Meet Dr. April Graham, nd
Owner of Blue Heron Natural Medicine
Dr. April earned her Naturopathic Doctor degree from Bastyr University. In addition, she has her Master of Arts in Sport and Exercise Leadership from Seattle Pacific University and her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Western Washington University. Dr. Graham is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Before deciding to become a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Graham worked in corporate health and wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, vocational consulting, and was a high school cross country coach.
She also raced mountain bikes competitively. Her most exciting recent athletic adventure was competing in the 2017 XTERRA World Championships in Maui, a little over one year after having her first baby. She is looking forward to racing in the Colorado XTERRA triathlons.
As a mother herself, she loves working with other mothers and their families to achieve health, balance, and joy in their lives no matter what health condition they may be struggling with.
She supports her patients with deep nutrition, western herbal medicine, orthomolecular medicine, food intolerance identification, constitutional homeopathy, constitutional hydrotherapy, craniosacral therapy, mind-body work, and bioenergetics.
She also loves working with children, whether it be offering Well Child Visits, supporting acute illness such as ear and respiratory infections, or treating chronic conditions such as eczema, tummy troubles, or ADHD. Dr. Graham consults with Pediatrician Dr. Carole Keim when needed.
Dr. April's true calling and purpose is to help others heal themselves by providing the healing space and natural treatments to help bring the mind, body, and spirit back into balance.
New England School of Homeopathy (NESH) 2-Year Course
Advanced Fertility Mentorship with Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, ND
Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 & 2 with Dr. Masa Takukura
Constitutional Hydrotherapy with the Carroll Institute
The Carroll Method with the Carroll Institute
Stecco Fascial Manipulation® Level 1 & 2
Revolution In Motion™ (a neurologically based exercise system)
Advanced Biofeedback training
Holistic Counseling 1 & 2 with Dr. Moshe Daniel Block (working toward certification)
where did the name
Blue Heron Natural Medicine come from?
Dr. April says - "When I moved to Longmont, I became enamored by the Blue Heron's around town - whether at Carr Park, Golden Ponds Nature Area, or McIntosh Lake, they always seem to get my attention.
When I see a Blue Heron wading in the water so patiently awaiting their next meal, this reminds me of the faith and patience that are often necessary for healing.
Blue Heron's have a great affinity to water. Water (hydrotherapy) is one of my favorite healing methods.
Additionally, I am a naturalist at heart. If I weren't a doctor, I would be studying the world of birds, mammals, plants, and sea life. Being a doctor is essentially being a naturalist of the human world!"