At the Center for Healing Neurology, based in Seattle, 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 neurological 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 neurological treatments and procedures we use in our practice. Some of these services 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, nutritional guidance, supplementation, neurofeedback, and biocranial therapy. We also refer for hypnotherapy and highly beneficial therapeutic services.
Our priority is your happiness, health, and longevity, and we believe the best way to achieve this is through a thoughtful combination of traditional and alternative medical services.
Therapies, Treatments and Services
Adult & Child Neurology
We are proud to offer high quality neurological care for patients of all ages. Our integrative neurology practice includes care for migraines & headaches, seizures, nerve disorders, muscle disease, post-stroke, vertigo, and more. Learn more about our child and adult neurological services…
Autonomic System Testing
The Center for Healing Neurology in Seattle offers autonomic tests that are non-invasive, easy to perform, and provide important and useful objective information to help diagnose, guide, treat, and manage autonomic dysfunction. Learn more about our autonomic system testing services…
A conventional treatment plan used for dystonia, torticollis, spasticity, and migraines.
Cognitive Health Program
The health and function of your brain is our concern and oftentimes cognitive difficulties are a harbinger of further disease. Learn more about our cognitive health program…
EEG, EMG, NCS
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
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, Migraines, & Facial Pain
In our weekly headache clinic for established patients, we offer a wide range of treatment options and provide guidance on following a headache or migraine treatment and management plan designed specifically for you. Learn more about our headache and migraine treatment services…
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.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides 100% oxygen under pressure, which increases oxygenation of tissues. This increased oxygen hastens recovery from many inflammatory conditions including brain injury, chronic pain, neuropathy, musculoskeletal injuries, vasculopathy, and even migraines. HBOT therapy is an important part of our brain injury and mitochondrial repair program and is also used to optimize our regenerative therapies.
Individualized IV therapies
NOW AVAILABLE! The Center for Healing Neurology offers individualized IV therapies for headache, fatigue, neuropathy, and neurodegeneration.
Mitochondrial medicine understands the role of mitochondria in each and every cell and organ and the effects of metabolic and biologic stress on this organelle’s ability to efficiently and effectively produce the energy the body needs. At CHN, we understand the chain of enzymes and its many co-factors involved.
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.
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.
Peptides are biologically active and play critical roles in cellular signalling. Several peptides have been shown to have pronounced effect on systemic and neuroinflammation and are a key component in our brain repair programs. Made up of amino acids, peptides are efficient catalysts for physiological processes such as neurotransmitter metabolism and mitochondrial function. Our current offerings for neuroprotection and neuroprevention include Cerebrolysin and Selank.
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 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.
The body is continually finding equilibrium between repair and breakdown through constant regenerative processes to counteract the constant turnover of cells. Regenerative medicine therapies like Perineural Therapy, Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) help to shift the body back towards repair allowing the bodies natural healing response. Learn more about our regenerative medicine services…
Stem Cell Therapy
Autologous stem cell therapy may be helpful for many neurological, inflammatory, and musculoskeletal conditions, including MS, Parkinson’s, neuropathy, stroke recovery, cognitive impairment, and chronic pain. Learn more about our stem cell therapy services…
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.