Learn More About Erika Siegel, ND, LAc | Bambu Clinic 97204I strongly believe that the body has an inherent ability to heal. My goal is to be a facilitator to that healing process, using a multitude of effective therapeutics, specifically chosen for you. I understand and respect that you are an individual in a unique body and I will work with you towards your health goals.

Maintaining the balance of mind, body and spirit is the foundation of my philosophy. Prevention is the cornerstone of my Naturopathic approach, and I am happy to evaluate all areas of a person’s health and make suggestions for optimization, even in the absence of symptoms.

Since 2004, I have had the honor to work alongside my patients, encouraging them to take an active role in their health. I do not practice “green allopathic medicine” (meaning I do not just hand you an herbal supplement that does the same as a pharmaceutical) instead I ask a lot of questions and do a thorough investigation (which may include lab testing and imaging) to aid my pursuit in finding the root cause of imbalance or illness. Yes, I can just treat symptoms, especially to give you short-term relief, but my ultimate goal is to get you to a deeper state of healing and balance.

My treatment plans may require some hard work on your end, but if you are not up for that right now, I will support you in this moment. I want to hear your story, as it as important as any medical test, and I listen with a compassionate ear. I strive to give you 100% of my attention when I am in the room with you and work from my heart, as I believe there is no other way to practice medicine.

While trained as a primary care physician I have a few areas of special interest:

  • Digestive disorders: Indigestion, constipation, GERD, IBS, IBD, food allergy testing
  • Mental emotional: anxiety, effects of daily stress
  • Women’s health: Annual exams, PMS, menopause, general support for healthy female cycling
  • Fertility: I have had the pleasure to work with many women and men on enhancing fertility and am dedicated to optimizing health for soon-to-be parents with my unique pre-conception treatment plan.
  • Therapeutic detoxification and cleansing programs: Individualized for each patient.

I primarily utilize acupuncture, nutrition education, herbal medicine, selective supplementation, soft tissue work and lifestyle counseling. My acupuncture treatments are more like a spa experience~ you need to try it!

Combining the tools and wisdom from East and West that I learned in medical school and honed in clinical experience, I offer truly holistic health care. I love this work and consider it an honor and privilege to be invited into the lives of my patients.

You can contact me by sending email to: drsiegel@bambuclinic.com

Dr. Erika Siegel grew up in New Jersey and then attended Tulane University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Psychology.  She then moved west to pursue her passion in medicine. While in California taking western pre-medicine classes, she was introduced to alternative lifestyles and naturopathic medicine, and knew that her life’s work was to become a holistic healer.

Dr. Siegel earned a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a Master’s in Chinese medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 2004. While she originally moved to Oregon to pursue her education, she quickly fell in love with Portland and has made it home for herself, her husband and two sweet boys.

In 2011, Dr. Siegel launched a small business, Nourish Me, fueled by her passion for inspiring true health for the whole family. She created the Nourish Me Superfood Powder for kids (and grown-ups) and is hard at work at her first book, The Nourish Me Kitchen (due for completion in 2014). Learn more at: www.nourishme.com

Dr. Siegel excitedly joined Bambú Clinic in her tenth year of practice, and is honored to work in a field that brings her so much satisfaction and connection with her community. As a life-long learner with a true desire to support people through healing, she has found her perfect fit in naturopathic medicine.

“Dr. Erika Siegel is not just a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor working from her heart, she is highly trained using both state of the art holistic methods and ancient natural remedies that have been proven successful for over 2,000 years.  She asks the appropriate questions to understand what is going on and her remedies and advice are amazingly intuitive.  Dr. Siegel teaches you how your body works, listen to it, and then teaches you the tools to remedy it.  As first time parents, she not only helped us with our daughter’s medical ailments but she also helped us emotionally through her supportive communication.  We thank you, Dr. Erika, from the bottom of our hearts. – Jessica, Charlie and Olivia P.

 

“Dr. Erika Siegel is the only person I call during challenging times regarding my family’s health. I am always comfortable with her assessments, and her treatments work every time. It is truly incredible!  Dr. Siegel has complete understanding of the body’s nutritional needs and, when necessary, the appropriate dietary supplements to prescribe.  Her knowledge of the long-term consequences and benefits of the foods we eat have changed my entire outlook on health, my lifestyle, and my family’s diet. Dr. Siegel truly believes that optimal health and nutrition is within reach.  Her tone is warm and consistent and her treatments are intuitive and accessible. ” -Jamie A.

“Dr. Erika Siegel has been the ultimate authority for my health for over a decade. She is natural and intuitive healer, unlike anyone else I have ever met. I am currently pregnant with my first child and in this process I have encountered a variety of unfamiliar feelings and anxiety-producing symptoms. Dr. Siegel is calming, empathic, reassuring and incredibly astute in suggesting holistic methods of healing that address the root cause and have greatly improved my health, comfort, and emotional well-being. I feel so fortunate to have benefited from Dr. Siegel’s expertise in my life.” – Julie M.

“Erika Siegel has earned 110% of my trust when it comes to the health of the ones I love most in the world. Besides being an incredibly well-educated and well-respected expert in her field, Erika is completely accessible, authentic, warm, empathic, generous, and deeply caring.  To receive a treatment from her is to be in the hands of the “best of the best”  a wise, intuitive, and natural-born healer.  Erika loves what she does and genuinely wants to make optimal health something that is accessible to everyone.” – Traci M, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, and mother of two (ages 2 and 5)

“Dr. Siegel, I never properly thanked you for all of your help and adviceAfter getting the results of my food allergy panel, I started a modified gluten-free diet. Ever since then, not only have I not needed my weekly B12 injections (had weekly bloodwork to prove my levels were staying up) but my rhuematoid arthritis has been doing well (off my meds and pain free!). This is a lifestyle choice I am willing to accept since I feel so much better overall. Treat the cause… it’s about time. Again, I really can’t thank you enough. My MD is in awe.” – R.P.

“Erika Siegel is a fantastic physician. I felt like I have wasted years of my life with other physicians, but I am very blessed to have found Erika. I’m sure I am not telling you anything you don’t know already and hear from others all the time, but she is just a great person too. I value her medical skills and knowledge as much as her warm, genuine and friendly soul.” -K.L.

“I went to see Dr. Siegel because I was tired of just being prescribed pills for everything.  I wanted to solve the problems not just mask the symptoms.  Dr. Siegel helped me do just that.  She listened, and she formulated a plan to reach my goal.  Acid reflux gone, I can sleep at night without Ambien.  I was taking 10 pills a day and now just a few vitamins.  I have more energy and I rarely even have to take so much as a Tylenol.  Dr. Siegel is a kind and caring Doctor, she always listens.  Now when a friend has a problem, I say “go see Dr. Siegel she will fix you up.”

“I know I speak for everyone who attended your lunchtime lecture today, that we were wowed with the information you so generously provided. Thank you.  I know I heard a lot of things for the first time, which is interesting to me, because I consider myself fairly well educated on this topic.  Obviously I have a lot more to learn and will be calling to set up an appointment to speak further with you.  Everyone enjoyed the lecture and I know several of my colleagues will be contacting your office for an appointment.  Thank you, once again, for giving of your time. – C.M.

“Dr. Siegel came into my life during a time where there needed to be some serious healing.  She was referred to my by one of her former students.  I knew I needed to see her because I began to learn about Intestinal Candida and realized that I potentially suffered from that along with other chronic female issues.  I also suffered from vertigo and stomach burning that no other doctor could explain to me what it could be.  Dr. Siegel ran several tests and recommended taking a food allergy test that has completely changed my life. Along with many different forms of herbs and supplements, my body feels less inflamed and the burning sensation has increasingly dissolved.  After meeting with Dr. Siegel, Ive realized that she has helped to cure the root of my issues and not just give me things to cover up the symptoms.  She has also helped me to understand how things work in my body and how one factor is related to the other and how to address all parts.” – Angie T.

The treatment you gave me has left my back feeling better than it has in over 3 years. The range of motion i have, the pressure is gone, the stiffness is gone everything! my back feels normal–I can’t tell you how wonderful that is for me–I’ve become  used to the pain—but today- it’s not there.  I could cry I’m so happy–thank you and I will definitely try to get this scheduled into my routine.”

“Thank you so much for the relief!” – XO Gretchen

“I wanted to thank you for all of your help with getting my health back on track. I honestly have felt like a new person the last couple of months. I have officially lost 20lbs since my first visit in Feb and have re-adopted my healthy lifestyle habits. Seriously, your help has been key in my health success and I so appreciate you!” – Ann

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