Growing up in Berkeley, California, Dr. Kye Peven was always interested in science, and found he had an aptitude for it. He earned a B.S. from UC Berkeley in Materials Science and Engineering, with minors in Nuclear Engineering and Energy Management, believing that applying his interest in technology would help make the world a better place. During this time he began to practice Vipassana meditation, and realized that health was more important to happiness and wellbeing than technological advancements and material creations. His initial interest in health was sparked by the desire to understand his own body at a deeper level, which began even as he was working to earn his bachelor degree. He never found conventional medicine to be able to satisfy this curiosity, as with its focus on disease and pathology it had little to offer in the way of insights into the human condition or constitution. He wanted a form of medicine that could tell him how his entire being fit together, that would link the body, emotions, and thoughts into a coherent whole.

Dr. Kye began looking for a system that was person-centered, revolved around natural therapies, was truly health focused, and integrated all levels of the human experience. Having grown up in a family where Chinese herbs were the default for colds and flus he was already familiar with the basic tenets of Chinese Medicine. He came upon the field of Naturopathic Medicine and knew instantly that it was the link between tradition and science he had been looking for. The result was a 6-year program at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and two degrees: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM).  During the program he also became a licensed massage therapist and practiced massage and bodywork professionally for several years while he was completing his degrees.


1417 Northwest 54th Street Suite 312, Seattle, WA, USA

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    ND, DSOM

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  • Naturopathic Medical School

    National University of Natural Medicine

Practice name

Whole Systems Healthcare Seattle Clinic

Areas of Expertise

Sleep, Pain, Inflammation, Trauma

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