(206) 379-1213 2900 NE Blakeley Street, Suite C, Seattle WA

Services

The path to healing integrates the best of two worlds.

Holistic bowl with essential oils and mint

At the Center for Healing Neurology, we believe integrative medicine, an approach that combines traditional and alternative care, best addresses the root causes of disease and creates a clear path to optimal health.

As board-certified physicians, we use traditional or allopathic medicine that is founded on evidence-based research through rigorous randomized control trials. Our team carefully decides which conventional treatments and procedures we use in our practice. Some of these include pharmaceuticals, infusions, diagnostic care, non-invasive procedures, and imaging techniques.

Although alternative medicine is less rigorously tested, when used with expertise, it can help manage the side effects of disease and conventional treatments as well as help guide the body back to its natural state of balance. Our team uses many forms of traditional medicine including acupuncture, herbal formulations, nutrition, supplementation, neurofeedback, EMDR, cranio-sacral therapy, and energy medicine.

Adult & Child Neurology

Our integrative neurology practice includes care for migraines & headaches, seizures, sports neurology, nerve disorders, muscle disease, post-stroke, vertigo, TBI, and more. Our holistic approach incorporates the best of diagnostic technology, clinical acumen, and treatment and management with both pharmaceuticals and lifestyle options. We see life and food as medicine and believe optimal choices can assist in helping our bodies heal and achieve optimal wellness.

Biofeedback

We use this therapeutic tool to teach you how to control certain bodily processes with the mind, such as heart rate, muscle tension, and blood pressure. Sensors are placed on the body, which deliver immediate feedback. We then help guide you through meditation or other breathing exercises, which helps to decrease symptoms such as headaches, chronic pain, anxiety, and stress.

Botox

A conventional treatment plan used for dystonia, torticollis, spasticity, and migraines.

Brain Fitness

We use various brain games and memory testing techniques to help you achieve and maintain brain health and fitness throughout your lifetime.

EEG, EMG, NCS

Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Electromyogram (EMG)
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)

General Care

Integrative approaches for management of a variety of health challenges.

Genetic testing interpretation

If you are one of the many people who have requested genetic testing from companies such as 23andme but are having difficulty interpreting the results and understanding how they apply to you in terms of your health and wellbeing, the team at CHN will provide a written report interpreting key factors of the results of your testing.

Headache Clinic

In our weekly headache clinic for established headache patients, we offer a wide range of services including nuritional guidance (soon to include nutritional epigenetics), acupuncture, neurofeedback, Botox injections, and medication management. 

Herbal medicine

Plants evolved over millions of years to give us natural forms of relief for many ailments. We can use a single herb as treatment, or tincture, extract, and elixir formulations of various herbs for maximal benefit.

Individualized IV therapies

NOW AVAILABLE! Call today for special introductory pricing. The Center for Healing Neurology offers individualized IV therapies for headache, fatigue, neuropathy, and neurodegeneration.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.  The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.

Neuro-anatomical Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been around for centuries to treat many types of disorders and maintain optimal health. This unique and targeted form of acupuncture helps to normalize the autonomic nervous system and control pain. We use it for migraines, neuropathy, pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and many other disorders. Also offering Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Five Element and Japanese Acupuncture.

Neurofeedback Training

This brain-based form of biofeedback is an effective method for evaluating and treating headaches, anxiety, autism, sensory integration disorder, attention deficit disorder, post-stroke deficits, depression, insomnia, tic disorders, and others. We use this electroencephalographic technology to help you learn methods to control your physiological responses based on types and levels of brain wave activity.

Nutrition

What we put into our bodies influences the harmonious balance of our systems. But our dietary choices are complex with social, cultural, and habitual origins. Our team at the Center for Healing Neurology will work with you and use the power of food to heal your body.

Perineural Injection Therapy

Pain from damaged nerves can be treated with perineural dextrose injections which may help reduce inflammation causing progressive nerve damage.

Phone Consulting

Dr. Ilene Ruhoy is available for phone consulting to answer your questions, help manage symptoms or disease, or guide in healthy lifestyle choices.

Physical Medicine

Physical Medicine includes joint manipulation, tapping, visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and dural attachment therapy.  These modalities can also be used to alleviate pain and structurally align the body promoting optimal function.

Prolotherapy

Comprehensive prolotherapy utilizes various types of injections to induce inflammation in the joint in order to mimic an injury and bring the body’s own immune cells and healing factors to repair and rebuild injured and degenerated soft tissue or joints. This therapy is used for chronic myofascial pain, back pain, osteoarthritis, or ligament/tendon injuries.  Prolotherapy is a great treatment for hypermobile tendons and ligaments that have a tendency towards strains and sprains.

PRP

Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy involves using your own blood plasma and platelets as an enriched source of growth factors and cytokines. This concentrated source of platelets, growth factors, and cytokines stimulates healing of bone and soft tissue.   This therapy can be utilized for minor tearing of ligaments and tendons, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, ligament instability, and overuse injuries.

Supplementation

Our food and dietary choices do not always provide all the nutrients, vitamins, and elements we need for optimal wellness. Broad approaches such as multi-vitamins are generally not effective since they do not contain proper dosages, but supplementation that is targeted to the symptom or disease can help maintain balance. We will guide you towards more targeted supplementation for optimal efficiency and effectiveness.

Toxicology and De-toxification

Our world can be toxic and this can lead to sub-optimal health and wellbeing. While a former contractor with the EPA, Dr. Ruhoy's doctoral dissertation researched pharmaceutical residues in our waters and her follow-up paper addressed optimal prescribing by physicians to reduce risk of exposure. She applies this knowledge when considering how a patient's environment is contributing to their symptoms.