Dr. Mari Sawai
Dr. Mari’s passion for healing began at a young age. She graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelors in applied biological sciences. Upon graduation she began classes at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. By age 25 she completed her studies making her the youngest graduate of SCNM.
While in naturopathic medical school Dr. Mari was drawn to fasting as a means of healing. During a 5-day intensive she completed her first green juice fast and permanently healed herself from chronic constipation and digestive issues. After healing herself she was eager to learn more about the power of fasting and detoxification. In her last years of medical school she devoted her focus to fasting and detoxification methods. After graduating she completed internships at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Monica, CA and Hawaii Naturopathic retreat Center in Hawaii.
Dr. Mari’s first venture was opening Omizu Medical Sanctuary on the big island of Hawaii where she specialized in water-only fasting, advanced detoxification, and IV therapy. Dr. Mari has supervised over 350 fasts and helped to cure her patients from conditions such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, IBS, parasitic infection, sugar addiction, and more. She is looking forward to working with you and sharing the healing power of fasting and detoxification with New England.
Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist
Isaac graduated from Bastyr University in 2012. During his studies he became particularly interested in Tui Na (a form of Chinese body work). Isaac finished his degree working in internal medicine, gynecology, and pediatrics departments in hospitals around Chengdu and Shanghai, China.
Upon completion of his studies he moved to Big Island Hawaii where he grew a private practice, worked along side naturopathic doctors at a detox retreat, and was a core faculty member and chief resident with the Hawaii College of Oriental Medicine. His motivation is to work with a variety of other practitioners, whether they be from a Western or alternative mindset, to find the treatment that works best for the patient. He is a member of National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAAOM), and is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese herbalism in Maine.
Isaac’s practice emphasizes manual therapies, cupping, and acupuncture to manage chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Abby Walker
Dr. Abby started The University of Maine at Farmington with an early childhood education major in mind. It was a year later she switched her path to becoming a chiropractor. After her first adjustment at 19 years old, her chiropractor removed her nerve interference and gave her body a chance to heal and repair from years of suffering from multiple allergies. Dr. Abby could only smell skunk before that. Finishing her pre-med courses at UMF she then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She graduated in 2003 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Her first year of practice was in Hartland, Maine before purchasing an existing office in Skowhegan. She diligently created professional relationships with her patients’ physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists.
While managing her practice Dr. Abby furthered her education with the ICPA4Kids. (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) She enjoys teaching everyday how the body, however old or young, has the potential to heal at its optimum functional capacity when given the correct tools.
Dr. Abby is a strong advocate for patients taking control of their own health. Working in a wellness center like MaineCHI has been a life long dream to help ease patients’ health quest in one accessible place.