About Dr. Kane

The Doctor is in…

Emily A. Kane was raised in North Africa.  My parents were with the United States Foreign Service.  I 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.  My first career was in contemporary performing arts as a promoter, manager, designer and performer.

A graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle (class of 1992), I completed both the Naturopathic and Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine programs.  My 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).  I worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Seattle during my medical training for 7 years.

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

Part of my mission to bring natural methods of healthcare to the public is through writing. I have published over 350 articles in health magazines and professional, peer-reviewed natural health journals during the past 20 years. I wrote  a column for Better Nutrition magazine called Ask the Naturopathic Doctor  for over 30 years and 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.  I currently writes a “Health Tips” column for Senior Voice Alaska.

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

I enjoy leading community therapeutic fasts at least once annually, and teaches health classes through my local community college.

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

I continue to enjoy the arts, especially music and theatre.  I have played in the Njuzu Marimba band since 2007 and deeply appreciate the joy and harmonies of Shona music.  In 2001 I completed my first triathlon as part of my dedication to “physical culture,” and participated in many of the annual “Klondike” relay races  (from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon).  I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and taught introductory Ashtanga classes for many years.  In the deep winter months I can be found on Big Island, Hawaii, in a little solar-powered home with a backyard organic orchard of exotic fruits created by my wonderful husband Bret.

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