OUR PHILOSOPHY

CYPRESS NATURAL MEDICINE IS DEDICATED TO THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES:

To find and resolve the underlying causes of health problems and not to be satisfied with only the alleviation of symptoms.*

  To heal the whole person, not isolated body parts or systems.*

  To regard the patient as a unique and incredible individual.

  To believe the individual can maximize their genetic potential and minimize their genetic weaknesses.

  To use safe, effective natural therapies to help the body restore itself to a state of healthy balance.

   To value the role of the mind, emotions and spirit in creating good health.

   To encourage the individual’s full and active participation in their health.

  To identify and support behaviors that create the kind of life that the patient desires.

  To take the time needed in order to fully understand the patient’s life story, concerns, and goals.

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Our Team

Dr. Destia Skinner
Dr. Destia Skinner
N.D., C.S.T, Co-founder - Naturopathic Women’s Health, Naturopathic Endocrinology, Adult & Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy, Bio-communication Medicine, Bio-identical Hormone Therapy, Sensory Processing Imbalances
I began my quest for knowledge at the University of Washington in Seattle where I studied molecular biology. It was there that my dream of becoming an Obstetrician took a very different turn. I had only known of standard care western medicine while growing up. When my husband suffered a health crisis we turned to his doctor for answers.
Dr. Bryan Skinner
Dr. Bryan Skinner
N.D., Co-founder - Chronic Illness & Allergy, Virtual Clinic / Telemedicine, Bio-communication Medicine, Bio-identical Hormone Therapy, Expert Lab & Genetic Analysis
I have always had a strong curiosity in knowing how things work and solving complex problems by analyzing them from various angles. In the field of medicine specifically, I work in a way that is analogous to putting a puzzle together. There is typically a lot of previous lab results, chart notes, and reports that are available, but I find that no other practitioner has really listened to what is going on for the patient. What is their experience of their issues?
Dr. Raquel Espinol
Dr. Raquel Espinol
N.D. - Naturopathic Family Medicine, Naturopathic Endocrinology, Bio-identical Hormone Therapy, Anti-Aging Medicine & Weight Loss, Chronic Fatigue & Chronic Illness, Gastrointestinal Disorders
As a young child I was always amazed by the body’s ability to heal itself, whether from a common cold or a skinned knee. This invisible and mysterious force left me curious and hungry to learn every thing I could about the human body. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I graduated from Santa Clara University with a BS in Biology.
Dr. Marie Rodriguez
Dr. Marie Rodriguez
ND - Traditional Mayan Healing & Fertility Support, Shamanic Energy Medicine, Mind-Body Coaching & Stress Management, Pediatric Energy Work, Craniosacral Therapy,
As a naturopathic doctor and energy healer, I truly believe in our body’s innate healing wisdom, and I feel passionate about helping others gain access to their inner power. I have been in naturopathic practice since 2002, first receiving my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia and continuing on to receive my doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University.
Dr. Jennifer Logan
Dr. Jennifer Logan
D.O. - Traditional Osteopathic Medicine
I received my BS in Biology from Cornell University in 1995. I then attended Western University of Health Sciences- College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, where I received my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree in 1999. During my time there I came to realize that my true passion lie in osteopathic manipulation. This beautiful art looks at the relationship between the structure and function of the body, and uses gentle hands-on techniques to help each individual reach his or her fullest potential.
Shana Scatena
Shana Scatena
Licensed Esthetician, PRP practitioner - Allergy Desensitization
My personal history of sensitive skin inspired me to more clearly focus on the skin health field with a passion to serve others. As a California licensed esthetician and traditional naturopath I offer a broad range of modalities for client success and satisfaction. I believe the awareness of the body and educated understanding of the skin will ultimately result in the client’s ability to reach their desired goals.
Megan Musich
Megan Musich
Clinic Manager
I joined our team here at Cypress in October of 2012. Born in San Francisco and raised on the Peninsula, I love working closely with the people of my community and lifelong home. I have worked as a high-level administrator for over 18 years, focusing in both veterinary and human medicine for the previous 12. In 2009, I received my Associates degree in medical insurance billing and coding, bringing me to my current position here at Cypress after years of professional experience in herbalism and other forms of holistic wellness.
Amanda Cardenas
Amanda Cardenas
Office Administration - Patient Resources
I joined the Cypress team in February 2016, after working in a specialty veterinarian hospital for over eleven years in front office management. I have over 15 years of personalized client service, office administration, and management experience and am a dedicated team player with a passion for natural health and wellness. It is my goal to offer the utmost professionalism and compassion to patients, while continuing to pursue my own health and wellness goals.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Cypress Natural Medicine provides an excellent resource for physicians and patients looking for an integrative approach to health care. They work collaboratively with the entire healthcare team, and I can always count on them deliver clear communications regarding shared patients.

Walter Sipe MD, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics, UCSF

I have visited osteopaths, as needed, for the past 50 years. In doing so, I’ve seen techniques change and evolve. With Dr. Logan, the end result is a gentle, hands-on, amazingly effective method. It continually surprises me that I can mention where I feel discomfort, and with a few precise movements, the problem is solved. My appointments end with me feeling relieved, relaxed and refreshed. She helps keep me active and functioning at a very satisfactory level for age 83. She is pleasant and inspires confidence. Dr. Logan is a treasure.

M.B, Sunnyvale

My son has suffered severe digestive problems for the past 5 years. After having 3 invasive diagnostic procedures that left him with adverse reactions and a recommendation of lifetime medication and life-altering surgery, we sought a natural approach. After coming to Dr. Bryan, we began to see signs of steady improvement where his symptoms began disappearing altogether. Now my son is off to summer camp and living the life of a normal boy after being so ill he missed 3 months of school. Dr. Bryan has restored my son’s quality of life and I am eternally grateful for that.

R.P., Mountain View

Dear Dr. Bryan Skinner, Thank you for all you have done for my daughter in helping her discover and recover from health issues she has been dealing with for so many years. What a blessing it is for all of us to have her feeling better. You are a blessing!

N.G, Evergreen, CO

My 1 year old son suffered from extreme gastrointestinal discomfort that left western medical doctors stumped. Subsequently, my son had many behavioral issues and difficulty sleeping. I was referred to Jen and we began a series of NAET appointments that definitely helped relieve the severity of some of his symptoms, but did not eliminate the problem completely. We then saw Dr. Bryan for homeopathy and Dr. Destia for craniosacral therapy. After just a few appointments, I saw a tremendous shift and now have a happy and healthy boy!

D.D., San Jose

Dr. Bryan is an incredibly patient and kind listener with great diagnostic skills. If you are looking for more natural remedies for your medical issues, I highly recommend you schedule an initial free consultation with him. He and his team offer many healing modalities. I have found working with my doctor and Dr. Bryan to be the perfect blend of Western and Eastern medicine.

L.S., Palo Alto

I was suffering from severe migraines which would last 24 hours about 3 times a week. I could not move my head without intense pain and nausea. I had to quit working and was afraid to socialize or travel fearing an attack, so basically my life was consumed by the migraines and I was a total wreck. I tried numerous medications and went to numerous doctors, but did not find help and eventually gave up on western medicine. I started receiving craniosacral therapy on a regular basis. I am really happy I stuck with it because after about 4-5 months, the migraines started to taper off and then disappeared altogether! Thank you!!

A.R., San Francisco

Destia brings her whole heart to everything she does. She is a wonderful biodynamic cranial practitioner and naturopathic physician, and has a warm, effective way with children and adults. I would recommend her to anyone needing the subtle work of craniosacral therapy. Her work is informed by her ability to listen deeply to one’s being and body… and should not be missed!

Willow Dea MS, OTR/L, Director , Advanced Integrative Training

Both of my sons have been receiving allergy desensitization for allergies and I have noticed a substantial change in their general health and behavior. I have observed that they are more focused and illness linked to allergies is virtually gone! I highly recommend this non-invasive technique to anyone suffering from allergies or behavioral issues.

S.R.C., Mountain View

I developed acute anxiety coupled with panic attacks this past year in my mid-sixties. Conventional approaches with western medicine did not work very well. Psychotherapy and limited hypnotherapy were helpful but did not eliminate the anxiety. It was still interfering with my life. While still frustrated, I was referred to Cypress Natural Medicine by my psychotherapist. After a very thorough evaluation by Dr. Bryan and Dr. Destia, I eagerly pursued their Naturopathic and CrainioSacral Therapy courses of action. Significant relief came quickly. My panic attacks have ceased and the anxiety is much more under control. Dr. Bryan and Dr. Destia are very skilled, caring and thorough. With only 3 months of working with them, I have been very happy with the results.

P.S., Palo Alto

Dear Dr. Destia, you are one of the best doctors that we have come across since my son’s illness. I want to thank you for being so understanding and patient with my many questions and for going above and beyond to accommodate confidentiality by having phone consultations with me prior to my son’s appt. Your kindness really helped me through this difficult time. I feel that my son is in good hands.

P.C., San Leandro

I used to spend 2 days a month in agony with migraine headaches. I took medication that did not always work and had adverse side effects. Cypress Natural Medicine helped me and I am migraine free, have more energy and am feeling in balance. Thank you!

K.D., Redwood City

Destia is a compassionate and talented healer. She creates a safe and comfortable environment in her office. As an ND she is very in tune with her patients. I highly recommend her for her Cranio-Sacral (CST) work as well. She worked magic for my migraines!  Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert.

L.D., Santa Rosa

My daughter and I have had excellent results with allergy desensitization. We were both eliminating about 30 foods while she was nursing and in order avoid constant rashes, hives and behavior problems. After our appointments we can now eat everything!

V.B., Mountain View

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