About Aimie

Aimie Apigian, MD

Loma Linda University

aimie@thecenterforconnection.org 

 

Specialties:

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

Adult PTSD 

Substance and Alcohol Dependency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.  

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Education:

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