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.
We specialize in both the simple and complex, the acute and chronic because we understand how all can affect quality of life.
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.
What we do: We care. We listen. We understand.
Who we are: Board-certified neurologists, certified physician assistants, and a neurology naturopath.
What we offer: Integrative and Regenerative Neurological Medicine based on the needs of the patient. We specialize in complex, chronic, and complicated neurological and systemic disorders.
We value our patients and we value our relationship with them. We do not take insurance because insurance reimbursement does not represent the inherent value of our connection and relationships with our patients.
Initial consultation includes history, examination, and discussion. It is 90 minutes and $750. Thereafter, it is up to you. It can be a la carte or a choice of different package levels. For our out-of-state and international patients, we now offer telemedicine appointments through VSee clinic. Please call 206-379-1213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for scheduling.
Dr. Ruhoy also has a limited member concierge program. Please email email@example.com for more information.
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 NeurologyAutismAutonomic System TestingAyurvedic medicineBotoxCognitive Health ProgramCognitive TestingEEG, EMG, NCSFunctional medicineGenetic testing interpretationHeadache, Migraines, & Facial Pain
Herbal medicineHeadache, Migraines, & Facial PainHyperbaric Oxygen TherapyIndividualized IV therapiesMast Cell ProgramMCAS/POTS/EDS and moreMedical ResearchNEW! Mitochondrial FacialsMitochondrial MedicineNeuro-anatomical AcupunctureNutrition
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…
Autism represents a constellation of symptoms which have traditionally been focused on communication, relationships, connection and neurological symptoms but really can encompass every aspect of the body, especially in terms of the gut, digestion, skin, etc. We take a holistic and systematic approach to address symptoms and dive deep to look for potential underlying triggers. Learn more about our autism 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…
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples… Read more…
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…
CHN now offers in-office & remote (online) neurocognitive testing with CNS Vital Signs! As a clear and healthy mind is one of the most fundamental drivers for a good quality of life, the Center for Healing Neurology offers evidence-based neurocognitive testing that you can complete in our office or in the convenience and quiet of your own home via a remote website link. Learn more about our cognitive testing program…
EEG, EMG, NCS
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The Functional Medicine model is a science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. Read more >
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. Buy oxygen therapy now >
Individualized IV therapies
NOW AVAILABLE! The Center for Healing Neurology offers individualized IV therapies for headache, fatigue, neuropathy, and neurodegeneration.
Mitochondria do not just power the brain. They are responsible for the energy production in every cell of your body. As you age, all your cells age, most notably your skin. To help boost your mitochondria and fight the effects of aging, we are happy to introduce our Mito Facials! Learn more >
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.
Mast Cell Program
Mast cell activation syndrome is complex, complicated, and chronic and can manifest in many different ways including neurological, metabolic, pain, fatigue, dysautonomia. Our MCAS program includes evaluation and diagnosis, treatment, management, and guidance.
MCAS/POTS/EDS and more
There is often a ‘pentad’ of chronic illness, including MCAS (mast cell activation syndrome), POTS (postural orthostatic hypotension syndrome), EDS (Ehler Danlos Syndrome), GI dysfunction (gastroparesis and SIBO small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)), and autoimmune disease, which is growing in prevalence (likely due to all the same root stressors of other chronic diseases that are also on the rise). Getting a diagnosis requires specialty testing often unfamiliar or unavailable to conventional providers. Learn more >
We offer research services and will search, read, and analyze literature to answer any question related to your health or the health of a loved one. Fees are per hour of time.
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 are included in our programs for TBI, Cognitive Decline, Autoimmunity, Chronic Pain, Regeneration, Weight Loss, and Optimal Wellness.
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, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), exosomes, and stem cell therapy to help to shift the body back towards repair allowing the bodies natural healing response. Learn more about our regenerative medicine services…
Second Opinion Clinic
Center for Healing Neurology recognizes that our unique perspective from the integrative neurology, environmental toxicology, neuromuscular & mitochondrial specialty, Functional Medicine and Ayurvedic perspectives may offer new insight into chronic symptoms from which standard approaches have not offered relief. We are newly offering a Second Opinion Clinic service in which you collect and send all of your previous records, labs, pathology reports and any other evaluation you’d like to include, and we will quote an hourly estimate for the review and report. Learn more about our second opinion clinic…
Stem Cell Therapy
We are investigating the use of Adipose Derived Stromal vascular Fraction (SVF) for patient-funded clinical research and deployment for joint repair and systemic inflammatory conditions under IRB protocols. Our approach is integrative and supports stem cell function with other forms of regenerative care.
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.
Traumatic Brain Injury
The Center for Healing Neurology offers help to those who have suffered any level of TBI. Our program is personalized based on the mechanism of action, the symptoms, and the impact on quality of life. It includes a complete history and physical examination and further diagnostics which may include imaging, autonomic nervous system testing, neuroendocrine evaluation, electrophysiology, and more. Treatment focuses on returning functionality to your life in the best way we can and may include appropriate use of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, nutritional guidance, biocranial therapy, compression training, regenerative medicine, and more. Learn more about our traumatic brain injury treatment…
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.
The Vasper system combines compression, liquid cooling, and interval training to drive your body’s production of growth and recovery hormones, delivering the most significant benefits of high-intensity exercise in an efficient and low-impact 21-minute workout. Buy now >