Hi! My name is Erin. I’m currently in my 4th and final year studying Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. As a future Naturopathic Doctor (ND), I am excited to provide holistic health and healing to my patients.
In this blog I hope to capture the essence of naturopathic medicine through sharing with my readers all of the useful information I learn in my classes as I journey through med school. A much more thorough discussion of who I am and my intentions of this blog can be read in my first entry, An Introduction.
I believe that every human is a unique individual, and thus should receive unique healthcare, individualized to their needs. Nothing in life is one-sized-fits-all, and healthcare is no exception! I believe very strongly that illness is the body’s way of telling us something is wrong, and that rather than treat the symptoms, we should instead find the root cause of the illness. Only in this way will true healing take place. The primary goal of the naturopathic physician is to re-establish the basis for health. Read more about naturopathic medicine philosophy and values in my entry titled What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Modalities of Interest
As a future naturopathic physician, I plan to employ the following modalities in my practice:
- Counseling & Biofeedback
- Herbal Medicine
- Homeopathy & Flower Essences
- Craniosacral Therapy & Visceral Manipulation
- Physical medicine (osseous manipulation, massage, muscle energy stretching, blocking, and exercise recommendations)
- Bastyr University Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Candidate 2016
- Bachelor’s of Herbal Science from Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
- Associate’s of Dietetic Technology from Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine
- Enrolled in New England School of Homeopathy for extended training in homeopathy
- Additional coursework in: Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Bach Flower Essences, Biofeedback, and Ecopsychology
- Preceptorships focused on family medicine, endocrine disorders, botanical medicine, mental health, trans youth, women’s health, and craniosacral therapy.
Disclaimer :: The ideas and opinions expressed on this website do not constitute or substitute for personal medical advice from a licensed healthcare practitioner, and are not intended to cure, diagnose, or treat any condition. Always seek the guidance of a licensed healthcare practitioner for your personal medical needs.