For the first time in four years, I can eat food again, and I’m actually pooping regularly now!

Xin Dong (Rosey) Ma, MD (China), LAc

Since she began treating patients at Bastyr Center in 1993, Dr. Rosey Ma has helped women give birth to as many as 500 babies through fertility treatments using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.


“There’s a lot about medicine that has to do with the people practicing. With the clinicians I’ve worked with at Bastyr Center, you have the sense that you’re in the presence of a healer, not just a technician.”


Sarah Acosta-Smith, ND, saved my life. She was so thorough and asked so many questions, it was the difference between night and day. If not for Dr. Acosta-Smith’s diagnosis, I could have lapsed into a diabetic coma.


"Acupuncture and suggested nutritional supplements have been life-changing for me. ... With the help from Bastyr’s doctors and students I will maintain my energetic and healthy life."

Marisa Pellegrini, ND

A clinical supervisor in the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness clinic at Bastyr Center, Dr. Marisa Pellegrini also has been involved in researching the disease and will be presenting at the International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research in May 2015.

Mirit Markowitz

Learn more about Mirit Markowitz, a student clinician at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, who is presenting a series of cooking demonstrations in 2015 with fellow student Kelsey Perusse, starting with “One-Pot Anti-Inflammatory Meals” on Saturday, January 24.

Jennifer Johnson, ND

"One of the guiding naturopathic tenets is 'doctor as teacher.' When I discovered this, I realized that this profession was a perfect match for me because I would be able to blend my interest in teaching with my passion for medicine."

Amy Frasieur, MS, RD

"I really think that nutrition appointments are a gem of the clinic. ... We can address a particular focus, but realistically our goal is to be able to accommodate anybody who comes in for nutrition advice or information."

Anita Bermann

"Like many Bastyr nutrition students, I have loved and/or hated food my entire life. ... I realized that my own experiences could allow me to find meaningful work as a guide on other people's journeys to build healthy relationships to food."