Services

Naturopathic Services Offered

Dr. Christine Bowen offers complex illness support for the whole family. Pediatric, women’s, and men’s autoimmune and gastrointestinal care and laboratory services are available at Bothell Natural Health. All services offered at our clinic are based on naturopathic principles which involve getting to the root cause of your illness.

To learn more about any of our services, simply click on the links below.

We offer a variety of autoimmune and gastrointestinal care services for those seeking a natural alternative to conventional medicine. Contact us today for your free consultation to find out if we’re the right fit for your health journey (425) 485-7441.

Conditions Treated

We are available for all of your health care needs and we excel at helping patients with difficult, undiagnosed, complex illness that involve a variety of symptoms. Dr. Bowen offers naturopathic medical care for many conditions including:
  • Any and all digestive health concerns
  • Thyroid imbalance (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
  • General nutrition and exercise advice
  • Help with autoimmune conditions
Naturopathic medical appointments will include a very thorough intake and health history. We go beyond a standard, conventional medical approach and reach farther to uncover the root cause of your body’s distress…Read More

Digestive Conditions

For natural and functional/integrative help with IBS, SIBO, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, indigestion, stomach pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, etc.) or any digestive concern, you have come to the right place!

Autoimmune Conditions

Dr. Bowen’s approach to autoimmune conditions is to focus on healing digestion and removing underlying causes or contributing factors that provoke autoimmunity. We have seen much improvement and even complete resolution of many types of autoimmune conditions using only natural therapies or when integrating natural approaches with conventional care. We treat conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, CREST, Raynaud’s, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Multiple Sclerosis and more!

Acne & Skin Care

We believe that the skin is merely showing us that there is an imbalance in the rest of the body when skin conditions surface. We treat skin conditions first and foremost by normalizing digestion and then focusing on figuring out why the condition started so we can treat and prevent future problems from cropping up. The skin is also an organ of elimination / detoxification. When we help the body to detoxify in other ways, the skin may be better able to heal. We treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, chronic hives (urticaria), rashes and more.

Chronic Fatigue

There are so many causes of chronic fatigue! Dr. Bowen specializes in identifying and treating the underlying cause of fatigue. Whether it is low thyroid function, adrenal fatigue, or a chronic illness, we work to get your energy back up while helping to eradicate the cause.

Chronic Pain/Injuries

When it comes to managing chronic pains and injuries, the key is identifying why it is happening and working to undo the cause whenever possible. If the problem is structural, we work in conjunction with other types of manual therapies to restore as much function as possible. We also integrate herbal/nutritional anti-inflammatories when necessary.

When you are experiencing chronic pain, we believe that emotional health and support are as important in helping our patients as the natural treatments that help to support the person’s body. Living with chronic pain can be really hard and we encourage you to seek support in helping to treat your full health — mind and body!

Food and Environmental Allergies/Sensitivities

Restoring digestive balance can help to reduce allergic response. Dr. Bowen can help with identification and removal of allergic triggers, assisting the body to produce less pro-inflammatory products. and may use systemic anti-inflammatory herbs/nutrients to treat allergies.

Sleep Disturbance

Sleep Disturbance is defined as the inability to fall asleep, remain asleep, or feel refreshed by sleep. Potential Causes of sleep disturbance include stress, psychiatric disorders (anxiety, depression, anger), medications (central nervous system stimulants), supplements (ginseng, guarana, green tea, etc.), physiologic causes or underlying illness (anemia, heart or lung condition, sleep apnea, chronic pain, heartburn, etc.), and jet lag.

Sleep disturbance is experienced occasionally by one in four Americans, and chronically by 10% of Americans. We have many ways to help manage sleep disturbances!

Insurance

Insurance does not cover our services.  We have chosen this purposefully so that we have the freedom to show up for our patients and not be forced to serve the insurance company.  For more details or questions regarding this choice and your payment options, please contact our office directly.

If you have an HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account), we may be able to offer that approach for payment for patients in Washington state.

An important note to make is that most insurance coverage pays for discovering a diagnosis, discussing symptoms, and offering treatment programs / prescription medications that cover up or dull those symptoms.  If that approach doesn’t work, the next step is often surgery.  The goal of naturopathic or functional medicine is to support the body’s own innate ability to heal itself.  It’s a very different approach to regaining your quality of life and we believe that it is a much more sustainable path for our patients.

Investing in your health and the future of your health is something we highly recommend! 

 

You’ll find that Bothell Natural Health is located within a 20 minute drive of the Seattle area. We are near you if you are living or working in the areas of Lynnwood, Woodinville, Mountlake Terrace, Everett, Edmonds, Redmond, Kirkland, Kenmore, Bellevue  or even north of us in the Snohomish/Marysville area.

We are not accepting general primary care or pediatric patients currently unless there is a complex digestive health concern or a complex care issue. For general primary or pediatric care, I can offer a referral to one of my colleagues.