Aloe Wellness

Aloe Wellness is committed to bringing you the highest quality of holistic health care.

Our team of licensed naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists, massage therapists, reiki practitioners, and life coach provide an integrative and comprehensive approach to optimal health and wellness.

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Aloe Welcomes Dr. Gastwirt

Your Aloe Wellness team is thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Randy Gastwirt, along with his expertise in Biofeedback and Functional Medicine. Dr. Gastwirt focuses on acute illnesses, such as skin, respiratory, and urinary tract infections, as well as chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), men’s health concerns (prostate, urinary and fertility), cancer, mood disorders (anxiety and depression), and allergies. We invite you to schedule a complementary 15-minute introductory consultation with Dr. Gastwirt in order to determine how he may best assist you. To schedule your consultation today, please call: 202.966.ALOE (2563) or email [email protected]. To read more about Dr. Gastwirt, please visit


Time is running out to sign up for this very beneficial stress reduction experience!
Join Cheryl Mirabella for a Three Hour Stress Reduction Retreat April 10th at the Aloe Wellness Offices.
Participants will learn and practice new techniques to help manage daily stress, leading to overall better health.
When: April 10, 2016 Time: 3-6 pm
Where: Aloe Wellness 5840 MacArthur Blvd. NW #2, Washington , DC
Fee: $59
To sign up, email [email protected] or call 202-966-2563

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Join Cheryl Mirabella of King Street Wellness for a
Three Hour Stress Reduction Retreat!!!
We will learn and practice new techniques to help manage daily stress, leading to overall better health!
When: April 10, 2016 Time: 3-6 pm
Where: Aloe Wellness 5840 MacArthur Blvd. NW #2,
Washington , DC
Fee: $59
To sign up, email [email protected] or
call 202-966-2563
Facilitator: Cheryl Mirabella

Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year 10/21/2015

Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year

Did you know that there are many naturopathic therapies to boost the immune system to fight cold and flu? Just in case you prefer to have options...

Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn’t work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%.

Dietary Supplements Send Thousands To ERs Yearly 10/19/2015

Dietary Supplements Send Thousands To ERs Yearly

Here is an interesting piece on Supplement Safety from NPR...

We encourage everyone to consult a naturopathic doctor to see what is safe, effective, and right for you.

Dietary Supplements Send Thousands To ERs Yearly More than 23,000 Americans end up in emergency rooms each year after taking dietary supplements, an analysis shows. Most cases are linked to weight-loss products or energy-boosting supplements.

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Please join the DCANP while we participate in the inaugural Feet In the Street 5K, a race and daylong event promoting physical activity and healthy eating. Meet and greet with Naturopathic Physicians after the race!
Saturday, October 10th at 9am
Fort Dupont Park, 3600 F Street, Washington, DC
Celebrating & Promoting the Healing Power of Naturopathic Medicine
RSVP to the event on our page @ District of Columbia Association of Naturopathic Physicians- DCANP

Is Obesity a Choice? 06/23/2015

Is Obesity a Choice?

Aloe Family...what do you think?

Is Obesity a Choice? Do you believe that obesity is due to laziness and a lack of will power? Do you think the solution is simply choosing to eat less and move more? Consider this story: For many of you, this story may...

Health experts have figured out how much time you should sit each day 06/03/2015

Health experts have figured out how much time you should sit each day

We have all heard that prolonged sitting can be dangerous to our health, increasing our risks of heart disease, cancer, depression, and other diseases. Intense exercise before or after work may not compensate for the ill effects of prolonged sitting. Researchers have now made some simple suggestions on how to break the sitting cycle.

Health experts have figured out how much time you should sit each day Do you really need a standing desk or a treadmill desk?

A Tool for a Hectic Life | Aloe Wellness 04/22/2015

A Tool for a Hectic Life | Aloe Wellness

What if you don’t actually “run out of time”?
Wouldn't it be great if we could shift our way of thinking in such a way as to shift our relationship with time? It may sound lofty at best, but perhaps it is more simple than we think. Click below to explore more...

A Tool for a Hectic Life | Aloe Wellness   There are usual times of the year that set the stage for us to reflect on past experiences and future goals: the beginning of the year, the end of the year, and our birthday.

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Hey there Aloe Family, we want to hear from you! What are some things that you would like our practitioners to blog about? Message us here with topics that concern you and our Aloe community. And don't forget to invite your friends to like our page so they too can benefit from this valuable information.

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Weekly Wellness at Aloe is BACK!!! And so is allergy season...

It is that time of year – the ice is thawing, the cherry blossoms are blooming in DC, and warm breezes are blowing. The change in season for most of us is a much-anticipated event, but let’s not forget that thousands of people will soon begin to sneeze, wheeze, itch and just feel exhausted from it all. Cue the allergies and watch as the Histamine comes out in full force! Click the link below for helpful hints on how to beat the allergy season!

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Weekly Wellness - November 13th, 2014

Over the last couple of weeks, the New York Times and the Washington Post have run some forward thinking articles on ADHD, offering another look at why ADHD is on the rise in both kids and adults. Visit our Blog Page at for a perspective on how Dr. Nguyen and Aloe Wellness approach holistic assessment and natural treatments for ADHD.

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Weekly Wellness - November 6th, 2014
Seven Steps to Help Avoid "The Seasonal Seven"

What is “The Seasonal Seven?” Well it is not quite the Seven Swans a Swimming, but rather the average amount of weight most Americans gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s! Visit our Blog Page at for seven simple yet winning strategies that will help keep you from dreading the holidays come January!

Aloe Wellness 10/29/2014

Aloe Wellness

Weekly Wellness - October 29th, 2014
5 Myths About Massage Therapy

When was the last time you had a great massage? Research is growing providing substantial evidence of the significant health benefits associated with therapeutic massage. Finding the right therapist and getting a great massage can seem like a daunting task at first, but not if you know the truth behind some of the most common massage myths that often lead to a less than stellar massage experience. Check out our Weekly Wellness blog at for more information.

Aloe Wellness Wellness center offering Naturopathic medicine, Acupuncture, Colon Hydrotherapy and Craniosacral Therapy in the Palisades area of Washington, DC

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Hormones acting up? Hormone imbalances can occur at any age and in both men or women often manifesting in symptoms such as hot flashes, fatigue, hair loss, decreased libido, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, insomnia, irritability and depression just to name a few.. Hormone testing can help identify ways to improve your health.

For more information on this and other important health issues, please visit our website at or call 202.966.ALOE(2563). First time patient? Ask about our complementary 15 min phone consultation.


Thank you to everyone who came out last night in support and celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week!!! Congratulations to the raffle winners and special thanks to everyone who helped make this a special night!

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DCANP Members eagerly anticipate tonight's "More Than Honey" movie screening at West End Cinema. Hope to see you there!!!

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A Note From Dr Rhodo Nguyen, Celebrating Naturopathic Medicine in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a very career oriented city. Meeting anyone in DC starts off smoothly with a “Hi” and then inevitably, the following two questions will be asked:

1 - What do you do? 2 - Where do you live?

Compared to today, practicing naturopathic medicine in Washington, DC ten years ago was not the easiest road to take. Easy answers to those questions would be a lawyer or executive director of a non-profit organization.

My answer to the first question was commonly met with, “A Naturo-WHAT? You mean, like a Homeopath?” Or worse, “A Voodoo doctor?”

In which case, I would take the opportunity to share my journey and passion in becoming a Naturopathic Doctor -- Doctor of Natural Medicine. Words like “holistic” and “alternative medicine” had to be used in order for the idea to catch any interest. I would happily explain that, yes, I did go through a post-graduate medical school program, took board exams and became a licensed physician. The big difference was that the tools in my toolbox are non-toxic, safe, and effective. And oh yes, I focus on treating the underlying cause of a disease.

Inevitably, by the end of the conversation my newfound friend would want me to help optimize the health of their mother, next-door neighbor, and partner who snored incessantly.
Nowadays, with detox diets and kale chips becoming mainstream, the idea of naturopathic medicine is not so foreign. Focusing on the intention of wellness and prevention is catching speed. In fact, on September 19, 2014, Congress passed a resolution recognizing the second week of October as Naturopathic Medicine Week.
Naturopathic Medicine Week is happening NOW! What does this mean?

This week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the benefits of naturopathic medicine with those you know and love. Share your health success stories with your friends, co-workers and neighbors.
Tonight, the Washington DC Association of Naturopathic Physicians (DCANP) is taking the opportunity to celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week with the DC community through a screening of More Than Honey at West End Cinema. The documentary highlights the connection between nature, the environment, our food chain, and importance of a small but impactful creature: the bee.
Because after all, last time I checked we are not on this planet alone. We are indeed a global, holistic community. Our one action sets a rippling effect in a pond of energy that is connected to others.

I send off to those who are reading a wish for great health to be realized through the power of Naturopathic Medicine!

Dr. Nguyen

visit for more information.

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Ready, set, swag - the bags are stuffed full of goodies and ready to go for tomorrow night's More Than Honey Movie Screening at West End Cinema. Please join us for a lovely evening in celebration of Naturopathic Medicine Week presented by District of Columbia Association of Naturopathic Physicians - DCANP VALUABLE RAFFLE PRIZES & FREE GIVE AWAYS!!! Still time to get your movie tickets at

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Don’t Miss Cheryl’s “Stress Less” Program
If the end of summer is stressing you out, or the idea of all those holidays right around the corner has you anxious, Aloe Wellness has the perfect remedy. Led by our very own Nutritionist, Cheryl Mirabella, we are excited to offer a unique program designed to give you a variety of tools to combat your stress, no matter the source. To learn more about this upcoming 4 week series in October, please call our office at 202.966.ALOE (2563) or visit

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Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Do you yawn your way through the afternoon, struggling to stay awake at your desk only to be wide-awake at bedtime? Some simple lifestyle habits can have a tremendous impact on how you feel. 5 Tips For Getting More Energy may help you understand how a few lifestyle changes will lead to more energy. Visit
to learn more about this and other important Naturopathic Health topics!

Fight Cancer with Adequate Sleep | Aloe Wellness 09/24/2014

Fight Cancer with Adequate Sleep | Aloe Wellness

We've all heard that sleep is important, but did you know research studies have shown that consistently staying up until midnight doubles the risk of several cancer types, particularly breast, prostate and colon cancers? Visit
to learn more about this and other important Naturopathic Health topics!

Fight Cancer with Adequate Sleep | Aloe Wellness Did you know that obtaining 8 hours of sleep each night is essential for maintaining optimal health?   This has been evidenced particularly when sleep is achieved between 10pm and 6am.

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As the summer draws to a close, your team here at Aloe Wellness is pleased to share with you several exciting things we have in the works including new additions to our team, a unique “Stress Less” workshop and important information regarding the upcoming Naturopathic Medicine Week. Please visit for all the details!

DaoCloud: Holistic Health Network 08/07/2014

DaoCloud: Holistic Health Network

There is a new holistic health network called DaoCloud, and we invite each of you to also connect with us there. We will be able to connect with trusted health professionals and resources, and share our connections with friends and family. You can watch the video and pre-register at

DaoCloud: Holistic Health Network I just signed up for DaoCloud! By connecting you with a trusted community of holistic health professionals and resources, DaoCloud is your personal self care platform. Pre-register today!



5840 MacArthur Boulevard
Washington D.C., DC

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Monday 9am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
2pm - 4pm

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