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Belltown Spine & Wellness Services

Belltown Spine & Wellness is an integrated health and wellness center that has helped thousands of people regain their health and vitality in the greater Seattle area. Services are customized and targeted for each individual's health goals.  

Dr. Scott Mindel, Seattle chiropractor and owner of Belltown Spine & Wellness, created the signature 4-step program that is specifically designed to help patients recover from chronic neck and back pain conditions along with using the latest rehabilitation techniques available today.

Corrective Chiropractic Care

Belltown Spine & Wellness practices the state-of-the-art Corrective Biophysics Technique using Mirror Image exercise, adjusting and postural traction to correct the spine, and posture deviations back towards normal alignment and balance. Founder, Dr. Scott Mindel's 4-step Method has helped his patients restore overall health for over two decades in Seattle.

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Belltown Spine & Wellness offers different types of massage to best suit individual client needs and preferences, including deep tissue, Swedish, and Manual Ligament Therapy, sports massage, lymphatic drainage, Healing Touch, trigger point therapy, reflexology, craniosacral, intra-oral, and pre-natal massage.

Naturopathic Medicine & Acupuncture

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness do one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. Naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and chiropractors target the root cause of an issue as opposed to simply reducing or managing symptoms.

Weightloss & wellness

Belltown Weightloss & Wellness is a physician supervised 4-phase weight loss and complete lifestyle program. Your coach will help you lose weight, reach your ideal weight goal, and educate you on exactly what to eat to maintain your new weight and improved health to help you keep off the weight and continue living a healthier life.
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Our Seattle Chiropractors & Doctor

Dr. Scott Mindel

Dr. Scott Mindel

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Gion Monn

Dr. Gion Monn

Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Julie Sutton

Dr. Julie Sutton

Naturopathic Doctor / Licensed Acupuncturist
Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Dr. Nolan Deatherage

Doctor of Chiropractic

To complement the Research Reports in the July 2014 issue of MASSAGE Magazine. Summary: Inhaling lavender essential oil for 10 minutes resulted in a significant improvement in parasympathetic nervous system activity

among women with mild to moderate premenstrual symptoms.

Inhaling lavender essential oil for 10 minutes resulted in a significant improvement in parasympathetic nervous system activity among women with mild to moderate premenstrual symptoms and significantly decreased two common premenstrual symptoms, depression-dejection and confusion, according to recent research.

The study, “Does lavender aromatherapy alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms? A randomized crossover trial,” involved 17 women around the age of 20 with mild to moderate subjective premenstrual symptoms.

During the late-luteal phase, or about seven days before menstruation, each subject underwent a session of lavender aromatherapy and a separate control session using water. The intervention and control sessions took place two to three days apart.

Before the start of each session, electrocardiograph (ECG) electrodes were placed on the subjects, and they were instructed to relax for 10 minutes in a seated position. Next, the women filled out the Profile of Mood States to assess their current premenstrual symptoms. The questionnaire asks subjects to rate the severity of six emotional states: tension-anxiety, depression-dejection, anger-hostility, vigor, fatigue and confusion.

Once this questionnaire had been filled out, ECG was recorded for five minutes, and then the intervention began. For each session, either lavender essential oil or water was placed on a small cotton pad designed for use within a diffuser. The diffuser was placed near each woman’s nostrils, and the subjects were instructed to inhale for a total of 10 minutes.

After inhaling either the lavender essential oil or the water, ECG was measured for five minutes immediately after the inhalation and again 10, 20 and 30 minutes after the inhalation. When ECG recording was complete, the women once again filled out the Profile of Mood States questionnaire.

Results of the research revealed a significant improvement in parasympathetic nervous system activity, as indicated by ECG recordings, with the inhalation of lavender essential oil. No such changes took place with the control session. The study also showed that the lavender aromatherapy led to a significant decrease in both depression-dejection and confusion for as long as 35 minutes after the session took place.

“This study indicates that short-term inhalation of lavender could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms and could, at least in part, contribute to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity,” state the study’s authors.


Authors: Tamaki Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Asakura and Tatsuya Hayashi.

Sources: Department of Health Education, Faculty of Education, Shitennoji University, Osaka, Japan; Ohgimachi Ladies Clinic, Center for Advanced Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Osaka, Japan; and Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. Originally published in May 2013 in BioPsychoSocial Medicine, 7(12).

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