Lexie Ching, ND Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Lexie Ching is a licensed Naturopathic physician in Bend Oregon providing individualized and evidence-based treatments for every patient. She earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. Prior to her studies at NUNM, she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology.
She strongly believes in the power of human body to heal itself and actively engages her patients in their health care by sharing her knowledge of the science and art of the human body. In order to support the body in achieving a healthy balance, Dr. Lexie implements a combination of standard-of-care medicine with other naturopathic treatments, such as botanical medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathy, orthopedic medicine and functional medicine tests and assessments.
Dr. Lexie has a passion for the gastrointestinal body system and believes it is the key to influencing the body toward optimal health. She participated in the gastrointestinal mentorship with an emphasis on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) with Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis. Her clinical education also focused on primary care and women’s health.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Lexie enjoys baking, crafting and exploring the outdoors. As an Oregon native, she appreciates the influence nature has on health and the importance of a balance between work and play. Some of her favorite activities include outrigger paddling, hiking, camping and exploring trails around Oregon.
To learn more about Naturopthic Medicine and Dr. Ching, visit her website here!
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About Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic medicine emphasizes the use of prevention and natural therapeutics. Naturopathic physicians (N.D.s) are trained to serve as primary care general practitioners. They prevent, diagnose, manage and treat both acute and chronic health conditions. The goal of naturopathic medicine is to support and promote one’s own body toward optimal health and encourage an individuals’ inherent self-healing process.
Naturopaths combine the wisdom of centuries-old natural therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems and evidence-based medicines. The wide variety of therapies offered by naturopaths allow for a variety of cost-effective treatments and the ability to work with a patient’s mental and emotional health as well as their physical body.
Naturopaths are trained in the following treatment modalities:
- Botanical (herbal) medicines
- Clinical nutritional and dietary medicines
- IV nutritional therapy
- Life style counseling and mental health counseling
- Physical medicine: soft tissue and bone manipulations
- Pharmaceutical medicines
- Homeopathy: extremely dilute form of medicines
- Minor surgery
More on Naturopathic Education and Licensed Naturopathic Physicians
Naturopaths are required to complete a rigorous four-year graduate level degree from an accredited naturopathic medical college. During their education, naturopaths learn the standard medical curriculum M.D.s and O.D.s learn with additional clinical study in natural therapeutics.
Prior to licensing, they must pass the national board exam for naturopaths and apply through their practicing state. Each year, licensed naturopaths are required to complete several hours of continued education to keep current with changes in the medical community, continue to learn about acute and chronic health conditions, and be aware of new evidence-based therapies.