Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine
Inspiring, Guiding and Supporting
Treat the whole person
Welcome to Green Mountain Medicine. Our mission is to serve the health care needs of greater Sandpoint by providing excellent holistic family health care. Our goal is to inspire, guide and support each patient through the healing process so they may fulfill their greatest potential in their family and community.
Green Mountain Medicine offers a truly comprehensive approach in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions, as well as preventative care using both Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine. We help each individual meet immediate and long-term wellness goals using the safest, gentlest, most effective natural therapies available.
Get what you Need
Specialized Health Care
We specialize in tailoring treatments to the specific needs of each individual. We strive to empower patients to take positive steps towards healing through each phase of care. Therapies promote healing on all levels–physical, emotional and spiritual–and treat the cause of disease rather than simply manage symptoms.
We know that if you are not familiar with a holistic approach toward your health, you will have questions. Whether we choose a treatment plan that involves acupuncture, naturopathic medicine or nutritional shifts, we will make sure that we are integrating the best methods to fit your needs, wants and capacities.
Mika Bassett, ND, LAc, MSOM, DiplAc
Dr. Mika lives with her family in Sandpoint where they enjoy spending time outdoors, and together pastor a growing church north of town.
Dr. Mika Bassett was raised in Portland, Oregon, and graduated cum laude in psychology from University of Puget Sound. Her studies included an emphasis in exercise physiology and pre-medical sciences. After graduation, she moved to Colorado to teach skiing and work as a physical therapy aide, where she became an avid mountain biker and developed a growing interest in natural, whole-person wellness.
Recognizing her passion for natural medicine and a holistic approach to healing, Dr. Mika completed a four-year doctoral program in naturopathic medicine, and is a licensed naturopathic physician (ND). While attending naturopathic medical school, Dr. Mika became inspired both by an introductory course in Chinese Medicine, as well as through her own experience of the effectiveness of acupuncture and qi gong (a Chinese medical healing art similar to tai ji). She went on to complete a four-year Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) program and is a licensed acupuncturist (LAc).
What We Can Do For You
Dr. Mika offers a full spectrum of care, and has particular interest and specialized training in women’s health care, as well as in the treatment of pain and injury, neurological conditions, immune disorders, stress-related conditions and digestive disorders. Her passion is in combining intuition with knowledge and skill to provide excellent acupuncture treatments, and to design effective, patient-specific treatment programs. Dr. Mika brings optimism and unwavering dedication to helping patients uncover their own greatest potential and achieve their goals despite obstacles; she exudes enthusiasm and encouragement every step of the way. She is passionate about helping each patient achieve optimal health so they may reach their full potential in their family, community and beyond.
Conditions commonly treated:
Acute and chronic pain, adjunct cancer care, allergies, anxiety, asthma, colds/flu, depression, digestive problems, fatigue, hormonal concerns, immune and auto-immune disorders, infections, infertility, injury, menstrual problems, neurological conditions, skin conditions, stress, and more…
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Sterile needles inserted at carefully selected points help correct imbalances or blockages in the flow of blood and energy, and thereby promote healing.
Acupressure and other needle-free techniques:
Excellent for sensitive, young, or elderly patients; includes traditional Chinese therapeutic techniques such as cupping.
Chinese and naturopathic medical principles guide the use of food as medicine for treating disease and optimizing health; includes dietary assessment, personalized food plans, instruction in healthy eating and cooking practices, optimized food choices and nutritional supplements. Lab testing available includes food sensitivity, digestive function, and nutritional status.
Botanical medicine (Western and Chinese)
gentle and effective herbal therapies with minimal side effects, often treating the root cause of disease as well as symptoms; while pharmaceutical drugs commonly address only a single problem, botanical medicines are able to treat a variety of problems simultaneously.
Stress management, lifestyle counseling; considers how mental attitudes and emotional states may be contributing to illness.
Soft tissue manipulation, therapeutic exercise, medical massage, hydrotherapy, and Chinese medical manual therapies.
A subtle yet powerful natural medicine aimed at strengthening the body’s healing and immune response.
Functional and specialty laboratory testing
We offer individualized lab testing such as a salivary hormone, food sensitivity and gastrointestinal function testing.
Getting the care you need
Scheduling your first visit? Here’s how:
If you have not already scheduled your appointment with us, please call the office at (208) 255-1951 to do so. If you prefer to email us and have the clinic contact you regarding an appointment or question, please send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each new patient needs to open and read our Welcome Letter, a letter introducing you to our office policies and procedures. To open this letter, click on the Welcome Letter link below. Feel free to download the letter and save a copy for your records.
Remember to bring your completed forms to your first visit.
We also ask that you bring any supplements or medications you are taking regularly, and copies of any relevant laboratory results or doctor’s notes. If you have any questions about your upcoming visit, don’t hesitate to call our clinic at (208) 255-1951 or send an email message to email@example.com.
If for any reason you need to cancel or reschedule your visit, please give us at least 24 hours notice. Out of respect for our time and to other patients waiting for visits, a missed appointment fee will be charged without proper notice. Thank you for your courtesy, and we look forward to seeing you in our clinic soon.
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102 S. Euclid, Suite 110
Sandpoint, ID 83864
+1 208 255 1951