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Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing process in the person that is ordered and intelligent. Naturopathic practitioners identify and remove obstacles to recovery and facilitate the self-healing process.​

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The Center for Natural Cures is headed by Sharon Fan, a China-trained physician and a U.S. board-certified naturopathic doctor, who has nearly 30 years' experience in natural healing and medical research. She is a 1985 graduate of the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a leading medical school of holistic healthcare in China. Thereafter, she practiced internal medicine in Beijing until 1988, when she came to the United States to pursue post-graduate study in biomedical sciences. She subsequently engaged in advanced research in immune disorders and infectious diseases at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Naval Medical Research Institute.

Since 1999, when she founded the Center, Dr. Fan has continued to receive advanced training in bio-energetic medicine and nutrition. She has also incorporated cutting-edge technologies into her practice to identify the root causes of health and life challenges and to help her clients rapidly regain balance, vitality and optimal well-being in their lives.

Dr. Fan is certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. She is also a Certified Yuen Method® Consultant and Instructor.



Dr. Sharon Fan is terrific.  She is knowledgeable, professional, really listens to you, and is able to pinpoint the source of your pain and shift it.  Her pricing is very fair and she doesn’t waste any time.  Within a month of meeting her the first time I was able to stop all my medications. She helped me to reduce and eliminate pain, improve my energy levels, eliminate inflammation, and improve my ability to stay asleep the whole night through.  I’ve referred her to many of my closest friends, and I will not hesitate to contact her again!

Germantown, MD2016

​If your life isn't where you want it to be you should visit Dr. Fan. She has changed my life thru health, mental awareness and proper alignment of my mind and body. Her wholistic program is guaranteed to change your life for the betterment of you.

Waldorf, MD2013

I have to thank you for something. I mean a lot.  I have been struggling with this severe skin condition for years, and my hands get it particularly bad.  They get bright red blotches all over and they were really disgusting.  Suffice to say that my hands were under the table a lot.

Ten days after being on the program you recommended, I noticed what I thought to be some pretty remarkable changes already. I don't know about you, but I am dumbfounded.  I have been struggling with this for years and my hands have never looked this good, despite a lot of creams, light therapy, seashore trips, etc.  I can hardly wait for a few more weeks to go by and see the minor discoloration go altogether as the new skin catches up to the rest of me.

Thank you SOOO much for the recommendation.


Philadalphia, PA2010

I came to see Dr. Fan because I was easily tired, had digestive issues, was never able to lose weight and was gaining several pounds a year.   She put me on a Nutritional Cleansing program and I have shed 42 pounds, all in the right places. I felt very good and have increased energy while on the program. My long-standing digestive issues were resolved within weeks of being on the program.

My friends and family comment "you have never looked so good."  Thank you Dr. Fan for getting me on the right program.

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Oakton, VA2010

Dr. Fan is great! My 5-month old son was diagnosed with silent reflux. After taking him to see a number of doctors, his pediatrician and gastroenterologist prescribed anti-acids medication. Not only they fail to help, they were so strong that he would vomit most meals after taking them. This was when my husband and I started searching Angie's list for a good holistic doctor. We came across Dr. Fan and liked her expertise and diverse experience. When we took our son in, Dr. Fan immediately assessed his condition and identified the causes of it. She recommended natural treatment, gave me many resources and followed up to check on progress of my son's condition. I'm so happy to report that my son is doing much better just a few days after seeing Dr. Fan. He is at peace and our household has changed for the better.

Thanks so much!

Springfield, VA2012

I am delighted that since I started the Nutritional Cleansing program Dr. Fan recommended over a month ago, I have lost a total of 18 lbs and almost 4 inches from my waist.  This has all taken place while maintaining a very happy and up-beat mood and a very high physical energy as well except for the first two days. Perhaps the greatest miracle has been that with your encouragement and assurance that the program would provide the necessary nutrients for my optimum health, I was able to stop taking those more than 65 nutritional supplements per day that I had been taking prior to my starting this program and feel so absolutely delighted in being able to free myself from that tedious and expensive regimen. Thank you so much!

Fairfax, VA2011

I tried losing weight on my own for months with no success. I finally went to Center for Natural Cures with the request to lose weight and was recommended the Nutritional Cleansing program. Within 30 days, I lost 13 pounds and 2 dress sizes. In addition to losing the weight and keeping it off, I feel healthier and more energetic. An added plus - I just received my laboratory results back and they were the best they have been since I was age 12.  After doing the program, I also became medication free. Overall, being on this program has also taught me eat healthier and in moderation. After ending the program, I find that I continue to maintain the healthy eating habit naturally.

Gaithersburg, MD2011

"Dr. Fan has truly been a life saver.  After having 2 surgeries & reoccurring stomach & reproductive pain, I called on her expertise.  With her recommended dietary changes & nutrition plan, she has been able to relieve my pain & keep me out of the hospital.  She took extra time with me and really listened."

Bethesda, MD2010

"Sharon Fan is an amazing doctor.  She is more knowledgeable, gifted and calming than any other medical professional I have yet to encounter.  She is kind and skillful.

Dr. Fan has an impressive holistic understanding of the body, and how to address multiple, complicated diagnosis.  She is gifted with simplifying complex subjects for the patient and helping them to feel empowered that they can pull through it.  I have experienced her as very encouraging, and truly helpful.  She diagnosed me with things that western medicine does not even look for, and that I have suffered with for years.  Now I am healing, and am excited for my new found health, and positive outlook.  I also feel grateful to her for helping me to learn so much more than I ever knew about health and nutrition, and for showing me that gentle ways exist to heal the body."

Silver Spring, MD2010

Dr. Fan changed my life.  Twenty three years ago I had viral meningitis, chicken pox, Epstein Barr virus and HHV-6 at the same time.  My immune system has never been the same. For many many many years I was only out of my house a couple of days a month.  I caught everything that came my way.  I was on antibiotics for 300 days in 1999.  After the initial session with Dr. Fan, my swollen glands and spleen were remarkably improved.  I stopped running fevers regularly.  After two more sessions, my endocrine and reproductive systems started to get back on track.  For the first time in 23 years, my infections and fibromyalgia were not dictating my life.

I HAVE SO MUCH MORE ENERGY AND IT IS BECAUSE OF DR. FAN. If you have chronic viral infections, chronic fatigue syndrome or chronic pain, try to get in and see Dr. Fan. She is an extraordinary healer. After seeing numerous doctors who prescribed many medications to treat the symptoms but never healed my illness, I can say that Dr. Fan is the real deal. She has significantly improved my immune system so that I can finally fight off infections. She has given me a better life.  I have seen her for a year now and I get up three to four hours earlier every day.  She has given me more time with my family and my quality of life has improved 100%.    I have also taken my four year old daughter to see Dr. Fan.  She is WONDERFUL with children and has helped her with stomach problems, allergies and overall wellbeing.  Thank you Dr. Fan!

Bethesda, MD2010

Dr. Sharon Fan has made such a difference in our lives. My husband had headaches for which he took a variety of over-the-counter pills. He took so many that he gave himself an ulcer. A friend recommended we visit Sharon. Not only is he headache free, but he has a sunnier disposition. And I can now eat foods which I avoided for 25 years. Also, I don't sniff with every breath. So, our immune systems are up and running. And she has taught us how to respond to problems by trying to keep our emotions in check. She is a full-service operation. I always tell people "run, don't walk" to see Dr. Fan.

Washington, DC2010

"Is she crazy?" I first thought when Dr. Fan suggested that the origin of my twisted spine was in my mouth. It ends up she was not. Dr. Fan did what five osteopaths, two physical therapists, an orthopedist, and a physiatrist could not: She traced the source of my longstanding back pain to skeletal misalignment emanating from my jaw. She and the biological dentist she referred me to have given my life back after five long, painful years. I recommend her in the strongest terms to anyone looking for a fresh eye on a recalcitrant problem whose source can be overlooked by Western medical providers not trained to view the body as a whole.

Bethesda, MD2009

I developed asthma and severe eczema 13 years ago when I was 40. I had been on multiple medications and using a Nebulizer on a regular basis. And I was still sick all year around. That all changed since I started seeing you about a year and half ago. Now I'm off most of my medications and cannot remember the last time I used the Nebulizer. My skin has cleared up. I'm able to enjoy the outdoors and playing with my grandchildren. In the past year I did not get sick even once. I can smell for the first time in 13 years!

I can't thank you enough!

Davidsonville, MD2006

Two herniated discs and arthritis in a third disc left me in excruciating pain for two years. After being treated by two orthopedists, two physical therapists, two massage therapists, two pain management specialists and a chiropractor, I was still unable to sit, stand, walk or sleep without copious amounts of pain medication. After just three sessions with Sharon, who treated me with a combination of EFT and acupuncture, I am completely pain-free. I can once again run and do yoga daily, and I am incredibly thankful to Dr Fan for allowing me to regain control of my life.

Bethesda, MD2005

Words could never express my gratitude to you. For years Western doctors told me that I could never have a baby and they literally discouraged me from getting pregnant. When I came to your office for my first appointment, I left for the first time with hope. Believe it or not, I started looking forward to my Fridays off because I knew that I would be seeing you. I would leave your practice feeling totally invigorated and at peace and it was felt by everyone around me. After five months of treatments we decided to begin trying to conceive again, and we got pregnant in a matter of two weeks. I was still a bit worried when I became pregnant, since I had already had several miscarriages, but you were always in my corner ready to administer treatment and a listening ear. Thanks to you, we were able to have not only one but two bouncy girls, born on October 21st 2001 and May 15th 2003 named Mya Kimora and Tiffiny.

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Germantown, MD2003

I was first diagnosed with endometriosis early 2000. The pain before menstruation each month was excruciating and unbearable. All my gynecologist could offer were prescribing painkillers and hysterectomy. I also experienced severe fatigue. I was virtually bedridden two weeks out of a month. I had to quit my job due to the illness.

I got in touch with Dr. Fan through a Chinese physician in my hometown Singapore. After gathering enough information, we made the trip to her Bethesda clinic. In a course of 4 days, she was able to balance my immune system, hormonal system and digestion. The pain has dramatically reduced since the treatment, so are my bloating, stomach discomfort and fatigue. I feel like a brand new person now.


I have always suffered from incapacitating seasonal allergies. Over-the-counter medication offered some relief while prescription medication (Zyrtek, Claritin, Allegra) offered none. I could not start my day without taking some allergy medication. My chronic allergy attacks often brought on sinus infections. Because I had taken antibiotics so often, they no longer seemed to work. Looking for an alternative solution, I discovered the Center for Natural Cures.

I first saw Dr. Fan in the spring of 2001 after having two sinus infections in a four-month period, which antibiotics failed to alleviate.

Within a week of my first treatment, my sinus infection cleared and my energy levels were up. I could walk outside in peak tree pollen season and not sneeze. Today, I feel fantastic. I no longer have to stuff my pockets with tissue and carry allergy medicine around.

Takoma Park, MD2001