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Freedom from Chronic Inflammation and Pain

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If you've been struggling with symptoms of chronic inflammation - headaches, migraines, tight, achy, sore neck and shoulder muscles, knee or low back pain, heartburn, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalances, auto-immune issues, elevated blood sugar/blood pressure, PMS, and feel frustrated, depressed, irritable or anxious and are tired of trying different medications and supplements and still suffering from symptoms - please give us a call.

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Phone:
(206) 775-6422
Location:
111 SE Everett Mall Way, Building E, Suite E101
Everett, WA 98208

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Hello, my name is Dr. Colleen Gagliardi.  I am a Naturopathic Physician and acupuncturist serving people in Everett, Lynnwood and Edmonds.  I help you get to the bottom of what is causing your chronic inflammation symptoms so we can address those causes once and for all - for the long run.  Then you can get back to moving easy, feeling better, and finally feel like you are in control of your life again.  The goal in dealing with inflammation is to not only treat your symptoms but to actually identify and treat the causes that are contributing to your underlying inflammation (and your symptoms) to help you to restore your overall health.

If you are like the many of the people who have experienced relief in working with us:

  • You suffer from headaches/migraines.  They interrupt your life. You never know when they will strike, or more worrisome - what is really causing them in the first place. They literally "take away your breath" when they occur, and you find it hard to function - much less work or take care of your family the way you'd like to.

  • You have tight, tired, sore muscles - especially in your neck and shoulders.  Your joints ache all over.  When you get out of bed in the morning (after not being able to sleep well), you feel like you're a grandmother of 95, instead of your true age. 

  • You frequently find yourself short tempered, irritable and on-edge - and worry that it's starting to impact your relationships with your partner, your kids and your work.  You also find yourself more stressed and anxious than ever - worrying about things that typically wouldn't bother you at all.

  • You do know stress is adding to the way you feel, and you also wonder if you have thyroid or hormonal imbalances that are impacting you. You also think that maybe some of the foods you're eating are contributing to the digestive symptoms you usually have.  But no-one so far has been able to help you pin-point what is causing your inflammation and symptoms so you can finally get it taken care of.

That is where my expertise in working with people with chronic pain and inflammation comes in.  For the past 14 years, (including a few years working in an integrative chronic pain clinic),  I've been helping patients troubled with inflammation symptoms.  Because of my experience and training in both Naturopathic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I have extensive knowledge in helping you to identify and treat the underlying causes of your inflammation symptoms. As we work together, you may be very surprised at what is actually causing your underlying inflammation when we uncover it.  And, you may be surprised at how quickly you can start to feel better when we finally begin addressing the actual factors causing your inflammation.  And, even thought you may have been dealing with your uncomfortable, painful symptoms for a long time (and have tried conventional medicine and numerous medications and supplements and quick fix approaches), you may be really surprised that your body starts naturally healing the way it is designed to, when given the right conditions and circumstances for it to start healing. 

Inflammation is not a bad thing, believe it or not.  The pain of inflammation is your body's way of saying - "hey - something's wrong here - pay attention and take care of it!  Inflammation however is a symptom, which is being caused by something - it just doesn't happen by itself. Many of the causes of inflammation can be identified and once identified we can start addressing them using a natural approach. In working with patients who have suffered with chronic inflammation for years, they are frequently very surprised at what the underlying causes of their long term inflammation end up being. Not uncommonly,  I have found that some of the most significant causes of the symptoms of inflammation may be due to negative reactions to the quality and type of some of the foods you may be eating,  underlying hormonal or endocrine imbalances, a history of physical trauma, metabolic imbalances, structural imbalances, food or nutrient imbalances, toxic exposures, over-use and over-work issues, stress, dietary and lifestyle components, and unresolved mind-body-spirit factors.  I find that by finally figuring out and addressing what is causing your inflammation, then we are on the road towards rejuvenating and restoring your health for the long run - not just for a short term improvement in symptoms. Read More

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  • Some of the natural approaches utilized in our clinic include:

  • Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, cupping and moxa.  We believe in gentle, effective acupuncture using very thin acupuncture needles. The treatment should be relatively painless, relaxing and enjoyable. 

  • Naturopathic medicine: We help provide you the information that you need to make good choices regarding what is right for you for herbs, diet and food choices, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and supplements.  

  • Functional medicine:  We provide functional medicine testing to identify if some of your symptoms could be caused by food sensitivities, bacteria or yeast in your digestive system or vitamin or mineral deficiencies.  We also provide in-depth functional medicine lab testing to evaluate for hormonal imbalances, thyroid and adrenal deficiencies. 

  • Hypnotherapy: A method to support you for chronic pain issues, insomnia, digestive issues, anxiety, weight management and stress support. 

  • Mind-Body Medicine:  Helping you to work with and identify the connections between your body and mind to optimize your health.