Janis Gruska, ND

Current Role

Associate Academic and Clinical Professor


Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine ('91)

Teaching and Healing Philosophy

Dr Janis Gruska is a thirty year veteran of naturopathic medicine graduating from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland Oregon. Throughout her professional career she focused her attention on the health and wellbeing of women and children. After years of clinical practice, Dr Gruska chose to share her expertise through educating future physicians in naturopathic medicine. Currently she is an academic & clinical associate professor at Bastyr University California teaching gynecology and pediatrics. Her goal as a practitioner is to create an attentive and compassionate atmosphere which supports positive change through life transitions

Teaching/Research Interests

  • Gynecology
  • Maternity
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental Health

Clinical Interests

  • Women’s & Children’s Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Homeopathy
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Expressive Art Therapy


  • Comparison of the Efficacy of Hospital vs Home Birth; SCNM Naturopathic Review (Article) Fall 1997
  • The Women’s Book of Healing Herbs; Rodale Press (Chapter Contributor •Reproductive Health) 1998
  • Music as Medicine: A Case Study in Autism; NDNR (Article) August 2016

Professional Presentation

  • Creativity & Emotions: Music & Expressive Art as a Therapeutic Release 2012

Professional Affiliations

Janis Gruska ND
School of Naturopathic Medicine