Do you want to feel better but don’t know how to make that happen?

Are you feeling disheartened because you’ve been to other doctors and tried a number of approaches that haven’t worked?

You can feel better. I promise.

I will help you find the missing piece of the puzzle that will lead to your optimal wellness.

If you are looking for a doctor that will understand you — the whole person — and who has a proven track record of getting to the root of complex health issues, you have come to the right doctor.

I specialize in working with patients experiencing:

  • hormonal imbalances
  • unexplained brain fog
  • aches and pains
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sleep disturbances

I am a unique primary care physician with the tools that you need to help create and maintain your healing practice. I am trained in treating the root cause of dis-ease through Naturopathic and Classical Chinese Medicine and I will teach you new posture, movement and thought patterns which previously may have been the missing link in your move toward wellness.

If you feel as if you’ve tried a lot of things that have not created and maintained your optimal health, this time will be different. I invite you to join me so that, together, we can create your individualized health plan and you can start feeling healthier, happier, and more productive. Not only will the process be fun, you will be rewarded by feeling better each day.

If you are interested in finding out if I am the right fit to help you…

I invite you to schedule a complimentary “Get Acquainted” phone session with me.

ABOUT DR. LIZ

About_Liz_Wallace - A Healing PracticeI received a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and a Masters in Classical Chinese Medicine (MSOM, LAc) from the Natural College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. Since then, I have been developing A Healing Practice focusing on women’s health through the many hormonal transitions of life.

I have spent many years building my tool kit of methods to address your healthcare needs. My highly successful integrated approach combines the following tools.

  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Acupuncture and Classic Chinese Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Spacial Dynamics
  • Structural Integration
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Pilates
  • Holistic Pelvic Care TM

While I love what I do, it really is all about you. My goal is to help you feel your best.

If you are ready to get started, schedule your appointment now

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Dr. Liz really got to the root of the problems to help determine the best treatment plan.

When I went to see Liz, the first thing that struck me was what a genuine caring individual she was. She was concerned not only about my issues but about who I was as a person. She has helped me work through some very tough digestive issues that have plagued me for years.

I thought it was all in my head, and she has helped me find the answers to questions I have struggled with for a long time. She gives it her all in finding a solution, creates a good plan that you are comfortable with, while remaining approachable and excited about the process.

I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to find a natural way to heal their ailments. If you are willing to do the work, she is willing to give it her all as a positive coach and healer.”
— Kris B.

Dr. Liz formulated a treatment plan that addresses the cause of my inflammation, both genetic and environmental.

I consider Dr. Liz to be a teacher as well as a doctor. She addresses my concerns, mainly those about my genetic predisposition to chronic rheumatoid arthritis, and she has taught me how I might effect changes that will, and actually have begun to, influence how I feel. While her treatments have included lifestyle changes, homeopathy, nutrition, and acupuncture, she continually encourages me to become my own doctor.”
— Amy H.

F.A.Q

What is the training to become a naturopathic physician? What is the training to become a doctor of Classical Chinese Medicine?
The Doctorate degree for naturopathic doctors is a four-year medical school program that trains individuals to be holistic primary care physicians. The degree for Classical Chinese Medicine is also a four-year program. The total for both training endeavors is over 8,000 lecture, laboratory and clinical hours.
How are naturopathic physicians, or ND’s, different than medical doctors, or MD’s?
While both ND’s and MD’s train for four years in medical school, ND’s take an oath to practice medicine in alignment with specific principles of healing.

Principle: The Healing Power of Nature — Every body has an innate ability to heal itself and will naturally return to a state of health if obstacles to the healing process are identified and removed.

Principle: Treat the Whole Person — Just as looking at one puzzle piece does not reveal the entire puzzle image, so too, focusing on one area of the body or one symptom does not reveal an understanding of the entire body. All aspects of health and dis-ease involve an interaction of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, genetic and environmental factors. An imbalance in one factor will affect the others; and so, all factors must be addressed.

Principle: Identify and Treat the Cause — Symptoms are the body’s attempt to heal itself and are merely expressions of an imbalance within the body. By taking the time to discover the cause of disturbance in the body and treat the root, symptoms will usually resolve.

Principle: First Do No Harm — With safe, non-invasive therapies, the body can return to a state of health; its natural healing process is not suppressed and there are no harmful side effects.

Principle: The Physician as Teacher — The original meaning of the word “doctor” (docere) is “to teach”. The patient, as an empowered individual, is to be respected and educated in order to develop a healing practice, unique unto him/herself.

Principle: Prevention — Rather than fighting dis-ease, the ultimate goal of naturopathic medicine is to create a strong foundation of health.

What is the difference between naturopathy and homeopathy?
Homeopathy, developed in Germany in the 1700’s, is one therapy that a naturopathic physician may use in a treatment protocol. The underlying principle is the law “like cures like”. Medicinal agents are diluted to an energetic imprint, stimulating the body’s natural force and igniting the healing process.
What conditions do you treat?
I am trained as a primary care physician and, as such, am equipped to diagnose and treat acute to chronic conditions, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, allergies, neurological, depression and anxiety and women’s health. In addition, I specialize in treating musculoskeletal and postural issues, such as overall aches and pains, injuries from motor vehicle accidents, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and painful shoulders.
What can I expect during my first visit?
Appointments last 60 minutes. A complete history will be taken; laboratory testing may be ordered/reviewed; a physical exam will be followed by acupuncture and/or bodywork. Time is taken to discuss an individualized treatment plan. If you have previous lab work, please bring it to your visit.
Do you work with other practitioners?
Yes, I am open to working with your present physician. With your care in mind, I may refer you to other healthcare professionals or specialists.
Do you prescribe pharmaceuticals?
In the state of Oregon, naturopathic physicians can prescribe some medications that are derived from natural substances, including many antibiotics, hormone replacement therapy and thyroid hormones. In many cases we may choose to use alternative methods if possible and, when needed, we will use hormones that are bio-identical to the body.
Do you accept insurance?
We do accept insurance, depending on your policy. If your insurance does cover naturopathy or acupuncture, we are happy to submit your claims.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.
What is acupuncture?
There exists energy, or Qi (pronounced “chi”), originating in the organs and flowing through the body in channels, or meridians. When there is an abundance of Qi flowing smoothly through the channels, a person feels healthy. If there is not enough Qi, or when the energy is not able flow smoothly through the pathways, symptoms appear. Acupuncture uses tiny, sterile needles to stimulate points on the channels to either tonify the Qi or remove blockages in the pathways to create a harmonious flow of energy and a return to health.
Does acupuncture hurt?
The needles used in acupuncture are the width of a strand of hair. Many people do not feel the insertion of the needle. The sensation differs at each point — some points are more sensitive then others; but, no, it does not hurt. Most people find acupuncture to be deeply relaxing. You will just have to feel it for yourself.
What conditions does acupuncture treat?
Like Naturopathic Medicine, Classical Chinese Medicine is a complete healthcare system. From acute to chronic conditions, acupuncture supports the body to return to a state of health. Every system of the body can be addressed with acupuncture, including: musculoskeletal issues, such as pain or arthritis; hormonal issues, including PMS, infertility, menopause, weight loss and thyroid disorders; nervous system issues, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and insomnia; cardiovascular dis-eases, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol; gastrointestinal issues, such as IBS and allergies; skin problems, infections, and asthma.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, patients start with a 60-minute weekly appointment, continuing for anywhere between four to twelve weeks.
Does insurance cover acupuncture?
Many insurance companies do cover acupuncture. If your insurance policy does cover acupuncture, we are happy to submit your claims.
Do you accept insurance coverage following a motor vehicle accident?
Oregon requires Personal Injury Protection [PIP] for all medical expenses related to an auto accident even if your regular health insurance coverage does not cover acupuncture, naturopathic care or other bodywork services.
What is Dr. Liz’s Moving Into Wellness program?
Moving Into Wellness is an integrated bodywork program developed by Dr. Liz Wallace. Drawing from her success with patients, she combines the movement aspects of Spacial Dynamics with the facial release of Structural Integration. These tools along with her training as a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, create an individualized program focusing on alignment, balance, and the development of grace as we move through space. The result is an increase in coordination, a decrease in aches and pains, and a new sense of self. 
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