Dr. Sean Bradley, ND, EAMP, LAc

Natural Pain Management, Sports Medicine and Injuries, Injury Rehabilitation

Dr. Sean Bradley is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician and an East Asian Medicine Practitioner in Washington State. He has nearly 20 years in the healthcare field where he began his career in healthcare as a medical specialist in the US Army Reserves when he enlisted in 1999. He worked in medical clinics in Colorado and at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington. He served on the Search and Rescue team and worked with both soldiers and locals during a year-long deployment to Honduras. He was an instructor for the Combat Lifesaver Course and also assisted medical acupuncturists in both Madigan Army Medical Center, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He received an honorable discharge in October 2007.

He received a Bachelors of Science in Botany from Colorado State University, and also completed the pre-medicine requirements while graduating with honors before moving to the Pacific Northwest.  He attended Bastyr University where he received both his ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) and MSAOM (Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).  He completed his studies at Bastyr after attending the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  He currently continues his studies at the University of Washington where he is pursuing a doctoral degree in Chinese through the department of Asian Languages and Literature, following his receiving M.A. and B.A. degrees in the same department in 2015 and 2012.  He also travels regularly to Chengdu and Shanghai, China where he works with doctors in both traditional herbal medicine, acupuncture, and Tui Na and has been invited frequently to lecture.
Dr. Bradley frequently travels internationally to continue both his language study, and also his study of medicine and martial arts, but more often to share his knowledge and experience.  He is currently involved in a research/translation project in Classical Chinese Medical texts and looking at the transfer of medicines along the Silk Road.  He most recently began studying Sanskrit to explore the correlations between Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.  He has presented his research at the History of Science Society, The International Society for the History of Medicine, the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Huntington Library, and the The University of Chicago Beijing Center, among others. 

Dr. Bradley currently works primarily with athletes, both amateur and professional, keeping them healthy as they perform at the top level of their game.  He works with NFL players throughout the league and travels across the country to work with them during the season.  

For all patients, he maintains that all aspects of a person’s health; mind, body, and spirit, must be addressed if a person is to reach optimal health and well-being. He enjoys working with students and patients and continues his own learning and training at every opportunity.
Primary Conditions treated:
  • Pain and natural pain relief
  • Sports Injuries
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • General Health
  • Stress
  • Men’s health

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