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
This has been the absolute BEST experience I've had in six years of flare-ups/critical illness from mold and pesticides. Dr. Montgomery has come up with an excellent game plan to help keep the flare-ups at bay. I'm less than a week into the protocol, and I'm already feeling a bit better. I'm so grateful to have found her! Thanks so much.
Dr. Montgomery is caring and super knowledgeable about so many medical conditions. I see her for GI issues. I'd highly recommend her and this wellness center! Rosemary S.
Pleasant environment. The waiting room was bathed in sun and the space was comfortable and inviting. Dr. Montgomery was kind and thorough in her approach with me, allowing my health history to unwind at an easy pace. I didn't feel like I had to hurry or that I had to skim over something important. Her suggestions for moving forward were easy to follow and I didn't feel pressured into buying supplements I wasn't sure I wanted. It was a great first visit.-K.Ulland
Crystalin M. is very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, and a great listener. I love how your office is able to customize a plan for each person and have it filled with healthy recommendations for the body vs. drugs. I am looking forward to having some tests done to know exactly where my health is, and then to better aim a plan.-Dawn H.
Dr. Montgomery listens, truly listens, explains in laymans terms and uses her intuition to guide her patients toward a healthier lifestyle.-Jen
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 that 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!
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!
I have been toying with the idea of seeing a Doctor of Naturopathy for years before finally scheduling an appointment with Crystalin M. It was an experience that has me convinced to return on a regular interval. Dr. Crystalin is a wealth of knowledge that spans all fields of medicine. She is a very personable doctor and a wonderful change to mainline medicine's "get them in and out quick" way of doing things. I advise all my friends to try Naturopathy even at our baby-boomer ages.
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 knowledgeable 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!
This is based on my experience so far of one appointment and its preliminary process. I have one tiny negative amid an ocean of positives: I had to call and wait a half day to receive the email link to set up my online account, where as it should have been automatically sent. But all is forgiven after my first visit which was everything you wish a doctor's visit to be. Dr. Montgomery was perfectly personable, listened thoroughly, was insightful, and gave a realistic treatment plan which considered all the real-life factors like budget, personal resources, and human shortcomings. I felt like her only focus and that I was being treated for as a person, and not seen as just the medical symptoms. My first appointment was worth every penny of the fee and every second of filling out the surprisingly thorough health history. The business was clean and inviting, as was the receptionist. Seriously, I feel like I won the pick-a-doctor-based-off-nothing-but-a-google-search jackpot.