Over the past 10 years of my teaching at Bastyr, there have been only three people I would even consider welcoming into my practice. Dr. Aron Choi is one of them. He has been diligently studying Visceral Manipulation with me for the last 3 years and assists me with a number of my classes. He has excellent skills and practices Visceral Manipulation as it was meant to be practiced–safely, gently, and precisely. He dedicates hundreds of hours every year to refining his skills and approaches this work like a true craftsman. I know that anyone I refer to him will receive the quality care from a thoughtful and compassionate practitioner. – Ron Mariotti, ND, BI-D
Do you need a doctor who can be your personal health detective?
I can help if:
- You feel fatigued and depressed and don’t know what to do about it
- If you feel like you’ve exhausted the conventional options and are looking for a complementary point of view
- You’ve been told it’s all in your head, but you know this isn’t the case
- You are looking to bring more balance to your body–whether it is your energy, digestion, sleep, or stress
- You want someone who can show you how your pain, your fatigue, and digestive issues could all be interconnected
Naturopathic Physicians are licensed primary care providers that can diagnose, treat, and prescribe both pharmaceutical and drug-less therapies. Naturopathic Physicians look at patients as individuals and are trained to harness the body’s innate ability to heal.
Naturopathic Medicine provides me with a broad range of tools: specific nutritional therapies, manual therapy, counseling, botanical medicine, nutrition and lifestyle medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and pharmaceuticals. I will work hard to find the best combination that works for you.
Functional medicine complements Naturopathic Medicine. I have access to a range of tests that evaluates hormones, your genetics, nutrition status, and much more.
With these pieces of data, we can tailor a treatment strategy that is made just for you. Rather than shooting from the hip, we will use your health history and labs to find the root cause of your symptoms.
The goal is to put out the fire, and to make sure to prevent it from happening again.
This gentle, targeted, hands-on therapy addresses the visceral (organ) systems in the body and improves the body’s ability to heal and achieve balance. Your organs are intimately connected with the fascial (connective tissue that spans your entire your body), vascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems.
Visceral Manipulation helps you achieve well-being through improved circulation and visceral movement–a healthy organ is an organ in motion.
The types of patients who have seen significant benefit may have had a history of physical and/or emotional trauma, surgery, infections, inflammation, and other forms of stress.
Patients who receive Visceral Manipulation have shown improvements in pain, digestive function, mobility, energy, and overall vitality.
For more information read What is Visceral Manipulation?
Assisting with Dr. Mariotti’s VM class at Bastyr University with my friend and colleague, Dr. Mark Woodall, ND.
The food we put into our bodies has a significant influence on the level of health or dysfunction we experience.
The difficult part is putting a healthy diet into practice.
Let’s define diet as your everyday eating pattern. I believe in a diet that fits your lifestyle and goals. The food you eat should taste great, provide you with energy and vitality, and be easy enough to keep doing throughout your life.
You will receive specific recommendations and strategies to reach your goals–whether to decrease inflammation, improve energy, or lose a few extra pounds.
Detoxification is a process your body is constantly going through. However, there are times when the total toxic burden overwhelms our body’s detoxification systems and produces illness.
High toxic burden can result in mysterious aches and pains, brain fog, fatigue, depression, low libido, infertility, and many other symptoms.
I will thoroughly evaluate your risks for toxic exposure in from your environment, food, water, work, and hobbies. You will then receive a plan to reduce this exposure and tools to help your body eliminate these toxins with hydrotherapy, diet, exercise, and other nutritional therapies.
We are slaves to our habits. These habits either move us towards or away from health. In addition to providing you with individualized treatment plans, I will help you develop systems and strategies to stick to the plan and make a health-promoting lifestyle a habit.
When the healthy option becomes habit and get you the results you want, it becomes pleasurable. When it is pleasurable, it becomes easier and easier to live a healthy lifestyle.
I will help you make living a healthy lifestyle a habit that you enjoy.