Medicine Through All Life Stages - My greatest hope is that my practice fits a diverse group of individuals in an empowering way, educates with respect, and promotes body, spirit, and lifestyle positivity for whatever paths you are choosing for your optimal self. A search for increasing health or vitality, a relief of pain, or a desire to find new meaning in the day-to-day are common aspects of why people might request my input or learn more from my services.
What my medicine focuses on is acceptance based strategies for what’s happening in the present moment, with additional support for underlying structures towards healing. Some items that support us in times of change include mental, spiritual, and physical health. This can look like better digestion, sleep, exercise, spiritual practices like meditation or breathing exercises. This can also look like releasing grief, anger, fear, recognizing bias in ourselves and towards others, and commonly acceptance of our limitations. That is why I’ve crafted my practice around tools of Meridians and Energy systems of Acupuncture, Herbal, Dietary, and Pharmacy supplemental systems of Naturopathic Medicine, and also practice using a foundation in Health Psychology.
Dr. Trowbridge operates on a Sliding-Scale model of payment. Superbill or ICD-10 codes available on request to patient for them to present to their insurance provider.
Credentials and Education
Licensed Naturopathic Physician - Washington State
Licensed Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Practitioner
Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine Bastyr University - Kenmore, WA - Graduated June 2011
Master of Science in Acupuncture Bastyr University - Kenmore, WA - Graduated June 2011
Bachelor's degree in Health Psychology Bastyr University - Kenmore, WA - Graduated June 2006
Melanie Trowbridge is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Eastern Medical Practitioner / Acupuncturist in the state of Washington. As a graduate from Bastyr University, she was trained in modern Western medicinal principles, herbal medicines, dietary counseling, acupuncture and several other modalities following the latest innovations in health and wellness. She graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Acupuncture. She also attained a Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology and Human Biology from Bastyr University prior to her doctoral program. She now integrates best practices from both Western and Eastern philosophies of health care to help you attain your goals.