Dr. Shannon May

About Dr. Shannon May

Dr. Shannon is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist committed to empowering you and your family to achieve your health goals at each stage of life. As your teacher, healer and witness, Dr. Shannon will work with the laws of nature, your unique physiology, and your Western practitioners to help provide the most comprehensive care calibrated to address your unique needs.  From the common cold to chronic disease, she addresses a full spectrum of health concerns to help you return to and maintain optimal health.

Dr. Shannon earned her Naturopathic Doctor degree and Master’s of Acupuncture at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, where she received in-depth training in: adjunctive cancer care; chronic disease; women’s health; and pediatrics and primary care utilizing acupuncture, herbs, homeopathics, nutrition, and lifestyle management. She is registered as a Primary Care Provider through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

After earning a BA in International Studies from University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), Dr. Shannon served for 2 ½ years with the U.S. Peace Corps in Cameroon, Africa. It was through her work to create sustainable organic agriculture and educate families about disease prevention in this community that she deepened her passion for and commitment to living in sync with natural rhythms.

Dr. Shannon grew up on a lake in the woods near Hackensack, MN where she spent summer days eating fish from the lake and vegetables from the garden. She is thrilled to be back in the Duluth area where she can share her love of natural beauty with her patients, her husband, Charles, and toddler son, Javren.

Dr. Shannon is committed to slowing down with her family, practicing qi gong and yoga, and exploring the four seasons in all their glory.  She enjoys good friends, fresh local food, and music.