Emily A. Kane, N.D., L.Ac., the daughter of American diplomats, spent her early years in the Middle East, and graduated from The Madeira School near Washington, D.C., and Harvard University. She gave up her first, decade-long career in the performing arts to become a scientist, and received her naturopathic degree (N.D.), as well as her masters level training in acupuncture and Eastern medicine (L.Ac.), at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Kane has a family practice in Juneau, Alaska, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She writes regularly for Lets Live magazine, organizes health retreats.