As a massage therapist, I focus on bodywork. As a naturopathic physician (ND), I work with many forms of physical medicine, acute illness, chronic diseases, diet, nutrition, and alternative healthcare. I am not a primary care physician and do not manage medications.
I enjoy learning about life though nature, education, movies, and working with my patients. I live on a small farm with my husband and two children, where I am learning about raising organic animals and growing organic foods. The farm is an ongoing project to help teach me balance in the environment. In this way I can better learn how to bring balance to my patients. When asked by my husband what I wanted for my birthday, I replied eight hours of playing in the garden.
I practice medicine with an emphasis on “doctor as teacher” and a belief that the power to heal lies within each one of us. Life is a journey of learning and growing. When we are in harmony and balance, life flows and health glows. Imbalances can happen on five levels: mentally, emotionally, physically, chemically, and spiritually. Working together with my patients, I help to find imbalances, remove blockages, and create optimal health.
As my main focus, I offer a unique combination of massage therapy/bodywork, counseling, and naturopathic medicine to effectively bring relief to my patients in pain. I gently work with patients with chronic pains like Fibromyalgia, carpel tunnel, and TMJ, as well as acute pains after injury, surgery, or car accidents.
As a naturopathic doctor I use a mixture of naturopathic treatments including nutrition, supplements, herbs, homeopathy, massage, bodywork, microcurrent, naturopathic manipulation, exercise therapeutics, hydrotherapy, minor surgery, spiritual practices, and counseling.
I am presently teaching massage at the National College Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) and see private patients in my Beaverton office adjacent to my home.
To help myself and others understand the laws of nature and use that knowledge to create optimal health.
Six principles for my naturopathic practice:
- I believe that the laws of nature must be understood and followed to obtain optimal health.
- I identify and treat the cause.
- I treat the “whole person” by working as needed on five levels: mentally, emotionally, physically, chemically, and spiritually.
- I do no harm with my treatments.
- I educate my patients.
- I practice prevention as the best “cure.”
Goals of my practice:
- I love my work.
- I care about people.
- I listen and pay attention.
- I believe humanity is important.
- I educate my patients in the ways of health.
- I treat the whole person.
- I respect my patient’s individual healing processes.
- I help patients recognize and follow the wisdom of their innate knowingness.
- I help patients recognize and be true to their higher self.
- My patients and I are cohorts on the journey of life and health.