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Dr. David Palacios, N.D.

Dr. David Palacios is a board-certified naturopathic physician specializing in acute and chronic pain resolution with natural therapies.  Dr. David (as he likes to be called) also has a passion for taking care of families in a holistic primary care setting.  After earning his bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Music, he completed his four-year medical training at the National College of Natural Medicine.  Dr. David also completed an extended residency which centered on acute and chronic pain resolution, hormone balance, pediatrics, and general primary care. 

A foundational piece of Dr. David’s success in treating and healing is found in the six naturopathic principles: Do No Harm, Identify and Treat the Cause, The Healing Power of Nature, Doctor as Teacher, Treat the Whole Person, and Disease Prevention. 

Dr. David takes a detailed, patient-centered, natural and holistic approach to bring about optimal wellness and function to the individual.  He believes that natural therapies should be the first line defense in treating illness and disease and should be exhausted before pharmaceutical intervention is ever considered.  If patients are currently taking pharmaceutical medication, his goal is to work these patients off of pharmaceutical intervention. 

Dr. David utilizes a variety of conventional and naturopathic treatment modalities to best establish optimal health and wellness in his patients.  Some of the modalities include: Neural Therapy, Ozone and Prolozone Therapy, botanical/herbal medicine, homeopathy, dry needle therapy, naturopathic manipulation techniques, nutritional counseling, and hydrotherapy.  

Education:

Bachelors of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Biology

–        Pacific University: Forest Grove, OR

Naturopathic Doctorate with Certification in Natural Childbirth

–        The National College of Natural Medicine: Portland, OR

1.5 Year Residency- Acute and Chronic Pain, MVA, Hormone Balance, Pediatrics, General Practice

       –      A Family Healing Center: McMinnville, OR (Training with Dr. Jason and Dr. Jessica Black)

Ozone Therapy Certification and Training: Prolozone and IV Ozone Therapy

–        Oxygen Healing Therapies: Reno, NV (Training with Dr. Frank Shallenberger

Some Therapies that Dr. David treats:

Chronic/acute pain, Sports Injuries: back pain, knee pain, meniscus/collateral ligamentous injuries, Osgood Schlatter's, patellar instability, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, neck pain, whiplash injury, headaches, migraines, jaw pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, neuralgia, neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis/golf elbow, hand pain, osteo and rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, hip pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, shingles, gout.

Digestive/GI health: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcers, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease, food intolerance, allergies, chronic diarrhea or constipation, chronic nausea, acid reflux/GERD, hepatitis, candida/yeast over growth, gall bladder disease.

Cardiopulmonary: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart failure, stroke, asthma, pneumonia, emphysema, bronchitis, lung cancer supportive therapies.

Neurological: anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, autism, bi-polar, stroke, migraines, Bell's Palsy, carpal tunnel, all nerve pain.

Endocrine/hormone: diabetes, hypo/hyperthyroid, adrenal fatigue, male and female hormone imbalance, hot flashes, libido, menstrual irregularities, infertility, Cushing's disease, adrenal fatigue.

Autoimmune: MS, Grave’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Disease, Psoriasis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type I Diabetes, Fibromyalgia.

Genitourinary:  acute urinary infections, cystitis, kidney stones, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer supportive therapies.

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