Dr. Carlos Santo
Dr. Carlos Santo is a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine class of 1997 and of the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture of 2001. He has since been in private practice in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area of Arizona where he has worked diligently to spread the message of natural health and healing to his many patients and students.
Dr. Santo comes from a diverse background. As a youth in New York City he developed a unique interest in health and fitness and worked in numerous health club settings. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree in pre-med and exercise science at Manhattan College he went on to complete a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology at Purdue University in Indiana. Upon returning to New York he worked for 5 years in corporate wellness where he motivated numerous employees as well as high school and college students to achieve their health and fitness goals.
Dr. Santo’s private practice is deeply steeped in the traditional principles of Naturopathic Medicine. Always seeking to reach the cause of illness, he believes that the body has a unique ability to heal itself from the inside out. His motto has repeatedly been that if the body can create illness then it also has the ability to heal it. In addressing problems he prefers first to work with nutrition and lifestyle management, followed by nutritional supplement ation with herbs, vitamins and minerals, and homeopathic remedies. When more aggressive measures are necessary he will employee nutritional IV therapy, and prescription drug medicine. Also enjoying working with his hands he will use acupuncture and spinal manipulation how to treat a large variety of musculoskeletal ailments.
Dr. Santo has had the distinct privilege of working under a number of great masters in the arts of Chinese Medicine, martial arts, and yoga. He possesses black belt degrees in several martial arts, is a master level yoga instructor, and he currently teaches yoga and fitness classes at the Gainey Village Health Club in Scottsdale Arizona. Dr. Santos loves to work with patients and students of all ages and he is very excited to be a part of North Valley Anti-Aging and Wellness.