What to Expect

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” - Voltaire

So you’re going to a doctor’s office…

You know, the usual song and dance routine of sitting in a waiting room reading bad magazines, moving into another room to continue waiting but this time in a paper gown while you freeze, spending 5 minutes with your doctor, getting a prescription, then you’re out the door, 2 hours later than you expected.

WHOA. Hold up.

How is this considered healthcare?

I don’t believe it is healthcare, or a reasonable way to spend your day. Here’s how visits with me look:

  • 90 minute appointments so you get plenty of time to relax on a comfy table and let the stress of the day melt away, which, in all seriousness, is a big and very important part of the therapy
  • NO paper gowns — can I get a hooray?
  • On time appointments — your time is valuable!
  • A personalized treatment plan summarizing all of the awesome stuff we talked about for you to start shifting your health in a positive direction
  • Individualized care depending on your health needs at that time — I promise you’ll never feel like a faceless number at the DMV
  • Integrated services — one appointment, one price*
  • Plenty of compassion, unconditional positive regard, and laughter

 

It’s my top priority to create a deep and lasting therapeutic relationship with my patients. You can’t begin to transform your health or your life without feeling safe, heard, and supported.

 

All visits with me involve a combination of my core services, which are acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, craniosacral therapy, and counseling. I have found that an integrative approach with these modalities creates quicker and longer lasting results for my patients. Bonus: you get a ton of bang for your buck! Yay!

A special note about the style of acupuncture I practice (since I really, really loooove acupuncture): not all acupuncture is the same. I integrate 2 styles; TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), which is the most common, and 5 Element Acupuncture, which is less common but much more impactful based on my clinical experience. I have found that having both styles in my toolbox serves my patients extremely well and allows them to make meaningful, lasting progress toward their health goals. Read more about the 2 systems of acupuncture on my acupuncture page or this blog post. If you’re concerned about getting acupuncture, read this helpful FYI on how it usually happens.

I specialize in chronic illnesses and I do not provide annual physicals, PAP smears, breast exams, or prostate exams.

My favorite conditions to treat are:

  • Chronic stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Adrenal issues
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Detoxification
  • Emotional issues
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Fibromylagia
  • Fertility problems
  • Digestive issues
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
  • Pain of any kind or persuasion
  • PMS
  • Reflux
  • Sleep problems
  • Thyroid issues
  • Weight Loss

*the only exception is trigger point injection therapy, which can be added to your visit for an additional cost. Read more here.

  • Ready to feel better naturally? We’ll get to the root of your recent or chronic condition and get you back to living your life:

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  • I have been seeing Dr Liz for about 4 months now for a number of issues.  Before, I met her, I was so miserable with no health insurance and no doctor worth paying.  I love that Dr Liz doesn’t use insurance, but a sliding scale pay instead.  The appointments are 90 minutes long, so no rush and plenty of time to talk.  The acupuncture is great and I always leave feeling so relaxed and hopeful that I will get better.  I can tell slowly, I am feeling better.  She is incredibly knowledgeable.  I won’t see anyone else!

    -Makala B. Seattle, WA

    “Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.”
    ~Albert Schweitzer

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