Lotus Health and Healing

The Natural Pharmacist

Dr. Piamas Puatrakul


About Us

Hi I’m Dr. Pia Puatrakul,

When my father was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, I was very concerned about his health.  The doctor prescribed different medications, and I became concerned about the long-term effects of medications.

As a pharmacist I had some reservations about several medications being prescribed for my father because of the potential long-term side-effects. I was seeking natural alternatives to help my father with his diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure.

From this, I began my journey of seeking natural alternatives for my father’s condition.

I was very excited to find that there are many natural alternative that addresses diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure, which could potentially help my father.  To my surprise, there are many studies on natural and safe alternatives for these conditions.

My mission is to empower and educate people on natural alternatives for:

  • diabetes
  • elevated cholesterol levels
  • high blood pressure 

Many people take multiple medications for these conditions. 

Natural alternatives can allow you to reduce dependency on medications, and to minimize side-effects from medications. 

For example, some common side-effects of metformin, a widely prescribed drug for diabetes, include stomach indigestion, vitamin b12 deficiency, and neuropathy in the long-term.  

Statins are a class of drugs that are prescribed to lower cholesterol levels.  The FDA has recently announced the risks associated with taking cholesterol-lowering statin medications.  

Some of the risks associated with statin use are:

  • cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion
  • an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes
  • an increased risk of muscle damage and muscle pain

We can avoid having to take medications and experiencing their unwanted side-effects by using natural alternatives, and by making changes to our lifestyle. 

I am also a yoga instructor and Medical Qigong Practitioner.  

Eastern healing modalities, including Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga have always fascinated me.  Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga practice is a preventative approach to health and it also addresses the underlying root cause of disease.  

Through my own  journey of healing my chronic stress, anxiety, and depression, I have realized that the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of a person must be addressed in order to experience true healing.

I have studied Eastern healing practices including yoga and qigong, in order to help people get to the root cause of a health imbalance, and to heal at all levels, emotional, physical, and spiritual.  

My mission is to support you and empower you along your journey to wellness.

In good health,

Dr. Pia Puatrakul

(978) 235-8782


About Dr. Pia Puatrakul

Pia Puatrakul has a Doctorate of Pharmacy, she is a  Medical Qigong Practitioner, and a certified yoga instructor.  She believes in the body's ability to heal naturally through increased self-awareness, diet change, emotional healing, meditation, and spiritual practice.  Combining her background in both Eastern and Western healing practices, Pia helps people to reawaken their natural ability to heal.

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