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Sheila M. Frodermann, ND



144 Waterman Street, Suite #3
Providence,, RI 02906
United States
T: 401-455-0546


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Providence Wholistic Healthcare


Providence Wholistic Healthcare is a comprehensive natural family medicine and acupuncture clinic offering a full range of holistic health options to promote health and wellness for clients throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Naturopathy and Chinese medicine address pediatric and adult health, acute and chronic illnesses, as well as the prevention of disease. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Frodermann uses nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, bodywork, and counseling to promote health and wellness. The clinic offers Acupuncture and the Bowen Therapeutic Technique.

Profile and Credentials        

Dr. Sheila M. Frodermann, naturopathic physician, is an honors graduate of National College of Naturopathic Medicine, an accredited four-year resident medical school. She completed her post-doctoral residency in Integrative Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She is board certified and holds licenses to practice naturopathic medicine in Connecticut and Oregon. Dr. Frodermann received her BA in biology from Wellesley College and her MA in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School.

She practices integrative naturopathic medicine, utilizing the benefits of western medical diagnostics complimented by the holistic options such as clinical nutrition, herbal therapies, homeopathy, lifestyle counseling, and body-work. Dr. Frodermann maintains a private practice at Providence Wholistic Healthcare in Providence and in Wakefield, RI. Dr. Frodermann is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the president of the Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians (RIANP).

Carol L. Seng graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon with a Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She completed her residency at the Portland Alternative Health Clinic offering acupuncture for addiction recovery and health care for HIV clients. Carol received her BA in history and political science from Immaculata College.

Carol's holistic training began at the Kushi Institute in Brookline, MA. She studied macrobiotic philosophy and cooking. Over a span of two decades, she has worked at Bread and Circus/Whole Foods Market educating people on the benefits of eating a whole foods diet, nutritional supplements, and the importance of supporting sustainable agriculture.

Carol maintains a private practice at Providence Wholistic Healthcare incorporating both traditional chinese medicine (TCM) and Five-element technique.

Philosophy and Comments        

The philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine is distinguished by six principles:

1. The body and nature can heal

2. Identify and treat the cause of the illness

3. First, do no harm

4. Teach the patient about his or her health

5. Treat the whole person

6. Prevent disease

The spectrum of healing options used by Naturopathic Physicians includes:

1. Dietary & nutritional counseling

2. Lifestyle counseling

3. Nutritional supplementation

4. Herbal medicine

5. Homeopathy

6. Hydrotherapy

7. Bodywork

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Hours: 10am-6pm Monday - Friday

Naturopathic Medicine        

Naturopathy (natur-AH-path-y) is the art of natural healing. It is rooted in the belief in the body's inherent wisdom to heal itself. The science of Naturopathic Medicine is an emerging vital and holistic system of modern medicine; it is an art, a philosophy, a science, and an integral health care practice of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness using natural, non-toxic, non-invasive therapies. Naturopathic Physicians are trained in traditional medical sciences and clinical studies, integrating nutrition, botanicals, homeopathy, and bodywork to promote health and wellness, and to prevent chronic disease.

Chinese Medicine        

Chinese Medicine is a system of diagnosis and healthcare that has evolved over the last 3,000 years. It is a system of preserving and balancing the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. The goal is to maintain or restore harmony in all aspects of the individual. Chinese medical theory explains that human beings have a natural flow of energy through the body, and that pain and disease are caused by an imbalance or blockage of this energy. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are used to restore harmony to one's energy flow, returning one's body to a healthy state.

Bowtech: the original Bowen Technique        

What is Bowtech?

The Bowen Technique was created by Thomas A. Bowen (1903-1982) of Australia and is now practiced around the world. Bowen therapy is a gentle, soft-tissue body-work aimed at restoring the healing potential of one's body and mind. This unique therapy involves a series of gentle rolling ‘moves' over specific muscle sites using light touch. The ‘moves' induce a deep sense of relaxation and assists the body in realigning itself structurally while simultaneously rebalancing energy flow and initiating healing. This technique is as relaxing as massage, as powerful as Reiki, as deep as cranial sacral work, and as effective as physical spinal adjustments - all in one.

Bowen is often referred to as 'the homeopathy of body-work.' The restorative healing initiated at the cellular level and within the nervous system melts away pain, restrictions, and tensions. Bowen is effectively used for acute conditions of frozen shoulder, disc pain, strains and sprains as well as for chronic conditions of asthma, hay fever, stomach problems, and pain. This treatment is profound!


The art of acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very fine needles to assist in balancing the body and promote healing. The mental, emotional and spiritual aspects as well as the physical aspect are deeply affected by acupuncture.

Chinese medicine addresses the core issues and corrects imbalances on all levels. Five-Element acupuncture acknowledges and honors the ancient teachings of Chinese Medicine by addressing the body-mind-spirit interconnection.

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