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Dr. Mark Nolting

Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Mark Nolting is a naturopathic physician practicing in Edmonds, Washington. Dr. Nolting specializes in proactive prevention and treatment. Dr. Nolting combines holistic healing methods with traditional solutions to medical illness. Providing both individual and family care, the most common ailments treated are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, obesity, heart disease, fertility, menopause, cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome. Naturopathic Physicians place a strong emphasis on natural remedies that add to the broad spectrum of remedies available.
Dr. Mark H. Nolting
  • Edmonds, Washington
  • Bastyr University
  • Accepting new patients

Can you recommend natural treatment for back pain?

Low back pain is so common, most of us experience some level of lower back pain occasionally or, for many, constantly. Simple lower back aching and discomfort uncomplicated with READ MORE
Low back pain is so common, most of us experience some level of lower back pain occasionally or, for many, constantly. Simple lower back aching and discomfort uncomplicated with no disc or other structural problem can usually be relieved with stretching, yoga, posture correction, massage, chiropractic adjustment, hot packs or soaking, acupuncture, or acupressure. These are a few suggestions, but usually the right stretches and correcting your posture will help.

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For what conditions does hydrotherapy work?

Great question. Basic hydrotherapy is the use of water to affect physiological change in the body, such as warm lavender baths to promote calming; hot, therapeutic bath to promote READ MORE
Great question. Basic hydrotherapy is the use of water to affect physiological change in the body, such as warm lavender baths to promote calming; hot, therapeutic bath to promote fever management when appropriate; and cold, wet sock treatment for boosting the immune response, to name a few. Not so common these days, but nonetheless they're very effective in certain cases. Constitutional Hydrotherapy (CH) indicates the use of wet towel wraps alternating hot and cold on various body areas sometimes employed with diathermy or other devices to stimulate digestion for instance. Where basic hydrotherapy is usually for short spot treatments, CH is meant for immune support, cleansing routines, fever support, and a host of other conditions. It is difficult to find qualified doctors who know what they are doing with CH and who understand when it is medically appropriate. "Do no harm" is the guiding principle.

Is there a cure for PCOS with naturopathy?

No cure, but a well-trained and licensed Naturopathic Physician can take your history and perform an exam and develop a plan that would include natural supportive therapies to READ MORE
No cure, but a well-trained and licensed Naturopathic Physician can take your history and perform an exam and develop a plan that would include natural supportive therapies to deal with your PCOS. Also, if you need help with fertility, acupuncture may be an option.

Is there a cure in naturopathy for a cold due to allergies?

Sounds like allergic rhinitis. Have an ND help sort out the possible allergies and sensitivities. The ND can develop a safe and effective natural remedy plan for him.

Everytime I follow a naturopathy diet plan I end up with a headache. Is it normal?

Not knowing any of your history, it’s difficult to speculate, but weight loss is not simple and several issues may be causing that symptom. Always speak with a doctor to help understand READ MORE
Not knowing any of your history, it’s difficult to speculate, but weight loss is not simple and several issues may be causing that symptom. Always speak with a doctor to help understand your unique case. Could be as straight forward as getting off of coffee or caffeine too quickly. There may be vasoactive chemicals in products you are taking. Share this with the doc.

How can I lose tummy fat with natural medicine?

See a doctor trained in working with hormones. Work with that doc to find a natural solution to what may be a hormonal imbalance. Did you know high stress raises the cortisol, READ MORE
See a doctor trained in working with hormones. Work with that doc to find a natural solution to what may be a hormonal imbalance. Did you know high stress raises the cortisol, or stress hormone, levels, which can affect blood sugar and create that weight gain?

What are the ways to treat fluid retention naturally?

The most important question is what is the root cause of the fluid retention you are experiencing? Find a doctor, ND or otherwise, who can help you figure out why your body is READ MORE
The most important question is what is the root cause of the fluid retention you are experiencing? Find a doctor, ND or otherwise, who can help you figure out why your body is retaining fluid, then options for addressing the cause can be discussed.

Is there a treatment in naturopathy for a diabetic foot?

You don’t mention what type of injury you have or what type of diabetes you have. Also, are you on medication and any supplements to address your type 1 or 2 diabetes Naturopathic READ MORE
You don’t mention what type of injury you have or what type of diabetes you have. Also, are you on medication and any supplements to address your type 1 or 2 diabetes Naturopathic physicians will look for effective ways to support your diet and nutrition to address the diabetes. There are medicines and supplements that NDs will consider for diabetes.

What is the best way to treat blood pressure using naturopathy?

The best way to treat high blood pressure is to understand what the cause is and what your general health is. Proper diagnosis is key. Hypertension can often be successfully treated READ MORE
The best way to treat high blood pressure is to understand what the cause is and what your general health is. Proper diagnosis is key. Hypertension can often be successfully treated with a combination of lifestyle changes, stress and weight management, proper medicines including supplements such as magnesium for instance and herbal strategies such as crategus for example. Find a trained ND or other informed doctor to address your condition.

Is it true that naturopathy medicines only work with the right diet?

No, generally speaking. Proper diet is, of course, very important to support good health and any good doctor should address that. Naturopathic medicines could be anything from READ MORE
No, generally speaking. Proper diet is, of course, very important to support good health and any good doctor should address that. Naturopathic medicines could be anything from Botanicals and supplements to medications and food (food as medicine is a good phrase to remember). But for medicine to function, diet is not key.

What is hot yoga and how does it help?

There are many forms of yoga originating in India. Hatha Yoga is the most common and what we associate with the Excercise forms call asanas. From Hatha Yoga came Bikram Yoga or READ MORE
There are many forms of yoga originating in India. Hatha Yoga is the most common and what we associate with the Excercise forms call asanas. From Hatha Yoga came Bikram Yoga or hot yoga, popularized in the 70’s. Take a room heat to 95-108 degrees F, add 40% humidity, teach 26 yoga postures for 90 minutes and you have the very popular hot yoga. Not for everyone, but for those healthy enough to take up an active Excercise program in high heat will enjoy and benefit.

Can a naturopathic physician help me maintain a healthy weight?

Yes, most NDs are well trained to be able to review your history, order any necessary testing, and work with you to develop a workable plan to meet your needs. If you have no licensed READ MORE
Yes, most NDs are well trained to be able to review your history, order any necessary testing, and work with you to develop a workable plan to meet your needs. If you have no licensed NDs in your area, then be cautious. No need for any magic potions or unproven therapies. Good luck.

Are there any natural treatments to treat anxiety?

Thank you for your important question. Anxiety can be a serious and debilitating problem. Mild to moderate episodes can effectively be treated without drugs, when appropriate in READ MORE
Thank you for your important question. Anxiety can be a serious and debilitating problem. Mild to moderate episodes can effectively be treated without drugs, when appropriate in conjunction with counseling. I particularly find acupuncture to be a safe, simple method to treat anxiety non-chemically. Even a brief 20-minute visit to a licensed provider can calm anxiety and allow you to move on with your activities. In addition, doctors trained in Naturopathic therapies also can recommend various calming plant-based therapies, biofeedback, and relaxation methods to treat anxiety.

Can naturopathy help in preventing diabetes in a person?

Yes, licensed Naturopathic physicians are well trained in natural medicine approaches to prevent diabetes. I applaud you for looking ahead and searching for preventive methods READ MORE
Yes, licensed Naturopathic physicians are well trained in natural medicine approaches to prevent diabetes. I applaud you for looking ahead and searching for preventive methods in order to prevent diabetes from occurring. Through nutritional and lifestyle counseling your ND will work with you in planning and implementing a safe and effective program of prevention. Best of health in your path.

Should I take my daughter to a naturopathic physician for her pain during her period?

Yes, absolutely! The licensed ND will employ a variety of methods of safe effective natural therapies for your teen while searching with you and her for the root cause of her problem. READ MORE
Yes, absolutely! The licensed ND will employ a variety of methods of safe effective natural therapies for your teen while searching with you and her for the root cause of her problem. I suspect as I am sure you do that hormones maybe at the root of her issues. Your ND should be well trained in understanding what the imbalance is and in treating it. I would also add that a well trained acupuncturist may also be a good option in this case. As an ND and an acupuncturist, we are well equipped to work with pain and the imbalance creating it. Best of health to you and your daughter.

Is there any natural treatment for PCOD?

This is an all too common problem for young women. There are natural options. I suggest you find a licensed (check your States laws) Naturopathic Physician or other licensed physician READ MORE
This is an all too common problem for young women. There are natural options. I suggest you find a licensed (check your States laws) Naturopathic Physician or other licensed physician who have experience working with PCOS. There are effective ways of using bio-identical hormones to help women such as you with this problem. Check medical resources in your area that use such hormones and natural support therapies.

Does a naturopathic physician treat conditions through medication?

Many NDs are qualified to use prescription medications when indicated and safe to augment our use of natural products which of course is our specialty or at least it should be. READ MORE
Many NDs are qualified to use prescription medications when indicated and safe to augment our use of natural products which of course is our specialty or at least it should be. And lifestyle counseling is at the root of a holistic Naturopathic approach to health. NDs are licensed in half of the states so check your States regulations.

Can naturopathy help us with my mother's diabetes?

Type 2 DM is pretty much epidemic now in the USA and qualified NDs are in a perfect position to support and treat these conditions. Find a qualified ND, get current with blood READ MORE
Type 2 DM is pretty much epidemic now in the USA and qualified NDs are in a perfect position to support and treat these conditions. Find a qualified ND, get current with blood tests, and begin a comprehensive plan to work with your body to correct imbalances.

Is immunization a part of naturopathy medicine?

Yes, NDs are trained as primary care docs and will counsel you about proper vaccinations as well as giving you natural approaches to support your child’s health as he grows and READ MORE
Yes, NDs are trained as primary care docs and will counsel you about proper vaccinations as well as giving you natural approaches to support your child’s health as he grows and develops.

I have severe bleeding during my periods which leaves me very tired. Can I take some natural supplements during this time?

Yes, you should seek a doctor who can work with Bio-identical hormones, check your blood levels, gather a complete history and physical exam. There are effective natural ways to READ MORE
Yes, you should seek a doctor who can work with Bio-identical hormones, check your blood levels, gather a complete history and physical exam. There are effective natural ways to balance your hormones.