Outlet Dysfunction Constipation

Our very own Dr. Sabrina Kimball was recently interviewed on the Love & Guts podcast with Dr. Lynda Griparic! Dr. Kimball discusses to how to diagnose and treat outlet dysfunction constipation. If you or someone love is struggling with chronic constipation, please check it out.  Love & Guts - Outlet Dysfunction Constipation with Dr. Sabrina Kimball

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Guide to Self-care for COVID-19 & Beyond

During this current public health crisis it is beyond challenging to stay centered, healthy and entertained.  Practicing in Seattle, the epicenter of this outbreak, we have been at the forefront of the fight, fielding phone calls from many patients with and without symptoms.  Patients are rightly concerned for themselves, their families and their way of life.  We are all beginning to understand the role we play in protecting others from a public health perspective, but it is a challenge to change how we do everything in our daily lives. We have all learned how to wash our hands, wipe down…

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Feeling stressed? Try this exercise

The vagus nerve, from the latin term for wanderer, is the longest nerve in the body and is in control of most of our internal organs as it wanders from the brain to the colon. One of its primary roles beyond being a highway of nerve signals to and from the brain to control digestion and breathing is it's profound effect on relaxing the body. Most of us are familiar with the 'flight or fight' response - you know, running from the proverbial saber tooth tiger - When we are stressed, we shut down digestion, we take shallower breaths, increase…

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3 Myths about Head Injuries

In January 2019 I was rear-ended on the way to work.  I have gained first-hand knowledge on how a collision can change your life.  I have always told my patients after a collision, they have a part-time job taking care of themselves.  I have now learned, it is another full-time job. From the moment I was hit, my brain felt scrambled, I knew it wasn’t right but I didn’t recognize I had a brain injury.  I had people I knew and trusted saying; of course, you don’t feel right, you were just in an accident.  One would assume I should know…

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Benefits for health without exercise or eating right??

Recently, I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Seattle/King County Clinic (SKCC). http://seattlecenter.org/skcclinic/ This is an event that happens once per year. Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic in KeyArena at Seattle Center. The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region. From the first year, 2014 through 2017: over 16,000 patients have been served, almost $14 million in direct services and there have…

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All About SIBO with Dr. Sabrina Kimball

Dr. Kimball was featured on the podcast The Soul of Sensitivity talking about SIBO - what it is, how it develops, and what the healing process looks like. Follow the link below to listen to the episode! Episode 16: All about SIBO with Dr. Sabrina Kimball, ND by The Soul of Sensitivity

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Hearts, Souls, and Healthcare

I was privileged to participate in last week’s 2016 Seattle King County Clinic at Seattle Center on Thursday. There has been much media attention about this clinic (in its third year) and many stories, but here’s mine.

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Depressed, Anxious, Worried, or Unable to Focus?

How can acupuncture help with mental & emotional health?

In Chinese Medicine the mind is viewed as more than the brain.  The analytical mind, the spirit (or soul) and the emotional aspects of ourselves are all one in the same.  Also, the body and the mind (the shen) are not separate parts of a person but one whole person who is energetically changing and shifting ceaselessly, striving to achieve balance.

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Reiki, Insomnia, and the Subconcious Mind

Our conscious mind is the “intellectual/aware” part of our brain, our subconscious mind is our “emotional/irrational” part. The conscious mind does not like to suffer emotionally so it locks in any painful memories that it does not want to retrieve and recall into the subconscious mind, with retrieval to be avoided on a conscious level. Even though the conscious mind has avoided remembering a traumatic event, it continues to be driven by it as it only takes one of the five senses to be activated in the present to trigger the emotions of the event.


As the conscious mind cannot make sense of the traumatic emotional memory from an event that is locked into the subconscious, it will then attribute it to whatever is happening in the present moment. Hence, post-traumatic stress occurs and manifests in these excessive emotional reactions in the present without any knowledge of their true source and can manifest in depression, anxiety, dissociative states, nightmares, insomnia, anger, aggression and many other symptoms.

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