Luminance Meet Laura Washington Naturopathic Physician and Yoga Instructor in Portland Oregon

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I came to Laura a few months ago after coming to my whits-end with “medical doctors”. They had been medicating all of my conditions for years with no end in sight. In fact, at the time I came to Laura, my doctor had given me one medication treatment that actually poisoned my bones (side effect) and started their deterioration. At the young-ish age of 37, I was starting to lose my ability to bend, stand and even walk at times. I basically hobbled into Laura’s office in tears. Three months after working with  Laura, I am happy to say my bones are restored…I’m even running 3.5 miles a day. And, needless to say, my other life-long ailments are disappearing because my body is finally reaching balance. I cannot say thank you enough. You’ve given me so much of my life back. 

-Michelle Makowski, September 2010

 

I have known Laura Washington for several years now, and have been seeing her as a patient for the past year. She is such a brilliant doctor. Along with the vast knowledge she has about naturopathic medicine, Laura carries the special gift of intuition. I initially came to her for chronic gynecological issues, specifically amenorrhea. Prior to that, I had tried other allopathic treatments and saw doctors, but I did not get better. Through the use of the body talk system, Laura and I got to the heart of the reasons for my condition. I experienced positive results immediately, and kept getting better with every successive treatment.

Today my ailment does not exist! I feel like a balanced and vibrant woman, something I have not felt in over three years, and I thank Laura for her guidance in bringing me back to a state of health. I completely trust her, and highly recommend Body Talk as a powerful way to address a whole spectrum of imbalances, and help the patient really get to know his or herself. I consider Laura to be my primary doctor, and feel so blessed to know her. Thanks so so much Laura!

-Jamie Varela, November 2010

 

When I came to see Laura Washington I suffered from allergies that were affecting my ability to be productive during that day, and I was also battling frequent stomach aches, and constant fatigue.

After seeing Laura my allergies calmed down in about two weeks and shortly after that left for good. Symptoms have not returned since then. Stomachaches have not been a problem, and I have a steady amount of energy throughout my day.  I feel Laura’s services and knowledge have greatly affected my personal well being in a very positive way and I am very grateful to have her as my health care provider.

– A.S. February 2009

 

Laura,  I feel so great I could cry tears of joy!  Even after just 6 days!  I feel healthy and balanced, zero cravings for sweets (or anything else).  I have been eating when I am hungry and letting go effortlessly when I am satisfied.  If this is what “normal” people feel like around/about food, then count me in.  3 weeks later my energy is still great and I feel so balanced and well.  I look forward to working with you further.

Thank You for showing me the way out of craziness and into bliss.

– C.B. September, 2008

 

I came to  Laura with anxiety and menstrual cycles that were disrupting my life. The options proposed by my long-time doctor, like removing my IUD and going onto birth control pills, were not acceptable to me.

Laura prescribed a combination of herbal supplements, meditation and yoga, which I followed carefully. Within three months my menstrual flow decreased dramatically, to what I would consider normal and manageable. I was able to sleep through the night, and no longer experienced a mood swing the week before my period. These changes have dramatically affected my level of peace and comfort.

My experience with Laura has been extremely positive. She is an excellent listener, takes careful notes and is very professional.  She’s available via email for questions, which is not something I’ve experienced with other doctors.

I highly recommend Laura. She helped me understand what was happening in my body, and empowered me to play a part in healing myself. I respect her abilities as a healer, and feel fortunate to have found her.

– N. D. July 2007

 

 

Before I went to see Laura Washington I had grown increasingly frustrated with a muscle problem that had been growing and changing over seven years. I had already gone to see every doctor imaginable, both alternative and conventional, and while some of them helped ease my pain for a period of time, my problem always returned.

When I began seeing Laura, I really felt like both of us were working together to solve my issues. We took many different approaches at first; carefully analyzing results as well as doing testing in our sessions. When Laura started doing BodyTalk with me it was immediately evident to both of us that we had found our solution. Through combining supplements and BodyTalk exercise that I did at home, my problems completely disappeared. I no longer have any issues, but the best part of my treatment with Laura is the tools she gave me. Now I know that if my problems ever return, I can solve them myself. Thanks for everything Laura!

– Molly Harris, June 2007

Laura, thanks for taking such good care of me and for caring like you do.  It is so refreshing to work with a doctor who takes the time and really thinks things through….and listens with her heart, mind and spirit.

– Cathy Reed, March 2007

Dear Laura,

I just wanted to sincerely thank you for all the time and energy you have shared with me over the past year and a half. My choice to come see you has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I could never try to “repay” you for all you have taught me because it has been completely invaluable to me. My entire being is better because of your guidance and positivity! I honestly can’t begin to thank you enough. You are an amazing healer and I acknowledge how lucky I am to have met a person like you. Thank you Laura.

– Morgen Lennox, January 2007

Before seeing Laura Washington, I was feeling generally lethargic, having only energy to get the necessary things done to get through the day.  My mind was generally fuzzy, I lacked enthusiasm and I was always looking at the negative side of things.  I was wondering if I was headed towards depression.  Yes, I did have my good days, but overall I did not really enjoy my life.  I was taking Advil everyday for minor aches and pains, I was experiencing stomach pains and any effort to lose weight was not successful.

Since working with Laura all of the above have taken a major (HUGE) turn for the better.  I have dropped 16 pounds (that’s quite a bit on my tiny frame).  That by itself was a major morale booster.  My energy has increased by 100%.  I am still surprising myself with my boundless energy.  I am attacking projects and getting them done and not putting off things like I used to, both at work and at home.  My mind is clear and I am feeling very positive about everything in general.  I have stopped taking Advil and my aches and pains have diminished for the most part.  I guess the biggest difference is my energy level (which people at work have commented on) and my positive attitude towards things in general.  I love it!!!!!!!  

– J.S.

I have had very painful periods every month for over 6 years. I used Advil regularly to manage this pain, and had tried several different treatment modalities without much change. I also had digestive problems for 5 years and had also tried many things to improve my digestion with very little success.

Once I started working with Laura Washington my pain gradually reduced.  I have not had to use any Advil now for the last 3 months. My digestion is now great due to food allergy elimination.

– B.B., 4/7/06

Laura’s dedicated and caring practice transcends the world of physical form with organic ease. Her grounding presence brings luminosity and purity to even the toughest of situations. Laura’s therapeutic approach is truly holistic. She is an excellent ‘asker’ of tough questions, compassionate listener of difficult stories, and an eloquent teacher of profound loving-kindness towards oneself, others, and the World at large. Her energetic work coupled with subtle yet powerful physical medicine is a portal to a healthier, happier living. With Laura’s support, I have been successfully resolving painful childhood trauma and related survivor PTSD, growing stronger and more joyful with every session. The combination of talk therapy with her skilled energy work has resulted in fast shifts I wasn’t able to reach through other healing modalities, including classic psycho-therapy. Laura’s training and experience allow her to offer a uniquely nurturing environment, filled with safety, wisdom and unconditional love.

-IP, Portland OR 2017

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