Traditional medicine bowl with essential oils and mintAt 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 for more information or for scheduling.

Dr. Ruhoy also has a limited member concierge program. Please email 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 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…

Artist rendering of nerves.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…

Ayurvedic medicine

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…

Syringe and botoxBotox

A conventional treatment plan used for dystonia, torticollis, spasticity, and migraines.

neurofeedback trainingCognitive 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

CNS Vital Signs logoCognitive Testing

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


Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Electromyogram (EMG)
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)

Genetic testing interpretationFunctional Medicine

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 interpretationGenetic 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 clinic - doctor writing treatmentsHeadache, 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…

Herbs and natural medicineHerbal medicine

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 TherapyHyperbaric 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 >

IV therapies full of neuropathyIndividualized IV therapies

NOW AVAILABLE! The Center for Healing Neurology offers individualized IV therapies for headache, fatigue, neuropathy, and neurodegeneration.

MitochontriaMitochondrial Facials

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 >

Mitochontrial medicineMitochondrial Medicine

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.

Mitochontrial medicineMast 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.

Mitochontrial medicineMedical Research

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.

Neuro-anatomoical acupunctureNeuro-anatomical Acupuncture

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.

strawberries and carrotsNutrition

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.

peptidePeptide Therapies

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.

catapillar on leavesPhone Consulting

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 - back of personPhysical Medicine

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.

Various medical pills and a syringe.Regenerative Medicine

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…

Doctor looking at medical papers for second opinionSecond 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. The service includes a 30-minute phone conversation to fill in any needed gaps, from which we will produce a report with our evaluation and summary. You are welcome to send one group of up to 3 follow-up questions within 30 days of receiving the report. While this is not diagnostic, nor can we prescribe treatment, you will deepen your understanding of the process, status and possible trajectory options for your condition, health and life.

Artist rendering of a stem cells with genetic code in the background. 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.

supplementation via natural herbsSupplementation

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 InjuryTraumatic 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-toxificatinToxicology 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.

MitochontriaVasper Sessions

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 >