Joie Meissner, ND
Philosophy of Care
As a naturopathic physician, I strive to provide the best healthcare possible to my patients as well as to help create a healthy planet in which all may thrive. I honor the ideas, sentiments and beliefs of my patients. I seek to offer my training, experience and encouraging support to help patients obtain the understanding they need to make truly informed decisions that match their preferences, personality and perspectives. I work to support patients in gaining access to their full potential to form and reach their health goals. One of my greatest joys is witnessing the process in which old destructive health habits are abandoned, long suffered blockages are removed, freeing patients to live the health behaviors that best facilitate attaining and maintaining optimal health, wellness and being fully alive to their meaning and purpose.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Seattle
Bachelor of Science, Summa cum Laude, Award in General Chemistry, Seattle University
Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Group Health Cooperative
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL
Clinical Interests: chronic pain, pain neuroscience, mind-body medicine, stress-related illness, digestive problems including IBS, food sensitivities and intolerances, anxiety and depression, addiction medicine, the role of social support in health, allergies, environmental medicine and detoxification,, healthy aging and bone health.
Special Skills: Pain neuroscience education, biofeedback, naturopathic counseling, hypnosis, diet and nutrient therapy, botanical medicine, therapeutic movement and exercise, craniosacral therapy, lifestyle medicine–helping patients live the healthy lifestyle they love
Health care reform, social justice, food safety, international cuisine, healthy eating and cooking, pilates, personal growth, counseling, communication and building healthy relationships
It is my hope that my efforts on food safety issues will help to usher out the reign of big corporations and their longstanding practice of overriding our right to choose food products that are safe for our bodies and our planet.
30 million people will still be without healthcare in 2022. As a former board member of PNHP-WW, I was part of the effort to secure a healthcare system that leaves no one out. I have done service for local communities of color including African Americans Reach & Teach Health Ministry, AARTH, and continue strive to make alternative and complementary medicine accessible.
Additional training in research methods to assist researchers studying the use of complimentary & alternative therapies in multiple sclerosis, Bastyr University, Seattle; strong interest in cutting edge research on the neuroscience of pain and effective therapies to treat pain and pain-related problems.
Former Board Member
Founding Member and Board of Directors Health Care Professionals for a Safe & Healthy Sustainable Food Supply, Member Food and Water Watch, former Board of Directors Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington (PNHP-WW), former member Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP)