Dr. Rachel

As a Naturopathic Physician specializing in Whole person care, I believe the healing process is unique for each individual.   

In our work together, Functional and Chinese Medicine along with your complex needs always guide our direction.

You are so much more than the labels or diagnosis you've been given.

Healing is not only a science, it is an art. This art has grace and beauty — and is rooted in a foundation of remembering our essential health.

In our collaborative plan you will establish new habits in the FOUNDATIONS for HEALTHY LIVING: Food as medicine, joyful movement and rejuvenation practices, mindful awareness and most importantly evolve your relationship to yourself and your body.

Tools like Acupuncture, medicinal plants and nutrients, sound healing, human hands and your own MIND-body connection will assist your journey.   

Supportive, gentle, consistent care.

Modern science provides us with many gifts but forgets that you are more than numbers on a piece of paper.  We all need help to see past our blind spots and create new life enhancing habits if we want to experience more vitality. 

This is my service to you.  It is my “job” and my passion to support you as you open your heart, widen your vision and have the courage to take new action.

It’s time to get honest. You have innate resources waiting for your participation.

Daily life can become your Medicine.


"You must find the place inside of you where nothing is impossible."

— Deepak Chopra


Who’s on your wellness team, in your inner circle or your tribe?  Who do you have to help you see new possibilities?

My areas of specialty

Food as Medicine and Digestive Health:

Through my own experience of IBD, I know without a doubt that optimal, vital wellbeing starts in our core.  Digestive health matters.  Yes your guts have a brain and we will talk about how you nourish yourself -- all the ways to be nourished.  This is your center; your foundation, your Earth Element; that which fuels and sustains you. Yes what you eat matters. Food IS medicine and it’s time to pay attention.  
Let’s remove confusion and instill trust so you can feel energized and grounded. 

"It’s hard to express how grateful I am for Rachel.  I could not be where I am today without her. She helped me discover the root cause of my digestive issues and with her knowledge, support and guidance, my whole life changed.  I now run a blog, Paleo in PDX in which I aim to inspire and share my happiness and health journey with others. I never knew life could feel so good."  — Alisa Fairbanks, paleoinpdx.com


Women's WHOLE health:

Are you ready to create a new relationship with your body and reclaim your essential feminine Vitality?

Your sensuality and sexuality are sacred, deserving your presence at every stage of the female experience.  To REMEMBER who we are as women, we have to reconnect with our sacred center, become grounded and rooted, integrated and embodied in order to thrive.  

You are a complex, dynamic ocean.
Hormones are no joke, let’s help you joyfully surf vs. fight the waves.

Preconception, pregnancy and postpartum REDEFINED.
My love of late...helping you bring life into this world while you honor YOUR life.

Ladies, a vibrant, grounded and joyful sense of well being within yourself creates children and a future generation who are the same!

You deserve to feel good.

As a woman your body is built to create.  Create babies...art, books, businesses.

Regardless of what you are creating, your sense of aliveness fuels your desired outcome. Our work together will support your embodied empowerment to claim your space and contribute your own special kind of magic in the world.

If you are depleted and burned out, you can’t give your best.

Let’s expand the definition of self love and self care together.  

Your health matters for the well being of ALL.

Ladies, the time is now.

"Dr. Rachel’s care has been a true gift helping me feel the best I have in my life.  She held space that helped me stay grounded and vibrant before, during and now after my pregnancy.  My work with her has had a profound impact, not only on my own health, but now that of my beautiful and healthy twin girls.  I have the deepest gratitude." — Carmen S. Portland, OR

Pain and injury:

Having been a competitive athlete in my younger days and in constant pursuit of an active, vital life now, I have a great interest in optimal performance and recovery from injury.
Our bodies do recover and heal, but they need support for best outcomes.

With a combination of Acupuncture, Bemer Physical Vascular therapy to enhance microcirculation and endurance; as well as optimizing your nutrition through food and targeted supplementation, you can perform your best, feel energized to go that extra mile and prevent future injury.

I also offer Lyftogt Perineural Injection Therapy (P.I.T.) to halt inflammation and pain and quicken your road to healing.  This therapy for pain is wildly effective.

Putting a plan in place sooner than later will allow for years of an active, joyful lifestyle.

“Wow, I’m blown away at the power of acupuncture. My pain is significantly improved after the treatment. Thank you Dr. Rachel!” — J.F.

Vital wellness & Longevity:

We can age with grace and remain vital and energized.  But we must start now.

No matter age or circumstance there are many ways to help ourselves thrive. You are ever changing and evolving, your self care must also adjust to support your longevity goals.

Don’t let anyone tell you, “oh, it’s just aging”.
There’s a new story to tell, let’s write it together.

You’re not dead yet my darling.  A wellspring of aliveness awaits.

Experiencing vibrant wellness does not come from symptom and disease management and barely surviving.

Deep healing and vitality happens when you shift your perspective and begin LIVING life differently. Learn to nourish yourself in deeper ways, move, breath and relate in ways that are joyful and begin making choices that allow and activate your body’s own healing mechanisms.

I look forward to the journey!


A note about choosing a Naturopathic Physician, Acupuncturist or any health care provider:

Do your research.  Not all ND’s or Acupuncturists, various types of wellness practitioners or Doctors are created equal.  Choose to acknowledge who you are going to for help. Their level of training, education and experience will dictate the information and quality of care they provide. See FAQs for more on Naturopathic Medicine.

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