About Dr. Kane

The Doctor is in…

Emily A. Kane was raised in North Africa.  Her parents were with the United States Foreign Service.  She came to America at age 16, graduated from Harvard University in 1978, and lived in Paris, Washington DC and New York City before coming to Seattle to begin naturopathic medical training.  Her first career was in contemporary performing arts as a promoter, manager, designer and performer.

A graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle (class of 1992), she completed both the Naturopathic and Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine programs.  Her preceptor work (similar to residencies) took place in Seattle, West Virginia and China, with emphasis on gynecology, counseling, herbal medicine and naturopathic manipulation (body work).  She worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Seattle during her medical training for 7 years.

Dr. Kane maintains an active clinical practice in Juneau, Alaska, and sees patients of all ages.

Part of her mission to bring natural methods of healthcare to the public is through writing. Dr. Kane has published over 350 articles in health magazines and professional, peer-reviewed natural health journals during the past 20 years. She writes a column for Better Nutrition magazine called Ask the Naturopathic Doctor, and has also published two books, including a concise and informative book about aging gracefully. The second book, entitled “Managing Menopause Naturally: Before, During, and Forever”, contains useful information for everyone, but is directed towards women wishing to achieve and maintain excellent health.  She also writes a “Health Tips” column for Senior Voice Alaska.

She is the former senior editor of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine (1989-96), the scientific, peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

She leads community therapeutic fasts at least once annually, and teaches health classes through her local community college.

She is a past president of the Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians and has been a member of her national professional association, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for over 25 years. She also a member in good standing with the National Commission for the Accreditation of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine.  She is a founding member of the Alaska chapter of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program, and is passionate about maintaining Medicare and Medicaid as robust social services for all.

She continues to enjoy the arts, especially music and theatre.  In 2001 she completed her first triathlon as part of her dedication to “physical culture,” and has participated in many of the annual “Klondike” relay races  (from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon).  She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and taught introductory Ashtanga classes for many years.  In the deep winter months she can be found on Big Island, Hawaii, in a little solar-powered home with a backyard organic orchard of exotic fruits.

Education and Certification

  • Undergrad: BA in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 1978
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine Bastyr University, Seattle WA 1992
  • Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Bastyr University 1993.  Continuing education certified by NCCAOM
  • Masters in Clinical Counseling Bastyr University 1993
  • Registered Yoga Teacher since 1995, certified in Ashtanga, Anusara, Purna and Trapeze Yoga instruction
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (lapsed) (trained by Brian Utting) 1985
  • Hypnotherapy Certification (trained by Shantamo) 1990
  • Craniosacral Certification (trained by Dr. Michael Lipelt) 1991
  • Prolotherapy Certification (trained by Dr. Joanna Forwell) 2006
  • Ozone Therapy Certification (trained by Dr. Frank Shallenberger) 2008
  • Auriculotherapy Diploma (trained by Dr Raphael Nogier) 2015