Learn more about NIM HealthTrust 360 Chronic Pain Program

Program Director
Shelley Noble-Letort, PhD, E-RYT, C-IAYT
Certified Yoga Therapist

Shelley is the Founder and Chairman of Nordic Integrative Medicine (NIM) and Program Director of the NIM HealthTrust 360 Chronic Pain Program.

As a life-long practitioner of yoga; an experienced Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200) internationally certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) since 2004 and teacher since 1999, Shelley has specialized in yoga for childbirth called Yogabirth® and life-threatening illnesses called Yoga for the Heart. Her most profound teachers were Nischala Devi, founding developer of the yoga portion of The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and co-founder of the award-winning Commonweal Cancer Help Program as well as Rachel Naomi Remen MD, the founder of The Healer’s Art and The Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI) at Commonweal.

Dr. Noble-Letort is a graduate of UCLA and Pacific Graduate Institute. Her PhD dissertation was published by Cambridge Scholars UK (2021) Human-Earth Expressions on Integrative Medicine and Health: Mapping Caves. Her community involvement includes environmental, therapeutic and philanthropic work for private and public schools, societies, and non-profit organizations. She was the 8th President of the European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM) Global Summit 2015, hosted in Greater Copenhagen.

Nordic Integrative Medicine was awarded top-40 citation at the 2018 International Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health, Baltimore Maryland USA for their Integrative Health Group Visits: A Pilot Feasibility Study to Manage Patients with Chronic Pain in a Nordic Inner-City Clinic.

Integrative Medicine Consultant
Louise Pil, MD Speciallæge i almen medicin
General Practitioner with Fellowship in Integrative Medicine

Louise received her medical degree from the University of Copenhagen and is trained in family medicine with experience working in Denmark, Norway and Greenland. In 2017 she completed the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine Program from The University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine USA, a 2 year intensive program recognized by the American Board of Physician Specialities 

Louise has a background as a former elite athlete (track and field) and experience as a training coach, where she experienced close-contact in an elite-setting with various physiotherapists, massage therapists, doctors and other health professionals who specialized in sports injuries.

As CEO and co-founder of Sunde Unger, Dr. Pil has created an online platform that supports raising healthy children, and helping children, families and daycare providers to manage stress and build resilience. She is trained in various mind-body-methods, acupuncture, HeartMath and BodySDS, and in her clinical practice she is using point-of-care ultrasound to create better patient flows and outcomes.

Louise is passionately committed to helping individuals live healthier lives and is dedicated to Integrative Medicine, which she believes offers pioneering changes that can possibly solve the health care system problems.

Medical Consultant
Esther Belmaati, MD PhD
General Practitioner

Esther has been a doctor for over 20 years with extensive experience in both General Practice and Research, receiving her medical degree in 2003 from the Department of Health, University of Copenhagen and PhD in Diagnostics from the Department of Radiology and Lung Medicine, Rigshospitalet.

Dr. Belmaati is passionate about the day-to-day work with patients and driven to search for deep-seated lasting solutions to problems. As a GP consultant, she conducts both in-person and on-line video consultations, with a focus on acute and chronic medical issues, dermatological outbreaks, and associative stress/depression/anxiety.

In 2013, Esther became one of the founding board members of Nordic Integrative Medicine. Since then, Dr. Belmaati has incorporated many of the inspiring aspects of integrative medicine into her daily work, often to the surprise and satisfaction of her clients. As a guide through challenging times, she feels most rewarded when witnessing the improvement of her clients.

Lead Clinician
Vivian Lord, B.H.K., ND
Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with a special focus on Clinical Nutrition
RAB Dansk Ernæringsterapeuter
RAB Dansk Heilpraktiker Forening

Vivian is a naturopathic doctor (ND) registered with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), Dansk Heilpraktiker Forening  and Dansk Ernæringsterapeuter.

As a registered naturopathic doctor, Vivian has comprehensive graduate training in traditional sciences along with natural therapies including herbal medicine, functional lab assessment, nutritional consulting, and nutrient therapy.  She combines her clinical expertise, passion for connecting with who her clients are, and coaching savvy to help her clients create inspiring change in their health and lives.

Dr. Lord received the designation of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, an accredited naturopathic college in Vancouver, Canada, now called the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Over the past 12 years she has built practices in Vancouver Canada, New York NY, and London UK. Vivian lives in Denmark, where she retains her practice consulting with her clients internationally via online platforms.

Vivian believes that creating harmony within our bodies is a powerful way to create harmony in each and every one of our lives, and in the world.

Music Therapist
Julie Kolbe Krøier, PhD
Certificeret Guided Imagery and Music terapeut (FAMI) Musikpsykoterapeutisk efteruddannelse. Dansk institut for GIM-terapi.

Julie is a passionate music therapist and clinical researcher at Aalborg University, where she will soon receive her PhD focusing on the interdisciplinary use of music for health promotion. Dr. Krøier is grounded in broad clinical experience, practicing as a music therapist in dementia care, palliative care and psychiatry at Palliative Afd.P, Bispebjerg Hospital.

Dr. Krøier is an involving and inspiring communicator specializing in music and inner imagery, music in care situation, and music psychology.

Anne Kathrine Lodberg
RAB, PA-Praktiserende Akupunktører

Anne Kathrine graduated as an acupuncturist from the Acupuncture Academy in Copenhagen, February 2014. In connection with her studies in Denmark, she has completed studies in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and in the USA at the Samra University of Oriental Medicine in order to deepen her knowledge and skills in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its treatment options.

As an experienced acupuncturist, Anne Kathrine has found that it is quite often possible to correct disorders and reduce or completely eliminate symptoms – regardless of a person’s character – based on the teachings of TCM principles. Whether a person suffers from a tennis elbow, metabolic symptoms, headaches or mental challenges; there are numerous treatment options available through the vast knowledge and practice of TCM that has existed for thousands of years.

According to the traditional principles of Chinese medicine, there has always been a connection between the physical, mental and the spiritual; and hence better diagnosis, better prognosis and better healing.

Massage Therapist
Sarah Reynolds, WABA ABMP
RAB Fysiurgisk Massage

Sarah is committed to providing safe and effective pain relief treatments and to teaching others how to do the same. She is a Myofascial Specialist, Fascial Fitness® Trainer, a Registered Watsu® Practitioner and has a private practice in Nordsjælland, DK. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist & Instructor in the USA since 1999. In 2021, she obtained Registered Alternative Therapist (RAB) / Physical Massage.

As an artist, Sarah enjoys photographing the Danish countryside, creating a beautiful and fruitful garden and immersing herself in her local community and Danish culture. She brings an adventurous, artistic and bright spirit to all of her endeavors.

Research Consultant
Rupa Shree Appa-Pind, PhD

Rupa is the NIM Board Director of Research and Development coming from a 20 year career with Novo Nordisk, were she currently holds the position of Senior Project Lead of the R&D Executive Team. During her career, she has implemented new methods and technologies in various R&D departments, including real time in vivo/vitro imaging. Rupa has also been LEAN Project Manager,  a Novo Nordisk Talent Ambassador, and has mentored PhD and Master students that resulted in presentations at international conferences and publications in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Appa-Pind received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego and Ph.D. in Medical and Molecular Pharmacology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Rupa has contributed to different stages of drug development from expressing drug candidates to studying their fate/effect using a holistic perspective in rodent models, organs and cells for research and nonclinical development.

Rupa’s diverse background and knowledge have led her to want to contribute to making integrative medicine available in the Nordic countries, with a focus on translational research. The goal being, to study how patient outcomes and quality of life can be improved by using evidence-based integrative therapies to complement pharmacological treatments.