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.


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


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
• Endocrinology
• Gastroenterology


If you are seeking answers to your health questions and a more integrated approach to your medical care, Seattle naturopath Dr. Rachel Erickson and the care team at Emerald City Naturopathic Clinic will work with you, using various naturopathic modalities, to help you improve or regain your health. Emerald City Clinic is a family practice clinic offering expertise in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and chinese medicine, physical therapies, pediatrics and homeopathy. 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.