Shyamia Stone, ND, MPH is a naturopathic doctor who has been practicing at Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. / Pacific Pearl La Jolla since October 2019. Her academic achievement, passion for integrative medicine, and diverse experiences qualified her quickly to serve with The Pearl’s dedicated physicians and providers. She graduated from San Diego’s Bastyr University at the top of her class.
As a practitioner, Dr. Stone focuses on big picture thinking on both an individual level and a systemic level. She treats each patient as a whole person, finding the root causes of illness, and works to develop an individualized treatment plan that will truly help to overcome illness and achieve optimal health. Her areas of focus include chronic disease, autoimmunity, endocrine disorders, complementary cancer care, gastrointestinal disorders, and overall health and wellness. Her approach includes a wide array of therapies personalized for each individual based upon their needs, which may include a combination of nutrition, Ayurvedic modalities, behavioral changes, lifestyle medicine, IV therapy, pharmaceuticals, homeopathy, and physical medicine. Dr. Stone chooses therapies in a collaborative way, working within the integrative model at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, and allowing patients to become empowered in their own healthcare.
Dr. Stone has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and began her career working in a non-profit behavioral health center in Tucson, Arizona where she helped to develop a therapeutic day program and various forms of educational curricula including courses on nutrition, mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, and anger management. She was pivotal in bringing the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) acupuncture protocol to several behavioral health sites to help with integration of mind-body modalities into the behavioral health and substance abuse community. During her time in this role, she discovered her passion for naturopathic medicine and its ability to bridge the gap between psychological and physiological forms of medicine.
Dr. Stone is also passionate about public health and prevention on both an individual and global scale. She received a master’s degree in Global Health from the University of Arizona, where she was involved in various public health programs including development of a nutrition program for HIV positive children in Chennai, India. She feels strongly about the ability of naturopathic medicine to fill the gaps in healthcare around the world, and plans to continue to pursue opportunities to give back on a global scale.