Northwest NEWS

March 27, 2000

Valley Special

Naturopathic medicine arrives in Duvall

   A three-part lecture series discussing naturopathic approaches to various topics in health will take place in Duvall in the Rose Room, downstairs from the Duvall Library, during April and May.

   The series will be presented by Robin Dipasquale, ND, and is open to the community at no charge. These information-sharing sessions will focus on how naturopathic medicine views health and disease and will be a forum to meet Dr. Dipasquale, who has recently moved her practice to Duvall.

   The dates and topics will be:

   Naturopathic medicine is a practice of healthcare that is growing in awareness and use by people who want to understand more about their own power and choice in how their bodies function. The "naturo" part refers to both the belief in the healing power of nature and to the more "natural" medicines that are often used in treatment. The naturopathic physician is trained to look deeply into what may be the cause of the patient's disease, not just treat the symptoms. Naturopaths will also work by educating their patients, informing them about both preventative measures and about how to bring their bodies back to a balanced state of wellness.

   Dr. Dipasquale has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 1995. Last fall, she moved her practice from Seattle to Duvall, where she lives and works with her husband, who practices acupuncture. Prior to becoming a naturopathic physician, she practiced as a massage therapist for over 10 years and worked extensively with herbs and homeopathy. She graduated from Bastyr University and is currently the chair of the Botanical Medicine Department and a core faculty member there.

   Dr. Dipasquale has office hours in Duvall on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. She can be contacted there to schedule an appointment at 425-844-9429.