Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist focusing on nutrition and digestion, hormonal balance, mental health.Clinic Director for Whole Life Medicine.
Dr. Marti offers primary care services with a focus on women’s health and mental health, including anxiety, depression and challenging relationships with food and body image.
Her acupuncture services are geared towards addressing headaches and pain management, pelvic pain and hormone-related conditions, and improving energy and focus.
As an experienced practitioner of integrative medicine, she blends the best of conventional and natural medicine to care for her patients.
Her focus in medicine is on where the outside world meets the body, particularly digestion, immune function, hormonal balance and mental health, and taking an integrative approach to diagnosis and treatment to ensure her patients get the safest, most sustainable and most effective care possible.
This includes everything from standard lab tests and imaging, to evidence-based treatment plans that can include nutritional or pharmaceutical prescriptions, to acupuncture and biofeedback training for pain and stress management.
Examples of the types of health concerns Dr. Marti frequently addresses include:
- Hormonal balance
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Menstrual disorders and PMS
- Menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, anxiety and insomnia
- Bone density, stress fractures, osteopenia, osteoporosis
- Blood sugar control and food cravings
- Digestive problems
- Loss of appetite and fatigue
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Food sensitivities
- Headaches & Pain Management
- Migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches
- Joint pain and back pain
- Abdominal pain related to digestive and hormonal problems
- Mental health
- Long-term recovery from addictive behaviors
For examples of healthy recipes that compliment Dr. Marti’s approach to integrating nutrition into holistic treatment plans: [bws_pinterest_follow label=”Follow me”] on Pinterest
Clinical Philosophy and Experience
In addition to my clinical work, I am adjunct faculty for the Bastyr University Psychology Department. During the winter and spring I teach the Addictions & Disorders class for 3rd year naturopathic medical students and 2nd year masters of clinical health psychology and nutrition students. During the summer, I supervise students participating in the Biofeedback and Mind-Body Medicine shifts at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
My philosophy of health is that in order to treat a person successfully, you must look to the mind, body, and spirit, as well as consider how the patient interacts with their environment and vice versa. My goal in working with patients is to help them change reactive patterns, whether on a physical or emotional level, to proactive and protective patterns that engender a healthy and fulfilling life.
My clinical philosophy has been shaped by a multitude of professional experiences. In addition to my two-year residency in naturopathic medicine, I have completed hundreds of hours of preceptorship with general and family medicine-oriented physicians, and physicians specializing in behavioral medicine and addiction treatment. I participated in the 2008 Betty Ford Center Summer Institute for Medical Students. I am certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and have formal training in the use of acupuncture to address behavioral health problems, including addiction recovery and compulsive disorders.
My interest in pain management and treating overuse injuries is partially inspired in part by a number of my recreational activities. These include: knitting, mindfulness walking, reading and participating in general fiction and science fiction book clubs, playing board games, and playing harp in Seirm, a Seattle-based ceilidh band.
Similarly, my commitment to providing great customer service stems from my pre-physician work experiences. My favorite of these being the many years spent working at independent bookstores, including the late, great Fremont Place Book Company.