Her desire to help people “live a healthier lifestyle and achieve optimal well-being so they can live their fullest and best life” motivated California native and Malibu resident Dr. Sarah Murphy to found Zuma Wellness, a naturopathic medicine clinic offering a wide range of all-natural services.
Whether looking to maintain and optimize health or address common issues, patients find the support, treatment and guidance they need at Zuma Wellness.
“We treat stress, fatigue, work burnout, insomnia, digestive problems, hormonal issues, autoimmunity, allergies and/or depression or anxiety or other neurological concerns that have not been relieved by conventional drug medications,” says Dr. Murphy, whose background in meditation, massage therapy and yoga preceded her interest in natural medicine.
“I started to study holistic medicine therapies and realized how direly our world needs this kind of medicine,” explains Dr. Murphy, who resolved to become a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist. Practicing in the Los Angeles area for 10 years—the past five in Malibu—she rebranded her practice last year from Dr. Sarah Murphy to Zuma Wellness.
Named Naturopathic Doctor of the Year 2017 by the CNDA (California Naturopathic Doctors Association) and voted Best Naturopath in the “Best of Malibu” 2017 Malibu Choice Awards, Dr. Murphy enjoys “connecting with people, hearing their stories and helping them wherever it is that they need support.”
Read on to learn more about Zuma Wellness.
Q. What type of services does Zuma Wellness offer?
A. We are a naturopathic medicine clinic with a broad spectrum of holistic medical services including naturopathic doctor consults, functional medicine lab testing, physical exams, customized IV vitamin therapy and vitamin B shots, PRP facial rejuvenation, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, acupuncture, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine and nutrition and lifestyle counseling.
Q. What should MPL readers know about Zuma Wellness?
A. We treat in a naturopathic and holistic manner—meaning we take the time to get to know our patients, we care, we look at the whole being versus just the symptoms; we individualize our therapies based on the person’s specific needs, and we observe on a daily basis that natural therapies have the power to balance and heal the body from all sorts of illnesses and symptoms.
Q. What do patients like most about Zuma Wellness?
A. We have fun! We also have great integrity and we only use expert formulations and top-quality premium vitamins, supplements and therapeutic tools and equipment. We do not skimp on anything to increase profits. We always research to find the cleanest, most natural and efficacious ways of delivering our treatments.
Q. What makes Zuma Wellness stand apart?
A. We are naturopathic! Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are hard to come by—they are a small but growing field of doctors expertly trained in natural medicine.
We love bringing medicine to our community in nonconventional, on-location, concierge-style ways. Dr. Murphy has practiced in all sorts of settings—parties, festivals, movie shoots, grocery stores, pharmacies, gyms—even roadside along PCH!
Q. Do you have any upcoming events?
- 1. VITAMIN B SHOT POP-UP CLINICS, most days of the week, in various settings (schedule listed at ZumaWellness.com).
- 2. ZUMA HEALTH TALKS, monthly (3rd Thursdays) at 7 p.m., featuring experts in health and wellness.
- 3. ACUPUNCTURE SOUND BATHS, alternating Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
Q. What have you learned about the business of natural medicine?
A. I have to listen to and follow it. It has its own interesting evolution. It is a constant dialogue between what I know and do and what people are needing and what the world is calling for.
As an advocate for the growth of naturopathic medicine with the goal to help more people everywhere, Dr. Murphy is an active and passionate leader, currently developing a statewide health campaign called “Realize A Healthy California” as a CNDA board member and spearheading the creation of an annual naturopathic medicine music festival called “Celebrate Health” to raise awareness about natural medicine and the opportunity for better health.
“Life is meant to be lived…” says Dr. Murphy. “Don’t coast through it—make waves!”
When she’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Murphy loves dancing, traveling and exploring new cultures and ways of living/being.
Visit the attentive and heartfelt doctors and staff at Zuma Wellness to address your health care needs with convenient, quick service options like custom-blended B12 shots or more in-depth doctor consults and tailored treatment plans made just for you.
Zuma Wellness is located at 21355 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 202, in Malibu. Contact them at 310.317.4888 or visit ZumaWellness.com and DrSarahMurphy.com.