Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome! You’ve just made your first step towards vibrant health.

Health should be your number one priority because staying healthy is a prerequisite for whatever you want to achieve in your life.

I'm an Oregon board certified naturopathic doctor, a primary care physician, specializing in natural medicine. I believe that illness is the body’s way of manifesting internal imbalance. The focus of my treatment is to identify and treat the underlining cause, rather than just treating symptoms. I use a unique integrated approach, combining the science of western medicine with the healing arts of natural medicine. My approach is to minimize the use of pharmaceutical drugs as much as possible and promote the body’s innate self-healing ability. 

Start your positive spiral today!
Vibrant health pushes you towards the positive spiral. If you are healthy, you become active. Being active keeps you young. You are happier and your life becomes fun and exciting. If your life is fun, you will look forward to your future, which further allows you to stay active, young and healthy.
Be proactive. Preventative measures that you take today will save you a lot of money in the long run by keeping you out of the hospital and away from pharmaceutical drugs. Indeed,health is the new wealth. Take your next step towards vibrant health!
For an appointment, call 503.643.1024 or e-mail to info@DrChikakoHarper.com
Most insurance accepted, including BlueCrossBlueShield, Cigna, Aetna, Lifewise, ODS/MODA health, Kaiser, Providence, ASH.  Please call for verification.

For Appointments & Questions

Please call 503.643.1024 or Email info@drchikakoharper.com for appointments and questions.
For Japanese, 503.477.0472 (direct)   日本語でのお問い合わせは、503-477-0472(直通)
For Skype, chikakonishiwaki
Dr. Chikako Harper is also available for lectures and talks upon requests.





Locations:
Beaverton Naturopathic Medicine
4085 SW 109th Ave. #200, Beaverton, OR 97005
503.643.1024 / fax: 503.427.9834
New Patient Intake Form
please fill out and bring it with you.

Be Smart™, Be Healthy Naturally


Simple things that you can do to build the foundation of your vibrant health.  ….Just “Be Smart™”
B: Breathing.
Oxygen is fundamental to your life and the lung is one of your major detox organs. Breathing in fresh air provides oxygen to your body. Breathing out expels the toxins from your body. Practice deep abdominal breathing in and out five times upon waking and before going to bed.
E: Eating well.
Cells of your body rejuvenate every day. Nourish those cells so that they become healthy tissues.
 S: Sun and Spirituality
 Sunlight keeps your circadian rhythm regular and healthy. Healthy circadian rhythm induces quality sleep at night and wakes you up in the morning refreshed. Sunlight is also the most importance source of vitamin D. Twenty minutes of sunlight can provide you with more than enough daily dose of vitamin D. Research is discovering many benefits of vitamin D including ant-inflammation, cardiovascular protection, and mood stabilizing effects.
Spirituality. True health is only achieved when your spirituality is at peace. Spend at least 30 minutes each day cultivating your spirituality, such as listening to music, reading poems, meditating, journaling, etc.
M: Movement.
Movement promotes blood and lymphatic circulation. Circulation brings oxygen and nutrients to the cells of your body and ensures optimal immune functions. Movement also promotes your bowel movement (very important!). Try brisk walking for at least 30 minutes every day.
 A: Aqua – Drink plenty of water.
75% of your body is water. Drink at least 64 oz of filtered water daily to hydrate your body’s cells for optimal functions.
 R: Rest.
Our body restores itself while sleeping. Research shows that our body produces growth hormones during sleep, especially between 10pm and 3am. Eight hours of good quality sleep during this time should be your priority.
 T: Trust
Trust your own self-healing ability
Be Smart™ every day for one month, you should start noticing positive changes in your body.

Accepting insurances,

including Regence BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, Lifewise, Providence, ODS, Kaiser, Pacific Soource, HealthNet, ASH, AXA, various Travel & Car Insurances.  Please call for verification.  各種健康保険、旅行保険、損害保険など取り扱っております。

Meet Dr. Chikako Harper


She believes that illness is the body’s way of manifesting internal imbalance.  The focus of her treatment plan is to identify and treat the underlining cause, rather than just treating symptoms.
She uses a unique integrated approach, combining the science of western medicine with the healing arts of natural medicine.  Her approach is to minimize the use of pharmaceutical drugs as much as possible and promote the body’s innate self-healing ability.
Dr. Chikako Harper is available for seminars & lectures upon request.
For Appointments & inquiries, please call 503.643.1024 or email info@drchikakoharper.com.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Patient Form

What is Naturopathic Medicine


About Naturopathic Medicine 
The past 30 years has seen an extraordinary increase in patients’ demand for safe, effective and cost-effective natural healthcare. Naturopathic medicine has emerged as the health care profession best suited to meet this demand. It now offers safe, effective natural therapies as a vital part of the health care systems of North America in the twenty-first century.
Naturopathic physicians are trained in the art and science of natural healthcare at accredited medical colleges. Integrative partnerships between conventional medical doctors and licensed NDs are becoming more available. This cooperation makes more effective therapies available to patients. It increases patient satisfaction in their relationships with their care providers. More people are recovering their health by adding naturopathic medicine to their health care options.
Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that assists in the restoration of health by following a set of specific rules. A basic assumption is that nature is orderly, and this orderliness is designed to result in ongoing life and well being. This dependable orderliness is believed to be guided by a kind of inner wisdom that everyone has. This inner wisdom can be assisted to return a person to their best balance by naturopathic treatments.  (source: AANMC)
About Naturopathic Education 
A licensed naturopathic physician (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate-level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D., but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is required to complete four years of training in clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling (to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in support of their personal health). A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician. (source: AANMC)