Dr. Dr. Jill C. Ghormley
Naturopathic Physician4530 Union Bay Place NE Suite 210 Seattle WA, 98105
Dr. Jill Ghormley is a naturopathic physician practicing in Seattle, WA. Dr. Ghormley specializes in proactive prevention and treatment. Dr. Ghormley 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.
Education and Training
MD at Bastyr University
Dr. Dr. Jill C. Ghormley's Expert Contributions
Hi, The simple answer to why it is recommended for newly diagnosed cancer patients to avoid any supplements or topicals w/metal(s) in them is due to potential toxicity of that particular metal(s). There are metals that are shown to be supportive especially with relation to ion changes in the body. However, with cancer, most providers error on the caution side especially if chemotherapy will be involved. Certain metals can reduce the efficacy of certain chemotherapy treatments. While all of this is speculation, lots of research is out there to understand how chemical reactions with metals can produce several different outcomes regarding helping or hindering the healing process. READ MORE
Hi, Think of Naturopathic medicine as a way of finding the cause and seeing the whole person. I approach each individual in finding a balance to their system. While symptoms may be important, we, Naturopathic Physicians, are always looking for the cause in the symptom picture. It isn't just about using natural remedies or supplements but in finding a lifestyle balance which may also incorporate drugs short-term. It is crucial that when you are laying out your goals what you would like to see in your health. We are simply the means to help you determine the best route possible using as many tools to achieve that balance. READ MORE
It will have a long-term effect if it becomes chronic. There are ways to decrease the effects of bronchitis through lung support. Important to reach out to your natural doctor to help give you some options to strengthen your immune system. READ MORE
Yes, there are natural or immune supporting remedies you can take over the counter. I would check in with your naturopathic doctor to help with immune support starting with gut health and histamine support. READ MORE
There are a lot of naturopathic treatments available that can help w/overall healing. The best outcome for healing would be to address this with a ND that knows your full history and therefore can help w/getting you on track to better healing outcome. READ MORE
Hi! There are a lot of naturopathic treatments that can help w/blood pressure support. For safe monitoring with blood pressure, it is important to be under the care of a physician. While I know past patients know this, we can't by email give you a specific modality, but can tell you that blood pressure is treatable by certain supplements when monitored by an ND. Thank you for asking the question. READ MORE
Hi, Depending on the size of the gallstones, there are some supportive naturopathic treatments that can help w/reducing the size of the gallstones over time, along with certain dietary support. I would recommend reaching out to your local ND in your area for support. READ MORE
Hi, Typically when we see Bruxism (teeth grinding) it is usually relating to some kind of stress in a child's life. You can try incorporating some down time before bed or relaxation time w/tummy massage or diffuser w/essential oil in your daughter's bedroom to help ease her to sleep and help her stop grinding her teeth. Another thing that can ease teeth grinding is a good distractor such as a doll or something they can hold or play with like a nubby ball. Something with texture tends to calm children down. Check diet and look at constipation issues or stomach issues. When children are prone to digestive issues or are not getting enough fluids, they can have teeth grinding issues. There are a great deal of other factors that can cause teeth grinding. Be sure to get her checked out by her dentist as well. READ MORE
Yes, it is possible that another nerve could be causing the problem. Though you might have had the release at the carpal area, it is possible you may be experiencing thoracic outlet syndrome based on the brief description you are giving here. With nerve support, specific exercises to release muscle tension and supplementation can all help w/relieving the discomfort. I would recommend either seeing an osteopathic physician or naturopathic physician in your area that specializes in physical medicine. READ MORE
There are quite a few natural remedies that would help. However, not being able to sleep can be a cause for other underlining conditions. For example, hormone changes can cause a disruption in your sleep. While you are going through menopause, your local naturopathic physician can help with hormone and sleep support supplements. READ MORE
As Lupus is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks itself - the first approach we are going to take as naturopathic physicians is in addressing the cause. It is a complex condition that requires complex or unique support. So to answer your question - yes, there are natural ways we can help you w/treating lupus. Please contact your local naturopathic physician to help you with healing inside out. READ MORE
In recent studies, echinacea has been shown to only work at the onset of the cold. When taken at the onset of a cold, it only shortens the duration of a cold by 1 to 2 days. READ MORE
It depends by state. In each of the licensed states, naturopathic physicians have a formulary that they must follow. Best way to determine what the formulary is in your state, you can contact either American Association of Naturopathic Physicians or the state Naturopathic Physician Association to help you with what can be prescribed or not. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- National Public Speaking -
- Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr University; Advanced Precepting in San Diego and Washington -
- Inspirational Teacher of the Year, 2012
Professional Society Memberships
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Medical Association- Integrated Physician Practice Section
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard work and helping patients change their lives.
Hobbies / Sports
- Scuba Diving, Rock Climbing
Favorite professional publications
- American Family Physician Journal, American Journal of Medical Technology
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Patient Experience with Dr. Ghormley
What an amazing,understanding,caring person Jill is! When no one would listen or try and help, she did! She went above and beyond. Looking for the best treatment for me. After years of discomfort and feeling horrible, I know feel so much better! Thanks Jill! You are wonderful!
She truly takes the time to listen and treat. She cares about the overall health of her patients. Any questions asked about health issues & concerns, she simply explained in ways we can understand. She's passionate and energetic. And what's more - she's Deaf and use ASL [American Sign Language]. She really knows the medical terms and how to treat and find a way to cure. Amazing!
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