known as Qi) through the meridians. In Traditional Chinese Medicine one aspect of immune system is known as Wei Qi which translates as “defensive” Qi. Wei Qi flows near the surface of the body – protecting it from pathogens entering the body.

Sugar House Art Walk – Friday, December 13 From 6:00 to 9:00pm

Celebrity contemporary artist Pamela Nielsen paints color, movement and energy. “When I paint, there are no boundaries.” Her avant-garde and extraordinary artistic style has earned her unprecedented international recognition.

10 Habits For A Healthy, Balanced School Year

Start the year right by establishing good habits from the beginning. Use these guidelines to lead you down the path to a healthy, balanced school year.

What is PharmaGABA and how can it help my child?

For many years Dr. Cameron has been recommending PharmaGABA to help with clarity and focus with his patients, especially children because its safe and effective with no harmful side effects.

Healthy, Easy Snack Ideas

One of the best ways to make sure your kids eat well this year is to have healthy, easy snacks readily available. Here’s some snack ideas that will make your lives easier and healthier!

New Fall Hours at the Cameron Wellness Center and Spa

In order to give our patients a better opportunity to visit us or pick up product after work , we have new Fall Hours at the Cameron Wellness Center and Spa to make that happen! Also take advantage of the new convenient opportunities to get a massage, facial or acupuncture at the spa off hours.

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Check out this video with the Cameron’s to see what they can do for you!

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This is a refreshing and creamy twist on the green tea smoothie, which is often prepared with fruit. Lime juice and freshly squeezed lemon add tangy pizzaz to this beautiful and nutrient-rich smoothie. Green tea and kale provide antioxidants, while avocado contributes healthy fats, making this a satisfying afternoon treat or an excellent complement to breakfast. It’s also an ideal addition to a healthy detox routine.

Acupuncture For Relaxation

Many would argue that there’s nothing worse than the inability to fall asleep. It can be incredibly frustrating and can wreak havoc on daily activities, even making people more prone to accidents.

Dr. Shawn Postma

Dr. Shawn Postma

Dr. Shawn Postma

Naturopathic Physician

“Stress is often at the heart of many health-related issues, whether mental, emotional, or physical. Not only is stress one of the primary contributors to disease, it worsens the disease process and impedes healing as well. I am passionate about helping my patients get a better handle on this missing piece to their health and to cultivate lasting wellness.”

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Specialties

  • Chronic fatigue, anxiety, hypothyroid, headaches/migraines, iron deficiency anemia, PMS, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gas/bloating, adrenal insufficiency, grief, life-transitions, breast implant illness (BII), fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, cancer, Lyme disease, and much more.

Education

  • Undergraduate- University of Puget Sound, 2005. Degree in Sociology.
  • Doctorate- Bastyr University, 2013. Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.
  • Residency- Integrative Medica, 2019. IV Therapy, Oncology, Chronic Illness.

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Postma believes that health and wellness is much more than just eating healthy and getting exercise. It also includes effective stress management, regular detoxification, balancing hormones, community connectedness, and finding deeper meaning in life. In general, he strives to treat the underlying cause of disease from a holistic and individualized perspective, rather than just giving a bandaid for symptoms.

Practice Focus

In addition to offering naturopathic medicine, Dr. Postma specializes in various mind-body techniques and environmental medicine. He has received advanced training in biofeedback and is a HeartMath® Certified Practitioner, as well as a Certified Practitioner in the Walsh Detoxification Program.

Professional History

Prior to moving to Salt Lake City, UT in 2018, Dr. Postma had his own private practice in the Seattle area for approximately 4 years. He also served as faculty at Bastyr University, teaching physical medicine, counseling, homeopathy, and business.

Personal Information

A few unique qualities about Dr. Postma are his perseverance, compassionate presence, and openness. He is a self-taught juggler, nature-enthusiast, family man, and he loves learning about other cultural approaches to medicine and healing—both past and present.

Therapies Offered

Certifications

  • Advanced IV Therapy- 2015
  • HeartMath Certified Practitioner- 2020
  • Walsh Detoxification Program- 2020

Professional Memberships

Overall Rating


5.0 rating
November 1, 2019

I have a very stressful job and extenuating family circumstances along with effects from a kidney transplant that all contribute to high blood pressure. I’ve occasionally resorted to statins as recommended by my nephrologist. I met with Dr Postma three times for biofeedback therapy to accentuate my stress relief and blood pressure I found better ways to calm myself and significantly better breathing techniques to mindfully control my stress and blood pressure. I really respect the technology and expertise used by Dr Postma and highly recommend the treatment.

Bryan S.
5.0 rating
May 28, 2018

My girlfriend had been to over 10+ doctors and nobody could figure out what was wrong with her. She had total systemic pain and all kinds of problems, and when we came to Dr. Postma, he gave her a small homeopathic treatment that helped lower the severity of the symptoms so much. It will be a long journey of healing for my friend, and Dr. Postma made it a road easier to walk. Thank you.”

Nicholas N.
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January 26, 2018

Dr. Postma is making a huge improvement in my quality of life. Under his direction and wisdom I have gotten off all my prescription meds and solved several health issues. I particularly appreciate his quiet, concerned demeanor, his attention to detail and how well he explains things in a way I can easily understand. This enables me to move forward with complete confidence in his recommendation. I highly recommend him!

Dean H.
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September 17, 2017

I came to Dr. Postma after having tried and tried to find an answer for my health issues from various prestigious hospitals in the area. He fully listened to my story, answered comprehensive questions, and was patient with me and he tried to find the right solution to my problem. No problem nor test could help me, but after a session with Dr. Postma, I felt an almost immediate and full recovery. I cannot thank him enough for helping me get my life back on track!”

Anne S.
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September 11, 2017

When I first began working with Dr. Postma, I had already been turned away from five previous medical doctors who didn’t know how to help me…other than to tell me to “let go of stress” and perhaps try an antidepressant drug. This was a very scary point in my life as I had quickly come upon severe digestive issues, debilitating fatigue, and hormonal acne in a very short period of time. I knew my health had rapidly declined over a period of a few months and I intuitively could not accept that I was simply supposed to relax. I needed help as I could feel my health and hope getting worse every day. My first appointment with Dr. Postma was 2 hours long as he dug into every aspect of my health history and current conditions. I felt heard and understood as a patient. He immediately devised a plan for my recovery, along with my input, and ordered lab tests. Sure enough, the labs provided clear insight into what was going on with my body. He helped put me on a focused treatment plan, provided nutritional recommendations, and supplemental herbs and vitamins to support my healing. I immediately started to feel improvement and like I was on the right track. For anyone who has ever been seriously ill, you know it took awhile to get your body in that sort of poor condition. Years of burning the candle at both ends in my corporate career, poor nutrition, and genetics had played a part in my health falling apart. With a treatment plan in place, Dr. Postma helped me get my health – and life – back on track. To be honest, I remember the person I was at my first visit – crying, scared, nervous, and fearful for what was happening to my body. Now, I am a happy, motivated, and energetic person. I am the first in my house to bounce out of bed every morning! I’ve created a beloved career out of the ashes of my former life, learned how to comfortably live a healthy lifestyle, and learned sustainable work/life balance. Dr. Postma’s guidance has been central to my transformation. Furthermore, working with Dr. Postma has been especially powerful because I have been able to schedule counseling and shamanic appointments as needed, right alongside with my medical appointments. As we all know, our thoughts, behaviors, and internal sense of purpose have a profound impact on our overall health. Having a doctor who can understand and support me in all dimensions of my health and well-being is a rare gem in the medical field. This is why I am happy to refer my own clients and friends to his care whenever the opportunity arises. He is someone I trust and has helped me change my life for the better. I will always be grateful for his health care and guidance through that very challenging period in my life.

Nicole D.

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5.0 rating
December 9, 2019

I can’t even begin to explain how much Dr. Postma has helped me in my health journey. I have been to a handful of functional medicine doctors but Dr. Postma is different. He takes the time to figure out the root cause and tackle it from there. He made a simple change to the kind of iron I was taking and it did wonders for my iron levels, energy, and hair. He truly cares about his clients. Thanks Dr. Postma!!

Amy Q.
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May 10, 2019

Dr. Shawn was great, very professional and kind!

Madeline B.
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March 18, 2018

Truly holistic, compassionate, knowledgable, and dedicated to complete healing. Dr. Postma knows how to get to the heart of things providing deep healing at the root.”

Robert L.
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February 15, 2018

Dr. Postma is very compassionate, non-judgmental, very easy to talk to, but most importantly he listens and asks questions to really understand you and your situation to give you the best treatment and/or advice.

Billy A.
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February 5, 2018

I am very grateful to have found Dr. Postma. He is an excellent doctor and clearly has a heart for his patients. He is very thorough in his diagnosis, following up as needed to ensure I have all the tools to get healthy again. I thoroughly trust his judgement and advice and have frequently recommended him to others.

Alicia A.
5.0 rating
September 13, 2017

Dr. Postma is a caring, intuitive doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to optimize their overall health and well being!

Leanne B.
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September 13, 2017

Dr Postma has the unique combination of kind compassionate bedside manner with excellent clinical skills and individualized care. I can confidently recommend his services, for primary care, biofeedback, and for physical medicine.

Megan S.
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September 11, 2017

I’ve been seeing Dr. Postma as my primary care provider for two years. Having an ND as a primary care provider has been really effective in many ways especially as it relates to working with my other allopathic (the typical MD specialties) physicians. I feel way more informed about my health and specifically how my energetic, spiritual, and emotional health interplays with my physical health. Dr. Postma is knowledgeable, caring, and patient.

Scott W.
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September 11, 2017

I went to see Dr. Postma because I suspected that my emotional and spiritual health was deeply affecting my physical health, and needed someone with expertise in and passion for both to help me through a challenging time. Dr. Postma made me feel so welcome and safe during my time with him, and was very accommodating of my hectic schedule and my desire to include my wife in my appointments. As a naturopathic doctor myself, I was so impressed with his unique insights into my health, and valued his care for me so much. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Dr. Postma!

Sarah O.
5.0 rating
September 10, 2017
Priya W.
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September 8, 2017

Dr. Postma is a kind, caring and knowledgeable soul. I don’t think I could find a better doctor.

Alicia S.
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September 7, 2017

I find Dr. Postma to be incredibly genuine and sincere in his care for my health. His affect puts me at ease from the beginning. I also appreciate that he has so much more to offer in his medicine ‘toolbox’. It’s so refreshing to get away from the model of a 15 minute visit and just prescription drugs. Dr. Postma is an absolute gem and I’m excited to have a medical outlook that helps on a deeper and more lasting level.

Y N.
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September 6, 2017

I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Postma. I was awed by his ability to hold a calm, non-rushed pace in the office visit and really listen, I felt like I was having a conversation with a good friend. Also being able to get my back and neck adjusted at the same time was handy, so I didn’t have to visit my chiropractor. Highly recommended!

Andrew S.
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January 8, 2015

Dr. Postma is very knowledgeable and had a wonderful calm bedside manner. I highly recommend him!

Conor H.
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January 8, 2015

Dr. Postma is wonderful, very communicative and gentle yet effective.

Patrick H.

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