WellSpring Wellness Center Asheville NC | Dr. Janet Opila-Lehman, ND
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Dr. Janet Opila-Lehman, ND

Dr. Janet Opila-Lehman, Naturopathic Doctor, Occupational Therapist


Naturopathic medicine is an evidenced-based health care profession that emphasizes prevention, finding the root cause of dysfunction and natural treatments. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes both state-of-the art modern labs and techniques and traditional evaluations and treatments.


The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medicine:


  • The Healing Power of Nature (vix Medicatrix Naturae): Naturopathic medicine recognizes the self-healing process in people that is the best healing tool. Naturopath doctors focus on removing obstacles to cure and facilitating this inherent wisdom.
  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): Identifying and removing the underlying cause of dysfunction and illness rather than suppressing symptoms is the focus of naturopathic medicine.
  • First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere). Avoiding harm is key to patient care. Naturopathic medicine utilizes the least force necessary to evaluate and treat, prescribes medicinal substances that have the least harmful side effects, and acknowledge, respect and work with an individual’s beliefs and self-healing process.
  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere): Naturopathic physicians educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health and wellness..
  • Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic physicians take into account the individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and spiritual factors.
  • Prevention: Naturopathic physicians emphasize the prevention of disease by assessing risk factors, genetics and susceptibility to dysfunction and then making appropriate treatment suggestions in partnership with their patients.


Conditions seen by Dr. Janet

Children:  Autism Spectrum, ADHD, ADD, Allergies, Cerebral palsy, Developmental delays, Digestive issues, Down syndrome, Skin concerns.

Adults: Anxiety/Depression, Auto-immune conditions, Chronic health issues, Chronic fatigue, Digestive concerns, Thyroid/Adrenal issues.



  • Clinical and laboratory testing
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Botanical medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Naturopathic physical medicine



  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Seattle, WA. June 2014
  • Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, Canada. Basic sciences. 2009-2010
  • Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ithaca, NY.  1997
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Boston University. 1983
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas. 1978


Profession Registration & Licenses

  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, State of Washington, License # nt60658783, current.
  • Occupational Therapy Registration National License # 359828, 1979 to present.
  • Massage Therapy National License #055921-00, 1997 to present.
  • NESH Homeopathy Certification, New England School of Homeopathy, 2014.
  • Lymph Drainage Therapy & Lymphedema Certification, Upledger Health & Healing Institute, 2006.
  • Myofascial Release Therapy Teaching Assistant, John Barnes, PT, 1998-2001.
  • Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Therapy Training, Upledger Health & Healing Institute,1998-2000.
  • Orthopedic Medical Massage Certification, OMERI, Whitney Lowe, 1999.
  • Neurodevelopmental Therapy Certification, Berta and Karl Bobath, London, England, 1986.
  • Sensory Integration Training, Cincinnati, OH, 1979-1981.



  • National Autism Association
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • National Association of Occupational Therapists
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • National Association for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 


Dr. Janet offers caring and compassionate services that will help you, your children and family meet their highest potential and optimal function.  She values education as an essential component and empowers all to live the healthiest and happiest lives possible.  She is honored to be a part of your and your family’s journey towards a healthy body, a creative mind and a tranquil spirit.