Kayse Budd, MD

The Astro Muse

Holistic Medicine & Astrology

Integrative Psychiatry, Intuitive Astrology, Ayurvedic Evaluations, Astro Apprenticeship, Wellness Coaching, & Holistic Health Mentorship
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Meet Kayse Budd, MD

Inspired Integrative Physician

Hi. I'm Kayse Budd--physician, artist, astrologer, writer, & yogi.

My greatest passions are art, health, nature, & EXPLORING! 


I try to combine all of those things in my work!!


My treatment approaches are 100% natural and holistic.  Zero pharmaceuticals are prescribed, but I can advise about western medicine.  

For the past few years I've been working in-person at the Chopra Center (founded by Deepak Chopra) in Carlsbad, CA as an Ayurvedically-inspired physician and intuitive astrologer on the general medical staff.  The Center (sadly) closed in Dec 2019 after 23 years in operation, so I am taking my holistic medicine, astrology & mentorship practice in an online direction. After several years being delightfully grounded, I was planning an international trip in 2020!!  But, due to covid, I am temporarily based on an island off the coast of Georgia (where I'm from).  I plan to return to SoCal after my travels, if they ever happen!!  Life is a mystery, isn't it!?!  Follow my adventures on Instagram: @mysticmandala.

My background includes college at Duke, med school at U Michigan, internship at Swedish Hospital in Seattle (Family Medicine), residency in Psychiatry at U of Arizona, board certification in Psychiatry, studying with healers all over the world, 5+ years of travel and nomadic lifestyle (working online and in spas across the western US & Hawaii), living at a yoga ashram in Virginia, & training in countless modalities (including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, sound healing, art therapy, dance therapy, astrology, energy medicine, shamanism, meditation, herbalism, yoga instruction, nutrition, Ayurveda, and more).  I am a professional-level  western astrologer, though I am quite knowledgeable about Vedic astrology, as well.

I was an adjunct faculty member at the U of Az Medical School for 8 years--teaching "Holistic Psychiatry" with Andrew Weil, MD's Program in Integrative Medicine.  I also worked/taught at Canyon Ranch Tucson and had my own 5-room holistic healing center (community classes, private sessions, etc.) for 3 years in Tucson. Recently, I have been teaching at UCSD for the Family Medicine and Psychiatry departments (classes in Integrative Psychiatry and Resiliency/Stress-Relief).


Due to my strong background in general integrative medicine and Ayurveda, as well as psychiatry, I provide holistic health coaching regarding a variety of issues (headaches, digestion, auto-immune conditions, allergies, hormones, stress, mood, anxiety, weight, sleep, etc.).  I also teach holistic health via mentorship.  To join me as a student in one of my programs (I for professionals, II for general public, & III for customized) visit the "Services" tab.  

If it's astrology that brought you here, I could explore that topic all day!  And I do, sometimes!  Session options are listed under the "Services>Session Options" tab.  Instruction/Apprenticeship is available from intro to professional level.  Details under the "Services" tab.  


Holistic medicine + psychology + astrology = a super potent combination that definitely makes me unique.  My work is a true expression of my soul.


Why Holistic Medicine?

Healing begins in the heart, but nature can generously support the evolution of an initial healing intention.  Aligning with nature, we align with harmony.  Healing, for me, includes compassionately accepting the self exactly as it is while simultaneously committing to transformation.  We never know what Spirit has in store for us, so I believe surrender is an integral part of the healing process.  True healing is deeply personal and comes through the wound itself.  This means that each person's unique struggles become their best teacher.  There is much to learn in the realm of mind, body, and spirit during any quest to attain or regain balance.  My job is as a humble guide--lighting the path, suggesting a way. 

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I have many herbal, dietary, behavioral, and psychological tools to help people improve their moods (mild-moderate depression and mild bipolar disorder) naturally.


The gut is essential to mood, anxiety, and overall health.  So many of our problems can be traced to poor diet, stress, and resultant poor digestion.  Ayurveda is an ancient system founded in whole foods nutrition that is specifically matched to individuals' unique constitutions.  Since working at the Chopra Center, digestion has become one of my specialities.  


Is a sign that the adrenal glands and other hormone systems of the body are not functioning correctly... There is much I can do to help with this... using plants, diet, and supplements.


Accepting ourselves and choosing the make the absolute most of our lives, despite their challenges, is very important to health and happiness. Acceptance is a journey, and self-love and peace are natural byproducts of taking it...

Women's Health

I love helping women (at all stages of life) regain balance in their hormone systems (using 100% herbs and diet only--not bioidentical hormones).  Endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, fertility, PMS, menopause, and more can be helped holistically. I also focus on aging gracefully/longevity medicine, skin care, mood, sleep, libido, and more ... 

Stress & Anxiety

Stress & anxiety are two of my specialties.  Feeling ungrounded and overwhelmed is really a sad way to go through life!  I have many herbal, dietary, psychotherapeutic, spiritual, and astrological tools to help bring the body, mind, and spirit into a place of calm acceptance & balance.


Are no fun and usually indicate underlying imbalance.  There are many holistic dietary, behavioral, & herbal approaches that help.  



Dr. Budd is not only gifted at what she does, but she genuinely cares about the well being of her patients.  Her non-traditional method of practice is what I think helped me most. Since I started seeing her I have learned a lot about myself and holistic medicine which has helped me find healthier solutions to any mental or physical pain I may be in.  If it wasn't for her I may have never found inner peace or my spiritual side.

- J.B., patient from previous practice in Tucson, AZ and phone/online practice 

Here I Am

Contact Info


Email is the best way to reach me, but you can listen to my voicemail at 808-635-9485 and leave a message if you'd like.

For online sessions:

Popular Services

"Session Options" under the Services tab has the full menu.

Holistic Psychiatry Evaluations
Ayurveda & Health Coaching
Natural Medicine
Zodiac Chart
Astrology Readings

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