Naturopathic Physicians are board-certified licensed primary care providers ...

Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are board-certified licensed primary care providers in the state of Washington.
Our training includes four years of medical training at an accredited Naturopathic medical school, including a comprehensive clinical internship and precept requirements. Naturopathic Doctors are trained in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment, conventional medicine, and pharmacology. We learn history taking, physical exam, workup, referral, and treatment as primary care MDs. We are licensed to order and interpret labs and imaging, and are trained and licensed to prescribe most pharmaceuticals, and will do so under the medical standard of care as appropriate for each individual.

How is a Naturopathic Doctor different from an MD? Naturopathic Doctors are primary care physicians and specialists in providing alternative treatments for many conditions. We typically spend 30 minutes to one hour with patients, listening carefully to their history and current symptoms, which enables us to find the best course of treatment for them. As primary care providers, we treat a broad scope of conditions from colds and ear infections to chronic diseases.

Treatment for your condition may or may not include: dietary and lifestyle modifications, neutraceutical supplementation, targeted nutrition, recommendations for adjunct therapies like acupuncture, Self Remodeling, CranioSacral Technique, Strain-Counterstrain, counseling, physical therapy, or chiropractic, pharmaceuticals, or referral for further diagnosis and workup from a specialist.

Almost all of the treatments offered at Radiant Naturopathic can be safely used with medications, and we review this on an individual basis. Depending on your case, it may be likely that we will also be able to help reduce or take you off a number of medications. We believe the best patient care is achieved through collaboration with other healthcare professionals. We accept referrals from other providers and communicate with them about treatments patients receive. We also provide referrals to other providers (conventional and alternative) when appropriate, and make recommendations for specialist care when necessary.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture) is a complete medical system ...

Traditional Chinese Medicine (of which acupuncture is one part) is a complete medical system used to prevent disease, treat illness, and improve well-being. It is effective for physical, psychological, and emotional concerns, including hormonal balancing, deep relaxation, pain management, mood stabilization, and stress relief.

Originating in China more than 3,000 years ago, acupuncture has been embraced throughout the world due to its proven effectiveness. Each acupuncture visit is an hour long. The pre-sterilized needles are extremely thin and specifically designed to be virtually painless. The needles are usually retained for 30-45 minutes while you rest comfortably. Most people find the treatments to be very relaxing and will often fall asleep.

Oriental Medicine appointments may also include Chinese herbal formulation, Gua Sha, cupping treatment, electroacupuncture technique, heat treatment, acupressure, or moxibustion.
The oldest system of medicine on the planet ...

Ayurveda is the most ancient form of healing, from the Indus Valley where modern India is today. The word Ayurveda translates as “the knowledge of life”. At 5000 years old, this system of healing not only teaches us how to be healthy but also how to interact with our mind/body, nature, and the world around us.

Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages healthy living along with therapeutic measures that create physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony and balance. It uses a highly specified diet and lifestyle program as well as herbs and physical treatments to bring you back to balance based on your constitution, or “dosha”. No one heals or becomes ill in the same way as another, thus it doesn’t make sense to treat a disease with one type of drug for many people. By understanding your constitution, we can better understand how to treat your individual body and prevent further disease.
Allergy drops provide powerful relief from seasonal allergies ...

Oral allergy drops (Sublingual Immunotherapy, aka SLIT) are a powerful and effective way to achieve normal immune response and significantly decrease your reaction to seasonal and environmental allergens. This powerful therapy is the basis for the new pharmaceutical oral allergen tablets like Oralair, a five-grass SLIT tablet, which was approved by the FDA in early 2014 for the treatment of grass pollen allergies. The effects of SLIT are cumulative, with patients often noticing 50-80% symptom reduction by their next allergy season.

Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) offers several specific advantages over injection immunotherapy, which is the traditional route of achieving allergen tolerance. SLIT can be self administered by patients themselves, does not require injections, and carries a much lower risk of complications compared with injection immunotherapy.

Initial consultation for custom-formulated oral allergy drops (SLIT) includes a one-hour, 60-allergen skin test, where the most common Pacific Northwest allergens are assessed. This assessment includes trees such as birch, alder, cottonwood, and pine, grasses such as rye, timothy, orchard, and bluegrass, and weeds such as ragweed and smooth brome. Also included are dog and cat dander, dust mites, house dust, and the various Pacific Northwest mold species. After the initial consultation, a custom environmental allergen mix is formulated just for you, the dose monitored and adjusted by your Naturopathic Doctor monthly or on an as-needed basis.
As personal as you can get, our treatments...

Our genetics are at the very foundation of our health. When we are born, the genetic blueprint we receive from both parents can determine how we respond to our environment as we grow. And as we grow, our environment triggers these genes to turn on or off, causing changes in the proteins, enzymes, carrier molecules, and biochemical pathways of our bodies and brains.

This exciting field, called Epigenetics, to a large degree determines our health for the rest of our lives. Genes can be mutated, and certain mutations are passed down from parent to child, causing enzymes and biochemical processes to function less-than-optimally throughout our lives. This burden of slow enzymes can be greatly affected by lifestyle, nutrition, diet, and stress, which turn the epigenetic processes on or off, or cause the biochemical pathways themselves to run even slower.

What does this mean for your health? Oftentimes, when you have been suffering with a chronic condition, there are underlying mutations in your DNA, which can be tested. Looking at a genetic profile tells our Naturopathic Doctors which pathways aren't functioning optimally in your body, and allows us to fine-tune your healthcare plan, which gives you the most benefit from nutrition and lifestyle modifications.

Genetic testing is very highly recommended for: autism and childhood developmental disorders, anxiety/depression and other mood disorders, oppositional defiance, ADD/ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), chemical sensitivity, and all inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, like Hashimoto's, Graves, rheumatoid arthritis, and the inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis).
A soothing form of energetic hands-on medicine that unwinds the body ...

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle technique where the therapist uses very light touch to palpate restrictions in the fascia of the body and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as it moves through the cranium and spine. This practice, rooted in the practices of osteopathy and polarity therapy, evaluates and treats fascial restrictions and altered CSF flow, which are often the result of physical and emotional traumas, or chronic stress. The practitioner senses and gently releases any fascial restrictions while working on the patient. This results in increased “qi” or energy flow through the body which can cause deep relaxation, reduction in pain, improvement in structural alignment, as well as increased blood flow to organs and tissues.

CranioSacral is beneficial for: recent or past physical and emotional traumas, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, TMJ, injury recovery, traumatic birth, rheumatic conditions, deep relaxation, and stress induced complaints.

Great video on how fascia functions:
Magnified view of fascia