Lorinda Sorensen ND, LAc
Master of Science in Acupuncture
Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
Illinois Licensed Acupuncturist #198.001348
Dr. Sorensen feels strongly about helping people achieve wellness. Visits with her focus on listening to you, a gentle and thorough examination, and a comprehensive treatment plan, all the while encouraging you to be a part of your own wellness. She truly believes in medicine that supports the whole person. She focus women’s health and the treatment of chronic disease, using naturopathic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Sorensen was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, near the hills and rivers of the Cascade Mountains. She spent her spare time studying art and trying to represent the beauty of nature to a blank canvas. It was during this study of nature that she became drawn to plants and herbal medicine. She found the intricate and powerful healing force of nature in plants, and how they interact with human beings.
It was this love of herbal medicine that drew Dr. Sorensen to Bastyr University. She entered the naturopathic medicine program with the intent on specializing in herbal medicine and women’s health. She also discovered Chinese medicine, she found the way the Chinese thought about nature and the human body to be a very much like the metaphor of nature she was trying to represent with her artwork. At Bastyr Dr. Sorensen both a doctor of Naturopathic medicine (ND), and a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture (MSAc) from Bastyr. She is licensed as an acupuncturist in Illinois, and as a naturopathic doctor in the state of Washington.
Dr. Sorensen also is an assistant professor at National University of Health Sciences, where she teaches classes in naturopathic philosophy, endocrinology, women’s’ health, environmental medicine, as well as classes in botanical medicine. She is a member, and currently serves on the board of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She was a founding director of the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has practiced in Washington state, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and New Zealand, and has over 17 years of experience.
Personally, Dr. Sorensen have a strong interest in gardening, cooking whole foods, jogging, yoga, animals and art. She am passionate about herbal medicine and it is quite common for her to be making herbal preparations in her spare time.
Dr. Sorensen is available to speak on natural medicine to social clubs, business groups, school career days, church groups, civic organizations, health fairs, and book clubs. Please call (630) 426-9778, or use the visit us page, to confirm availability and schedule dates.