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Dietary and lifestyle counseling
While general health-promoting guidelines can be applied to most people, your ND will customize a diet for you that will optimize your health. With many patients it is also necessary to enhance nutritional status using targeted supplemental therapy.
Herbal medicine or herbalism, involves the use of plants to treat disease and promote health. Various parts of the plant may have medicinal benefits, including the root, rhizome, leaf, seeds, bark, and cambium.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into different points along the meridians of the body specific to the patient’s diagnosis.
Naturopathic Manipulative Therapy (NMT), a form of physical medicine, incorporates the art of massage, touch, physical therapy, applied kinesiology and spinal manipulation. NMT may be used to treat different chronic diseases as well as neck and back pain, and sports injuries.
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At the Institute of Complementary Medicine, we strive to provide you with the most comprehensive and individual integrative health through evaluation, treatment and education regarding therapies and modern bio-medical science.
Health is more than the absence of disease; it is a state in which the body, mind, and spirit thrive in balance. Our approach to medicine recognizes that without addressing the underlying imbalances, drugs and supplements can often only mask the symptoms. At the Institute of Complementary Medicine we work with you to find practical solutions to restore equilibrium– physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Your health in balance = radiant wellness!
Seattle-based group of independent healthcare professionals who are committed to offering practical solutions for better health.
The Institute of Complementary Medicine, in collaboration with you, will use a variety of approaches to promote your optimal health and allow you to step into your vast potential including:
- An initial consultation lasting an hour including a comprehensive health history
- Appropriate physical exams
- Appropriate functional and conventional laboratory testing
- Dietary and lifestyle counseling
- Herbal medicine
- Physical medicine
- Cranial sacral, massage
- Chinese medicine and acupuncture
- Allergy Elimination
- Mind-Body medicine
- Appropriate prescription medicine
We are happy to work with your other healthcare providers including medical doctors, chiropractors, etc to provide you the best integrated healthcare.
Attaining health is a personal journey that everyone makes at some point in their life. It can be challenging, overwhelming and confusing – but the ultimate reward of well-being and a healthy mind, body, and spirit are within your reach. We can help you get there. We are dedicated to helping you find the answers and resources you need to achieve your personal health goals.
At ICM one of the most important resources we offer our patients is the time to truly “hear” their health concerns. With eight naturopathic physicians whose expertise spans the full continuum of natural primary care and specialty care, we are certain that you will find the right doctor to listen to you.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is primary health care that utilizes natural therapeutics, including both modern and traditional methods of treatment. We treat people of all ages suffering from both acute and chronic diseases, from the common cold and flu to cancer. As you can read in the Doctors’ Biographies, we have a range of experience collectively, treating people with such conditions as arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, eczema, fibromyalgia, IBS, and more.
Naturopathic medicine supports the body’s own healing abilities and strives to empower individuals to make lifestyle changes necessary for optimal health.Read More
Who are Naturopathic physicians?
Naturopathic physicians are licensed primary care physicians trained in natural medicine. We approach health with a philosophy that treats each person as an individual and considers his or her whole being as we facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself.
Naturopathic physicians have attended 4-year accredited medical schools. Enrollment in naturopathic medical school requires a bachelor’s degree and completion of pre-medical prerequisite classes, similar to conventional allopathic medical school. The naturopathic medical education consists of 2 years of basic science classes such as anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry, as well as intensive study of the medical ‘-ologies:’ cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, oncology, etc. We also receive 2 years of clinical education in naturopathic modalities at various clinical settings such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, community health clinics, and more.Read More
Is there one diet that is good for everybody to follow?
Naturopathic physicians look at each individual person to assess his or her nutritional status and dietary needs. There is not a ‘one-size fits all’ diet. While general health-promoting guidelines can be applied to most people, your ND will customize a diet for you that will optimize your health.