Dr. Sarah Lane graduated from John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Seattle in 1988. She began practice in a holistic clinic run by Dr. Fernando Vega, M.D., an early mentor. When she moved to Montana in 1991, Dr. Lane met Mary Stranahan, D.O., who was interested in incorporating alternative medicine with conventional medicine. Dr. Lane worked in the medical clinic in Arlee with Dr. Stranahan and others and then at the integrative clinic The Medicine Tree, built later in St. Ignatius. Dr. Lane was a licensed massage therapist in Seattle while doing pre-requisites for Bastyr College. Since graduating from naturopathic college Dr Lane has done many additional trainings and studies. These include:

  • Oxidative medicine- the use of I.V. hydrogen peroxide for chronic and acute illnesses.
  • Vega machine- a biofeedback machine used for analysis of allergies, organ imbalance and therapy efficacy.
  • Biodynamic osteopathic manipulation- taught by teachers trained by Dr. James Jealous, a gentle physical balancing of the muscles, tissues and bony structure.
  • Environmental medicine- a course taught by naturopathic physician Walter Crinnion for the naturopathic approach to detoxification therapies. The broad scope of chronic disease caused by environmental chemical accumulation and exposure.
  • Arvigo Techniques Mayan Abdominal Massage- taught by Rosita Arvigo in Belize. This massage treatment is for women and men. It improves the health of any pelvic area problem, for women menstrual, fertility etc for men, prostate etc. See links for more information. Also it is excellent for chronic low back and sacrum problems and pain.

Dr. Lane is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Montana. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians, serving as President.