Dr. Melissa Minoff, ND
Dr. Melissa Minoff is a Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist. She graduated from Bastyr University and has been in private practice in Northeast Seattle for the past 15 years. She completed a family medicine residency at a busy naturopathic and midwifery clinic in northwest Seattle. In 2004, she founded Northwest Naturopathy and Acupuncture at the Seattle Healing Arts Center. Areas of expertise include family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics and adolescent medicine, and she specializes in treatment of hormonal imbalances, food allergies/sensitivities, and stress related disorders (anxiety, insomnia and headaches). She also has a personal interest in Sports Medicine and treats many chronic and acute injuries using a combination of acupuncture and naturopathic therapies.
She enjoys working with patients of all ages, especially adolescents and young adults, helping them establish habits that will put them on the path to a lifetime of vibrant health.
She is devoted to naturopathic and acupuncture education and is Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University where she has taught Orthopedics in the Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine department and she currently supervises student clinicians studying both naturopathic medicine and acupuncture at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Her passion for alternative medicines and therapies began after college, while working and traveling in Asia. She studied T’ai Qi, yoga and meditation, and began learning about traditional Asian systems of medicine.
Dr. Melissa provides a balanced approach to Family Medicine. She uses conventional medicine, evidence-based natural therapies and acupuncture to help her patients achieve their health goals.
Educating patients about their health and the lifestyle choices they are making is an important part of Dr. Melissa’s practice. She collaborates with patients to identify the underlying cause of their health issues and encourages them to play an active role in re-establishing exceptional health while enjoying a quality life. Therapies are aimed at stimulating the vital force within each individual to encourage the body to heal. Modalities commonly used include acupuncture, diet and lifestyle interventions, botanical medicines, and nutritional therapy.
Dr Melissa is a member of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, she holds a post-graduate certificate in pediatric acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and she has been certified in treatment of thyroid disorders by the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine. She is an N.C.C.A.O.M. diplomate in acupuncture. She completed her undergraduate B.A. at Cornell University.
Dr. Melissa lives and plays in Northeast Seattle, with her husband, two children and her dog. Outside of work she can be found playing soccer, doing hot yoga, running, cheering at her children’s soccer and ultimate Frisbee matches, or hanging out with friends and family.