At Listening Way we use the 7 principles of naturopathic medicine to provide holistic care to the whole family. Dr. Rebekah has experience working with pregnancy and postpartum care, neurologic conditions such as autism, concussions, and mild TBI, PTSD, trauma and anxiety.
Dr Rebekah offers naturopathic care for the whole family using modalities including: Constitutional Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, Craniosacral therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen, ILS, Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, Mind-Body Therapy, and Nutrition counseling.
If you have any questions about a condition we treat or prices for any of the services listed above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquires may also be made by contacting our offices at Ohana Hyberbarics in Edmonds, Washington. https://ohanahyperbarics.com/
PHilosophy of NAturopathic Medicine:
If you are interested in learning more about the philosophies that guide my practice here are some resources:
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
From The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians:
Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process. Rather than just suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plans to address them. Their Therapeutic Order™, identifies the natural order in which all therapies should be applied to provide the greatest benefit with the least potential for damage.
1. Remove Obstacles to Health. Health, the “natural state” of one’s body, is disturbed by obstacles that lead to disease. The first step in returning to health is to remove the entities that disturb health such as: poor diet, digestive disturbances, inappropriate and chronic stress levels, and individual disharmony. Naturopathic doctors construct a healthy regimen based on an individual’s “obstacles to health” to change and improve the terrain in which the disease developed. This allows additional therapeutics to have the most beneficial effects possible.
2. Stimulate the Self-Healing Mechanisms. NDs use therapies to stimulate and strengthen the body’s innate self-healing and curative abilities. These therapies include modalities such as clinical nutrition, botanical medicines, constitutional hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and acupuncture.
3. Strengthen Weakened Systems. Systems that need repair are addressed at this level of healing. Naturopathic doctors have an arsenal of therapeutics available to enhance specific tissues, organs or systems including: lifestyle interventions, dietary modifications, botanical medicine, orthomolecular therapy (use of substances that occur naturally in the body such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals), and homeopathy.
4. Correct Structural Integrity. Physical modalities such as spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and craniosacral therapy are used to improve and maintain skeletal and musculature integrity.
5. Use Natural Substances to Restore and Regenerate. Naturopathic medicine’s primary objective is to restore health, not to treat pathology. However, when a specific pathology must be addressed, NDs employ safe, effective, natural substances that do not add toxicity or additionally burden the already distressed body.
6. Use Pharmacologic Substances to Halt Progressive Pathology. NDs are trained in pharmacology and how to use pharmaceutical drugs when necessary. If their state license permits, they can prescribe these agents themselves or if not, refer to a conventional medical colleague.
7. Use High Force, Invasive Modalities: Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy. When life, limb, or function must be preserved, NDs refer patients to MDs who are expertly trained in these arenas. At the same time, NDs use complementary or supportive therapies to decrease side effects and increase the effectiveness of these invasive procedures.
While many naturopathic doctors are trained in primary care, like conventional medical doctors (MDs), some choose to specialize or focus their practices. Specialty associations currently exist for Endocrinology, Environmental Medicine, Gastroenterology, Parenteral Therapies, Pediatrics, Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatry, and Oncology.
Naturopathic medical education curricula include certain areas of study not covered in conventional medical school. At the same time, aspiring naturopathic doctors receive training in the same biomedical and diagnostic sciences as MDs and osteopathic doctors (DOs). The result is a comprehensive, rigorous, and well-rounded scientific medical education that is both comparable and complementary to that of MDs and DOs.
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What are the principles of naturopathic medicine? There are SIX principles including:
The AANMC describes the principles of Naturopathic medicine as follows:
The six principles of naturopathic medicine unite NDs across the world:
First Do No Harm
Core to all medical practice is the desire to help the human form and condition. NDs typically approach care by utilizing the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies. NDs will refer when the patient’s presentation is outside their scope or level of skill.
The Healing Power of Nature
NDs recognize the value of our natural world in assisting the healing process. Not only do NDs utilize substances that originate in nature, but they also incorporate a healthy natural environment as foundational to human health. Naturopathic doctors recognize and harness the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself in order to guide patients to wellness and total health.
Identify and Treat the Causes
There is a time and place for symptom suppression, however most naturopathic patients will benefit from identifying the underlying causes of illness and removing obstacles to cure.
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopathic doctors elevate patient health literacy. That means that NDs are part of the team helping patients have a better understanding of what it takes to be and stay well. Through education and a trust-based relationship, patients better understand the steps they need to take to achieve and maintain health.
Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic doctors understand the interconnectedness of our body, our environment and our lifestyle on total health. It is only through this whole-person-based approach that NDs seek to restore balance and health.
Naturopathic medicine affirms that it is better to prevent illness and suffering whenever possible. Through their comprehensive practice, NDs combine all six principles in order to identify potential areas of imbalance and teach patients how to get well and stay well.
Billing and Fees:
INITIAL NATUROPATHIC VISIT $350*
- 120 minute in-person visit
- Thorough health history intake
- Review of intake forms, labs, and medical history
- Discuss goals
- Collaborate on a treatment plan
* Reimbursable by most insurance companies in washington state. Rebekah believes in taking a thorough medical history of the patient, and spends time after the initial appointment formulating a holistic treatment plan. This additional time is factored into the initial visit fee.
Followup Visits $150
- Follow up visits last 1.5 hours and consist of check in and in office treatment. Dr. Rebekah believes in taking a thorough medical history of the patient, and then spends time after the initial appointment formulating a holistic treatment plan.
Fees: This is primarily a cash based practice with an income driven sliding scale. Superbills are available on request.**
**DR REBEKAH DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT FINANCES SHOULD EVER BE AN OBSTACLE TO ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH. INQUIRES ABOUT OUR INCOME BASED SLIDING FEE SCALE MAY BE MADE BY CONTACTING DRREBEKAH@LISTENINGWAYS.COM