Dr. Kye Peven, ND, DSOM

Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine Doctor

Whole Systems Healthcare

Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine Doctor

Seattle, WA
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5.0 of 5 (2)
It is not often that you find a holistic doctor with the knowledge and skillset that Dr. Kye possesses. As a naturopathic doctor and doctor of East Asian medicine, he adeptly blends multiple traditional healing modalities into a comprehensive treatment plan. Skilled in acupuncture, homeopathy, Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition, I unequivocally recommend Dr. Kye as your go to holistic doctor.
Dr. Kye Peven is incredibly knowledgeable about health and healing from a unique perspective. His style allows for a dialogue about health that I've never had with other healthcare practitioners. Dr. Peven is skilled in acupuncture and herbal medicine that worked for my hormonal and mental wellness issues. Any patient would be lucky to have him!

License, Credentials & Experience

Dr. Kye has been helping people for 4 years
Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)
Washington State Department of Health , #AC60924576
Doctor of Oriental / Chinese Medicine
National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM)
MA in Oriental Medicine
National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM)
Doctor of Naturopathy
National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM)
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor
Washington State Department of Health , #NT61010075
Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Classical Homeopathy
The New England School of Homeopathy

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Practice Locations & Hours


Seattle
1417 NW 54th St, Suite 312, Seattle WA 98107, United States
Tue: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn More About Dr. Kye Peven, ND, DSOM

About me

I've always held a curiosity about the world, along with a desire to make things better. Due to an early interest in science, I earned a Bachelors from UC Berkeley in Materials Science and Engineering, believing that applying my interest in technology would help make the world a better place. I realized during this process that I was more interested in working with people than with things, and after some soul-searching I decided to pursue medicine instead.
I started looking for a system that was person-centered, revolved around natural therapies, was truly health focused, and integrated all levels of the human experience. Having grown up in a family where Chinese herbs were the default for colds and flus I was already familiar with the basic tenets of Chinese Medicine. I discovered the field of Naturopathic Medicine and knew instantly that it was the link between tradition and modern science I was looking for. The result was a 6-year program at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and two degrees: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM).
I currently work with the nonprofit Whole Systems Healthcare. In this capacity I am helping to build a new healthcare system focused on health instead of disease. In my off time I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, biking, spending time in nature, and building community.

My Philosophy of Care

In my practice I focus on treating the entire person, which includes treating symptoms and diseases but goes beyond these common labels of our experience. I believe in the healing power of nature and believe people have an innate ability to move towards health. My role is to guide people along this journey, and to this end I primarily use gentle, minimally invasive techniques to stimulate the body’s self-healing potential. Utilizing diet, lifestyle changes, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, and more, I'm committed to serving my patients in the creation of long-lasting wellbeing.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

I usually take 2 hours the first time I meet with someone, which allows me to gather a detailed history of their issues as well as perform hands-on treatment, typically acupuncture. We spend time beginning the process of placing their symptoms into the greater context of their lifestyle and experiences, often illuminating underlying reasons for what's going on. Patients typically leave with a homeopathic remedy, herbal formula, and some simple instructions for improving their health at home.

My Inspiration

My initial interest in health was sparked by the desire to understand my own mind and body at a deeper level. In my last year of undergraduate work I started practicing Vipassana meditation, and realized that health (at every level) was the most important element of happiness and wellbeing, sitting directly beneath spiritual maturity. However, becoming a spiritual teacher wasn't something to base a career on, so I chose healthcare and medicine instead.


Practice Details

Insurance accepted
Out of Network
Works with
Individuals
Ages works with
Teenagers
Adults
Seniors
Languages
English
Mandarin Chinese

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Dr. Kye Peven, ND, DSOM Answers
Meditation can be extremely useful, but there are known effects which may be experienced as negative. It very much depends on a person's history, background, and what they are looking to achieve with a given meditation technique. Unwanted effects can range from some minor physical pain all the way to psychosis or depersonalization; these more serious effects are often linked to previous trauma. This doesn't mean people with a history of trauma should not practice meditation, just that they need to find the right approach and have the proper support in place to help them move through these difficulties. For more detail than you probably need or want check out https://www.cheetahhouse.org/, a website to help meditators experiencing distressing symptoms of all kinds.
Dr. Kye Peven, ND, DSOM Answers
I will assume that the voices this person hears are causing them suffering and interfering with their ability to live the life they want, since I don't immediately assume that hearing voices is 'bad'. The question of whether I could help this person is a pretty solid maybe. It would depend a lot on if they were already taking pharmaceutical medications, what kind of support system they had in place in their life, and whether they had access to such things as stable housing, healthy food, etc. Each person is so individual it's difficult to give a complete answer. However, Chinese Medicine and Naturopathy can absolutely help to balance a person's mental/emotional experience, including dealing with voices or other types of hallucinations.
Dr. Kye Peven, ND, DSOM Answers
Since there have already been some excellent answers on specific techniques, I want to ask what that tension is all about? Our bodies always do things for a reason. Why has yours decided to hold tension in that area? What is the tension a response to? Without knowing this deeper piece most physical techniques, though they may help temporarily, will probably not help your neck and shoulders relax more permanently.

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Dr. Kye Peven Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
It is not often that you find a holistic doctor with the knowledge and skillset that Dr. Kye possesses. As a naturopathic doctor and doctor of East Asian medicine, he adeptly blends multiple traditional healing modalities into a comprehensive treatment plan. Skilled in acupuncture, homeopathy, Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition, I unequivocally recommend Dr. Kye as your go to holistic doctor.
Dr. Kye Peven is incredibly knowledgeable about health and healing from a unique perspective. His style allows for a dialogue about health that I've never had with other healthcare practitioners. Dr. Peven is skilled in acupuncture and herbal medicine that worked for my hormonal and mental wellness issues. Any patient would be lucky to have him!





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