History of our Clinic

Bothell Natural Health was started by Dr. Helen Palmer over 30 years ago. It was previously called Bothell Naturopathic Clinic. Dr. Palmer provided individualized treatments to her patients in her Bothell location for much of her years in practice.

After faithfully serving her patients for so many years, we were all shocked by the passing of Dr. Palmer in November 2006.

Dr. Palmer’s husband, Rick Waling, selected Dr. Bowen to continue the traditions and care that were common in Dr. Palmer’s practice. Dr. Bowen transitioned into seeing Dr. Palmer’s patients (and new patients as well) beginning in January of 2007. Since taking over the legacy of Dr. Palmer, Dr. Bowen has continued to provide excellent care to her patients.

In the past decade, Dr. Bowen has grown to specialize in digestive, autoimmune and complex cases and is now able to provide telemedicine for patients inside of Washington state and educational consultations for clients outside of Washington state through her 100% virtual practice model.

Dr. Bowen goes beyond symptoms to get to the root cause of your illness. She’s ready to be your own personal health detective!

Christine Bowen is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in:

  • Holistic digestive health solutions
  • Holistic management for auto-immunity
  • Strategies for managing complex cases
  • Thyroid balance (especially with Hashimoto’s)

Dr. Bowen has been trained in Naturopathic Medicine. She’s an excellent fit for you and your family if you are searching for more natural methods and remedies.

Many people are seeking out alternatives to prescription medications and alternatives to surgeries for a variety of reasons such as:

  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Chronic muscle and joint pain
  • Side effects of prescription drugs
  • Test results of “normal” but symptoms persisting
  • Natural alternative treatments for chronic disease

Meet Our Team


Kim is the office manager and your first point of contact for scheduling appointments.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a school of medicine that focuses on using the least harmful treatments (such as diet and lifestyle counseling) to correct illness. Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s) believe in finding and removing the root cause of illness.

How can we help?

Dr. Bowen provides a broad spectrum of holistic treatments. She is well-versed in treating people of all ages and phases of life. Her approachability and openness create a safe space for judgment-free, healthcare and healing to take place. Dr. Bowen believes that the simplest solutions can make the largest impact on health. She looks forward to meeting you and sharing her passion for health through natural medicine.

Our Philosophy

We work to alleviate your symptoms while treating and eliminating what’s causing your symptoms. Paying close attention to you and your overall well-being is key in our practice. You’ll find that your visits with us are in-depth and that you’ll have time to go into details about your health concerns.

Dr. Bowen invests time in getting to know you and your unique health needs. She is skilled at treatment protocols for a wide variety of conditions and practices general medicine for you and your entire family. As a specialist in digestive health, nutrition, thyroid balance and auto-immune disease, she is no stranger to challenging health issues.

Dr. Bowen is extremely passionate about natural medicine and hopes to share her passion by helping you achieve your optimum health! Contact her for your free 15 minute meet and greet consultation.

Bothell Natural Health is located within a 20 minute drive from the Seattle area. We are near you if you are in the areas of Redmond, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Everett, Bellevue, Mountlake Terrace, Kirkland, Kenmore or even north of us in Snohomish. Telemedicine visits are available for people living in Washington State or Educational Consultations are available for people residing outside of Washington State.