Dayna K. Kowata, N.D., L.Ac.
About Dayna K. Kowata, N.D., L.Ac.
Dr. Kowata has had a life-long affair with natural medicine, as both patient and practitioner. When she was a young girl, her family pediatrician decided to close his practice and go into teaching. After failing to find anyone capable of filling his shoes, her mother began reading about holistic medicine and started treating their family of seven with whole foods and vitamins. An interest in homeopathy quickly arose and became a favored mode of treatment.
In her current practice, Dr. Kowata incorporates diagnostic and functional medicine testing, along with diet, environmental toxin testing, epigenetic studies, lifestyle modification, mental/emotional balance, oral and intravenous vitamin and nutrient therapies, Eastern and Western botanicals, nutraceuticals, classical homeopathy, Bach Flower remedies, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture and Chinese medicine to optimize her patients’ health and well-being.
Dr. Kowata joined the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine in 2015. Prior to that she spent 5 years as a clinic practitioner at The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, Irvine where she treated a diverse group of patients and supervised medical residents and fellows. She has frequently lectured for UCI and within the community. She has completed internships in pediatrics, women’s medicine including natural childbirth, and volunteered at several clinics serving the homeless, HIV/AIDS patients, and recovery substance abusers.
- Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist: Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine (SSCIM), University of California | Irvine
- Private Practice, 2000-2010
- Contracting Naturopathic Doctor: Genway Biotech, Inc.
- Consulting Naturopathic Doctor: Becker Pediatrics
- S. degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine | San Diego, CA
- Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences | Tempe, AZ
- S. degree in Biology with distinction: University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV
- California Naturopathic Doctors Association
- Naturopathic Academy of Environmental Medicine
- Crinnion Environmental Medicine Training
- New England School of Homeopathy, Classical Homeopathic Practitioner Training
- San Diego College of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor (In Training)
- Aroma Acupoint Therapy Level I, Level II
- Defeat Autism Now! Level I
- Metagenics First Line Therapy
- Bach Flower Level I Practitioner
- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Diplomate in Acupuncture
- Master Level Reiki Practitioner
- Reiki II Practitioner
- Reiki I Practitioner
- Digestive Health Webinar, iCount Walk Styles
- Supplementing Your Life: Identifying Nutrients for Ultimate Health and Wellbeing, UCI & SSCIM 12th Annual Women’s Wellness Day
- You From the Inside Out, UCI & SSCIM 11th Annual Women’s Wellness Day
- Making Wellness Work, Juvenile Arthritis Conference
- Smart Women Age Well: Integrative Strategies for Healthy Aging, H & S Ventures Lunch & Learn Series
- Naturopathic Medicine, Honda Center
- Hormones and Your Heart: Alternatives to Conventional HRT, UCI & SSCIM 10th Annual Womens’ Wellness Day
- Integrative Medicine Elective, Guest Lecturer, UCI 1st Year Medical students
- Natural Support for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Holistic Healing Today! Workshop, Latino Medical Student Association National Conference
- Practicing Healthy Lifestyles: Enhance Lifestyle Habits, Samueli Foundation & UCI Optimal Healing Environment Series for Healthcare Providers, St. Joseph Hospital
- Surviving The Journey: Integrative Approaches to Menopause, UCI & SSCIM Lunch & Learn Series
- Immune Boosting Therapies: A Natural Perspective, Sandy Canyon Women’s Group
- Stress and Adrenal Function, Guest Lecturer, UCI Family Nurse Practitioner Program
One of the greatest advantages of Naturopathic and Oriental medicine is the ability to focus on the individual and address the root cause of health concerns. Dr. Kowata spends time educating her patients on how to restore optimum wellness to all aspects of the body, including the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Patients will become actively involved in their healing process by engaging in an integrative treatment program designed specifically for them.
Dr. Kowata teams with Dr. Gersh to jointly fashion a unique treatment plan, as needed, for every patient. She has a special interest in blood sugar dysregulation and gastrointestinal disorders; and also treats a variety of conditions including adrenal insufficiency, thyroid imbalance, chronic and autoimmune illness, pediatric and women’s medicine.
Dr. Kowata is available to see patients on most days of the week, and appointments can usually be arranged within two to three days. In the event of an emergency or urgent need, Dr. Kowata will always make time in her schedule to see a patient on short notice. Please click here, if you would like to make an appointment.