Meet Dr. Nina Manipon
I completed my medical training from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, (SCNM), a four-year program in Tempe, Arizona with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and completed a highly competitive residency in family medicine at the University of Bridgeport's Naturopathic Medical Clinic where I focused on Women's Health. I am licensed to practice medicine as a Naturopathic Physician in both Arizona and Connecticut and in New Jersey I am a Wellness Consultant. Prior to receiving my doctorate, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a focus in International Relations from Villanova University.
I am a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association (CNPA). I am also Adjunct Faculty at the University of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine.
My focus is on whole wellness through health promotion and disease prevention which is rooted in finding the underlying cause of a condition. My goal is to provide individualized therapies that balance the least harmful and most effective approaches to help facilitate the body's inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.
I was born and raised in New Jersey and as a young child, becoming a doctor was my ultimate goal. After working in financial assurance and information technology I realized there was a missing element. I enjoyed working in these fast-paced environments but wondered if it was too late to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor.
When I was 16 years old, I lost my mother to colon cancer and two years later lost my father and began to question if anything could have been done to prevent their illnesses - was there another approach to patient care. This became my driving force to pursue naturopathic medicine.
I relocated to Arizona to pursue my naturopathic medical degree. While at SCNM I remained active in various activities as the Public Relations Co-Chair for the Naturopathic Advocacy Care Team, Student Ambassador, member of the Board of Trustees, and served on the Curriculum and Clinical Affairs Committees.
Realizing that service to others is at the core of humanity I volunteered at medical trips with Naturopaths Without Borders to Puerto Penasco Mexico and Cap Haitien, Haiti. I also focused on community outreach clinics at the Southwest HIV Center, a domestic violence shelter, and Mission of Mercy which provided free healthcare to the greater Phoenix area.
I'm excited to be back on the east coast and to bring more awareness and education about Naturopathic Medicine. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, trying new restaurants, yoga, spending time with my husband, family, and friends.
Change your View, Shift your Paradigm, Begin your Journey to Wellness
The purpose of our center is to support you in your quest for health based on a foundation of compassion, service, lifestyle education, preventive medicine, and natural therapies through achieving optimal health based on a philosophy of wellness enhancement by creating simple, manageable steps for you and your family.
When we lead healthier lives we feel better and when we feel better we do more and when we do more we change our world. When we change our world we have the ability to shape the future of those around us!
Let our center bridge the gap between where your health is now and where you could be. This is where naturopathic medicine comes in.
- Lifestyle and Nutritional Counseling *
- Botanical (Herbal) Medicine *
- Homeopathy *
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine * (Stamford office only)
- Naturopathic Manipulation * (Stamford office only)
- Weight Management *
- Wellness Consultations *
- Concierge Packages
- Environmental Medicine *
Whole food nutrition is the best medicine and the first area that naturopathic practices focus on. The old adage "you are what you eat" has become "you are what you can absorb." Eating foods that do not agree with your body or eating a diet of processed foods can have numerous implications physically and mentally. Many medical conditions can be treated more effectively with food and nutritional support than they can by other methods, with fewer complications and side effects. Hippocrates was the first to say "Let food be thy medicine, medicine be thy food".
Everyone is exposed to greater quantities of chemicals in the environment, food, and water supply. These chemicals can interact synergistically to elevate their negative effects. There are effective measures and steps for immune restoration.
Plant substances are powerful medicines and the use of botanical medicines can address a variety of disorders concurrently. When properly implemented, botanical medicine can effectively be applied with minimal likelihood of side effects.
Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of “like cures like.” Empirical observation indicates that it works on a subtle, yet powerful, energetic level, supporting an individual’s constitution. Like a tuning fork for the body, the correct homeopathic remedy can heal on a physical, mental, and emotional level.
Mental attitudes and emotional states may influence, or even cause, physical illness. Counseling, nutritional balancing, stress management, and other therapies are used to help patients heal psychologically.
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & MINOR SURGERY & TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Individual state licensure and scope of practice dictates methods of therapeutic manipulation, in-office minor surgeries, and acupuncture. However, the basic philosophies, knowledge, and teaching can be utilized to give the best insight of when to refer out.