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Dr. Jena Peterson

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Dr. Jena's
Story

Much of my life has been spent in the pursuit of physical health. From an early age, I trained as a swimmer, competing at the state level. In my early college career, I focused on water polo and bodybuilding.

Physical fitness and health were key components of my life that provided me with friendship, stress relief, and a whole lot of fun! When my own chronic illness short circuited this for me, it was highly frustrating and scary.

At the time, I was pursuing my undergraduate degree in pre-med studies. I reached out to our finest specialists to find relief from my illness – rotating to different doctors and receiving a variety of diagnoses for over a year. After trying in vain to seek answers, I was devastated to learn that the expert advice was to accept my limitations and live with them. I was not willing to take that as my final answer!

I was introduced to Naturopathic Medicine at that time by a friend. As someone who had been planning a career in medicine, I was stumped as to what this was and why I had never heard of it. I anxiously and skeptically scheduled the appointment with a naturopathic doctor.

 

My hope was not misplaced. The naturopathic physician took time with me, and through multiple visits and some lab work, we were able to get to the root cause of my illness. With time and some hard work, I recovered fully from my chronic fatigue, and have not experienced it again. Naturopathic medicine saved me from a lifetime of medications and limitations.

I like to use my story to illustrate the hope and healing that can be found at Full Circle Natural Medicine. I have an incredible team of doctors and practitioners at my clinic to help each patient find optimal health to live the full life they deserve.

I spend my free time with my children and husband Brendan, practicing Capoeira (a Brazilian martial art), boxing, skiing, hiking, motorcycling, and generally looking for moments to breathe and enjoy the fullness of life! I look forward to helping you recover your health and enjoy the fullness of YOUR life!​

Where does Dr. Jena's Expertise Lie?

As the owner and medical director of Full Circle Natural Medicine since 2012, Dr. Peterson has tended to countless ailments in families, children, and various chronically ill patients. She is particularly passionate about caring for vulnerable, ill children as a naturopathic pediatrician.​​

Her Qualifications and Experience Include:

  • A full background in healing arts such as massage therapy and Reiki

  • Mental health counseling for teens with serious substance abuse issues

  • An honors degree from the University of Arizona and Major in Psychology and minor degrees in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

  • Graduating from Bastyr University with a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, 2004

  • Completing a full family medical residency in Seattle, 2004-2006

  • Bastyr University, Affiliate Clinical Faculty Member, 2006 to present

  • Studying with Andrew Weil, MD, Lyn Patrick, MD, the Autism Research Institute,

  • Training through ILADS with Dr. Charles Ray Jones, MD, and Dr. Ray Stricker MD in the ILADS based Physician training program for treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease, 2009 and 2010

  • Post graduate training in Sick Building Syndrome and Toxic Mold Syndrome treatment with Dr Jill Crista

  • Post graduate training in Ozone and Prolozone therapy

  • Neural therapy, trigger point therapy, and scar injection therapy training with Dr. Jeff Harris

  • Environmental Medicine training through ISEA, the Environmental Health Symposium, and National Association of Environmental Medicine

  • LDA Allergy desensitization training through Dr. WA Schrader MD, LDA therapy

  • Autonomic Response Testing (ART) with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD PhD, completed all three levels of training

As a Naturopathic practitioner,
Dr. Peterson places her emphasis on the following fields:

Severe autoimmune disorders

  • Chronic GI disorders

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Lyme disease (and associated diseases), acute and chronic, as well as any chronic infectious ailments

  • Toxic mold syndrome and sick building syndrome (SBS)

  • Mental health – including treatments for recurring depression and anxiety

  • Hypersensitivities and allergies of any kind

  • Weight loss training and assistance

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