Healthcare Services Tailored to Meet Your Needs
Support your body’s natural ability to heal

Overview

Three Sisters Natural Health offers primary healthcare for everyone in your family at each stage of life. We stay up to date on cutting edge health research, treatments, and functional lab tests. Board certified in Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine, Dr. Bonnie Skakel can manage both acute and chronic health concerns. She has a strong network of colleagues and specialists whom she can refer patients when appropriate.

At Three Sisters we start by listening to you and understanding your health concerns. You will be seen as a whole person: influenced by your family genetics, shaped by your childhood and affected by your environment and lifestyle. Relationships and stress, diet and exercise, sleep, work and state of mind all have an effect on your health. We will support you to rebalance your health through natural treatments such as diet, physical medicine, Western and Chinese herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, craniosacral message, and body-mind-spirit counseling.

Whatever your health concern, Dr. Skakel supports you in identifying and addressing any barriers limiting your body’s natural ability to heal. You can expect an individualized treatment plan that is safe, natural and cost-effective and designed to create long-lasting results.

Please call to make an appointment for a complimentary 15 minute consult: 541-639-9056.


Some of the conditions we can help with:
  • Addiction recovery
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer complementary care
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive complaints
  • Eczema
  • Endocrine Dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease
  • Heavy Metal Detox
  • Immune issues
  • Insomnia
  • Lung health
  • Lyme’s disease
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Pediatric health and wellness
  • Teen health and wellness
  • Women’s health and wellness

Wellness Store

Three Sisters Natural Health has a wellness store offering a variety of vitamins, minerals, herbs and homeopathic remedies which have been selected as a means of providing convenient, quality supplement choices for you and your family at discounted pricing. You may also purchase similar products from local stores. However, because of the great number of companies offering supplements and herbs, we are generally unable to verify the quality of these products.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic physicians are primary care providers who specialize in identifying the underlying causes of health conditions and treating them through natural means to achieve lifelong health and wellbeing. Naturopathic doctors are trained in human anatomy and physiology; clinical diagnosis through careful patient history, physical exams, lab work and imaging studies; and in treating and preventing disease. The basic philosophy of naturopathic medicine recognizes individuals as stewards of their own health, and the doctor’s role is that of teacher and coach supporting lifestyle and treatment choices that stimulate the individual’s life force to optimize health and vitality. Pharmaceutical drugs may be prescribed when needed. Dr. Bonnie Skakel is board certified and licensed by the State of Oregon as a primary care naturopathic doctor.

Naturopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine in its philosophy. The six principles of naturopathic medicine are:

  • Primum Non Nocere – First Do No Harm
  • Vis Medicatrix Naturae – The Healing Power of Nature
  • Tolle Causam – Identify and Treat the Cause
  • In Pertubato Animo Sicut in Corpore Sanitas Esse Non Potest – Treat the Whole Person
  • Docere – Doctor as Teacher
  • Principiis Obsta: Sero Medicina Curatui – Prevention is Cure

Naturopathic services offered at Three Sisters Natural Health include:

  • Biotherapeutic Drainage
  • Cancer Complimentary Care—individualized treatment programs
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Detox Programs—for environmental exposure, heavy metals and pre-conception
  • Physical Exams—annual, health & screening for sports teams, summer camps
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Hormone Testing
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lifestyle Counseling & Stress Management
  • Pediatric care—well baby exams, acute illness care and allergies
  • Pregnant Mother Care—alternative choices for pregnant, post-partum and lactating women
  • Physical Medicine
  • Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Trigger Point Injection Therapy
  • Vitamin Injections
  • Womens' Health—Annual Gyn Exams, Birth Control Options, STD Testing, Peri &Menopause Support

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Chinese medicine is an ancient healing art based on wisdom and expertise accumulated by medical sages for well over 2000 years. Founded upon naturalist Daoist philosophy, it holds the holistic view that the human body, mind and spirit are inseparable, and intrinsically connected with the flow of Qi in Nature (prana or universal life force). The skilled doctor gathers information about the patient through history, tongue, and pulse diagnosis, with the goal of identifying any pattern of disharmony in the flow of Qi. Treatment is aimed at restoring balance on all levels. Most commonly a patient will be treated with a combination of acupuncture, hands-on bodywork and a specialized herbal formula. Acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of very fine needles into specific points on the body to restore Qi, therapeutically improving health or relieving pain. Chinese Medicine offers an effective approach to acute and complicated health issues and patients often experience a great sense of calm after a treatment.

Acpuncture and Chinese Medicine used at Three Sisters includes:

  • Acupuncture (Classical and Traditional Chinese, 5-Element, and Japanese)
  • Chinese Clinical Nutrition
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Gua Sha (“Scraping” Massage)
  • Cupping (“Suction” Massage)
  • Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage)
  • Moxibustion (Heat Therapy)
  • Qi Gong (Mind/Body Exercise & Meditation)
  • Zen Shiatsu Massage

Body-Mind-Spirit Counseling

If you desire to heal on any level – body, mind, spirit; or to explore your life’s purpose, find an inner peace and joy beyond the dualities of life, you will find Dr. Bonnie Skakel to be an insightful, caring ally for positive change. From her personal experience of over 40 years on the spiritual path she has developed an understanding of the unity of the body-mind-spirit and of the beauty of Spirit support that awaits anyone desiring to reach for it.

  • Affirmations & Guided Imagery – and the science behind them
  • Breathwork
  • Craniosacral Therapeutics/ Chakra Balancing
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Meditation & Prayer
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology Counseling
  • Reiki
Chinese Herbs
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Bonnie Skakel, N.D., L.Ac.
Bend Oregon
(541) 639-9056 Location
Three Sisters Natural Health
at Riverside Wellness
2955 N Highway 97
Bend, OR 97703
Fax: (541) 600-4731