ABOUT DR. MONTGOMERY
I listen to your story.
We work together so you can feel better.
Dr. Montgomery is a MN Board Registered Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist, and currently sees patients at the Wellness Minneapolis Clinic and the University of Minnesota Physicians Behavioral Health Clinic for Families.
Dr. Crystalin Montgomery earned a Doctorate of Naturopathic medicine and a Masters of Acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine, the oldest accredited Naturopathic school in the nation. She is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor in the State of Minnesota. She has a Diplomate of Acupuncture from the NCCAOM, and is licensed in acupuncture in the State of Minnesota. She is also a certified Holistic Pelvic Care practitioner.
While undergoing a rigorous academic program of concurrent studies in Naturopathic and Classical Chinese Medicine, Dr. Montgomery completed clinical training that included a three-year mentorship in women’s health. During her Chinese Medicine training, she continued to see a high volume of patients with a range of chronic conditions, including cancer, MS, Parkinson’s, and other autoimmune conditions. Additionally, Dr. Montgomery completed training in Holistic Pelvic Care, a therapy developed and taught by Tami Kent, PT, to address chronic pelvic issues.
Dr. Montgomery came to Naturopathic and Classical Chinese medicine via her experience as a collegiate athlete and coach. Her personal experience with sports-related injuries led her to explore various approaches to optimize her body’s recovery. She became interested in learning how to utilize nutrition, movement and other forms of natural healing to keep the body in top shape and prevent injuries.
Prior to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist, Dr. Montgomery spent six years as a collegiate and youth soccer coach. During that time she found her passion in teaching young people about a balanced approach to playing and life through a more profound understanding of fitness and nutrition.
LICENSE AND REGISTRATION
MN Board Registered Naturopathic Doctor (#1042)
MN Licensed Acupuncturist (#1652)
NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture (#150732)
Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner
Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, National University of Natural Medicine (2012)
Masters of Acupuncture, National University of Natural Medicine (2012)
B.S. Community Education and Spanish and Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1999)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
What Patients Are Saying
"Working with Dr. Montgomery has really been a life changing experience - my entire perspective on health and wellness has shifted since I began seeing Crystalin. I have learned so much about how my body functions and what I can do to optimize my own health. It has been awesome to have someone so knowledgeable putting a ton of time and effort into helping me feel my best and become healthier. I genuinely look forward to each appointment and cannot thank Crystalin enough for all she has done!"
"Dr. Crystalin Montgomery has been so helpful to us on our journey to better health. We've seen many doctors and she is the most caring and knowledgable and we trust her completely! We are so grateful for her dedication and commitment to us! We've already recommended her to others because she is simply amazing!"
"I have worked with Dr. Montgomery for the past 15 months and have made amazing strides turning around decades of poor health. I have suffered with chronic sinus infections my entire adult life,ear infections and strep throat as a child. It was normal for me to be on antibiotics and steroids 4-6 times per year. Dr. Montgomery treated me with such compassion from the first visit. She has patiently laid out a course of action, baby steps, and always clearly and thoroughly explained each test,supplement or treatment.She has also collaborated with my regular doctor on tests etc. Food sensitivity tests revealed the need for major changes in my diet, not easy, but paying off! In the course of 1 year all of my previously elevated numbers were back in normal range-A1C, cholesterol, etc. I am happy to report I have not had a sinus infection this winter, truly a milestone. I am so grateful for the help I've received from Dr. Montgomery. P.S. She is also a very gifted acupuncturist!"