Valerie Ripperger, ND, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Valerie Ripperger is a Naturopathic Doctor that graduated from National University of Health and Sciences in 2019. Her undergraduate degree is in Social Work from University of Northern Iowa where her empathy for people began early on in her career by working with children and adolescents in Behavioral Health. She has been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years relieving people of physical pain and educating people how to achieve optimum health. She grew up on a farm where her love for animals has continued within her profession by offering Homeopathic remedies and cold laser for musculoskeletal injuries. She enjoys being physically active by running, hiking, biking swimming, yoga, mediation and loving her kitty, Simba.

PHILOSOPHY & METHODS

Dr. Valerie believes that each person is a unique entity that requires an individualized wellness plan to suit their specific needs.  She bases her beliefs upon scientific facts and evidence based practices yet intertwines natural healing traditions that have been passed down through the ages.  She strives to not take things away but to enrich one’s life.

Every client has a unique story built by their own individual biochemistry, genetics and epigenetics, microbiome, exposures, experiences, and more. The body is limited in its ability to express those underlying contributors. It is her job to investigate their story, and discover their unique domino effect that has brought them to a place of ill-health. She has a huge tool-box to choose from that are effective individualized therapies for that unique person sitting in front of her by using:

  • Supplements

  • Tinctures

  • Homeopathic remedies

  • Nutritional and Naturopathic Counseling

  • Cold laser

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Botanical medicine

  • Vitamins

  • Physical Medicine

SYMPTOMS & ISSUES ADDRESSED

Dr Valerie works with but not limited to the following:

  • Digestive issues

  • Diabetes

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Geriatrics

  • Heart disease

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Hypo and Hyperthyroidism

  • Migraines

  • Rehabilitation

  • Respiratory conditions

  • Poor Vision

  • Weight loss

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Adrenal fatigue

  • Allergies

  • Animal Wellness/Musculoskeletal support

  • Athletic Performance

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • Cancer

  • Chronic Conditions

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic pain

  • Depression/Anxiety

  • Dermatology

Dr. Valerie concentrates on the whole patient’s wellness through health promotion and disease prevention, attempting to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition. She provides individualized evidence-informed therapies that balance the least harmful and most effective approaches to help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.

 Let Dr. Valerie be a part of your healing journey.

Dr. Valerie Ripperger, ND

email: ripperger@picaassoc.net

phone: (630) 549-6497 x708