Dr. Cowan is a California licensed Naturopathic Doctor and founder of Element Health Inc., a naturopathic medical practice in the heart of Laguna Beach. Dr. Cowan completed her undergraduate studies with honors in psychology at Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, and her post-graduate doctorial training in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Toronto, Ontario.
In an effort to provide health care to under-serviced populations, Dr. Cowan volunteered with Naturopathic Doctors International in Nicaragua in 2010, and the Queen West Community Health Center in Toronto in 2011.
Dr. Cowan’s passion for integrative and alternative medicine stems from two influences. Dr. Cowan’s family struggled with mood disorders, cancer and chronic disease. In observing her family’s medical treatment she saw some limitations and gaps in patient care that she desired to fill. Erica is also an experienced yoga teacher and dedicated practitioner, and through her own yoga practice, she learned first hand how the body and mind can heal itself safely and effectively.
Dr. Cowan believes that Naturopathic Doctors have an important role to fulfill in the current medical system that involves:
Taking the time to listen and understand patient’s health concerns
Taking the time to properly explain treatment options, lab results, and the diagnostic process
Keeping up to date with current scientific literature while keeping an open mind to alternative or more eclectic health philosophies and applying their healing modalities when appropriate
Encouraging patients to “first, do no harm,” even when the road to recovery may be more challenging, or take longer than riskier or more invasive approaches to wellness
Dr. Cowan is committed to providing personalized healthcare and believes that good medicine stems from understanding both the person with the disease and the disease that affects the person. Click here for a list of conditions that can be addressed.
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