Meet Kayse Budd, MD
Inspired Integrative Physician
Hi. I'm Kayse Budd--artist, physician, astrologer, educator, yogi, poet.
My greatest passions are health, art, nature, and EXPLORING!
I try to combine all of those things in my work...
I am no ordinary doctor... I am whimsical, spiritual, left-handed, & musical.
I am a healer who went to medical school!
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 in Carlsbad, CA as an Ayurvedically-inspired physician and intuitive astrologer on the general medical staff . The Center (sadly) closed in Nov 2019 (after 23 years in operation), so I am taking my holistic medicine, astrology & mentorship practice in an online direction (with teaching/writing/film consulting side-projects in the works) for the next little bit of time. After several years being delightfully grounded, I'm ready to put on my traveling cape and dip into the Mystery with a grand gypsy journey!! My itinerary includes Costa Rica, Ibiza, Greece, Bali, SE Asia, India, and more. (Follow my travels on my Instagram @mysticmandala starting Dec 15, 2019.)
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), 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 knowledgeable about Vedic and Mayan systems of astrology, as well.
I was an adjunct faculty member at the U of Az Medical School for 8 years--teaching 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 Holistic Approaches to Psychiatry and Resiliency/Stress-Relief).
Due to my strong background in general integrative medicine, I provide holistic health coaching regarding a wide variety of issues (headaches, digestion, auto-immune conditions, allergies, hormones, etc.), though my "specialty" is technically Integrative Psychiatry.
Holistic medicine + psychology + astrology = a super potent combination that 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 that 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 journey. True healing is deeply personal and comes through the wound itself. My job is as a humble guide--lighting the path, suggesting a way ...
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...
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
Email is the best way to reach me, but you can listen to my voicemial at 808-635-9485 and leave a message if you'd like.
For online sessions: email@example.com