Darlene Lee is a licensed UCI Health specialist in naturopathic medicine who draws on a variety of traditions and modalities to address whole-person wellness in adolescents and adults.
Her clinical interests include anxiety and depression, autoimmune disorders, cardiometabolic health, thyroid/reproductive/stress hormone imbalances, digestive disorders and community medicine.
Lee is board certified in biofeedback, a mind-body modality designed to help individuals gain control over their stress response and increase their ability to self-regulate. She established and now leads the integrative biofeedback program at the UCI Health Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, where she uses this approach to help patients with hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and pain.
She received her doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University California in San Diego, followed by a two-year residency program in naturopathic medicine at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health institute, part of UCI Health.
Her current research focuses on biofeedback for cardiac rehabilitation and the use of biofeedback for stress management in healthcare workers. She also is interested in role of mind and emotions in disease states, heart-rate variability, biomarkers for stress as well as mind-body approaches to autonomic balance.
Lee sees patients in Costa Mesa.