Dr. Amy Lor is a Naturopathic physician, Acupuncturist and herbalist located in Hickory, North Carolina. She went to Bastyr University for her studies in Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental medicine Dr. Amy focuses on the foundations of health to promote healing and well-being in individuals by utilizing holistic and integrative therapies. She currently see clients of all ages. All treatment protocols recommended must be individualized because she understands that your health, your body and your lifestyle is unique. Those who come to see her understands that consistency is key to moving forward. Providing specialized care for each of her client, she has been able to change the way healthcare should be approached, one person at a time. She utilizes modalities such as nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, essential oils, Chinese massage, cupping, supplements, herbal therapy, hydrotherapy (water therapy), and acupuncture in addition to lab tests to maximize benefits and to promote faster healing.
Education and Training
Bastyr University LAc 2014
Bastyr University ND 2013
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Amy Lor, ND, LAc's Expert Contributions
You are here reading this today because you have been thinking about how and if acupuncture can help your child. Well, you're in the right spot!The acupuncture needles that I use on kids are much thinner than the ones I use in a typical adult session. It’s as thin as a strand of your hair. They...
Living in this season can be beneficial to your overall health. Winter is the season of “reserve and recharge”. In Chinese medicine, winter correlates with the water element, kidneys, black, salty and is also where things flow downwards. Remember, this is a time where we need to be more aware of...
Prescription medications, herbs, vitamins, minerals, etc.Have any of these questions ever crossed your mind?...
Yes. I recommend that you consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner to ensure you are using the herbs that are appropriate for you based on your health. READ MORE
Prescriptive scope of practice will depend on what state your naturopathic doctor is licensed and registered in. Not all states have the same scope of practice. You can visit this website for more information: https://www.naturopathic.org/regulated-states READ MORE
Fruit juices should be avoided during sick times because the increase in sugar can feed the bacteria. If they are vomiting or having diarrhea and their pediatrician has found them to be dehydrated, then he/she will provide appropriate therapy for hydration. However, in general fruit juices should be avoided. It does not boost the immune system and bring the fever down. READ MORE
Your mother most definitely can use naturopathic treatments in conjunction with her Western medicine treatments. Naturopathic doctors who are fully trained medical practitioners who can help manage her diabetes. READ MORE
Vitamin B12 is naturally found in meat products. Therefore, if you have changed your diet then you may notice a decrease in your serum vitamin B12 levels. The blood test is not really an accurate test of what's actually stored in your body. It's only measuring what's circulating. Your doctor should follow that up with an MMA test. MMA levels will increase in the body at early stages of B12 deficiency. See this link for more info: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=methylmalonic_acid_blood In addition, serum B12 levels can change depending on other factors too, so again, it's not a reliable test when checking stored levels of B12 (cellular levels). If you are planning to be vegetarian or vegan, I recommend you to take methylcobalamin just because you can start having health issues once your cellular stores are depleted. I hope this helps. READ MORE
I would recommend using antibiotics especially in children because although strep throat itself is not dangerous, it can lead to serious complications such as scarlet fever, kidney inflammation, rheumatic fever, and post-strep reactive arthritis. Antibiotic use will reduce the risk of those complications. I would suggest using a probiotic 2-3 hours after each dose of antibiotic. This would at least decrease diarrhea related to antibiotic use and replenish the gut microbiome. Also, eating prebiotic foods to help feed the probiotics would be good. READ MORE
Naturopathic treatments can help with constipation. A thorough interview and possibly work up with a Naturopathic doctor will be needed to get a better idea of the cause of his constipation. Constipation is a common digestive complaint and natural therapies may be helpful for your father. READ MORE
Even natural laxatives when used too much can become a concern for anyone, especially in seniors. I highly suggest booking an appointment with a Naturopathic doctor to determine the cause of her constipation. In the meanwhile, she can increase water (as long as there's no restriction from her doctor with water intake due to her health) and fiber intake. Remember, if you do fiber that you must increase water or you'll only compound the issue. You can eat more foods with fiber or you can get a fiber supplement. I'd follow the directions on the product label. READ MORE
Yes it is safe. You should not notice lower energy coming off from them as long as your caloric intake meets your physical activity level. Many who come off from these two types of foods actually report feeling better. I suggest paying attention to your symptoms and seeing if symptoms resolve once you remove wheat and rice. READ MORE
Determining the cause of your migraines will be important in knowing what recommendations to provide to you. Natural therapies can help with migraines. Avoiding foods that can trigger migraines can be very helpful. It may be worth it for you to book an appointment with a Naturopathic doctor or an Acupuncturist/herbalist to help improve your migraines. READ MORE
Yes there are natural therapies to help with high blood pressure. Some aspect of high blood pressure can be genetics. However, for the factors that aren't genetics related, he most definitely can see improvements in his blood pressure by utilizing natural therapies. It sounds like he has a very stressful job which in my opinion can be a huge cause of high blood pressure. Supporting his adrenal glands, decreasing stress, increasing stress resilience, etc.. will all be important to helping him lower his blood pressure. I suggest he discuss about his concern with a Naturopathic doctor so that an appropriate protocol recommendation can be provided for him. READ MORE
Arthritis is commonly treated with natural treatments and they do work. Being able to improve joint health and decrease inflammation is key. Therefore, a holistic approach is needed rather than just having you continue to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen to help ease the pain. READ MORE
First and foremost, you need to boost your immune system. You do this by improving sleep quality, decreasing stress or increasing stress resilience, looking into food intolerances and eliminating them as well as improving your digestive and immune system. My go-to for all clients is Black Elderberry Syrup by Gaia (no affiliation). A great anti-viral and yummy syrup that even kids enjoy it. Take it when you first feel something coming on or if you know you're going to be super stressed or you know the weather is changing. If you can take it preventively, you'll be surprised how effective it is. Also, take it at the start of a cold/cough and you'll shorten the duration of sickness by up to 4 days. READ MORE
Homeopathy is very safe to take even if you're having surgery. However, if your surgeon is recommending you to stop taking it, I would recommend following his protocol and then starting back up after surgery is done. READ MORE
Professional Society Memberships
- The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
What do you attribute your success to?
- Her Grandfather was a Shaman and her husband really motivated her to continue her education.
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Snohomish, WA 98290 Get Direction
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