As a massage therapist, I focus on physical medicine. As a naturopathic physician (ND), I am considered
a primary health care practitioner.
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.
I am also a full-service naturopathic doctor and see patients with a wide array of concerns.
I use a mixture of naturopathic treatments including nutrition, supplements, herbs, homeopathy,
IV therapy, massage, bodywork, microcurrent, naturopathic manipulation, exercise therapeutics,
hydrotherapy, minor surgery, spiritual practices, and counseling.
I am presently teaching massage at the National College Natural Medicine
(NCNM) and see private patients in my Beaverton office adjacent to my home.
My mission statement:
To help myself and others understand the laws of nature and to use that knowledge to create optimal
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.