Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Rachel Harmon is the Resident Physician at Element 7 Wellness, and serves as the Research Coordinator for the Bridge Back Project. Rachel is passionate about working with patients to achieve their optimal wellness by removing obstacles to cure and establishing "foundations of health" - structural integrity, environmental health, nourishment, movement, stress-management, sleep hygiene, and spiritual and emotional well-being . She relies heavily on the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine and the Therapeutic Order, while integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fascial Counterstrain, IV therapy, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Kinesio Taping, and Western Diagnostic modalities for a truly individualized treatment approach.
A native to Western Washington, Dr. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. Rachel has taken all of the offered Fascial Counterstrain classes through the Jones Institute, three mastery programs with Counterstrain Academy, and continues to practice counterstrain under the mentorship of Dr. Holly Christy. She has been practicing medicine since 2020.
Prior to pursuing her advanced degrees, Rachel spent time working as a Child and Maternal Health Intern for Kore Timoun in Léogâne, Haiti, and remains a lifelong advocate of global and community health. During medical school, Rachel sought out a variety of extra-curricular experiences to enrich her didactic and clinical education including volunteering as a student clinician with downtown Seattle's Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign, serving with Nature Doctor's International in Ometepe, Nicaragua, completing a botanical field study in Costa Rica, conducting a collaborative research study with Bastyr University, Sea Share, and the YWCA on dietary seafood intake with cooking classes and lipid levels in resource-poor households, working as a research assistant to Dr. Laurie Mischley on Parkinson's Disease, immersive learning of Kneipp Hydrotherapy and Botanical Medicine in Germany, studying Crevasse and Mountain Rescue with the Mountaineers, and participating in Bastyr's Ragnar Trail Running Relay Team.
Rachel lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys mountain biking, splitboarding, cycling, trail running, rock climbing, mountaineering, foraging, painting, and cooking with her family and partner Gregory.