Kara Burkhart, N.D., L.Ac, FABORM

Name: Kara Burkhart, N.D., L.Ac, FABORM
Email: kara@hartacu.com
Specialties: Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Medically Supervised Detoxification, Fellow – American Board of Reproductive Medicine


Practice Philosophy: The fundamental goal of naturopathic medicine is to stimulate the innate healing power of the human body. My intention is to partner with patients in creating environments where the body can heal. I choose a treatment plan based upon the individual patient. It may consist of a combination of the following: acupuncture, bio-identical hormone replacement, dietary changes, fish oils, herbal medicine, specific nutrients, homeopathy, lifestyle changes, counseling, visualization exercises, stress reduction strategies, exercise, or hydrotherapy.


Areas of Focus: 
Pain Management, Autoimmune Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Migraine, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Inflammatory Bowel Disorders, and Women’s Health including Infertility and Menopause



Kara Burkhart, N.D., L.Ac, FABORM

Education and Medical Training:
B.A. Environmental Studies, Botany, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Seattle, WA
Clinical Residency, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Seattle WA


Board Certifications:
North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners, 2004
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2004
Fellow, American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, 2015
Current Practice, Hart Acupuncture & Nutrition | Farmington, CT
Private Practice, Salud Integrative Medicine, 2013-2015 | Farmington, CT
Adjuct Faculty, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2012-2014 | Bridgeport, CT
Private Practice, West Hartford Natural Health, 2012-2013 | West Hartford, CT
Adjuct Faculty, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, 2005-2008 | Seattle, WA
Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine, 2005-2008| Seattle, WA
Private Practice, Ground Floor Health, 2005-2009 | Seattle, WA
Society Memberships:
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
American Herbalist Guild
Professional Activities:
• Speaking Engagements: “Acupuncture for Women’s Health”, La Leche League of Connecticut Annual Conference, Southbury, CT, 2012
“Medicinal Applications Of Lavender”, North American Lavender Conference, Sequim, WA 2008
“Foundations of Health”, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA 2008
• Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine
• Adjunct Faculty, University of Bridgeport Naturopathic Medicine Program
• Clinical Supervisor, University of Bridgeport Teaching Clinic, current
• Clinical Supervisor, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, led third and fourth year naturopathic medicine students in patient care and case presentation/discussion
• Attending Physician for Specialized Clinical Rounds including HIV/AIDS, Adjunctive Cancer Care, Women’s Health, Pediatric Medicine, and Homeopathy
• Instructor: Botanical Medicine I lab, Botanical Medicine V lab, Botanical Medicine IV lab, led naturopathic medicine students in hands-on botanical prescription labs
• Foundations of Health, teaching Herbal Science students basic concepts of maintaining wellness
• Herbal Medicine Making For All, led hands-on medicine making experiences
• Dispensary Lab, teaching naturopathic medicine students quality and processes of medicine making
• Guest Lecturer: Botanical Medicine I, II, III, IV, and V lecture
• Co-Teacher: Medicinal Field Botany & Plant Identification
• Teaching Fellowship in Botanical Medicine, September 2005-September 2006