Dr. Ilana Gurevich
Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupunturist
ABOUT DR. GUREVICH
At the age of 19, I began my journey into alternative medicine in a very personal way. After many years of living with terrible abdominal pain and fatigue, I was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Many medical doctors told me that the condition could never be fully controlled. This prognosis led me to my first encounter with alternative medicine. A naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist not only completely helped me achieve prolonged clinical remission of my Crohn’s disease, but also educated and inspired me to pursue my own path into alternative medicine. Ever since that day, I have dedicated my life to helping others restore their own health. I truly believe that your body has an innate ability to heal itself. It sometimes just needs to be reminded of that ability.
Desperate and losing hope after suffering from severe, debilitating ulcerative colitis for three years and seeking a wide array of treatment options, I went to see Dr. Gurevich based on a referral from a friend with IBD who had experienced significant improvements under her care. I’ll never forget my first appointment when Dr. Gurevich told me that she felt absolutely certain that she could help me, and I felt hope for a healthy future for the first time in years. That was the summer of 2013. Within 8 weeks of that first appointment, I was functioning again — socializing, gardening, hiking, and playing with my active young children. Within six months I was virtually symptom-free and fully in remission.
It’s now November 2018 and I’ve been in remission most of the past five years, with the exception of a few mild flares during times of high stress. Dr. Gurevich and I have worked together every 1-3 months, and I’m continually blown away at the vast array of modalities that she has in her toolbox, her ability to deeply listen to the big picture of obstacles that may be affecting my health, and her brilliance at honing in on specific solutions.