Paula Cluney is a licensed naturopathic doctor who has a passion for patient education and community health and wellness. She strongly believes that knowledgeable patients, having access to health and wellness resources make better choices for themselves and their families, which effects change on greater levels throughout the community, benefitting us all.
She has lived in various regions of the U.S., including the Bath-Brunswick area for nearly 17 years. Before returning to Maine, she lived in Seattle, Washington where she relocated to pursue her education in naturopathic medicine. She holds a B.S. degree in Kinesiology & Physical Education from the University of Maine and a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.
Her philosophy in medicine, as in life, is simplicity is best. Vibrant health and well-being comes from living in balance with ourselves and with nature—illness results from an imbalance or blockage (whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual) and it is the restoring of this balance that is at the core of Paula’s approach to healing.
Paula has always felt a deep connection to nature and a strong belief in its healing powers, one of the tenets of naturopathic medicine—which led her to complete her studies at Bastyr University in Seattle. Paula has a deep respect of and faith for natural therapies and the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself. She in particular believes strongly in the energetic and vibrational qualities of homeopathy for its stimulating healing potential.
Her true passion lies in helping patients to connect with their joy and vitality, as this has an enormous impact on health and well-being, and ultimately, longevity. She has a desire and commitment to meet patients where they are in their own healing and to assist them on this path, as she believes that each patient should be treated as an individual. She is dedicated to helping her patients strive for better health and well-being through listening, compassionate understanding and seeking to find answers to the underlying cause(s) contributing to their individual health and wellness concerns. Treatment focus and interest includes homeopathy, diet and nutrient therapy, detoxification, lifestyle counseling/education, botanical medicine and physical medicine.
She enjoys any and all time spent outdoors in nature, time spent with friends, family and loved ones--including and perhaps especially, the four-legged ones, art, music and writing.