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Vanessa Ruiz,

ND, RN-BSN

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About Vanessa

Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN-BSN, is a naturopathic physician and registered nurse. After experiencing health issues stemming from burnout as a nurse, she began studying integrative ways to help herself heal. This led her to earn her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree at Southwest College in Arizona, with a focus on mental health, trauma, and complex PTSD. She is a public speaker on functional medicine and mental health who teaches behavioral health professionals around the world. In addition to her clinical practice, she founded Nurses for Natural Health, an organization dedicated to empowering and educating nurses about natural health and burnout recovery.

Articles by Vanessa

An acupuncture practitioner treating a patient.

What does acupuncture do, exactly?

January 6, 2022

Acupuncture is a healing practice of Chinese medicine that stimulates your central nervous system. Here’s what you can expect from it.