DR. EMILY POCCIA

How I Intend To Help You!

At Wildcraft Medicine, I offer a Family Medicine practice with a primary focus in preconception and fertility, digestive health, supporting optimal wellness and athletic performance. Soon after I graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014 I moved to San Diego and joined a practice called RestorMedicine. For three and a half years I specialized in treating chronic Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses. Through this experience, I gained knowledge about treating every system. I became an expert in detoxification and drainage therapy, digestive health, hormone balancing, nutritional imbalances, inflammation, immune balancing and more. It was here that I realized my true passion was in helping men and women conceive, working with those with digestive issues and supporting athletes through hormones balancing, adrenal support and nutrition to optimize their performance.

Education:

I am a licensed naturopathic doctor and received my medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ in 2014. Here I was trained as a primary care doctor, with an emphasis on natural modalities and other principles like treating the whole person and getting to the root cause of disease. Throughout my 4 years in medical school, I became an expert in the importance of diet and lifestyle and how to support the body using modalities like botanical medicine, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and more. Most importantly I learned to treat people, not diseases. Naturopathic medicine is so unique because it allows us to use different tools and therapies to best support each individual. It is a heart-based medicine with you at its best interest.  Prior to medical school I attended Syracuse University and received my bachelors in Health and Exercise Science. I’ve always been interested in how the body works and how it’s all connected.

How I Got Here:

Growing up in Guilford, Connecticut with a loving mother, father and two siblings, I was surrounded by unconditional support and good food. (Well my definition of “good” has now changed but it definitely was a mix of good comfort food and good healthy food.) It was instilled in us that family, love and your health are what determined true wealth. I grew up very grateful to have good health. The occasional times I would get sick was always innately more curious and open to natural treatments. However, I had no idea how profound this type of medicine could be. This medicine continues to amaze me each day from a woman regaining her normal cycle using herbal and nutritional supplementation, to completely eliminated acid reflux and major digestive distention that had been ongoing for years.