: Integrated Therapies :
: Naturopathy Team
Mark Gignac, N.D., M.S.A., holds a master’s degree in
acupuncture and is a doctor of naturopathic medicine. He has
lectured and practiced in the Seattle area since 1992, when he
obtained his ND from Bastyr University. Dr. Gignac holds a
bachelor’s degree in biochemistry-nutrition from the University of
Ottawa and pursued graduate studies at the University of Windsor.
In addition to his duties as teacher and healer, Dr. Gignac has
participated in numerous clinical studies of herbal and homeopathic
medicine. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, as well as
chairperson of its Public Affairs Committee.
“What people call 'natural medicine' includes a tremendous range of
forms and flavors. There is certainly no shortage of new 'things to
do' for your cancer,” he says. “The bigger challenge is, just how
much science is behind that new approach? I focus on helping
patients identify proven, science-based natural medicine steps that
are appropriate for their current needs."
Paul Reilly, ND, L.Ac., is a 1985 graduate of Bastyr
University and is licensed to practice in Washington, Alaska and
Oregon. He completed a master’s degree in acupuncture in 1995 and
holds both national accreditation and state licensure as an
Dr Reilly is co-author of “How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with
Natural Medicine,” published in fall of 2002. His work also has been
published in the Textbook of Natural Medicine, Journal of
Naturopathic Medicine, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients and
Health Store News. He serves on the editorial board of Natural
Medicine Online and also served as a consultant for the Sheridan
Research Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving
treatment for cancer patients.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr Reilly has been a part-time
faculty member at Bastyr University, is a former board member for
the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and former
editor of the state association newsletter. He is currently on the
Board of Directors for the American Association of Naturopathic
Physicians and serves as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee
for the AANP.
Matthew Brignall, N.D., earned a bachelor of science degree
from the University of Michigan in 1992 and a doctorate in
naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 1999. Upon
graduating from Bastyr, he fulfilled a one-year residency with the
Tahoma Clinic in Kent, Washington. Before joining Seattle Cancer
Treatment and Wellness Center, he was involved in clinical research
at Bastyr University.
Dr. Brignall is a contributing writer to “Alternative Medicine
Review Monographs” and “Dietary Options for Cancer Survivors” books.
He teaches diet and nutrient therapy at Bastyr and was a featured
keynote speaker at the 2000 American Association of Naturopathic
Physicians’ annual conference. During his spare time, he continues
his involvement in research and writing on cancer therapies.
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