HOW DR LISA BECAME A NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN
Integrative holistic interventions arm you with both the practical knowledge and tools to help you move toward your health goals. My background in Biochemistry, neurohormonal research and parasympathetic nervous systems approach can help you with: bio-identical anxiety, depression, hormone replacement therapy, blood sugar, fertility, fatigue, gut health and allergies. I enlist many alternative approaches including: cognitive behavioral/NLP and hypnotherapy for stress management, homeopathic remedies, NAET, nutritional counseling, non-narcotic pharmaceutical prescription medicines when needed, physical modalities for low back pain like muscle energy stretching. She also uses techniques of functional medicine, applied kinesiology and Tibetan Medicine Pulse Diagnosis. Additional training in Craniosacral Therapy, Homeopathy, NAET, a non-invasive Allergy Elimination Technique, Neurolinguistic Programming and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy allows her to use a wide variety of tools to tailor a treatment course for complicated conditions. She loves helping patients do healing work around the issues of anxiety, depression, procrastination, Allergy amelioration, weight management and post traumatic stress.
Dr Lisa left her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah for Seattle in 1989 to study engineering at the University of Washington. With less than a year to complete her engineering degree she took a Biology course and realized the poetry of Biology and Chemistry were more alluring then calculating Kirchoff’s circuits. She completed her B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and a research fellowship in Neuroendocrinology at the UW, after which she realized that she wanted to pursue research that didn’t include the use of radioactive materials for assaying rat brains. This led her to study Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, where she was introduced to the modalities of Craniosacral therapy, Constitutional Homeopathy and the love of interacting with patients instead of lab animals. She is the 10th of 12 children, and mother of a delightful daughter. She is passionate about educating and advocating for her patients and likes to share her love of analogy, biochemistry, delicious nutritious meal plans, listening, and working with the nervous system and the subconscious mind.
Research experience in both laboratory (neuroendocrinology undergraduate fellowship) and in her last year at Bastyr she led a group of students and doctors to India as the Primary Investigator for a Clinical Pilot Study on the efficacy of Craniosacral Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Symptom relief in refugees and victims of torture in 2006.