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Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine

“My approach is centered around education and empowerment.

As a doctor, my goal is to present the facts, as well as a truly integrative range of treatment options, so that you can make informed decisions about your body, based on your values.”

Dr. Mary Schroeder, ND, LAc

About Dr. Mary

Dr. Mary is a Naturopathic Doctor, acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist at Prosper Natural Health in Port Townsend, Washington. She received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University. Prior to medical school, she earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at Mcgill University.

Skilled in western laboratory as well as traditional Chinese medical diagnosis, Dr. Mary offers targeted, individualized treatment plans aimed to empower patients in their healing. She is passionate about educating patients on their full range of treatment options, as well as the evidence behind them, so that they can make well-informed, value-driven decisions about their healthcare. Her specialties include integrative gynecology, digestive health, and pain management.

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Specialties

Digestive Wellness

An optimal digestive system is foundational to any health goal; it is the fertile soil that allows us to thrive. From immune to brain function, the gut influences every aspect of our bodies. In my practice, I treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions, including:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • SIBO
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastritis
  • Ileocecal valve dysfunction

Integrative Gynecology

From the adolescent to the post-menopausal years, I help empower womxn to make informed choices about their hormonal and reproductive health. In addition to womxn’s health primary care, I offer a spectrum of options, including botanical medicine, hormone therapy, nutrition, acpuncuture, and targeted bodywork. The conditions I treat include:

  • Complications of menopause, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
  • PCOS
  • Osteoporosis
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginal microbiome imbalances
  • Infertility
  • Incontinence
  • Interstitial cystitis

Pain Management

As we move beyond addictive opioid treatments, it is essential to find a multi-pronged approach to pain management. Many aspects of our lives can contribute to pain, including how we eat and how we move our bodies. In my practice, I use a combination of acute and long-term strategies to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and improve your quality of life.

  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Low back pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Chronic pelvic pain