Dr. Jenny Kaltunas, ND, EAMP
Dr. Kaltunas believes that in order to fully address the root cause of pain and illness, several levels of health must be addressed, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Disease often has deeper roots in trauma and belief patterns that do not serve us. Dr. Kaltunas aims to provide you with a safe environment to uncover these deeper roots, and assist you in building a strong and fertile foundation in which you can transform your health and flourish. Her passion for climbing, mountaineering, dance, meditation, and yoga keep her in tune with the rhythms and vibrations of nature so that she can be clear and focused to provide you with the best possible care. Dr. Kaltunas looks forward to joining you as a partner along your healthcare journey!
Areas of Specialization:
Mental and emotional well-being
Digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Dr. Jenny is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and East Asian Medical Practitioner (Licensed Acupuncturist) who graduated from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor's degree in Biology and Psychology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. She also completed a fellowship in Oriental Medicine at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. There she focused on Chinese herbal medicine approaches within internal medicine, gynecology, dermatology, and pediatrics. She also completed one year of shamanic studies at the Sundust Oracle Institute. She is certified in Craniosacral Therapy and Acutonics, a vibrational sound healing therapy. In order to gain proficiency in treating mental health disorders, she has received additional training through the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health organization.
Dr. Joyce Knieff, ND, EAMP, LMP
I’m Dr. Joyce Knieff, and I’m a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, and Biofeedback Therapist for people who are fatigued, in pain, and absolutely sick of it. I specialize in helping people who suffer from autoimmune conditions and chronic pain, who want to feel better, more alive, and live their lives fuller and unlimited by the conditions they’re diagnosed with.
I graduated from Bastyr University with a dual degree in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine. Although I was trained in Biofeedback at Bastyr, I am further pursuing a certification as a Clinical Biofeedback practitioner through the mentorship of Dr. Brad Lichtenstein. I also received a certificate in Tensegrity Medicine from the Northwest School of Structural Medicine and practice Visceral Manipulation as trained through the Barral Institute.
In my clinical work, I believe going back to the basics of health is one of the most important keys to treating disease. It is likely that one chronic illness in this snapshot in time has its roots far back in time, spanning multiple areas such as environment, diet, past traumas, current stresses and living situations. In coming to see me, you will likely see me practice in a two-part way. We’ll come up with a plan together so that you can feel better in the short term (which can involve supplements, herbs, and bodywork), while also developing a long-term plan to help treat the cause of your condition (involving breathwork, constitutional therapies such as acupuncture and hydrotherapy, and diet and lifestyle coaching).
If you’d like to get to know me better as a person (this is an “about me,” after all!), I enjoy the outdoor camping and hiking scene just as much as the next person, but you’ll probably also find me nerding out to the latest video games or new season anime. And since science and medicine are such ever-growing fields, I also have a never-waning interest in fresh facts and new research – ask me about “the fun fact of the day” I’ve learned recently when you come in next! I guarantee I’ll have a never-ending supply.