Dr Nirala Jacobi N.D. (USA)

Dr Nirala Jacobi ND (USA)

Dr Nirala Jacobi ND (USA)

Dr Nirala Jacobi ND
Nirala is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the USA. In America, Naturopathic Physicians (N.D.s) are general health care practitioners. They are trained to be the first doctor seen by the patient for general health care, for advice on keeping healthy, and for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions. They also serve those whose treatment by conventional medicine has not met their needs and who seek naturopathic care as an alternative.

Nirala Jacobi, ND (USA) graduated from Bastyr University in 1998 with a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

She received her Bachelors of Human Health Sciences from Bastyr University in 1995.


Located in Seattle, Bastyr University is regarded as “the Harvard of Naturopathic Medicine”.
Visit http://www.bastyr.edu for more information.

The N.D. course of study is an intensive four-year graduate program including approximately 4,500 hours of academic and clinical training. The program leads to licensure as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.).

From 1998 to 2005, Nirala was a licensed naturopathic physician at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in Billings, Montana.

Having practiced as a primary care physician, her specialties include hormone balancing, women’s health, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic illness, and clinical detoxification.

In the US, the scope of Naturopathic Medicine includes, but is not limited to:

General Medicine

  • Annual exams such as Pap smears and school physicals
  • Prescription medicines and Lab tests
  • Minor Surgery

Natural Medicine

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Botanical and?Homeopathic Medicine
  • Clinical detoxification

Australia does not have licensing laws for Naturopaths.  Here, the naturopathic scope is limited to natural medicine only and does not offer Medicare coverage.  Nirala’s services are covered by most private Health funds

Other professional experience
Nirala has been a mentor for numerous naturopathic medical students that have precepted at her clinic and she was honored for her contributions to the Bastyr Preceptor Program.

Her professional experience includes having served on the board of directors for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), and has been the president of the Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MANP).

She has lectured extensively to professional audiences on such topics as women’s health, clinical detoxification, and nutraceutical interventions in mental disorders.

Nirala Jacobi’s broad clinical experience includes co-management of patients with medical doctors especially in the field of oncology and endocrinology.

From 2005 to early 2008, Nirala was employed by one of Australia’s leading nutraceutical companies where her work involved developing and delivering specific health seminars for health care professionals.

She also authored numerous professional articles and was a member on the product development team.

Currently, Nirala is developing a naturopathic mentorship program for Australian naturopaths.  Her goal is to raise the standard of naturopathic medicine to meet the needs of the rising health epidemic of obesity and diabetes.

Nirala is a member of the Australian Naturopathic Practitioner’s Association, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the U.S. Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and AAOH (Australian Association of Homotoxicology).



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