Heather Ruth


Heather Ruth holds a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida, and is licensed to practice acupuncture in Virginia and Maryland. She also became a certified Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) practitioner in July 2018, with specialized knowledge in Cardiometabolic, Immune, Hormonal, Detox, GI, and Energy advance practice modules, as well as in the workings of the thyroid, brain, and functional blood chemistry and neuroendocrine immunology of environmental triggers. Heather’s expertise in these areas allows her to provide a holistic and well-rounded approach to her clients’ health and wellness protocols.

Heather’s interest in holistic health care began with Reiki in 1995, for which she received her Level III Advanced Practitioner’s certification in 1997. She also pursued her passion in BodyTalk in 1996 and continues to maintain her certification in both basic and advanced techniques. Heather combines these energy bodywork modalities with her IFM and other advanced studies in nutrition and the human body’s structure, bringing a comprehensive understanding of each individual’s body-mind complex from traditional Eastern and Western allopathic perspectives.

Heather believes that focusing on only one aspect of a disease process may not be enough to maintain a person’s well-being and that people must dynamically participate in their healing process for the best results.