warrior- a person who shows great courage, vigor, or aggressiveness
Reversing symptoms of IBS or IBD naturally does indeed take courage, vigor and an aggressive commitment. Digestive Warrior is a place where one can find the most cutting edge information on the true cause of such afflictions; science has come a long way in it's understanding of the microbiome. Just in the past 5- 10 years new information has revealed itself at a rapid pace and continues to do so. It's an exciting time! Through education and understanding of Functional Medicine philosophies alongside Oriental concepts of medicine, one can begin to discern their own unique path to reversing a digestive disorder. If, somewhere inside of you lies an instinctual curiosity as to whether or not the root cause of your condition has been properly addressed.......then you are in the right place. Intense journey's of ill health can transform us from the inside out. This site offers solutions to feeling better, to live the life you truly deserve......to thrive.
I created Digestive Warrior because I know very intimately how painful it is to struggle with a digestive disorder. Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at age 15, I have been no stranger to the trials and tribulations of how deeply it can effect ones life. As a dancer and yogi, I simply refused to accept pain and suffering. My entire life has been a mission of addressing my disorder in a holistic way. Yes, there were times I succumbed to drugs; these were the years that fueled the very essence of Digestivewarrior. Had I floated along in a mediocre state of health, my research, education, training and clinical practice would have never come to be. It was through deep, deep despair in hospitalizations weighing 85 lbs with the threat of my colon being removed that I began a 20 year journey of studying digestive health. I thouroughly enjoy helping those still suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disesae or Ulcerative Colitis recover. Sometimes you simply need someone who has been in your shoes to tell you that you absolutely can get better- to truly believe in you.
Karen Mullins DOM
Work with Me
* As of 2020 I can not accept new patients. If you'd like to be put on my waiting list which is currently about 9 months out, contact customer service. I wish this was not the case- DW has simply blown up in the past 2 years. I do respond to all email, just be patient in my response!
I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine as well as a certified Functional Medicine practitioner. I offer private counseling for individuals who seek to improve their digestive wellness via holistic methods. As each person’s blueprint for healing is individual, sessions with me are tailored to the individual’s needs. Working with me involves uncovering the root cause of one’s affliction, diet and lifestyle guidance, supplement recommendations along with spiritual and emotional support through the process. My approach is based in integrative medicine, meaning each person I work with will receive therapy that combines both Eastern and Western traditions of medicine. Through education, awareness and discipline I help others achieve results that lead to improved quality of life.
Here are examples of Functional Medicine lab work that we have the option of exploring to address your condition while working together. I use only the most cutting edge, Functional Medicine approved labs such as Genova and Doctor's Data.These tests are not essential, but the information often beneficial:
Celiac/glutensensitivity, lactose intolerance, Complete Blood Count, C-Reactive Protein testing, Erythrocyte Senimentation Rate, Complete metabolic panel, Comprehensive stool testing, Hydrogen methane breath test for suspected SIBO
- Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
- Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Medical Association of New Mexico (AOMANM)
- Nationally Certified in Functional Medicine (IFM)
I am a licensed Primary Healthcare Provider in New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
Rates and Appointment
I charge $250 for initial consult which lasts about an hour and a half. This includes two 15 minute follow-ups scheduled as needed. Appointments thereafter are $100/hour.
Please send me the following 48-hours prior to your scheduled appointment:
- Brief 1/2 page bio about yourself
- List of current supplements
There is new patient paperwork that should be filled out and returned to me for analysis. Once you book your session with me, I will email you the forms. Please take your time in your responses and submit it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please email me at email@example.com, or use the form below: