At Pacifica Natural Medicines, Dr. Michael Woo’s mission is to provide integrative and quality care to patients in a nurturing and professional environment. We will help you achieve better health and quality of life through natural medicine, nutrition, lifestyle counseling, herbal medicine, acupuncture, physical medicine, homeopathy, and the convenience of our own Naturopathic dispensary.
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Dr. Michael Woo’s Approach
Our philosophy is to use an integrated approach that incorporates natural remedies, noninvasive therapies, and education to facilitate your body’s own healing where each patient is given a customized, unique treatment plan. We, the doctors and staff, strive to provide the best natural medicine care. We collaborate with you and with your team of healthcare professionals to create a safe, sensible treatment plan that addresses your unique health objectives and needs.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are primary care providers who advocate prevention and teach patients to prevent illness through lifestyle changes. The concept of ‘vis medicatrix naturae’ – “the healing power of nature” – has long been the core of indigenous medicine in many cultures around the world. It remains one of the central themes of Naturopathic philosophy to this day.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture, which originated in China, is based on the belief that health is determined by a balanced flow of qi (chee), the vital life energy present in all living organisms. According to acupuncture theory, qi circulates in the body along fourteen major energy pathways, called meridians. These meridians are linked to specific internal organs and organ systems.
Acupuncture is the process of stimulating specific points on the body by the insertion of thin metal needles through the skin. At Pacifica Natural Medicines, we also have access to electro-acupuncture. This is when electrodes may be stuck on the surface of the skin. When gentle electrical stimulation is applied, it has the same effect as applying it through needles. We use only sterile, disposable needles of finest quality to ensure our patients’ satisfaction and eliminate the risk of infection.
Dr. Michael Woo is a Washington State-licensed Naturopathic Physician and licensed Acupuncturist. He is fully trained in all areas of primary care, and will work in conjunction with your medical doctor to form a health team to co-manage your health condition.
We at Pacifica Natural Medicines stock our own natural pharmacy with hundreds of professional-grade, top-quality botanicals, supplements and homeopathics that we use in our everyday practice. We provide vitamins, minerals, herbs and bionutrients as a convenience for our clients. Everyone is welcome to purchase items from our natural pharmacy, and we are happy to do special orders.