Dr. Olivia Valenzuela, DNM (Doctor of Natural Medicine), Master Herbalist, and BD (Bioenergetic Doctor), was raised on her family's agricultural farm in Southern California. Several generations of her family had always grown organic vegetables using natural fertilizers and farming methods. Throughout the years, they learned the medicinal properties of their herbs and pursued herbology as a family hobby. The Valenzuela family
even named a special plot of land called "El Campo de Hierbas " (The Herbal Field), where they grew organic herbs.
As a young child, Olivia was taught that land provided all the essential tools needed to heal the body and its issues. She also became infatuated with her family's herbology. When an older sister began to study Iridology under the renowned Dr. Bernard Jensen and could analyze the condition of the human body using the irises of the human eye, she saw it as a great opportunity. She continually sat near her sister while she was studying to absorb everything that her sister read and was told. Olivia fell in love with science and all things herbal!
After high school, Olivia attended college and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at Fresno State University. She then worked as a Back Office Manager in a podiatrist's office for six years and as a Back Office Medical Assistant at a family care center. When her sinus infections began to deteriorate her nasal cavity as a young adult, she seriously pursued homeopathic and naturopathic remedies.
Originally she began Distinct Touch as a massage clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1993. After she began training in a naturopathic healing approach, she expanded the clinic to include natural therapies. The clinic then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1997 and she renamed it Distinct Touch, The Bodywork Center, Inc. With its growing national clientele, Distinct Touch focuses on natural therapies and persistently addresses many stages of detoxification and wellness. Olivia continues to expand her skills to include new treatments and therapies through training and education.
On October 13, 2011 Dr. Olivia opened a satellite clinic, Distinct Touch II in the Metro Denver Area of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Her satellite office offers a select number of natural medicine services to clients in the Denver Metro Area.
1987 San Joaquin Valley College and worked as a Certified Back Office Medical Assistant
1989 Bachelor of Science, Fresno State University, Fresno, California
1990 University of California at Berkeley, Radiology Course
1994 Certificate, Natural Health Practitioner: Practicum in Essential Oils and Effusions, Trinity School of Natural Health, Warsaw,
1996 Sioux Falls School of Massage Therapy, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1998 Intermediate though Advanced Level, Advanced Level Hydro-Colon Therapy Certificate
1998 Cranial Sacral Therapy Level I & II Certificate, Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1998 Soma Emotional Release Certificate, Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1998 Cranial Sacral Therapy Levels 1-5, Inner Health Institute, Manitou Springs, Colorado
1998 Lymphatic Therapy, Inner Health Institute, Manitou Springs, Colorado
1998 Master Herbology, Frontier Herbal Institute, Boulder, Colorado
1998 Systems Practicum in Essential Oils and Effusions Certificate, Trinity School of Natural Health, Warsaw, Indiana
1998 Biofeedback Level I, II, III, IV International Academy of Biofeedback, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1999 Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2000 Myofascial Release Level I & II, Paul Barnes, Sedona, Arizona
2000 Health Practitioner Certification in Herbology, Nutrition, Bodywork, Bodysystems, Trinity School of Natural Health, Warsaw,
2000 Study in Iridology, Dr. Bernard Jensen
2001 Study in Holistic Iridology, David Prosek
2002 Study in Holistic Iridology, David Prosek
2005 Capno Therapy, Dr. Peter Litchfield, Boulder, Colorado
2005 Doctor of Naturopathy, Trinity School of Natural Health, Warsaw, Indiana
2007 Advanced Auricular Therapy certificate, Dr Ed Sullivan, Denver, Colorado
2008 Master of Herbology, Trinity School of Natural Health, Warsaw, Indiana
2009 Study in Bionetic Medicine, BM Institute, Westminister, Colorado
2009 Certificate in Quantum Neurological Release Therapy (QRNT formerly called EON), Roswell, Georgia
2009 Certificate #81044, Board Certified Naturopathic Physician, American Naturopathic Medical Association Certification Board of
Examiners, to practice Naturopathy in United States of America
2009 Certificate, Wilson Temperature Syndrome (WTS)
2010 Diploma and Degree, Doctor of Bioenergetic Medicine (IBM), Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine, Centennial, Colorado
2010 Degree, Doctor of Natural Medicine (formerly called Naturopathic Medicine) Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine (IBEM),
2012 Hydro Colon Therapy Instructor Certification, I-ACT, San Antonio, Texas
2014 Certified as a Naturopathic Doctor by the (ANMA) American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. (Please note that the
state of Colorado recognizes only the North American Board of Examiners certification, not ANMA. For more information, see DORA
Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-Reg/CBON/DORA/1251644997830)
Dr Olivia, BD, DNM, takes courses continuously to keep abreast in current technology and developments in all areas of natural medicine. She has recently opened Maric Institute to teach natural medicine.