Annette Kohn-Lau, N.D.

"As a Naturopath, I see myself as a companion and coach on your journey to wellness and wholeness. You and your body have innate and intuitive wisdom and my greatest joy is in helping you to discover and trust this wisdom. I also believe that your body is created to work in harmony with the healing support that comes from nature.

I begin by listening carefully and compassionately to all that your body is telling you in the way of "symptoms". We explore how thoughts and emotions may contribute to your physical "dis-ease". Some of the tools I use to gain insights into your body's messages and unique requirements include iridology, assessment of key meridian points, reflexology, and neuro-lingual testing of specific nutrients. After the initial consultation, we may also consider non invasive testing of urine, hair or saliva.

I will collaborate with you on a plan for wellness, with nutrition as the cornerstone. In addition to a nutritional plan, I will suggest appropriate body or energy work, lifestyle opportunities, targeted supplements, individualized detoxification programs, assistance from the plant kingdom in the form of herbal formulations or essential oils, and the gentle energies of homeopathics.

In addition to Naturopathic practice, I also offer Reiki, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Phototherapy. These sessions have been described as deeply relaxing, supportive and healing."

Credentials and Education

Annette Kohn-Lau received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Midwest University's College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she trained with Dr. Karyn Mitchell. She continues her affiliation with Midwest University as a board member and instructor of Reflexology. She is a Certified Traditional Naturopath through the American Naturopathic Certification Board. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in French from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northwestern University.

Since 1979, she has worked as a pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist at Lutheran General Hospital, most recently focusing on medically fragile and at risk infants and toddlers with feeding disorders. This focus led her into the field of infant massage in 1996, when she trained with Maria Mathias. She became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, and later, a faculty member of the International Institute of Infant Massage.

Annette is a Reiki Master Teacher and Transformational Reiki Master and has been practicing and teaching Reiki since 2001. She is also certified as a teacher of Awakening Light Gong, a dynamic meditation practice originated by Grandmaster Liang, Guang Hua and brought to the United States by Professor Chen, Hui Xian. Annette also enjoys the practice of yoga and Soaring Crane Chi Gong.