Dr. Mallory Mahoney
Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist
Mallory Mahoney, ND, LAc, known as Dr. Mallory, grew up in Northern Michigan, so settling down “Up North” was an easy decision after medical school. Growing up in Charlevoix, earning her Bachelor’s in Biology from Northern Michigan University (NMU) in the U.P., and not to mention being a member of the Nubs Nob Ski Patrol, further perpetuated her desire to settle Up North for the long-term.
As long as she can remember, Dr. Mallory wanted to be a doctor. She always had her lifelong dream in mind when choosing her courses of study in high school and college. At NMU, Dr. Mallory discovered naturopathic medicine while volunteering at an event for the Marquette Food Coop. After a lot of research and a bit of soul searching, she found her way to the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. While at NUNM she earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine.
Throughout her life Dr. Mallory’s personal experiences have truly allowed her to understand the importance of naturopathic medicine. Many of her family members have faced health challenges including cancer, dementia, cardiovascular disease, mental health difficulties and physical disabilites. She also has experienced her own physical and mental health challenges while in medical school. Both her education and her own health concerns taught her how to integrate alternative and traditional medicine for a truly comprehensive approach.
While her time and education at NUNM focused on primary care, it also provided many opportunities to explore more specific interests, which included women’s health, physical medicine modalities (both Western and Asian,) chronic illness, adjunctive cancer care and autoimmune disease. She particularly enjoys these areas because she’s found that focusing on the patient’s care from a holistic approach greatly improves both their disease outcome and their quality of life. During her Chinese medicine education, she participated in a year-long mentorship in Five Element Acupuncture, as well as a six-month mentorship in Japanese style acupuncture. Through these mentorships she has been able to utilize numerous tools to relieve symptoms through a holistic method. In her practice, she strives to meet each patient where they are in all aspects of life, with an individualized approach of integrative and preventive medicine to reach their health care goals and optimize their life.