Dr. Jenny Tufenkian is available for one-on-one consultations online or in person at her clinic Enjoy Full Health LLC in Ridgeline Clinic which is located at 3735 SE Division St., Portland OR 97202. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 503-894-9677 or schedule an appointment online.
With 20 years of experience as a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Jenny Tufenkian has spent years developing innovative, comprehensive, and compassionate practices to help her patients heal from within. For Dr. Jenny, health is a fascinating journey she takes with her patients, a partnership between physician and patient that ultimately leads to optimal health. Her role is part teacher, educator, counselor and, of course, healer. She listens carefully to her patient's concerns, and crafts a treatment approach that is as unique as each individual. Her patients learn about their health issues and how to take proactive lifestyle steps to support true health and vitality.
As Dr. Jenny puts it,
"My approach is to address the immediate issue – headaches, poor sleep, fatigue – but to then go a step further. Like detectives, we need to ask key questions like, ‘Why is the body doing that?’ or ‘Why is that emotion coming up now?’ This helps me find the real source of the complaint. Throughout this process, aspects of a patient's health that they may not have even been realized were less than optimal are improving. Most importantly, I teach my patients the skills needed to become more empowered in their innate ability to discover and embrace their own healing process."
Together, doctor and patient work to discover the root causes and to create a space in which the patient can begin to heal. All of Dr. Jenny Tufenkian's patients receive lifestyle counseling. This includes nutrition, sleep habits, exercise, and skills to support mental, emotional and spiritual outlook. When needed, she also uses functional and conventional testing. With a history of treating complex and often intractable conditions, she is especially gifted in helping clients with health issues that don’t conform to conventional diagnoses and treatments.
"Dr. Jenny Tufenkian is an effortless remover of health obstacles! There is a tremendous patience, clarity and ease in all of my appointments with her that allows me to go deep within myself and examine my health from the inside out. Jenny facilitates the space for me to see what changes I want to make. I've left her office in wonder many times, armed with a profoundly subtle affirmation and revolutionary shifts in my health, my life, and my consciousness. I am a much happier, healthier, and empowered individual for my work with her."
- J. Coleman
Beyond her formal medical education, Dr. Jenny has undergone substantial training in many modalities, which she might turn to as part of her therapeutic practice. She treats the individual, not the disease. Her toolbox is deep and wide, and she spends time working with you to identify what you need to reach your health goals. Commonly used therapies include lifestyle and nutritional counseling, vitamins and supplements, hydrotherapy, botanical, homeopathic, herbal, and essential oil remedies, as well as the following:
Biotherapeutic drainage improves health on the cellular level by opening routes of elimination. Using natural herbal and homeopathic remedies to start the process of cleansing and clearing your tissues of toxic accumulations from environment, food, and medications helps you on your path to a higher level of health. After blockages are removed, other therapeutics can be used to rebuild your healthy system.
Food Sensitivity Testing with EAV
There is no one predetermined diet that’s appropriate for everyone. However, many unpleasant conditions and symptoms can be triggered by different foods you consume and by elements of the environment you inhabit. These vary from person to person, and can be tricky to isolate. A gentle, non-invasive technique called Electro-Pressure According to Voll (EAV) identifies the particular substances that have a negative impact on your individual health. EAV is painless, doesn’t rely on needles or blood samples, and needs no complicated preparation. It has been used for over 40 years throughout Europe and the US, and has been proven to be highly accurate in identifying food sensitivities. Once you’ve defined your food triggers, Dr. Jenny will help you create a diet that better supports your health, and will help make sure that it’s tasty too!
PSYCH-K® (Psychological Kinesiology)
Most of us know that our thoughts affect our health, but our subconscious beliefs – ones we’re probably not even aware of – profoundly affect us every day. Like physical pollutants, these hidden emotions and beliefs can be toxic to many aspects of our lives, including our bodies’ functions. PSYCH-K® exercises reveal subconscious beliefs that have a negative impact on your health and help you learn to release them. These powerful techniques train your brain to let go of self-sabotaging thought patterns and to instead internalize positive ones. PSYCH-K® is uniquely effective in changing unwanted habits, reducing stress and enhancing physical wellbeing.
The Bowen method of bodywork, named for its creator Tom Bowen, is a very subtle, gentle practice that focuses on soft tissue manipulation and integration to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. It is deeply relaxing and helps to reduce pain and inflammation, making it especially useful in treating acute and chronic pain, joint dysfunction, fibromyalgia, stress, and fatigue.
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Tufenkian's specialties include chronic fatigue, hormone imbalance, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune disorders. But with 20 years of practice under her belt, she has in-depth experience with all types of health issues, including these:
Anxiety and Depression
Childhood/Teen Issues (Poor Sleep Patterns, Allergies and Immune Support)
Chronic Disease (Epstein-Barr Virus, Lyme Disease, Mold and Mycotoxin Illness)
Chronic Health Concerns (Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Obesity)
Colds and Flus
Digestive Disorders (IBS, SIBO, Constipation, Diarrhea, Pain, etc.)
Fatigue (Chronic and Acute)
Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery (MVA)
Pain Management (Chronic and Acute)
PMS or PMT
Skin Conditions (Rashes, Excema, Acne, etc.)
Thyroid Disorders (Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, Graves, Hashimotos)
Women's Health (Hormone Imbalances, PCO’s, Annual Exams, Preconception Counseling, Post-Partum Support and Menstrual Issues)