About Dr. Tondora
I wasn’t always “Dr. T.” After earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1987, I found the perfect job as a helicopter avionics test engineer. I loved flying in those incredible machines! Eight years into my employment however, I had to take a 6-month leave to recover from knee surgery. During my healing, I asked myself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” I sensed a change in careers was coming. During that inquiry, my physical therapist looked at me and simply said, “You need to be a doctor.” Almost simultaneously a friend suggested I become a Naturopathic Doctor. So I researched the profession and it made perfect sense to me. If we can find the cause of a problem, remove any obstacles to wellness and give the body what it needs, the body will heal itself. I had found my calling!
So in 1995 I moved to Arizona, enrolled at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and four years later began practicing Naturopathic Medicine. Since then, I have been appointed Clinical Instructor of Naturopathic Medicine at the college and a member of the Clinical Faculty of Rainstar University. I am also a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a former VP of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.
In 2003, I began practicing yoga and quite simply, yoga saved my life. It provided an outlet for the grief I experienced after the death of my brother, Michael, and it led me to a spiritual path for living. I later deepened my practice of yoga, become a teacher, and developed a seminar called “Yoga, Cancer and Healing,” which I have presented both locally and nationally. It provides a new way of thinking about cancer and chronic disease.
I am proud to be a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and a original member of The Answer for Cancer Tour 2011, as it lines up with my life’s mission of bringing health and wellness to the planet. My clients and colleagues inspire me to live better, do more and give back. I love being a doctor, I love being a teacher, but, mostly, I love being a student of life.
A highly regarded Naturopathic Medical Doctor, nutrition expert, author and speaker, Dr. Christina M. Tondora specializes in weight management, body composition, nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, IV vitamin therapy and ozone therapy. She recently completed an internship in Chinese medicine and acupuncture at Yue Yang Hospital, through Shanghai University of International Studies in Shanghai, China. She specializes in cosmetic acupuncture face lifts, which are the natural alternative in skin rejuvenation, stimulating natural collagen production to provide lasting results. Dr. Tondora developed Dr. T’s Get Lean System™. Providing “the nutrition you need for the body you want,” the system is scientifically proven to provide optimal fat burning and improve lean muscle mass.
Dr. Tondora specializes in Transformational Medicine™ protocols tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Using her vast knowledge and experience, along with comprehensive metabolic testing, she has developed specific protocols to help her patients transform their lives. For patients with chronic conditions, or for patients who simply seek a new direction in their healthcare, these integrative protocols utilize cutting-edge therapies. Her protocols include body composition & weight management, using Dr. T’s Get Lean System™, skin rejuvenation & anti-aging, cancer treatment recovery and alcohol addiction recovery, using Vivitrol®, an FDA-approved sustained-release monthly injection proven to cut cravings, improve abstinence and assist in recovery.
Dr. Tondora founded Scottsdale Center for Natural Medicine in 1998, as a comprehensive natural health center located in Scottsdale, AZ. SCNM offers a fully integrated menu of services for people seeking a natural approach to acute and chronic illness, or for those who simply want to improve their overall health and wellbeing. SCNM provides a caring environment where treatment protocols are based on each patient’s individual needs.
Scottsdale Center for Natural Medicine incorporates the philosophy and therapies of natural healing with modern diagnostic techniques. This approach allows us to provide a fully integrative system for creating optimum health and wellness. As a result, we have achieved significant clinical results using natural therapies for various chronic conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to: women’s healthcare for menopause and natural hormone replacement therapy, treatment of chronic conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome, and Hepatitis C, adjunctive treatment for patients with cancer involving the latest oxidative and nutritional therapies, and cutting-edge therapies for chronic pain conditions, including pre and post-surgical protocols, and treatment for acute and chronic injuries.
Dr. Tondora is a licensed primary care physician in Arizona and Vermont. She is a Clinical Instructor of Naturopathic Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and is a former member of the Clinical Faculty of Rainstar University in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Tondora is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), and is a former Vice-President of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA). She is a frequent lecturer on Naturopathic Medicine to both physicians and the general public. She has been named by Today’s Arizona Woman magazine as one of the top Naturopathic Physicians in Arizona. Dr. Tondora graduated Honors with Distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. She graduated high academic honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.