Dr. Mischa Grieder received his medical training at Bastyr University in Seattle, one of the worlds leading academic institutions for education, research and clinical service in the natural health sciences. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General and Premedical Sciences with an emphasis in Biochemistry. Dr. Grieder is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the California Naturopathic Doctor Association. In addition to practicing medicine he is an adjunct professor for Western Medicine at The American College for Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.
As a naturopathic medical doctor, Dr. Grieder’s expertise lies in recognizing and gently modifying the complex and subtle interactions of different body systems. He carefully investigates the underlying causes of symptoms that are often found to be a combination of factors, such as nutritional or biochemical dysfunctions, genetics, life style, environmental influences, as well as the mind, emotions, attitudes and beliefs.
Dr. Grieder specializes in allergies, digestive disorders, as well as natural hormone replacement therapies. Low Dose Antigen Immunotherapy (LDA), a development from EPD or Enzyme Potentiated Desensitization is a therapy involving small skin injections, which are intended to calm the immune system to hypersensitive reactions. With this safe and effective treatment, Dr. Grieder treats seasonal allergies, food sensitivities, multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (MCS), mold toxicities and other immune related conditions for both adults and children.
Lyme disease is also a primary interest and specialty of Dr. Grieder, an area in which he was trained by Lyme Literate Physicians such as Dr. Stricker, MD, and where he collaborates closely with Drs. Green, and Harris in the Bay Area. He regularly participates in conferences on the rapidly emerging findings and evolving treatments in Lyme disease and associated complex chronic diseases.
Dr. Grieder closely works with each patient to create a treatment plan that draws from a variety of modalities, including herbal compounding medicine, oral and intravenous micronutrient therapy, homeopathy, life style counseling, and necessary prescription medications. The plan includes setting goals to alleviate pressing symptoms, and addressing the underlying dysfunctions and the restoration of the body’s inherent self-regulating balance.
Born and raised in a large and lively family on an organic farm near Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Grieder was early on exposed to natural medicine and a holistic lifestyle. He speaks fluent German and French and his regular travels to Switzerland allow him to investigate and draw from a wealth of European research and cutting expertise in health care.