About Diana DaGrosa
Diana DaGrosa, MSOM, L.ac., ACN
"When interferences within the body are removed, you can live a profound existence and realize the dreams you are here to manifest. I want that life for you. By functioning as a health detective, using a lifetime of finely-tuned, multiple skill sets, I will never stop asking why any type of symptom is appearing, and I will find the right solution for you."
- Diana DaGrosa, owner/founder of Bright Path Wellness
Diana DaGrosa was born as a premature twin into a family where many of her relatives died young. From birth, she had several health issues of her own to deal with, but she was determined to change the course of her life.
Diana suffered from a highly agitated digestive system and a severe and painful endometriosis that had led to surgery. Determined to find a better and less-invasive way to heal, she took up advanced training in three key natural health approaches -- Functional Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Applied Clinical Nutrition. Through her ferocious tenacity, Diana found solutions that had not been offered to her by those in conventional medicine.
Diana now brings this blend of leading-edge offerings to her holistic practice at Bright Path Wellness. Her unique, integrated approach allows her to find the root causes of any health challenge. Once the root cause is known, Diana's tool kit of natural treatments and remedies allows the body to heal with a natural and gentle approach.
The following patient stories highlight Diana's methods and successes:
"I treated a 40-year-old female patient who had a diagnosis of Crohn's Disease and depression. She was living with constant abdominal pain, which had contributed to 15 years of depression. We used a clinical nutrition plan to target the imbalances in her digestive and endocrine systems. Our approach included teaching her which types of foods would be most friendly to her digestive and immune system, something which is different for everyone. By teaching her a new way of eating, we not only addressed her physical pain, but the mindfulness techniques involved addressed her emotional stress. Our nutrition plan, along with a custom herbal formula and nutrient therapy, has been life-changing for this client, who now experiences a freedom she never had before."
"A 56-year-old woman diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis came to us seeking relief from painful breathing due to dryness in her nose, severe constipation, broken hair and nails, and crippling fatigue and depression. Using an anti-inflammatory diet, healing supplements, and mindful food choices, we systematically healed her gut. Our approach involved Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine approaches based on the results of a Comprehensive Stool Analysis and Functional Blood Chemistry Assessment. Within one month, she was free from constipation and was breathing without pain. Within three months, she had lost 30 pounds, and her hair and nails were growing strong and beautiful again for the first time in 20 years. Within six months, her conventional medical doctors, who once told her there was no cure for her symptoms, were amazed. When she re-tested with her Auto-immune Specialist, the doctor said, 'After reviewing your current results, I would not diagnose you with Auto-immune Disease!'”
Digestive issues are often at the root of many disease processes. These issues drain our energy and hold us back from pursuing activities we love. Diana’s approach begins by addressing these issues with an empathetic, compassionate style of communicating that allows her to assist each client with overcoming internal blocks that strain the digestive system.
Diana understands first-hand how our emotional state contributes to our physical health.
As a sensitive child growing up in a family with high expectations, Diana learned to push her body too hard and became an overly helpful people pleaser. She sought perfection via unhealthy means as a way of attempting to control the chaos and yelling in the home. The stress of repressing her feelings led to some of her most painful gastrointestinal issues.
She now teaches her patients the importance of maintaining a healthy balance of spirit, mind, and body by balancing Yin (thought) and Yang (action).
Her comprehensive perspective, which combines not only physical but also emotional solutions, has delighted many patients who were previously frustrated. In the recent words of one: “We would all live a lovely life of 100-plus years, enriched by Diana's recommendations!” Diana’s approach goes beyond physical assessments and asks, ‘How are you digesting your world?’
The name Bright Path comes from the translation of "Wa-tho-huk", the Native American name of Olympic Gold Medalist Jim Thorpe. One of the greatest athletes of all time, Thorpe was a friend of Diana’s grandfather and the winner of the 1912 Decathlon and Pentathlon. Thorpe has been an inspiration to Diana, whose path has taken her from the study of Clinical Nutrition to training in herbal medicine, holistic health, functional endocrinology, and whole-food nutritional therapy. This in-depth, leading-edge approach has healed not only her but also numerous patients with complex challenges.
See how Bright Path Wellness can help you, too.
Diana DaGrosa is a NCCAOM (National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)-Certified Acupuncturist with a four-year Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture. Her Bachelor of Science in Health & Fitness is from Springfield College, whose focus since 1885 has been on a holistic philosophy of spirit, mind, and body. Diana’s studies are complemented by five years of living in Japan, which she credits for her perspective on balanced eating. Some of the Asian “lessons” she acquired, she generously shares:
Eat proper foods when hungry, and avoid eating out of boredom or convenience.
Place kind energy into the food while you are preparing it.
Create a pleasant environment when eating.
Eat mindfully while sitting and enjoying conversation, and avoid eating in front of the TV or while otherwise distracted.
Eat slowly and comfortably and not to excess.
Enjoy a wide variety of colorful foods in each meal.
Diana has been a health care practitioner for more than 30 years, a Practitioner of Oriental Medicine, and a Licensed Acupuncturist for 19 years, and has attended more than 2,000 hours in Advanced Clinical Nutrition, Functional Endocrinology & Specialty Acupuncture seminars. Earlier in her career, after returning from Japan, she became a massage therapist to learn how to assist with injury recovery and treated more than 13,000 clients during a 12-year period. Diana creates her own body care products and uses aromatherapy extensively in her wellness center. Diana is uniquely qualified to determine the root causes of any ailment. Her extensive toolkit includes the treatment of health challenges with top-of-the-line herbal formulas, professional-grade nutritional supplements, and acupuncture treatments. She specializes in Natural Digestive Health and Emotional Support.
Diana L. DaGrosa, MSOM, L. Ac., ACN
Functional Medicine Specialist
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.) - Arizona & Florida
NCCAOM Diplomat of Acupuncture
Applied Clinical Nutritionist (ACN)
Bachelor of Science in Health & Fitness
Coursework completed for Certification with the world-renowned Institute for Functional Medicine.