Dr. Alyssa Christoforou, ND
Dr. Alyssa Christoforou ND received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2019 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. At Bastyr, Dr. Christoforou honed her clinical skills through 800+ hours of primary care and specialty care rotations at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and off-site community care clinics, 150+ hours of advanced preceptorships, and 300+ hours of advanced elective training and continuing education in the fields of gynecology, gastroenterology, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, oncology, pediatrics, and environmental medicine. She has additional specialty training in craniosacral therapy, Kinesio taping, biofeedback, and intravenous and injection therapy. Prior to attending Bastyr, Dr. Christoforou studied Biology and Anthropology at Fordham University in New York.
Dr. Christoforou’s passion for biology and anthropology, and the intersection of these disciplines, drew her to naturopathic medicine. She was fascinated by ancient people’s intricate understanding of the human body and the ways in which culture and society influenced health on a macroscopic level. Building on her own Greek and Polish roots, Dr. Christoforou integrates traditional healing wisdom with evidenced-based natural medicine interventions to treat the underlying cause of disease and address wellness on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes. Her guiding principle in practice is The Healing Power of Nature – both the intrinsic power of the body to heal itself and the extrinsic power of clean food, botanicals, water, air, and light to restore health and prevent disease and dysfunction. The result of her philosophy is a patient-centered, holistic, multidisciplinary approach to wellness.
Dr. Christoforou focuses on whole family health care, serving both female and male clients from infancy onward. Her practice primarily centers on hormonal imbalances including thyroid, adrenal, reproductive hormones and more; women’s health concerns such as irregular menstrual cycles, recurrent vaginal or urinary tract infections, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, fertility and preconception care; digestive disorders like acid reflux, small intestinal bacterial and fungal overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease; autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s disease, Celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis and more; chronic infections including viral, bacterial, fungal, and tick-borne; and detoxification.
In her free time, Dr. Christoforou enjoys spending time in nature—hiking, cycling, and swimming—and in her kitchen cooking up delicious recipes and baking allergen-free desserts. She is a huge foodie and prides herself on finding the best healthy restaurants in cities across the globe. She loves to travel and frequently visits Cyprus and Poland where the majority of her family lives. After spending four years in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Dr. Christoforou has been enjoying serving the Portsmouth community and exploring the White Mountains and New England seacoast.
- Licensed Naturopathic Doctor – New Hampshire Naturopathic Board of Examiners
- Certified CPR Provider – American Heart Association
- Specialty Training:
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Kinesio Taping
- IV therapy
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
- Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (GastroANP)
- International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
- National Association of Environmental Medicine (NAEM)
- New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)
Please call for appointment times and supplement pick ups!
875 Greenland Road, Unit B11
Portsmouth NH 03801
603-945-8119 f 833-645-0925