Dr. Mark Harrison Nolting, ND
Naturopathic Physician7935 216th Street Southwest Suite E Edmonds Washington, 98026
As medical director and founder of the Edmonds Wellness Clinic I have brought together a highly trained and energetic group of providers focused on providing the best in natural health care and wellness. We have seasoned providers of Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Massage.
I am a Certified BioTE physician which is now the focus of my age management (anti-aging) program. I offer the Physio-Age system of aging bio markers as part of my program.
Education and Training
Diplomate of the National Certfication Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
Certified BioTE Physican
Dr. Mark Harrison Nolting, ND's Expert Contributions
Cold hands and legs is a relatively common complaint, more typical among females. If you are experiencing extreme cold in your extremities this is a medical problem you should discuss at an office or virtual visit with a doctor. Raynauds is caused by lack of circulation to the fingers and toes and can result in numbness and tingling sensations in those areas. There are thyroid problems that can be a source of cold limbs so keep that in mind if this continues to concern you. Mild feelings of cold into the hands and feet is probably nothing to be concerned about but see how it is affected by excercise and activity. Many of us need to increase our activity which helps the circulation. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, organic when available along with good fresh sources of protein. Go easy on the sugar, red meat , and fired foods. READ MORE
There are cases where acupuncture can help patients pass kidney stones and help with pain management. But passing stones can be complicated so it is important to have medical oversight and proper diagnosis. READ MORE
Yes indeed but always seek out a professional licensed acupuncturist with specific training and experience in pregnancy. READ MORE
There are several commonly used herbs that may have supportive use when used properly for mild anxiety issues. What is best and what is good for your unique need is up to good professional advice. Common herbs include Valerian, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Lavender, Chamomile. Another helpful tool for anxiety is acupuncture, we find ear acupuncture to be quite simple and efffective for mild to moderate anxiety. READ MORE
Acupuncture has shown to be effective in some cases of knee joint pain. Seek out a licensed acupuncturist in most states and see them for a consult to see what they can offer. READ MORE
The short answer is yes, we can receive blood borne pathogens, which are substances that travel in the blood, transmitted thru all methods of blood contact. Not only thru transfusions but thru shared needle use, certain high risk sexual contact, lack of universal precautions in healthcare settings and the like. The good news is when you need a transfusion or you are donating blood to help others there are universal precautions in place that will be fully explained to you so you need not worry if the blood you receive or donate is safe. READ MORE
Great question, mild to moderate anxiety may respond to a few sessions of acupuncture. There are effective treatments that most licensed acupuncturists can perform. Acupuncture is safe, relaxing, and provides a non-drug approach to anxiety. Make sure you continue to see a therapist as needed for talk and supportive mental health solutions if needed. READ MORE
Great question. There are quite a few but generally we count 365 major named and clearly mapped out acupounts with exact locations, precise anatomy including depth as well as nearby features such as nerves arteries and organs, plus functions of these points. If that wasn’t enough there are hundreds of so called extra points and special use points scattered across the body as well as micro-system points in the ears, hands, and feet. I would say there are probably another 1,000 or so points beyond those main 365. Acupuncturists in training spend a full school year typically studying and identifying most acupounts so you can rest assured they know where exactly to place that needle in a clinically safe and confident manner. 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. Dr. Nolting 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. 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. READ MORE
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. 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. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local and International Public Speaking -
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington Association of Naturopathic Medicine, the East Asian Medicine Program,the American Anti-Aging Medical Association (A4M) and the Age Management Medical Group (AMMG)
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture
Professional Society Memberships
- Senior Medical Director- TivityHealth, Editorial Board of the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, American Association of Naturopathic Physcians, Age Management Medical Group, American Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association
Articles and Publications
Several editions of the Textbook of Natural Medicine, I authored chapters on Acupuncture and on Chinese Prepared Medicines.
I am on the editorial board of the International Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
What do you attribute your success to?
Combination Of Persistence, Supportive Upbringing, Exposure To Different Cultures And Education.
Teaching and speaking
Ongoing speaking tour in China presenting BioIdentical Hormone Replacment and Age Management.
Hobbies / Sports
- Golfing, Exercising, Tai Chi, Hiking, Walking Dog, Bonsai
Favorite professional publications
Dr. Mark Harrison Nolting, ND's Practice location
Get to know Naturopathic Physician Dr. Mark H Nolting, who serves patients in Edmonds, Washington.
Dr. Nolting, an internationally known naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, is the Founder & Medical Director of Edmonds Wellness Clinic in Washington. He brings together a highly-trained and energetic group of providers focused on providing the highest quality natural health care and wellness.
Serving Edmonds and the greater Seattle and Puget Sound region since 2001, Edmonds Wellness Clinic uses integrated medical and natural approaches to treating, managing, and preventing illness. The provider staff specialize in a variety of fields, including acupuncture and Asian medicine, naturopathic age management, bioidentical hormone replacement, and physical medicine including chiropractic care, massage, bodywork, and acoustic wave therapy. Edmonds Wellness Clinic provides full-service wellness care for pain management needs, fertility issues, injury recovery, neurological and mental health disorders, chronic disease and prevention.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Nolting completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, where he studied pre-medicine with a major in Geology. After transferring to Bastyr University in Seattle, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Natural Health Medicine. He also attended the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, where he completed his acupuncture and Asian medicine training.
He was then one of the first 30 acupuncturists licensed in Washington State. Dr. Nolting culminated his studies at Bastyr University by earning his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree in 1984. He was licensed as an ND in the State of Washington in 1985. He completed an extensive externship in Traditional Chinese Medicine that same year at the Chongqing Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. He also served for several years on the Washington State Department of Health’s Acupuncture Board.
The doctor maintains his national board certification as a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which is a non-profit organization in the United States that aims to “establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.” He is also trained as a BioTE® Certified Provider, delivering advanced hormone replacement procedures and education to hundreds of male and female patients since 2015.
With over three decades of patient care delivered to thousands of patients from Seattle to China, Dr. Nolting continues to work one-on-one with each patient seeking to guide them towards optimal health. He has developed a telemedicine program in Naturopathic Age Management that he delivers to his patients in China and the USA. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, he regularly traveled to China to teach his Naturopathic Age Management Program at the Shanghai Family Medicine Clinic.
Most recently, he completed an advanced extensive training program, the Living Younger Clinical Mentorship Program, mentored by Dr. Gregory Petersburg and highlighting a telemedicine approach to age management medicine.
In order to advance his professional knowledge base and skill level, the doctor remains an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Washington Association of Naturopathic Medicine, the East Asian Medicine Program,the American Anti-Aging Medical Association (A4M) and the Age Management Medical Group (AMMG), where is currently completing the AMMG Certified Provider’s program.
Well known in the natural health community, Dr. Nolting chaired the acupuncture program at Bastyr University, served on various local and national acupuncture organization boards, and has mentored many students along the way. He has worked the past 18 years, and continues today, as a Senior Medical Director for a leading national well-being company (TivityHealth).
The practice of naturopathic medicine blends modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. Naturopathic physicians diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illnesses to restore and establish optimal health. This definition and view of Contemporary Naturopathic Medicine leaves no room for junk, unproven or quack medicine.
Dr. Nolting attributes his success to his unique blending of humor, persistence, supportive upbringing, spiritual pursuits and exposure to different cultures, and science education. And most importantly, striving to walk the talk; eating fresh, organic, whole foods; getting plenty of exercise; doing tai chi; getting fresh air; enjoying friends, family, and the community; gardening; and staying active mentally with his studies and teaching.
He has authored chapters on Acupuncture and Chinese Prepared Medicines in the past 4 editions of the Textbook of Natural Medicine (2-Volume Set) and the new 5th edition published by Elsevier.
Outside of his clinic and home office, he enjoys gardening, spending time with family, photography, exercising, practicing Tai chi, and hiking.
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