E. M. Williams, M.S., D.C.
Doctor Edna M. Williams has been a chiropractic physician for nearly three decades. After graduating from Western States Chiropractic College, in Portland, Oregon, she remained in Oregon to join the faculty of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine where she also completed extensive studies in acupuncture and acupressure as well as Tibetan medicine and Asian dietetics – healing with whole foods. At the same time, she completed extensive study of nutrition, food and fasting therapies, botanical / herbal medicine, homeopathy, internal medicine, and women’s health at National College of Naturopathic Medicine – now known as National University of Natural Medicine – in Portland, Oregon.
In the 1990s, Dr. Williams practiced chiropractic, acupressure and acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and homeopathy in Hong Kong. In 2014, Dr. Williams was invited to practice and lecture on chiropractic in mainland China – the People’s Republic of China – where she worked with highly experienced professors and practitioners of acupuncture. She has also completed an intensive yearlong study in Classical Five Element Acupuncture as well as many hours of JinShinDo Body/Mind acupressure – a profound healing system that originated in Japan.
With her advanced expertise in acupressure, which balances and integrates body mind and spirit, and her extensive knowledge of holistic healing techniques – both Eastern and Western –, Dr. Williams has successfully treated many clients with a wide variety of health, medical and painful conditions as well as chronic states of dis-ease.
In her clinical practice, Dr. Williams has had extensive experience with many conditions and patients, including successfully treating many women’s health conditions as well as chronic disorders and pain of the neck and head.
A native of Eastern Connecticut, Dr. Williams is thrilled to be back home in the woods of New England, assisting her elderly mother and attending to their farm and garden, after many years of teaching and practicing on the west coast of North America and in Asia.
A lifelong food activist, Dr. Williams holds a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition. Her undergraduate degree from the University of California (UCSC) was awarded with honors in the Biology major as well as College Honors and Honors in the Senior Thesis Research in nutrition and immunology.
During her early years in Santa Cruz, California, Dr. Williams worked extensively with the Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center – assisting with many educational, clinical and community endeavors.
In more recent years, Dr. Williams has designed, developed and taught numerous courses at UCSC on herbal medicine – through UCSC Extension, the Center for Agro-ecology and Sustainable Food Systems / Organic Farm and Garden Project and the Plant Sciences department – as well as courses on advanced massage in the Holistic Health Program.
Dr. Williams has also taught in-depth seminars on Herbal Medicine for an extension campus of the State University of New York (SUNY).
In addition, she has served on the faculty of a number of colleges and universities, including The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, Pacific Rim College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, New College of California in San Francisco, and Five Branches Institute: College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, California.
Dr. Williams has devoted many years to the study and practice of holistic health approaches from many different cultures. In her clinical practice, she utilizes knowledge from her in-depth studies of yoga and Ayurveda as well as Himalayan and Tibetan Medicine.
In 2003, Dr. Williams was awarded a fellowship from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.