Providing Excellent Naturopathic Medical Services

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Naturopathic Family Medicine

We are a true family naturopathic medical practice. We see all ages, from newborns through late adulthood.

Naturopathic Family Medicine: We offer general heath check-ups, annual exams, preconception counseling, contraception counseling and prescriptions (including IUD insertions), acute illness visits, chronic illness workups, nutrition and exercise guidance and counseling, and much more all while taking a unique, holistic approach. Our visits are longer than most to make sure we are comprehensively addressing your health concerns and creating a personalized plan together.

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Common ailments
treated include:

Common therapies utilized:

  • Colds/Flus
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Women's health issues
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue (acute or chronic)
  • ​Arthritis
  • Food allergies/sensitivities
  • ​Heavy metal toxicity
  • ​Nutritional counseling and elimination diets
  • Movement therapy
  • Stress management techniques
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Botanical medicine
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Homeopathy
  • ​And much more

Common ailments
treated include:

  • Colds/Flus
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Women's health issues
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue (acute or chronic)
  • ​Arthritis
  • Food allergies/sensitivities
  • ​Heavy metal toxicity

Common therapies utilized:

  • ​Nutritional counseling and elimination diets
  • Movement therapy
  • Stress management techniques
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Botanical medicine
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Homeopathy
  • ​And much more

Naturopathic Pediatrics

Giving your child a healthy start in life is very important. We're here to help you from day one.

We provide:

  • Comprehensive newborn care
  • Breastfeeding education
  • Tongue tie evaluations
    and management
  • Well child exams
  • Food introduction
  • Vaccination counseling
    and administration
  • School and sports physicals
  • Acute illness visits
  • ​Laboratory testing

Acute Care

During Business Hours

If you or your child is sick and you’d like help treating the illness, the best way is to come into our office for a visit. Established patients of Fern Valley Natural Health are encouraged to contact our office as soon as possible and we can typically get them in to see a physician that same day. You can do this by either calling our office, scheduling through our website’s Contact Us page, or logging into our Patient Portal and requesting an Acute appointment with one of our providers. Typically, it’s fastest to call our office directly before 10:00 AM.

If you’re not sure whether you or your child should be seen today, there are some great resources listed below:

Fern Valley Natural Health now offers Telemedicine visits for patients who are sick or unable to come into our office. Please visit our For Patients page for more information on Telemedicine.

After Hours Concerns/Paging

Fern Valley Natural Health offers a 24 hours a day pager number to our clients, which is monitored by one of our physicians. We want to be available for urgent, after hours concerns for our patients and their parents. Please remember that if you are experiencing a medical emergency CALL 911.

When you have an urgent situation AFTER HOURS, established patients can call our pager number at 206-989-0049. Our physicians will personally return your call and help you deal with an acute illness either overnight or over the weekend. The physician can also help you determine if a trip to the emergency room or urgent care is appropriate.

Please note there is a fee for contacting the physician on call and the resulting phone consultation. This fee is $50, and is not covered by insurance.

We do not accept after-hours pages for prescription refills or to discuss scheduling an appointment. We encourage anyone with those concerns to request an appointment or send a message through our Patient Portal.

Local After Hours, Urgent Care, Emergency Resources

For Kids Concerns:

  • Open 7 days a week, Mon – Fri: 4PM-10:30PM,
    Sat – Sun: 11AM-8PM
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Preconception Counseling and Fertility Management

Whether you're just beginning to think about starting your family or you've been trying for months or even years, we can help. A thorough health evaluation and suggestions including nutrition, lifestyle changes as well as specific supplements are important for reproductive health. We offer preconception counseling and preparation workups and plans, as well as fertility workups and management.

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Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

  • The Chinese postulated that there is an energy flow in every living being that is responsible for life. They called this energy the Qi force. This energy is analogous to the Indian concept of ‘prana’ or life force and permeates all creation. The Qi flows through the body in channels called acupuncture meridians. Every meridian influences a specific organ. In a person who is healthy, the Qi flows through all the channels smoothly and the energy is in a state of dynamic equilibrium. This means that even though there are temporary fluctuations, the net energy is in balance. In a person who is sick, the energy flows are obstructed and unbalanced causing either an excess or a deficiency. Acupuncture achieves its curative effect by clearing the obstruction in the flow of Qi and balancing the energy flow. Once the flow of energy is restored to normal, the person becomes and remains healthy.
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​Some acupuncture meridians are negative in orientation while others are positive in orientation. The Chinese call these the Yin and the Yang. Yin and Yang are relative terms in comparison with each other. Just as there is no darkness without light, no white without black there is no Yin without Yang and vice versa. Yin and Yang are also considered to be female and male respectively and both of these contain some amount of the opposite principal. Represented by the famous yin-yang and symbol.

​The Yin meridians originate in hollow organs like the stomach, large intestine, small intestine, urinary bladder and the gall bladder. The Yang Meridians originate in solid organs like the heart, lung, liver, kidneys, and spleen.

In a person who is healthy, the Qi flows through all the channels smoothly and the Yin and Yang are in a state of dynamic equilibrium. This means that even though there are temporary fluctuations in the Yin and the Yang, the net energy is in balance. In a person who is sick, the energy flows are obstructed and unbalanced causing either an excess or a deficiency of Yin, or an excess or a deficiency of Yang. Acupuncture achieves its curative effect by clearing the obstruction in the flow of Qi and balancing the energy flow. Once the flow of energy is restored to normal, the person becomes and remains healthy.

What can acupuncture treat?

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck, back, or other joint aches/pains
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress overload
  • Hypertension
  • Addiction
  • Skin conditions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Lung disease
  • Sinus infections
  • Cold/Flu
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Fertility
  • Aches and pains during pregnancy
  • And so much more!

Allergy Testing

Fern Valley Natural Health is excited to be able to offer several option for our patients to test for allergies, both environmental allergies and food allergies.

  • In House Skin Scratch Testing
  • Blood Testing

SLIT Treatments

Immunotherapy is a natural allergy remedy. It's a process that desensitizes your body to allergens by introducing them to your body, via serum, in small doses. As treatment progresses, the amount of  these allergens (also known as antigens) in the serum increases so your  immune system learns to tolerate and then ignore them, making you a much  happier person during allergy season! 

There are two types of immunotherapy: shots and sublingual (under the tongue) drops. Both are effective.

Fern Valley offers Allergy Drops

Allergy Drops have been popular throughout the world for over 60 years.  In the comfort of your home, you simply place a few drops of serum (the same serum used in allergy shots) under your tongue every day. You only need to visit your healthcare provider every 12 weeks for a refill and a quick follow-up. By your first follow-up, you’ll likely notice a marked improvement. Within a few months you should realize a significant reduction in the need for allergy medications. And, in four years, if you are like most patients you will experience complete remission of our environmental allergies.