Who We Are
A naturopathic health clinic in Western Montana that puts patients first and treats individuals and underlying causes, not just symptoms.
Healthy patients, healthy communities
Founded in 2019, Natura Health & Wellness was created with the goal of opening a premier naturopathic medical clinic in Missoula that combines the talents of multiple physicians and practitioners in order to provide patients with excellent, cost-effective care.
To collaborate with our patients to treat the causes of illness through traditional and modern therapies.
To educate, empower and activate our patients toward sustainable health improvements.
To create a healthier world where naturopathic approaches are recognized as an essential part of successful outcomes.
Eco-friendly design for health and comfort
Conveniently located at 1805 Bancroft St. in Missoula, and with ample parking, our eco-friendly clinic was designed with the consideration of both the health of the earth and the health of our patients. In honoring our chemically sensitive patients we maintain an environment that is fragrance-free. Our space includes a waiting room, exam rooms, and a comfortable, state-of-the-art IV suite.
With decades of combined experience, our doctors have diverse backgrounds, interests, and specialties that together cover every major facet of naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Christine White
Dr. White weaves together the understanding of multiple body systems including the hormonal and gastrointestinal systems, along with neurotransmitters/brain chemistry and immune responses, to develop comprehensive care plans.
DR. MARGARET COFFEY
Dr. Coffey specializes in providing naturopathic care to current or past cancer patients, incorporating a broad spectrum of treatments centered around patient preferences. She also focuses on naturopathic primary care.
DR. KRISTA BRAYKO
Dr. Brayko practices integrative family medicine, with a focus on men and women’s hormonal health, digestive conditions and allergies. Dr. Brayko specializes in non-surgical pain relief for acute and chronic pain and is trained in regenerative injection therapies.
Dr. Ian Nesbit
Dr. Ian Nesbit is Natura’s specialist in assessing and treating metabolic syndrome and associated symptoms.
Dr. Nan Dunne
Dr. Dunne has a long career as a naturopathic physician. At Natura she focuses on acute care and women’s health, including a specialty in treating polycystic ovarian disorders.
Our Specialty Providers
With decades of combined experience, our specialty providers offer additional treatment solutions.
Bruce Ammons, PhD
Bruce Ammons employs a functional, wide-ranging, integrative approach, examining the here-and-now reality of the person’s emotional, experiential, perceptual, physical, interpersonal, and intra-psychic worlds, co-creating helpful change with his patients in directions they mindfully choose. He specializes in intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy and customized neurofeedback. Together, we will develop skills that maximize speed and depth of learning plus integration of change.
Henry Cloud, LMT
Henry Cloud has been a massage therapist since his initial training at the Esalen Institute in 1989. He became certified in The Feldenkrais Method® of movement education after completing a 4-year training in 1992. He has trained in the manual therapies of lymphatic massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy and Reiki.
MAAYAN AVNI WULF, LAc, DSOM
Maayan Avni Wulf uses acupuncture and Chinese medicine to restore harmony and balance in the body. She focuses on women’s health and prenatal care but accepts patients with all types of concerns ranging from autoimmune disease and mental-emotional wellness to sports injuries.
TOVA SARDOT, PhD
Tova Sardot specializes in nutrition education (as overseen by Natura doctors), lifestyle guidance, autonomic response testing (ART), and pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy for tissue healing and pain management. With her Ph.D. in chemistry, M.S. in complementary alternative medicine and study of natural therapies all over the world, she has identified some of the most effective ways to support health. A session will likely include multiple therapies to ‘peel the onion’ and get down to the core of the body’s imbalance.
Misty Ann, LMT
Misty Ann graduated from the Montana School of Massage in 2007 and has maintained a practice since. Her therapeutic focus is on the mind body connection, delving into her client’s daily activities and mental well-being to develop therapeutic sessions that accommodate for physical and mental stressors. She is trained in trigger point, neuromuscular, myofascial release, and strain counter-strain deep tissue methods. In 2014 she became certified in contemporary therapeutic cupping methods, including fire cupping. She is set to complete yoga certification at the end of 2020 and incorporates as well as educates her clients on the many benefits of breath work. Misty is a lifelong learner and continues to educate herself, both hands-on and conceptual applications that she can use in her massage sessions.
I love the simplicity of shiatsu. I love how touch, positive respectful touch, can change our experience. It can bring us to a deeper sense of physical awareness. It can open us up to new movements, and new possibilities. It can reduce or remove pain. It can restore lost functions. It can change the way we experience the world.
Shiatsu is part of the long history of oriental medicine. It has a developed system of diagnosis and treatment, It carefully reads the signs of imbalance then helps us to function more appropriately, more effectively more intuitively. Our bodies become brighter, freer, calmer.
I have always worked in general practice, treating a wide range of chronic and acute conditions. I specialize in women’s health, and also work a lot with structural alignment issues and back pain. I am a trained shiatsu teacher and have taught shiatsu students, midwives and physical therapists.
Treatments last an hour. I work on a futon on the floor. I use my hands and arms and sometimes knees to create downward pressure and contact the energetic channels of the body. Pressure can range from very light to quite strong depending on what is appropriate. I work through clothes, so it’s good to wear something loose that I can move you around in.
“Healthy communities, naturally.”
At Natura Health, our mission is to empower our patients with the information, tools, support and motivation they need to achieve optimal health through a natural approach. Together, we can create a healthier world.