Dr. Rebecca Sand, ND, L.Ac.

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Dr. Rebecca Sand, ND, L.Ac.

Dr. Rebecca Sand is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, and educator based in Portland, Oregon. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Sand serves on the board of directors of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, teaches functional medicine courses at the Wisdom Institute, and co-hosts the popular integrative gastroenterology podcast, The Turd Nerds.

Her practice specializes in conditions of the microbiome, gut-brain axis, hormone systems, and fertility.

She also practices Visceral ManipulationCraniosacral Therapy, Maya Abdominal Therapy, and Acupuncture.


Conditions Dr. Sand specializes in include:


  • IBS
  • Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis
  • SIBO
  • SIFO, Candida
  • Biofilms
  • Microbiome imbalances
  • GERD, Heartburn
  • Nausea, Vomiting
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Food intolerances
  • Gallbladder dysfunction
  • Liver issues, detoxification


  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Menopause
  • Irregular periods
  • Painful or heavy periods
  • Fertility for all genders
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Thyroid imbalances
  • Fatigue, brain fog
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Chronic/recurrent BV, vaginal yeast

Autoimmune/Allergy and Other

  • MCAS, Histamine issues
  • Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Environmental and food allergies
  • Recurrent sinus or respiratory infections
  • Other autoimmune conditions

Prior to medical school, she studied genetics and Mandarin while working in biomedical laboratories in the U.S. and China. Some of her research include heart stent coatings, novel treatments for blood-based cancers, HIV therapies, and vaccine development. Additionally, she has studied under traditional healers in Tibet, China, India, and Polynesia to integrate the wisdom of ancient healing systems into modern care.  As a result, she is passionate about creating dynamic, individualized treatment plans, taking into account the whole person and their environment.

Dr. Sand lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner and daughter. She enjoys traveling, attempting crosswords, gardening, searching for the best pizza, petting your dog, and writing postcards to her pals around the globe.

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