Achieving optimal health, naturally.

Combining the power of nature with modern day science.


You can achieve optimal health that Mother Nature intended for you.

Our wellness approach is based on Lifestyle Medicine.

Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, healthy relationships and a sense of community, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, often times, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent.

We offer many natural wellness modalities such as herbal remedies rooted in ancient cultures and Native American medicine, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicine, Shaman healings, massage therapy, reiki, yoga, meditation and mindfulness.



Find out about our philosophy,
mission, and the ancient wisdom applied to modern day, healthy living.


Our Location

In the heart of downtown, historic, Portsmouth, NH, overlooking the Piscataqua, our location offers a serene ambiance for healing and wellness.

Natural Medicine and Wellness Services

Natural Medicine

Natural Medicine Consultation

Dr. Scianna

Includes Lifestyle Medicine
approaches as a means of obtaining optimal health. Also includes a custom healing tea and herbal tincture, White Birch signature essential oil, White Birch tree essence, tea ball and mug.

Wellness Consultation

Joy Curth
60 minute initial consultation

Experience an Ayurvedic wellness and clinical herbalist consultation. This includes a custom healing tea and herbal tincture, White Birch signature essential blend and tree essence, tea ball and mug.

Herbalist Consultation

Experience a clinical herbalist consultation and 3 week protocol. This includes a custom healing tea and herbal tincture, White Birch signature essential blend and tree essence, tea ball and mug.



60 minutes $150-$200

The needs of our bodies fluctuate with the changing seasons. Our customized massages are designed to help maintain balance and wellness throughout the year. All services include a consultation to focus on areas of need and aromatherapy to enhance your experience.


60 minutes $150

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique for relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes balance in the body. Reiki can benefit anyone, regardless of age, situation or state of health.

Crystal Healing

60 minutes $150

Experience the energetic benefits of a chakra crystal healing.

Meditation, Yoga & Mat Pilates

$20 per class/unlimited monthly $125

Yoga and mat pilates for all levels of experience.

We have a sacred space where you will both improve strength and flexibility.

Meditation and mindfulness practices awaken your creativity, increase mental, physical and emotional health.


Healing modalities to improve your health, relax your body, soothe your mind, and nourish your skin. White Birch memberships support your optimal wellness lifestyle.

Birch Forest | $150 Month

★ Your choice of $150 of healing modalities

★ 10% off Société herbal products

River Essense | $300 Month

★ Your choice of $300 of healing modalities

★  10% off all Société herbal products

★  10% off yoga, pilates and meditation classes

★  Five yoga class passes for friends + family

Four Seasons | $450 Month

★ Your choice of $450 of healing modalities

★ 10% off all Societe herbal products

★ Priority booking
★ Monthly healing tea subscription
★ Unlimited yoga membership
★ Five yoga class passes for friends + family



Dr. Chris Scianna

Dr. Scianna earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York. He is board certified through the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and recently became boarded in Lifestyle Medicine through the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM). He has also earned a Ph.D. in Natural Medicine through Kingdom College of Natural Health (KCNH). He currently practices in New Hampshire.

Dr. Scianna relocated to Portsmouth, NH from Ithaca, NY in 2016. He spent four years living at Ecovillage in Ithaca, an intentional living community, creating positive solutions to the social, environmental, and economic crises our planet faces. His passion for wellness has come to fruition by the creation of White Birch Natural Medicine & Wellness.


Joy Curth

Joy has always had a passion for health and wellness. After a 19 year career in technololgy, she decided to pursue her dream of opening wellness center. She is a clinical herbalist, aromatherapist, Ayurvedic lifestyle coach, Reiki master, Australian Bush Flower practitioner, reflexologist, meditation, yoga and pilates teacher.

She studied herbalism at the Self Heal School with John Finch and Jane Richmond, who studied with Rosemary Gladstar, in San Diego, CA. She also studied aromatherapy with Linda-Anne Kahne at the Natural Healing Institute, also in San Diego, CA, and is reiki attuned by Elisabeth Edigy, from Sydney, Australia. She is an Ayurvedic wellness coach & meditation teacher; she studied at the Chopra Center, San Diego, CA. She was mentored as a yoga teacher by Gerhard Gessner, Shauna Mackay, Jolie Cash, and Rachel Kretnzman, in San Diego, CA. Joy is trained in reflexology, crystal, and chakra healings, as well is a Australia Bush Flower Essences Practitioner.



Our sister business, Société, a healing tea and apothecary shop, will also be re-locating to 51 Ceres. Offering a variety of 100 healing teas, 200 high-quality herbs, handmade herbal products, and many kinds of CBD. We will be expanding our products offering tinctures, which will complement the wellness consultations provided.