MEET DR. DANIEL J. YOUNG, ND, LAC
Daniel J. Young ND, LAc. graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 1992 and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 1993. Dan complimented his studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with a trip to Harbin, China, where he worked in a hospital with expert physicians in Acupuncture and Chinese botanical medicine.
His undergraduate degrees are in premedical Zoology and English Literature. Dan taught undergraduate medical anatomy for three years and has contributed to publications on that subject. During medical school Dan taught anatomy lab, hydrotherapy and became the Director of the Medicinary for NCNM's teaching clinic in Portland.
Upon his return from China, Dan set up a very successful family practice in Chandler, Arizona, where he practiced for three years. During this time he was appointed Director of the Medicinary for the new Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (SCNM) in Scottsdale where he established a "state of the art" natural pharmacy for the teaching clinic. He also taught various classes on oriental medicine at SCNM and was offered the position of Dean of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Instead he got married and moved to Eagle River, Alaska and established Eagle River Naturopathic Medical Center, Inc. in 1995. In 2007, Dan established the Center for Natural Medicine Inc., a family practice that blends naturopathic medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has served the Eagle River and surrounding areas for 16 years.
Dan is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians where he has served in various leadership positions including Vice President. He is also certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Alaska where he has served as interim president and Vice President. In addition, Dan has served on the board of the Northwest Naturopathic Physician’s Convention for 15 years. Dan has appeared on Good Morning America and CBC Prime Time Live.
He lives in Chugiak with his wife Jennifer and blended family of 9 children. Dan holds black belts in three styles of jujitsu and trains twice a week. He also teaches Muay Thai boxing. In addition to practicing medicine, Dan loves family, hockey, skiing, his 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass, and spending time in the Great Alaskan wilderness.