Who Is Dr. Barbara Rush – ND, LAc
My father passed away from a heart attack when I was only 19 years old. That was AFTER he had open heart surgery in the 70’s AND went to a famous (at that time) cardiologist’s compound in Southern California to “rectify his heart issues”. He was only gone for a few months, but when he returned home he was thinner, eating differently, and walking every day. Only a few years later, he still died from a myocardial infarction. That planted a seed somewhere inside me. I had seen enough to know that there had to be a better way to realize actual health. That's when I decided it was time to go down the path of Integrative, functional, and naturopathic medicine. I graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (2003) and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (2005) both in Portland, Oregon.
I feel incredibly lucky to help people realize a level of health using methods that have been forgotten for many, many years. Many that come to me have been to other practitioners and left feeling frustrated. Traditional test results can make it seem like “nothing is wrong with you”. Yet, the patient knows something is not quite right. My philosophy allows me to look beyond those tests to find the underlying issue. Unique testing and my naturopathic philosophy have helped thousands realize the robust health they have been looking for.
My treatment philosophy is steeped in ancient wisdom yet tempered with modern methods. Are if you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired give me a call. I offer a complementary 15 minute phone consult for those who still have questions before they make their first appointment.
Why did I choose naturopathic medicine over traditional medicine?
Whether experiencing treatments from practitioners that didn't work or products that contain questionable or even toxic ingredients, I decided to put together products, treatments, and programs that were basic, healthy and worked at pricing that is fair to most.
My goal is to help you enjoy a longer, richer, and more fulfilling life by helping you take control of your own health. I want your experience to be one of partnership by cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship resulting in good health through natural therapies.