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Why I would recommend Market Place Naturopathic

I met the Doctors of Market Place Naturopathic at a Lyme Awareness event hosted last year. From this event I subsequently found out that I have Lyme Disease. After over 20+ years of being very sick I could finally
say specifically what it was that was hindering my body from healing. The questions still to be answered were: How do I even begin to figure this out so I can get better? And who knows enough about this very complex disease to be my partner in helping me find my way to remission and wellness?

This is where the staff comes in. I started seeing him shortly after receiving my results in December of 2017. Since that time, they tirelessly worked with me to uncover all the hidden facets of my Lyme puzzle. They established a core treatment plan that is specific to my disease and has adjusted it each time I go in to ensure I continue to improve.

I will be forever thankful to the series of life events that have led me to Market Place Naturopathic. They encourage me to be ‘real’ when I am at my appointments. Their process and approach on things is very refreshing! They challenge me to stop and really evaluate where I am ‘at this moment’. Even when I am at my lowest I have never been pressured to start a treatment plan without first discussing in detail what it involves and having me go home to think about it further. The Doctors at Market Place Naturopathic are true partners in my getting better and have proven that to be true time after time.

I highly recommend Market Place Naturopathic to anyone who is not only looking for a general practitioner but also anyone searching for a specialist who can give you the answers (even if you have given up looking) you are searching for.

~Julie, 41 year old female
December 2017

Market Place Naturopathic is a rare gem

I found Market Place Naturopathic after 20 years, and hundreds of doctors. I could no longer work with physicians who were ego-centered, and expected me to passively accept their expertise. Market Place Naturopathic is a rare gem, the staff seems to genuinely respect my own knowledge of my body, and invites me to participate as a full partner in healing.

~Robin, 40 year old female
March 2019

Are you curious about Psychokinesiology? The Doctors of Market Place Naturopathic share a few words to explain it.

The five levels of healing is a systematic model developed by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt that he based on the ancient sacred yoga sutras of Patanjali. The five levels include the physical body (the foundation upon which all else rests, the 1st level), the energy body (2nd level), the mental body (3rd level), the intuitive/dream body (4th level), and the spirit body (5th level). There is a profound interaction between all of the levels. One example is downward causation where unresolved emotional trauma on the intuitive, mental, or emotional level can lead to imbalances on the lower levels. Medical symptoms, psychiatric illnesses, life crises, relationship issues and emotional states originate from the greater domain of consciousness and are guides on our own growth journey.

Each level of healing in this model requires it’s own diagnostic approach and remedies for treatment. Psychokinesiology (PK) works on the 3rd and 4th levels by facilitating communication between the two known worlds: this world and the invisible world.  PK is a form of biofeedback psychotherapy or biofeedback guided counseling that is utilized when the original event causing the current problem is hidden in the subconscious and is not accessible to the mind. This healing system is a tool to help access the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind in order to support healing from chronic illness.

PK work allows for conscious awareness of how one’s choices, behaviors, decisions, ancestry, etc. impact our reality as well as impacting others and becoming part of the forces of evolution, change, and forward movement.  Much chronic illness is attributed to unresolved conflict or trauma in our own life, through our ancestry, or from past, future, or in-between lives. Often times, illness is an indication that a directional change needs to be made and PK is a tool to facilitate this healing.

Schedule an appointment by filling out our New Patient Contact Form: https://marketplacenaturopathic.com/dr-alena-zweben-become-a-new-patient/. You can also email us at info@marketplacenaturopathic.com or call us at 206-853-6809.

I highly recommend Market Place Naturopathic to anyone who wants to pursue care with a Naturopathic doctor

I highly recommend Market Place Naturopathic to anyone who wants to pursue care with a Naturopathic doctor. They are not only a caring and knowledgeable physicians, but they have a bedside manner that can’t be beat. I have appreciated their ability to hear me and listen well, offer great medical advice as well as provide top notch diagnostic testing to be sure that we are on the right path. They have helped me with a multitude of issues over the last several years, serving as a primary doctors for not only me but my children as well. I would not hesitate to recommend Market Place Naturopathic to anyone seeking excellent care.

~JC, 53 year old female
June 2018

Market Place Naturopathic recommends City Sweats Urban Detox Studio in Seattle Washington

Community Spotlight: City Sweats – your urban detox studio

City Sweats is Seattle’s Holistic Spa, Sweat Therapy, and Infrared Sauna studio located in two convenient locations, Madison Park and Wallingford neighborhoods. In addition tosweat therapy, they offer Lymphatic Drainage and a series of holistic spa treatments to have you glowing from the inside out.

market place naturopathic recommends city sweats urban detox studio

Why sweat? Our skin is our largest organ and plays a vital role in detoxification. One of the six emunctories, or routes of elimination of the body, therapeutic sweating has been practiced for hundreds of years around the world. On a daily basis we are exposed to air pollution, pesticides/herbicides, heavy metals, plastics, toxins from our cosmetics, and the toxins produced by infections and molds. Mobilization and removal via sweat reduces total body burden of these toxins [1], which improves overall symptoms and disease states.

Why infrared? Infrared sauna is the technological advancement of traditional sauna. Despite being undetectable to the naked eye, the infrared light used in this particular type of sauna is able to penetrate the skin deeper, between 3-5 cm (about 1.5 inches) beneath the skin [2] compared to a traditional sauna. As a result, the heat creates a more vigorous sweat at a lower temperature. This allows for a more complete detoxification beyond just the blood stream. Many toxins are stored in fat cells, and thus are challenging to remove [3]. Subcutaneous fat, or fat located just below the skin surface, is the primary toxin laden site. Regular sweating (via exercise and/or sauna) aids in removal of these toxins through sweat, in addition to the body’s other elimination mechanisms [4].

market place naturopathic recommends city sweats urban detox studio in seattle

In partnership with City Sweats, we have developed a program for our patients. We have developed special rates available only through our providers to give our patients with increased sensitivities the ability to sweat and detoxify safely in a truly healing and serene atmosphere.

Happy sweating!

References:

  1. Genuis SJ, Sears ME, Schwalfenberg G, Hope J, Bernhoft R. Clinical Detoxification: Elimination of Persistent Toxicants from the Human Body. The Scientific World Journal. 2013;2013:238347. doi:10.1155/2013/238347.
  2. Vatansever F, Hamblin MR. Far infrared radiation (FIR): its biological effects and medical applications. Photonics & lasers in medicine. 2012;4:255-266. doi:10.1515/plm-2012-0034.
  3. Sears ME, Genuis SJ. Environmental Determinants of Chronic Disease and Medical Approaches: Recognition, Avoidance, Supportive Therapy, and Detoxification.  Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2012;2012:356798. doi:10.1155/2012/356798.
  4. Ross GH, Sternquist MC. Methamphetamine exposure and chronic illness in police officers: significant improvement with sauna-based detoxification therapy. Toxicology and Industrial Health. 2012;28(8):758-768. doi:10.1177/0748233711425070.
Heal Your Gut with uBiome SmartGut Test at MarketPlace Naturopathic

Market Place Naturopathic Introduces the Innovative New Stool Test “uBiome” Using DNA Precision Sequencing Technology

Market Place Naturopathic has recently added a new stool test uBiome, a company performing a pilot study to analyze the trillions of bacteria in our bodies and how they play into our overall wellness. As naturopathic doctors, we know that over 70% of our immune system operates from our gut, and so, a healthy gut leads to a healthy immune system, and thus an overall healthy individual.

This is an especially true concept for many of our patients suffering from chronic illness, mostly due to infections or environmental exposures that have lead to a breakdown of their immune systems and caused further havoc.

gut bugs inside your body

An interesting part of this test is the method they use to analyze the bacteria. uBiome assess the DNA by way of precision sequencing technology to identify both the beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms. This includes DNA extraction from the sample, and then amplification through polymerase chain reaction, or PCR.

Perhaps the greatest advantage, to the patient mostly, is the ease of testing. The sample required is the size of a cotton swab. Gone are the messy collection styles of other stool testing!

Who are the ideal patients to use this test? Patients suffering from irritable bowel disease, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, patients with mysterious abdominal gas and bloating, or constipation, are all good candidates to have the test performed. Schedule your visit at Market Place Naturopathic now and discuss the test with one of our providers!

If you are a current patient, you can simply request a test kit be mailed to you by emailing us at info@marketplacenaturopathic.com

marketplace naturopathic ionic foot bath

Request a complimentary IonCleanse Foot Bath at the time of your first office visit of 2018

The IonCleanse Foot Bath is a state of the art detox therapy currently being offered at Market Place Naturopathic. Using this gentle yet effective foot soak, you will be detoxifying your entire body.

How does this work exactly? The IonCleanse Foot Bath incorporates a small direct current from the array, producing a flow of positive and negative ions in water. Electrolytes are added to the water to improve conductivity. The flow of positive and negative ions separates the hydrogen and oxygen ions from the water molecules. The process described above is called electrolysis, and is the basis for the scientific foundation of the treatment.

A single treatment lasts up to 30 minutes. During this time, the machine will switch between positive and negative charges, in a pulsed fashion. The current developed by the array within the tub allows for the break down of molecules into hydrogen ions (H+), oxygen molecules (O2), hydroxyl ions (OH-), or hydrogen molecules (H2), depending on the polarity used via the machine.

The toxins are pulled from the peripheral areas of the body via osmosis and diffusion. Our body’s routes of elimination, so named emunctories, like the kidney and digestive systems, are then called upon to discard them through our urine and feces.

Many people are interested in the color that is formed in the tub while doing the treatment. However, not much relevant clinical knowledge can be gathered from it as the majority of the color will be due to oxidative effects on the metal plates that are within the array itself.
As a special promotion for our valued patients, we are offering a single, complementary foot bath at the time of your first office visit in 2018. Be sure to mention that you would like to schedule this add on procedure at the time of your appointment request.

Market Place Naturopathic Lyme Disease Screening Event in Seattle Washington

Market Place Naturopathic working with Global Lyme Diagnostics to host Lyme Disease Screening Event

We are excited to announce a Lyme Disease education and screening event with Global Lyme Diagnostics! This innovative style of testing screens for a number of targets (bug variants and species) which helps reduce false negative results often seen with other testing. If you are local to the Seattle area, and have ever wondered if something was underlying to your chronic disease, be sure to click the link here and register!

I can unconditionally recommend Dr. Zweben to anyone who has challenging health issues

I can unconditionally recommend Dr. Zweben to anyone who has challenging health issues. She is a caring, patient, and brilliant practitioner. I am very thankful she is in my life. I have been chronically ill for over 40 years. During that time I have had many surgeries, didn’t’ walk for over twenty years, nearly died on numerous occasions, and had no use of my right arm. Most recently I was vomiting every day and could not eat or drink water. I’ve been diagnosed with gastritis, fibromyalgia, duodenitis, depression, chronic pain, chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible, chronic fatigue syndrome, severe abdominal pain, anxiety, arthritis, intractable nausea and vomiting, Lyme disease, leukocytosis, hyperthyroidism, history of bladder infections, malaria, Chagas disease from living in South America, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, pancreatic and kidney abscess, tendonitis, and gangrene with chronic hemorrhaging and pus instead of bone marrow in the jaw.

For years I traveled around the country to various clinics that would get me a little better for a time and then my health would get worse. I had many surgeries at Johns Hopkins, Swedish hospital and University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle Washington, Anchorage Alaska, and in Olympia Washington. In addition, I went to clinics in Kansas, Maryland, Missouri and Florida to try and find answers to my chronic health problems.

I finally learned about a clinic run by world-renown Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt near Seattle Washington. The clinic specializes in treating patients with chronic pain and illness. Dr. Alena Zweben trained under Dr. Klinghardt and has successfully treated many patients, including myself. For anyone who has health issues, Dr. Zweben is a miracle worker.

~Ronni, 68 year old female
April 2014