My education and training

Homeopathic Practitioner (3-year intensive program), American Medical College of Homeopathy, 2015 (now part of PIHMA, the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture)

Certified metabolic balance® coach, metabolic balance® USA, 2016

Introduction to wellness coaching, Institute for Wellness Education, 2016

"Clinical Problem-solving", a 6-week online course from the University of California-San Francisco Medical School meeting continuing education requirements of the American MedicalAssociation, Coursera, 2013

Interdisciplinary PhD in Urban, Technological and Environmental Planning
University of Michigan,1991

Master of Urban Planning, McGill University, (Montréal, Canada)

Bachelor of Arts (Hon) Psychology and Sociology, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)

 Meet Anna

My professional affiliations

Certified metabolic balance® coach

My past work life includes being a primary school teacher, urban planner, tenured university professor and researcher, executive officer for a national voluntary organization and policy consultant in five countries. For many years, I worked with and studied disadvantaged communities all over the world as they built collective empowerment through organizing and working together. I earned a PhD at the University of Michigan so that I could document this process and teach others about it as well. Over time, I learned that if provided with a few simple resources and the freedom to make their own decisions, communities are capable of accomplishing what no one thought possible. I maintain accreditation in this field and, more recently, I have become interested in the impact of policy decisions on the health of local communities.

I first encountered homeopathy more than 20 years ago while investigating alternatives to help preserve the health of my children. This enlightening experience, along with the treatment of my own conditions over many years using homeopathy, confirmed for me that nature has provided countless substances that when prepared in a certain way can stimulate the body to heal itself. I eventually decided to pursue homeopathy professionally in order to help empower others as they strive to be healthy and have been seeing clients since 2013.

I belong to national and state-level professional organizations, serve as a commissioner for the organization that accredits schools of homeopathy in North America, and teach the required course on Homeopathic Research for the American Medical College of Homeopathy.

I am board-certified in homeopathy and very excited to have opened the first homeopathy practice in Yuma and to serve the health care needs of our local community (and beyond) through this wonderful healing modality.

After searching for a personalized nutrition program that helps people attain and maintain a healthy body weight, I added metabolic balance® to my practice and became a certified metabolic balance® coach.

I am now a provider for the Cell Science Systems Alcat Test® that can help determine which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation and related symptoms.

Call (928) 247-6385 for a 15-minute complimentary consultation or send an E-mail to find out how homeopathy or metabolic balance® can help you.

Call (928) 247-6385 for a free 15-minute consultation

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Anna Vakil PhD CCH

Board-certified in homeopathy

Certified metabolic balance® coach

Serving the southwest Arizona region

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