Susanne Macsay, NMD
My personal philosophy and aim is to lead a life of balance. The old Greeks and Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, said it: “Nothing in excess, take the middle path and everything in its right measure.”
I believe that the purpose of any healer, any doctor, is to teach that, “we heal ourselves through the way we live our lives every day”. Even though the tools from a doctor’s tool box can be very significant during the healing journey, a holistic lifestyle really is the foundation, if we are to feel and stay well. In other words, we are each responsible for our own health; we have the cure within us!
As a 4-event National Team Gymnast, I was considering a career in Sports Physiology. However, my journey as a healthcare provider began as a Dentist, DDS in Denmark. The focus of my practice was general dentistry and surgical wisdom teeth removal.
After re-locating from Denmark to Greece with my family in 1990, I began studying and practicing Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, gradually letting go of dentistry as I was adding in more holistic healing modalities such as Reiki and CranioSacral Therapy.
For several years I worked with clients, utilizing mainly diet & lifestyle, CranioSacral Therapy and Reiki. Plus I taught Yoga classes and workshops, as well as coordinated and/or conducted annual Holistic Healing Retreats, until I decided to study Naturopathic Medicine.
We left Europe in 2002 and moved to Arizona. I enrolled at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and graduated the summer of 2007.
I have been practicing Naturopathic Medicine since the spring of 2008, and 6 out of those years have been in private practice, providing primary Naturopathic care and Acupuncture.
Starting in 2012, for 2 years I was 1 of 2 supervising physicians at a natural treatment center, caring mainly for people diagnosed with cancer, many of which were considered by mainstream to be terminally ill, but also for patients with other serious chronic diseases. The center provided comprehensive naturopathic medicine, and I gained a lot of experience using many of the same therapies and modalities used here at An Oasis of Healing.
August of 2014, I was invited to teach at the Naturopathic College in Puerto Rico. I spent 2 years in Puerto Rico, where I was an Adjunct Professor at the Naturopathic Medicine Doctoral Program at La Universidad del Turabo in Caguas/Gurabo. The courses I taught were HEENT/Head and Neck, Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat; Rheumatology; Oncology as well as CPR I and II (~ Clinical and Physical Rotation I and II including conduction of the Clinical Entry Exam). Once I had obtained my Puerto Rican license to practice, I was also a supervising physician at the program’s clinic, instructing and assisting the medical students in their Naturopathic and Acupuncture care of our patients.
As a Naturopathic Physician, and a Yoga Teacher, I have seen great benefits from the marriage between Nature, Science and Soul. There really is no separation between the three; they work hand in hand.
I love what I do, and would love to assist you on your path!
Board Licensed as follows
NMD/Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Primary Care Physician.
License covers Acupuncture & TCM, IV Therapy, Injection Therapies and Minor Surgery.
ND/Naturopathic Doctor, incl. Acupuncture & TCM.
ND/Naturopathic Doctor, Primary Care Physician.
License presently inactive, due to location.
DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dentist.
License active, though no longer practicing as a Dentist.
AANP – American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
OncANP – Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
AzNMA – Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
IAYT – International Association of Yoga Therapists.
NADA – National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.
TF – Tandlaegeforeningen/Danish Dental Association.
YA – National Yoga Alliance.
Experience gained in a variety of Areas (listed alphabetically)
ADHD, Anxiety and Depression.
Adrenal Fatigue, Stress Reduction & Stress Management.
Back and Neck Pain, Headache, TMJ, Whiplash, and other Musculoskeletal Pain.
Chronic Disease: Arthritis, Asthma, Fatigue, Hypertension, Insomnia, Obesity, Pre-Diabetes, Thyroid, etc
Detoxification & Juicing.
Gerson-based Therapy for Cancer and Severe Chronic Illness.
Nutritional IV/Intravenous Infusion Therapy.
Yoga as Practice and Medicine.Complimentary Training and more(chronologically)
Complimentary Training and more (chronologically)
Medical and Acupuncture Volunteering – Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand with Dr. David Mar Naw organized by Sami Rank, L.Ac. 3 Treasures Acupuncture, October 2018.
Restorative Yoga – YogaTeacher CEUs, continued education unit hours with Mary Bruce at SWIHA, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, May 2018.
Prolotherapy Training – Certification with AOAPRM, The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine, joint injection beginners course, May 2018.
Preliminary Training in subcutaneous hormone pellet insertion and balancing, BHRT, Jan-Febr 2018.
Acupuncture & TCM
Ear Acupuncture/Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, NADA, 2015.
Dr. Wilson’s T3 Thyroid Protocol Certification, 2011.
Yoga Teacher, National Yoga Alliance 200 hrs, Vinyasa Flow Yoga with White Lotus, 2001.
CranioSacral Therapy I and II with The Upledger Institute, 1995.
Reiki I and II, 1991 and 1994 with Jenny Colebourne.
Student of Lin David Martin since 1987
Energy Healing, Intuitive Guidance, Meditation, Qi Gong and more.