Catherine Downey, ND
First Monday of the month 12pm - 1pm
Emerging wise woman Catherine Downey graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1979 and after completing her residency, she began her practice on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii. In 1998 she returned to NCNM (www.ncnm.edu) and worked as the Associate Dean of Clinical and Graduate Medical Education until November 2003. Catherine returned to Kauai to resume her private practice in Kilauea and Lihue and to work on her small organic farm raising herbs, fruits and vegetables. As an environmental activist, Catherine worked as the ship’s doctor for Greenpeace on the Rainbow Warrior. As a perpetual student, Dr. Downey participates in a number of yearly continuing education activities, goes to seminar’s and has studied with Hawaiian Kahuna La’au Lapa La’au Ohai. As an athlete, she is an active paddler in the Hanalei Canoe Club competing in the Garden Island Championships and State Championships. Catherine and her partner, Tim O’Connor, share 5 children. She can be reached at 828-6153 or 245-2277.
I believe that the body is a magical and mysterious natural phenomenon that can heal itself if given a balanced and healthy environment. That environment includes foods and beverages made from fresh organic ingredients, healthy detoxification organs, and a healthy and profound spiritual practice along with enjoyable movement and an evolving mental attitude. Achieving this balance is not easy, yet it is the doctor’s responsibility to hold this image of health for her patients while the body heals itself. I employ herbs, energetics based counseling, supplements, homeopathic remedies and hydrotherapy to assist the transformation into wellness.