Dr. Niki Rarig, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor/ Acupuncturist/ Clinic Owner

I am a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist who grew up in Cayucos. My first time receiving acupuncture was as a patient at this clinic, and so I truly came full circle to practice alongside Dr. Jean Yu and Dr. Julianna Englund at East West Natural Medicine Center!

I received my doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. During my doctoral training I completed a two-year clinical mentorship in advanced gynecology and women’s health, and six-month mentorships in transgender healthcare, cardiology and pulmonology, in addition to my clinical training in primary care medicine. 

I completed a post-graduate naturopathic residency with Dr. Ilana Gurevich and Dr. Stefani Hayes at Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center, one of the largest integrative medicine clinics in Oregon. My residency had a focus on gastrointestinal health, fertility and women’s health. In residency I received extensive training in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). I also worked with many women during every step of their pregnancy journey, including optimizing fertility and preconception care, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro fertilization (IVF). 

I am a trained practitioner of The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy ®, which promotes digestive, menstrual and reproductive health for both men and women, and Holistic Pelvic Care ™, a physical medicine technique that brings balance and strength to the pelvic floor. 

My approach to medicine is strongly integrative. I utilize conventional, naturopathic and Chinese medical treatment options in order to provide the most comprehensive, evidence-based care possible. Clinical modalities include nutrition, physical medicine, acupuncture, botanical medicine and prescription medications when indicated. I often collaborate with other providers to co-manage care for my patients.

I look forward to working with you!

– Dr. Niki Rarig, N.D., L.Ac

My Approach

Check out the videos below to hear Dr. Rarig discuss her approach to natural medicine:

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