Aimie Apigian, MD
Loma Linda University
Functional Medicine, Trauma Therapy, Neurotransmitter Support and Medication Assistance for:
Childhood Trauma and Attachment Disorder Assessment and Treatment
Attachment Parenting for Adoptive Families
Chronic Stress Symptoms Disorders
Substance and Alcohol Dependency
My life was dramatically affected by Miguel, a four-year-old boy I adopted from the foster care system during medical school. He had experienced neglect, abuse, and instability since he was born. I embarked on the most challenging journey of my life, and he ultimately challenged every aspect of my way of thinking, my medical training, even my personal growth and spiritual practice.
I am very grateful now for this experience, as the result has been an experiential and traditional training in trauma, neurobiology, attachment disorders, stress and inflammatory illnesses, and addictions.
Because of my own experiences, I love to come alongside others who are now on their journey towards healing themselves, their children and their families. The body and brain can heal with the right combination of conventional and functional medicine approaches. More importantly, hearts, relationships and families can heal and be brought to balance for perhaps the first time with a thorough understanding of root causes of the problem in the brain and body. It has been my experience that no matter what the journey up until now, there is always hope and healing.
Medical Degree, Loma Linda University, 2010
Masters in Biochemistry
Masters in Public Health
Art Trauma Therapy through Institute for Trauma Therapy
Functional Medicine through Institute for Functional Medicine
Residency Training in Addiction Medicine and Psychosomatic Medicine