Naturopathic Medicine

Cedar Avenue Integrative Medicine provides the following Naturopathic Medical Services:

  • General health check-ups and preventive medicine
  • Annual Gynecological Exams including PAP smears and Mammogram referral
  • Treatment of acute conditions (colds, flu, stomachache, etc.)
  • Birth control: hormone prescriptions, diaphragm, and IUD insertion (Mirena & Paragard)
  • Physical medicine and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Ultrasound Therapy (used for muscle pain, tendonitis, and musculoskeletal injuries)
  • Intramuscular (IM) Vitamin Injections (such as Vitamin B12)
  • Nasosympatico Treatment for acute sinus infections, colds, flu, and other respiratory infections
  • Liver detox--physician guided detox program to improve overall health and rid the body of toxins that can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms** See below
  • Treatment and/or management of chronic health conditions (diabetes, arthritis, GERD, heart disease, etc.)
  • 15 minute free health consultations (no treatment or exam provided)
  • Cholesterol and Blood Sugar screenings
  • FREE Blood Pressure checks, walk-ins welcome
  • FREE 15 Minute Supplement consultation for Seniors (bring your bottles of supplements and list of prescription and over the counter medications with dosages

Our Naturopathic Doctors include

**Liver detox program is not intended to be used for detoxing from addictive substances such as alcohol or drugs. Persons seeking medical detox for addictions should get a referral from their Doctor for an inpatient treatment center.

Natural Pediatrics

Pediatric services are offered by doctors Dr. Stacy Bowker, Dr. Jennifer Read and Dr. Nitin Thapa. Services include:

  • Newborn and Well Child Exams
  • Childhood vaccines (for eligible children--currently all children ages 0-18 are eligible through the WA State vaccines for children program)
  • Sports Physicals
  • Acute pediatric care (in office, evisit, or phone consultation)
  • FREE Infant Weight checks and Breastfeeding support (Dr. Bowker, Dr. Read or Dr. Thapa will refer you to a certified lactation specialist, if necessary)

Should your child need specialty care, Dr. Bowker, Dr. Thapa, or Dr. Read will coordinate care with specialists affiliated with Seattle Children's Hospital. Because our physicians do not have hospital privileges, initial newborn exams are typically done by the hospital pediatrician or midwife, in the case of a home or birth-center birth. Expectant parents wishing to establish care for their baby with any of these physicians, should schedule a meet & greet appointment prior to the baby's birth and plan to schedule a first office visit when the baby is 10-14 days old. For more information about Natural Pediatrics, please visit Dr. Bowker's Natural Pediatric Blog: (


Acupuncture Services are provided by Jennifer Read, ND, EAMP.

Dr. Jennifer Read incorporates all aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture. She also provides Pediatric Acupuncture services. For more information about her practice and services, please visit her website:

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Services are provided by Dr. Theresa Martez, ND, LMT

Massage Therapy can help to ease pain caused by chronic muscle tension. It can also increase circulation, promote relaxation, and may speed the healing of certain types of injuries. Dr. Martez incorporates a variety of massage techniques ranging from Deep Tissue to Sports massage and myofascial release. While some insurance benefits cover massage therapy, it is your responsibility to know your benefits and get a referral or prescription if one is required in order to bill insurance. Please see Dr. Martez's website for more information:

Pediatric Acupuncture

More and more parents are turning to acupuncture for their children because it offers a safe, natural and effective approach to pediatric care.

Acupuncture focuses on treating symptoms by stimulating healing and restoring the body’s own ability to heal. For those kids who are afraid of needles, modern acupuncture treatments are done using painless acupuncture and non-needle techniques, so treatments are always easy and painless.

Acupuncture offers not only individualized treatment plans, but also a less invasive therapeutic technique than western medications with no unwanted side effects. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be safely performed on children as young as 6 months old.

Kids get Acupuncture for a number of conditions, for complete list and additional information about the visit, see Dr. Read's website at