What Our Patients Say…

About the Practice:

What a great team for our family and extended family’s health care needs! If only you would all move to Ontario Canada! Excellent correspondence and availability for patients, in our experience. We also appreciate the personal concern and support. It really feels like you are addressing a patient as a whole person and not just a symptom of a disease. –AS

Doctors at the Bambú Clinic are always there for us and we appreciate it. Through your interaction with our family, you have taught us a healthier way to live and motivated us to share this with others; even if it has to include learning to tolerate the warming socks procedure!!! –KS

I believe naturopathic is the best option. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They always go out of their way to get me the info I need. I always leave feeling like they have done all they can to help. I really appreciate that. Thank you for your service. –TL

I originally sought acupuncture for a stubborn tendonitis. When healing did not occur, I was with diagnosed with food sensitivities that also affected my gastrointestinal functioning. In my early 50s, change of diet and some lifestyle changes improved my gastrointestinal health immediately and consistently, and the tendonitis disappeared. –BC

Listening. Treating my whole body instead of only my symptoms. Answering all of my questions. Helpful in treating my children. Referring me to other specialists if my problem is beyond the help or knowledge of my Bambú Clinic doctor. –CK

I trust the doctors’ experience and advice absolutely. We feel like the doctors are not just professionals whom we see in a medical clinic, but more like family members who just happen to be in an office when we visit them. The staff has made it clear over the years that my family’s total health, not just physical, is important to them and that they truly care that we are well. –RM

Caring about the individual. Respecting and working with individual health “quirks.” Highly personalized service. Informative health newsletters. Parking garage validation is appreciated. Reasonable prices on stock/supplements/merchandise. I especially appreciate the respect the doctor shows for my own body and its multiple sensitivities. –DM

You provide a very calming and nurturing environment. I feel that I’m being paid special attention to during my appointment and I’m being listened to on many levels. We think the office staff at Bambú is wonderful! –TJC

It’s nice to come to a place where our healing is taking place on so many levels. My husband and I both are walking proof that, despite life challenging illnesses, we can improve our quality of everyday life and overall health. We both attribute our positive progress to the care we’ve received at Bambú Clinic. –LB

Good listening skills! Excellent selection of supplements in-house! Beautifully decorated office creating peaceful environment in a great location! Everyone has great customer service skills! –LB

Alternatives to in-person care (i.e. phone or Skype) makes it easy for care and service and gives peace-of-mind. Health is something we shouldn’t have to worry about–neither is HOW we can access it. Great customer service! Amber is awesome! I always feel like my needs are well met. Very caring! –LT

Dr Asmar:

My needs were not getting met with Western medicine. My daughter encouraged me to try Dr. Asmar. I feel like I am heard. When I don’t follow the program completely, I don’t feel shamed or blamed. My symptoms have been greatly reduced. –CH

I come because Dr. Asmar is very knowledgeable, knows my history, and consistently goes the extra mile. I feel extremely taken care of. Dr. Asmar is an amazing doctor and is very knowledgeable. She is kind and considerate. I appreciate being known by name and having wonderful conversations with the office staff. –MD

Dr. Asmar gave me the help I needed and hope for a more normal life. Dr. Asmar has been my doctor for six years (or more) and she was very instrumental in keeping me on my feet and helping me overcome some severe health issues we’ve dealt with beyond my autoimmune illness. –PW

It’s the best! I like Dr. Asmar. I’ve been to many naturopaths in Portland and I think that Bambú Clinic is truly one of a kind. Dr. Asmar is always so generous with her advice and knowledge during and between visits. It’s easy to be a patient here. –MC

Beth Griffing, LAc MAOM:

I received great acupuncture from Beth at Bambu Clinic. She is a very kind and gentle practitioner. Helped me with my morning sickness and explained everything in a way I could understand. Being pregnant, it was really important to me that I felt safe about what she was doing, and I definitely felt confident the entire time. I can’t recommend her highly enough! -A. C.

Beth offers kind, compassionate and expert care. She is truly a gifted acupuncturist, who really listens to what your body needs. Her needling skills are second to none and she is very gentle. -L.B.

Beth’s treatments have helped me regain balance in times of stress and illness, as well as teach me a lot about holistic health as an approach to life. I highly recommend her services to those seeking to improve their immediate and long term well being. -B.P.

Elizabeth has treated me for two different injuries in the past year. I am a dance teacher so it is very important for me to be up and moving again quickly and she made that possible both times! She is a great listener to the patient and the body when it comes to finding out what’s wrong. She is also excellent at explaining things as she does them so you understand your treatment. I would recommend her to both a new patient nervous to try acupuncture (as I was) and someone experienced because she is caring, professional, and very effective! -K.E.

I’ve been seeing Beth Griffing since March of 2011 and have been so impressed that I go to her every week. She is truly a gifted and highly skilled acupuncturist and herbalist. My health has improved tremendously since I began seeing her. I’ve been to a lot of acupuncturists and she is the best, the most thorough, most effective, and she makes it a pleasure to go for a treatment. -T.J.

Erika Siegel, ND, LAc

“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 Padilla

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 Atlas

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 Marx

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 Marx, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, and mother of two (ages 2 and 5)

Dr. Siegel, I never properly thanked you for all of your help and advice. After 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.” ~KL

“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 Touhouliotis

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! Sincerely, Ann”