General FAQs

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine aims to prevent disease and find the root cause of disease. Treatment is individualized and utilizes many different modalities.

Why should I see a Naturopathic Physician?

If you would like a doctor to consider the whole you and not just your illness. If you have exhausted conventional medical doctors and treatment and nothing has worked. If you are suffering from pill fatigue and want someone to go over your supplements list. You have chronic pain and do not want to manage it with pharmaceutical drugs forever.

What type of training do Naturopathic Physicians receive?

Naturopathic doctors receive training comparable to conventional medical doctors, with the addition of hundreds of hours training in botanical medicine, physical medicine, counseling, homeopathy, and nutrition. As licensed naturopathic doctors, we:

  1. Attended a 4 year accredited naturopathic medical school where we completed a minimum of 4,100 hours of class, including over 1,200 hours of hands-on, supervised naturopathic primary care clinical training.

  1. Passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), a two-part exam administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) that only students and graduates of accredited naturopathic programs are eligible to take.

  2. Hold and active license in a state that offers license.

  3. Complete continuing education credits to maintain a license in good standing

    "Naturopathic Medicine: FAQs." American Association of Naturopathic Physicians,

Can I use my HSA or FSA to pay for services?

Yes, we are providing medical services and if needed we can provide you with a superbill or other documentation you may need to submit to your HSA or FSA.

Do you accept insurance?

Currently, we offer a superbill for medical services provided, which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if you have out of network coverage.

What are your service areas for home visits?

We serve the greater Seattle area and the Eastside. Please contact us for more information. If you prefer an office setting, please visit us at our office in Kirkland.

Do you offer any discounts?

We don't want prices to be a hinderance to care, please contact us and we can discuss a sliding scale.

Acupuncture FAQs

Do you reuse your needles?

We only use single use, sterile needles. Needles are never reused.

What are the risks or side effects?

There may occasionally be slightly bleeding or bruising after a needle is removed, but side effects are minimal. you can feel a bit more tired or more energized after an acupuncture session, it depends on your body's reaction to having your qi guided.

Is cosmetic acupuncture for everyone?

If you have the following conditions, it is not recommended for you: Hemophilia, seizure disorders, taking blood thinning drugs, having a pacemaker, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, severe migraines, former plastic surgery within the past 6 months, pregnancy, anyone with a serious medical condition or who has a history of seizures.

How many treatments will I need?

Everyone is different and unique therefore your response to acupuncture will vary. During the first session, you'll be given an estimate of how many sessions you need.

Can I have cosmetic acupuncture is I have Botox?

In general, because cosmetic acupuncture works to promote your body's production of collagen and increasing blood flow to help detox, it can speed up Botox metabolism. Botox is a toxin injected into the muscle to paralyze it. Therefore, if you have had Botox injection recently (last 6 months) it is not recommended to get cosmetic acupuncture unless you want a reversal.