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Clinic offers alternative-medicine approach

NORTH BEND _ The owners of Alpine Chiropractic, 410 E.


North Bend Way, have started a new venture to provide an array of


alternative health-care services to Valley residents.


Alpine HealthCare and Yoga Center, located next door to Alpine


Chiropractic in the former Cyclepaths space at 418 E. North Bend Way,


is home to seven multidisciplined holistic and conventional health-care


practitioners. They offer therapies ranging from traditional medicine,


homeopathy, naturopathy, Oriental medicine, chiropractic services, deep tissue


massage, trigger-point therapy (deep muscle work), acupuncture,


hypnosis, individual counseling and yoga.


Those on staff include:


• Dr. Greg Pfiffner, owner — He specializes in treating soft


tissue injuries, trigger-point therapy, lower back pain, neck pain,


headaches, musculo-skeletal conditions and auto-related injuries. He graduated


with clinical honors from Palmer West Chiropractic College and has practiced


the last seven years in Chinatown.


• Scott Scully _ He specializes in chronic pain, auto-related


injuries and neuro-muscular re-education. He graduated from Seattle


Massage School and has practiced deep-tissue massage techniques in the


United States and Europe for 13 years.


• Daniel Dingle _ He specializes in pain management,


treating sports-related injuries, herbal medicine and is NADA certified as a


chemical dependency treatment specialist. He graduated from the Northwest


Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.


• Dan Tennenbaum _ He has been in practice for more than 20


years and did four years of postgraduate work in Taiwan and China. He


was one of the first Oriental medical doctors to be certified by the


Massachusetts and Florida boards of acupuncture. When not treating patients,


he teaches classes on Chinese internal medicine and herbology.


• Dr. Steven Hall _ He uses both traditional and naturopathic


remedies with his patients and specializes in cranial sacral therapy and


alternative medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of


Utah, interned at Boise, Idaho, and completed his residency at Saginaw


Hospital. He has published one book and is writing a second. He travels


extensively and does lectures on the use of noni, a herb, and alternative


health care.


• Kathryne Marihugh _ She is a licensed counselor and is


certified in clinical hypnosis in 49 states. She has practiced in the Pacific


Northwest and Alaska for more than 15 years. In her counseling practice, she


specializes in depression, stress management, post-traumatic stress disorder and


loss and grief. She also practices the Erickson method of weight


loss, which may also help with smoking cessation, chronic pain management.


She is a graduate of Antioch University and holds a degree in psychology.


Pfiffner's wife and co-owner, Colleen, has also added a yoga center


to the practice, providing a place locally for residents who want to


strengthen muscles and improve circulation and spiritual well-being.


The clinic accepts most insurance plans, and if not covered by


insurance, residents can speak with a health-care provider at the clinic. For more


information about the services provided, or to register for yoga, call Alpine


Chiropractic at (425) 888-6846.

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