Meet Dr. Jackson
Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Specialist
Dr. Teri Jackson is a formally trained Naturopathic Physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Hawaii. She graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington with a doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine where she trained with the most influential experts and pioneers of evidence-based natural medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Northwest Coast Archaeology from Portland State University and worked as a field archaeologist in SW Washington and NW Oregon during the 1990’s. As an interesting and unexpected segue into the world of alternative health care, it was this experience of studying the diet and herbal traditions of native Northwest Coast tribes that led Dr. Jackson’s
passion for natural medicine.
Dr. Jackson’s philosophy of medicine is deeply rooted in the traditional healing systems of North America and Europe, where Naturopathic Medicine developed and began its evolution more than 200 years ago. She is skilled at integrating natural medical principles with modern, evidence-based therapies. She utilizes therapeutic modalities such as botanical medicine, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, individualized diets, body work and pharmaceutical medications to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
In addition to providing telemedicine and home visits on Maui, Dr. Jackson is also a professional science writer and researcher for a team of supplement formulators developing cutting-edge nutritional products based on the most current scientific research. Combining her passion for supporting her patient’s health on all levels based on her clinical experience, with her ability to discern treatment strategies that are scientifically validated, Dr. Jackson is uniquely qualified to help her patients achieve optimal health, so they may lead the most fulfilling life they can.
With a targeted approach that applies a combination of Functional Medicine and Naturopathic principles, she addresses hormone balance, detoxification, optimal digestion, and immune function. Skilled in working with patients suffering from chronic illness, many find that they can discontinue their medications while working with Dr. Jackson because their health improves so dramatically!
In her free time, Dr. Jackson takes advantage of the natural beauty and outdoor activities of Maui, such as swimming, snorkeling, paddling, and hiking. While relaxing at home, she enjoys gardening and preparing gourmet meals from the amazing local ingredients Maui has to offer and making herbal medicines from plants that she grows herself.
Why Naturopathic Medicine?
It can help with
Chronic Infections, including reactivated Epstein Barr Virus and"long COVID"
Ideally, when a person becomes ill with a virus, bacteria, fungus, or parasite, the immune system is able to effectively fight it and they recover without incident. It some cases, however, especially when there is significant stress in the person's life, these infections linger and create long-term negative health consequences. Dr. Jackson specializes in utilizing comprehensive testing to determine the degree and nature of infection, employs the use of lifestyle modification, herbs and supplements, medications, and IV therapy to treat patients suffering with chronic infections.
Hormone levels naturally decline as a part of the aging process, leading to fatigue, decreased libido, weight gain, hot flashes, sleep problems, and mood swings. Dr. Jackson will perform comprehensive hormone testing to determine if you are a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Frequently, adjustments to diet, exercise, and supplements are all that is needed to bring your mojo back!
While the human body is extremely adept at detoxing chemicals found in our food, water, and air supply, modern levels of these environmental poisons are creating unprecedented degrees of toxic burden that is increasingly difficult for people to clear from their systems. Dr. Jackson will assess your toxic load and develop a treatment plan to decrease your exposure and increase clearance.
Chronic Health Conditions
The most prominent health conditions that Westerners face in our modern world are chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer. While serious illnesses may require pharmaceutical medications and surgery, Dr. Jackson is experienced at managing these chronic conditions and her patients frequently find that they can discontinue their medications or avoid surgery under her care.
Unwanted weight gain is a multi-factorial issue that is the consequence of hormone imbalance, inflammation, high toxic burden, stress and of course, diet and lack of exercise. Dr. Jackson will work with you to determine the root cause of increased weight and develop a treatment plan which includes, customized meal planning, detox protocols, hormone balancing and metabolism-boosting vitamin injections to help you look and feel your best!
Environmental Sensitivities and Allergies
The more toxic our environment becomes, and the less in touch with nature we as humans become, the more prone we are to environmental sensitivities and chronic allergies. Dr. Jackson performs comprehensive allergy and sensitivity testing and will design a treatment plan that includes detoxification, immune system balance, reducing inflammation, and desensitization therapy based on your individual reactivity.
Dr. Teri has helped me incredibly. I was suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome and she was able to advise me on a nutritional supplement that helped my cognitive function so well that I was able to return to work after a significant brain injury. Thank you, Dr. Teri.
— Monique Hale