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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