About Us


When we opened the doors to our first office at Alabama Natural HealthCare, our goal was to offer health care to people that had compassion, understanding and education at its foundation. 

We feel strongly that healing cannot take place in an environment of fear and anger.  So, we have been determined to make people comfortable, answer questions completely and clearly, offer information that most people do not have access to, and support everyone that walked through the door on their path toward healing.

And guess what we discovered?

The ideas we shared on nutrition, herbology and different kinds of healing were not new to people.  These were ideas that many people had been pursuing for years and they were grateful for the level of knowledge and experience they found at Alabama Natural HealthCare

We were grateful as well.  The acceptance and enthusiasm with which we were received has been inspiring.  So much so, that we have put up this web site hoping to share ideas and thoughts with all who are interested.  We will post a new article each month on the front page, offering information and insights into the areas we are asked about the most in the previous month.  Hopefully, in this way, we will all gain knowledge and understanding of how to care better for ourselves and our families.

We have made available information on issues that many of us are confronted with at some time in our life, whether it is our own issue or that of a friend or family member.

If you have further questions, or have a more involved dilemma, we would be happy to make an appointment for you and look forward to meeting you.

Dr. Loren Hunter, ND is a doctor of naturopathy and believes in bridging natural health care with traditional health care.  Dr. Hunter believes that they are equally important and will encourage you to work closely with your physician regarding any suggestions.

So, thank you for visiting our new website..  We look forward to seeing you in person.

About Accupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.How does acupuncture work?

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

About Dr. Loren Hunter

Dr. Loren Hunter is a doctor of Naturopathy, a specialist in natural healthcare. He provides vitamins and herbal supplements tailored to individual needs, and offers nutritional counseling and other naturopathic services, in addition to neuro-acupuncture. He works closely with traditional physicians to provide the best healthcare possible for his patients. Many areas physicians refer for healing and wellness. Many insurances companies will reimburse patients for acupuncture services with the documentation the office provides.

Neuro-Acupuncture is a modern version of the ancient art of Asian acupuncture, used to promote health, prevent Illness, and to treat various health concerns, including these few listed:

*Digestive Disorders

*Respiratory Disorders

*Neurological and muscular disorders


*Neck/Back pain

*Smoking/drugs/alcohol addiction

*Weight loss

*Anxiety, fear, panic attacks, insomnia

*Chronic pain, acute pain, shingles, fibromyalgia

*Childhood illness



*Sexual dysfunction


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Alabama Natural Health Care

517 Bank St, Decatur, Alabama 35601, United States



Monday - Thursday 9AM - 6PM

Saturday - Sunday: Closed