Now seeing patients at Alder Grove Healing Arts Center in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle
WHY SHOULD I SEE A NATUROPATH?
Many people have become frustrated with the “one-size-fits-all” approach of conventional medicine and have found a path to better health and quality of life through naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine, or naturopathy, is healthcare with a primary focus on treating the underlying cause of an illness or the nature of “dis-ease,” rather than merely suppressing the symptoms. For improved health and prevention, a naturopathic doctor assesses the whole person – examining your body, mind and spirit – to discover your uniquely individual needs for optimum healing and balance.
WHAT IS NATUROPATHY?
Naturopathic medicine focuses on a combination of conventional medical practices, combined with holistic naturopathic methods, to find the root cause of your health problems and tailor a naturopathic treatment plan that optimizes your body’s capacity to heal by eliminating obstacles to balance and health. Naturopathic doctors follow the basic tenets of naturopathic medicine:
• First, do no harm
• Doctor as teacher
• When in balance, the human body has the natural capacity to heal
• Identify and treat the cause
• Treat the whole person
• Prevention is the best medicine
WHAT DO NDs TREAT?
Naturopaths like Dr. Rachel Erickson focus on the individual. In order to tailor a naturopathic treatment and wellness plan that will meet your body’s individual needs, Dr. Erickson works with you to assess both your medical history and your overall state of health – body, mind and spirit. Dr. Erickson provides naturopathy treatment and counseling for a broad range of diseases and health issues that include:
• Women’s health issues
• Weight loss, diet and exercise
• Anxiety and stress
• Colds and flu
HOW OUR CLINIC IS DIFFERENT
If you are seeking answers to your health questions and a more integrated approach to your medical care, Naturopath seattle Dr. Rachel Erickson will work with you, using various naturopathic modalities, to help you improve or regain your health. Dr. Erickson’s goal is to restore health to every patient she sees, and she will take the time required, working together with you and the entire team, to help you achieve optimum health.
I saw you back in January for a routine physical and for some general diet recommendations. I’ve been meaning to write, to thank you for such a wonderful experience. Going to the doctor is never fun but I enjoyed our conversations and you truly made me feel like an active part of the process. So thank you. Also I did not have health insurance and you called the lab to figure out a deal concerning my bill. I was so relieved when I got the lab bill. Thank you for working with me on that.
Dr. Rachel brings order to the chaos of treatment. She spends the time to get to know you and all of your concerns. I can’t thank her enough for her genuine insight, caring, and wealth of knowledge. Also, for those of you who might be on the fence about whether or not a ND is as useful as a MD, I was with you until I worked with Dr. Rachel. She is *not* afraid to send me to other doctors and doesn’t think all western medicine is wrong. She gives a very balanced and fair approach to medicine. One last thing, last year, Dr. Rachel was the first doctor to accurately diagnosis and help my partner. My partner had seen a number of other doctors and all of them missed the problem. Thanks to Dr. Rachel’s slow and steady approach to medicine, my partner is actually getting better.
Seeing Dr. Rachel is so different from going to a regular physician. She spends the time to figure out what’s going on and communicates her thinking and process to you (not the all-too-common attitude of medical matters being shrouded in mystery that some docs convey). She practices a kind of slow medicine that addresses more than just the elimination of immediate symptoms.
Alder Grove Healing Arts Center
4010 Stone Way N. Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98103