Dr. Stephanie Farrell
Dr. Stephanie Farrell is an Oregon State licensed Naturopathic doctor. Dr. Farrell earned her degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Farrell’s practice focuses on the treatment of complex chronic disease and treating the root causes of illness with the foundations of naturopathic medicine as her guide.
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Her interests in medicine include, but are not limited to:
- Chronic illness
- Infectious diseases
- Neurological illness
- Chronic Fatigue and Fibromylagia
- Lyme disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Environmental medicine
- Digestive disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
In her practice, Dr. Farrell has seen patterns emerge among her patients, both pediatric and adult. Many in her patient population have similar symptoms such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, chronic digestive issues, high reactivity to foods and medications and other unusual symptoms. She discovered that many of
her patients were suffering from chronic infections or neurotoxic illnesses in part caused by infections, mold and/or heavy metal toxicity.
She sought out further study in this area, studying with the International Lyme and Associated Disease society (ILADS) and studying with doctors specializing in treating complex chronic illness addressing infections and mold toxicity.
Having Lyme disease is a unique journey. No two Lyme patients will have the same symptoms. The treatment must be tailored to fit the individual, level of sensitivity, and degree of illness. In healing chronic infection, there is no “magic pill”.
HAVING LYME DISEASE REQUIRES PATIENCE, GREATER SELF-CARE AND KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR LIMITATIONS IN A WAY BRINGING YOU BACK TO TRULY KNOWING YOURSELF
My Approach to Treating Chronic Illness
- Supporting the toxic or weak organ systems
- Treating any infections with antimicrobials
- Reducing inflammation through herbs, diet or supplements
- Reducing exposure to compromising factors such as mold, EMFs, pesticides, allergens or heavy metals.
- Treating biofilms. Biofilms are polysaccharide matrixes, produced by bacteria and fungi, as a survival strategy while under attack in their environment by harsh antimicrobials like antibiotics. Under the protection of biofilm, they become tolerant and resistant to antibiotics and the immune responses. If a person is not responding to treatment, biofilms may need to be addressed with enzymes and herbs.
- Lifestyle and nervous system support. In chronic illness the nervous system is affected and therefore quieting the nervous system is an important component in healing. Toxic or stressful life situations must be addressed. Meditation, rest, getting 8 hours of sleep, self-acceptance, and dealing with previous trauma is encouraged.
- Addressing pain with Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM). Microcurrent uses tiny electrical currents to help heal the body. The output of the machine is so low, that you do not feel any electrical stimulation, but your cells do. Each cell type (kidney cells, muscle cells, etc.) has a specific electrical current level that it operates at. By changing the frequencies on the machine to match those of individual cells, we can relieve pain and target the healing process.
- A healing diet – Organic, reduced carbohydrate and sugar intake, free range, grass-fed meat, dairy and eggs. Various diets may be recommended depending on the individual’s needs.
Dr. Farrell participates as an in-network provider with the following insurances:– Providence– Aetna