Dr. Kelley Garrison

Naturopathic physician | bellingham, Washington

 

Professional memberships:

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)

Naturopathic Association of Environmental Medicine (NAEM)

Credentials

Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine- Bastyr University

Master of Science in Environmental Science- University of Montana

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Community and International Development- University of Vermont

I“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease” - Hippocrates

As a naturopathic physician, I am continually amazed at how well the body is able to heal itself when the right conditions are provided. The tricky part is finding out what those conditions are and how to attain them. I believe in working with the foundations first: adequate hydration, healthy foods, movement, restful sleep, and a sense of safety and purpose. From there I add in other tools if needed to help patients not only achieve relief from their symptoms but to find the root cause of their disease and to achieve optimal wellness. Some of my favorite tools include but are not limited to craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, herbal medicine, homeopathy, biofeedback, and hydrotherapy. Simply put, I follow this guiding principle: get rid of things that are getting in the way of health, add in the things that help to nourish it, and then let the body do the rest, providing support and care along the way.

“Treat the whole person” – Naturopathic principle

My previous background is in ecology, where I got to see firsthand the complexity of ecosystems and how each individual component is fundamentally connected and dependent upon the whole.  This concept drives my work as a naturopathic physician, recognizing that each patient contains a complex ecosystem that is influenced by mind, body, spirit, and community that all function together in a way unique to the individual. My job is to figure out how all these pieces interact and influence a patient’s health and how to get all the pieces to work together in a way that promotes optimal wellbeing. Therefore, I focus on treating the person rather than the disease. There are no “one size fits all” treatment plans in my office.  Rather, I work with patients to find a customized treatment plan that fits their unique physiology, lifestyle, and needs.

Supplemental Trainings

Herbalist Apprenticeship: Cedar Mountain Herb School

Myofascial Release 1 Training: John Barnes Institute

Neurofascial Release Training: Steven Evanko, PhD, LMP

Craniosacral Therapy 1, 2: Masa Integrative Clinic

Visceral Synthesis Training and Mentorship: Greg Yasuda, ND

Visceral Manipulation 1 Training: Barral Institute

Kneipp Hydrotherapy Training: Kneipp Institute, Germany

Advanced Constitutional Hydrotherapy Training: Letitia Dick Kronenberg, ND

Advanced Gynecology; Kris Somol, ND

Mind Body Training with Biofeedback: Brad Lichtenstein, ND

Advanced GI: Dr. Shaver, Dr. Siebecker, Dr. Sandberg Lewis