“I look forward to helping you on your path to optimal health and wellness.”
Dr. Yvonne K. Scarlett owns and operates Red Lotus Wellness Center in Carlsbad, CA, an integrative medicine clinic that supports the recovery and maintenance of optimal health and wellness.
Dr. Scarlett is an Integrative and Functional Medicine Women’s Health specialist, a licensed Primary Care Provider in CA, Board licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist certified by the California Acupuncture Board, and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture, and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Her struggles with uterine fibroids, fibrocystic breasts, ovarian cysts and autoimmune disorders helped her realize the power of lifestyle changes in creating better health.
During her teenage years and most of her young adult life she suffered with painful menses. The doctors offered birth control pills and other medication to reduce the flow and pain. None asked questions about nutrition or lifestyle.
Desperate for a better quality of life, she removed processed, fried, and sugary foods causing her symptoms. Years later she was prescribed stronger prescriptions for her nearly daily migraines which made her feel groggy and disconnected from her body.
Later she stumbled on Acupuncture and Chinese medicine and despite being terrified of needles, gave acupuncture a try. Several treatments later, she was no longer suffering from debilitating migraines.
After experiencing the power of lifestyle medicine in her own healing, Dr. Scarlett had an “aha” moment and decided to embark on a new career path, leaving electronic engineering behind, and enrolled in Chinese Medicine School. She studied Chinese Medical Theory, Western, and Eastern nutrition – using food as medicine, mind body techniques, how toxic exposures and environmental toxins affect body functions, and epigenetics.
Dr. Scarlett also completed advanced studies in managing thyroid and brain health in order to become better versed in these areas for her own health and strategic patient care. She believes in the power of the body to heal itself when given the resources it needs.
As a woman, mother, and physician, it became clear to her that women were not truly cared for with conventional medicine alone. This propelled her to undertake advanced studies combining integrative and functional medicine.
Dr. Scarlett has helped thousands of women combining integrative and functional medicine with the full scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Her specialty in Women’s Health and her passion in caring for women, were born out of a deep desire to empower, educate and provide tools to guide women on the path to their best health through a patient centered approach.
The tremendous need for her skills and knowledge is evidenced in the better health outcomes and resolutions to health complaints in the lives of her patients.
Dr. Scarlett and her team look forward to meeting you. Her personalized care will help you discover the root cause of health concerns, uncover the hidden triggers, and create a customized care plan to get you back to living your best life on your terms.
When Dr. Scarlett isn’t practicing medicine, you can find her on her beach walk, out dancing, gardening, creating some delicious, healthy ethnic dishes, enjoying good wine with friends, and every now and then savoring a delicious gluten-free, vegan lemon cupcake.
Red Lotus Wellness Center / 2890 Pio Pico Dr., Ste 104 / Carlsbad, CA 92008 / 760- 637- 5069 / Hello@Redlotuswellnesscenter.com