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

With an esteemed clinical residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and adjunct faculty positions at Bastyr University and the University of Bridgeport, Kara's extensive background in traditional medicine systems positions her as an authority in the field. She champions the use of functional medicine testing to unravel the root causes of health issues. Through her one-of-a-kind approach, she teaches her patients how to integrate transformative daily practices into their routines.

Away from her practice, Kara is a nature enthusiast and an eternal optimist. Whether she's feeling the adrenaline rush on the snowy slopes, immersing herself in the botanical wonders of gardens across the globe, or spending time with her family, she lives life to the fullest. Her personal mantra, "Go get yourself a good day," serves as a reminder to seize the beauty in each day, a sentiment she spreads around like confetti.

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


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

Adjunct Faculty, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2012-2014 | Bridgeport, CT

Private Practice, West Hartford Natural Health, 2012-2013 | West Hartford, CT

Adjunct 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

Office: 192 Park Road

West Hartford CT, 06119

Call 860.284.4406

Email: info@hartacu.com

Site: www.hartacu.com

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