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Rosetta Koach, ND, LMT

Adjunct Faculty

Bio

Dr. Koach is a licensed massage therapist and naturopathic physician and has dedicated her practice to helping people in pain (fibromyalgia, tendonitis, neuritis, TMJ, carpel tunnel syndrome, post accident, post surgery).She is known to have a gentle, but effective mixed style of therapeutic massage that can quickly release tight or spasming muscles. She also uses microcurrent, naturopathic manipulation, range-of-motion stretches, exercise suggestions, hydrotherapy, homeopathic drainage (Unda), herbs, supplements, intravenous vitamins and minerals, and psychological counseling to bring the body back into balance. Dr. Koach has been teaching massage for seven years at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM).

As a naturopathic doctor, she is a primary care physician and can take care of physical exams, gynecological exams, acute illnesses such as colds, flues, pneumonia, shingles, etc. I also take care of chronic problems like diabetes, cancer, autism, ADD/ADHD, hepatitis C, adrenal overload, hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances, organ dysfunction, etc.

This bio was pulled from Dr. Koach's website.

Curriculum Vitae

Updated February 2009

EDUCATION  
Graduate — National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), ND degree 1998
     Thesis: Ulcerative colitis and constipation  
Graduate — National Holistic Institute (NHI), School of Massage, CMT 1990
Bachelor of Arts — Liberal Studies/Education Major, San Francisco State University, CA 1989
Accounting classes — George Mason University, VA 9/1986 – 06/1987
   
RELEVANT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Naturopathic Doctor: 
• Private practice includes: massage, microcurrent, naturopathic manipulation, nutritional counseling, botanicals, Unda products, IV vitamins/minerals, etc.
• Nationally licensed in naturopathic medicine
• 5 years naturopathic training including: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, bodywork, palpation, and other related courses
Massage:
• Professional massage therapist since 1990
• Oregon State licensed 
• Nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork 
• Over 1000 hours training including: Swedish, Shiatsu, Sports, Deep Tissue, Polarity, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology, Rocking and Shaking, Ortho-Bionomy, On-Site, Massage for Babies, Professional Bodywork Strategies, Hydrotherapy
Microcurrent:
• Clinical experience working with patients in private practice since June 1999
• Assisted teaching microcurrent labs during seminars
• Clinical experience working with patients under guidance of Carol McMakin for 6 months
• Preceptored 48 hours with Carol McMakin
• Attended Three Microcurrent seminars presented by Carol McMakin
IV Therapy:
• Clinical experience working with patients in private practice since June 1999
• Attended IV class at NCNM – requirement to pass class: successfully insert 10 IV’s
• Attended IV seminar presented by OANP
• Received over 30 IV treatments
Business Background:
• Treasurer of OANP
• Accounting: over 6 years of A/P, A/R, General ledger, Balancing multiple bank statements, budgeting, statistics gathering, setting up accounting systems, chart of accounts, etc.
Management:
 • Overseeing work of eight employees/Tutors and sixty student per semester
 
TEACHING AND LECTURING  
National College of Natural Medicine
2000 – present
     Massage teacher – NCNM  Fall 2000 to present
     Microcurrent class – NCNM Fall 2001 & 2002
     Preceptor program NCNM  2000 & 2001
Lecturer to foster care parents about the effects of stress  2007
Lecturer to Real Estate employees about the effects of stress  2006
CCSF – Master tutor – Worked four years with educationally deprived college students  
   
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)  
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)  
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP), Board member 2000-2001  
Oregon Massage Therapy Association (OMTA)  
   
SERVICE ACTIVITIES  
 Volunteer at son’s school  
 Foster Parent from 5/2005 - 8/2008, Adopted daughter  
 Helper in spiritual group, Subud, 1984 to present