Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Dr. Kurt Beil is a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. Practicing since 2006, he incorporates the art & science of healing with his passion for teaching, learning, and his love of nature into every patient interaction. He is dedicated to providing the best quality health care to residents of the lower Hudson Valley.
Dr. Beil attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Evolutionary Processes, as well as a minor in Psychology. During this time he was introduced to numerous concepts that shaped his perspective on health & wellness, including Daoist & Buddhist philosophy, Lakota spirituality, Shamanic practices, Ethnobotany, Quantum Energy Healing, and Complex Adaptive Systems Theory.
These experiences lead him to pursue further education from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon, where he studied many natural and allopathic medicine techniques and traditions from the US, Europe and China. In 2006, Dr. Beil obtained his Naturopathic (ND) and Classical Chinese Medicine (MSOM) degrees and began his private clinical practice in Portland.
During this time, he obtained his Master's of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Oregon Master of Public Health program, focusing on Urban Green Space as a Public Health Promotion method, while concurrently earning a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from Portland State University's (PSU) nationally-recognized Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Through this work, Dr. Beil became the founding co-chair of the Health & Nature subcommittee of the Intertwine Alliance, a 150+ member coalition-based non-profit focused on supporting & promoting the parks, trails and natural areas of the Portland metropolitan region.
Dr. Beil also became a faculty member of his alma mater, teaching graduate-level classes at NCNM in Environmental Medicine, Stress & Human Health, and Microbiology & Public Health. This occured during his post-doctoral research appointment at NCNM’s Helfgott Research Institute, where he conducted research and published peer-reviewed papers on natural and built environments' effects on measures of physical and mental stress.
As a fully trained and licensed physician in Oregon, Dr. Beil has treated a range of health conditions, including mental health concerns, auto-immune disease, musculo-skeletal complaints, digestive issues, cardiovascular disease, respiratory ailments, environmental toxicities, genito-urinary infections, metabolic disorders, neurological conditions, and various chemical dependencies. He also has taught a weekly class in restorative & energizing Qigong, and has extensive training in utilizing principles and practices of Ecotherapy, a topic that he currently teaches for the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine's Interprofessional Fellowship program.
Born & raised in White Plains, Dr. Beil is excited to be back on the East Coast providing holistic, natural healthcare to the residents of the Hudson Valley region and beyond. He is glad to be at the Center for Health and Healing, working with such a wonderful community. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, cross-country & downhill skiing, gardening, taiji, yoga, reading and spending time with his family.