About Me

Dr. Einat Arian lives in Seattle, Washington, with her three children and husband.  She likes hiking, dancing, and traveling. She is passionate about meditation for self development, as well as for her patients.

Gentle Healing Arts is her practice in North Seattle, where she blends Naturopathic Medicine, Physical Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy.




Gentle Healing Arts Practice

I began my private Naturopathic practice in 2007. During my school years at Bastyr, I was exposed to Craniosacral Therapy, and took the continuing education series at Bastyr as a student under Nancy Soliven, MD, DC, LMT, founder of Integrative Bodywork Institute. Dr. Soliven worked with Dr. Upledger (see History of Craniosacral Therapy) at his center in Florida for many years before she started the Continuing Education program at Bastyr. Upon completion of her classes, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for a couple of years, and, along with a colleague, Nancy Witt, PT, MSW, CST, began teaching Craniosacral Therapy at Bastyr in 2011 after Dr. Soliven left the program.

In my practice, I specialize in complementary care, especially around nervous system challenges. I see clients of all ages and am comfortable working with people with a wide range of issues. My practice has evolved in three main directions:

  • Helping babies with feeding difficulties: I met Dr. MaryAnn O’Hara in 2013 and have been consulting in her office since 2014. Dr O’Hara specializes in babies with tongue-ties and breast-feeding difficulties, and is one of the only experts in Seattle on tongue-ties in people older than 3 months. Working with babies has been extremely gratifying in knowing that you make a person’s life easier from such a young age.

  • Pain and post trauma: I have been working with people after motor vehicle accidents since the time I started my practice. The gentleness of the type of physical medicine I do, and the use of natural alternatives to pain and muscle spasms are extremely useful to people after physical trauma. The nature of the work with the bones of the skull is also very helpful for people post-concussion, from sports injury to falls and motor vehicle accidents.

  • Learning difficulties: Several years ago I was introduced to the current technique I use for working with kids with learning difficulties by Dr. Faith Christensen. It combines the Craniosacral and physical medicine techniques of Naturopathic Medicine with a thorough knowledge of brain function.

My Philosophy

My focus is a holistic approach addressing the individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Using a unique palpation-diagnostic technique, I tailor treatment to the specific needs of each patient.

My philosophy of care focuses on safe, gentle, natural remedies including a combination of herbs, Homeopathy, and nutritional supplements. Craniosacral therapy is used in a unique way, both as a treatment and as a diagnostic tool. This method helps me identify the most suitable remedies and supplements and allows me to truly individualize treatment.

Craniosacral Therapy Classes

I teach  Craniosacral Therapy for Bastyr's Continuing Education Program in Kirkland, WA.

I also teach Craniosacral Therapy including Advanced Techniques through 21st Century Natural Medicine in Seattle, WA and San Diego, CA.


Since my first Biology class in high school, I have been fascinated with the human body. When I started my BSc in Biology in 1988, I thought I will have a career in genetics. From the first class in Neurobiology, however, I knew I wanted to specialize in the human brain. It is thus not surprising that as a natural medicine student I was drawn to therapies that focus on the nervous system.


I earned my first doctorate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. I conducted research and lectured in the field of neuro-physiology, and has written several publications in peer-reviewed journals in those fields. In 2006, I graduated from Bastyr University with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. In 2009, I completed a Diplomate in Craniosacral Therapy from the Integrative Bodywork Institute.


Published under my maiden name, Einat Buchman.

SL Hooper, E. Buchman, AL Weaver, JB Thuma, KH Hobbs (2009) Slow conductances could underlie intrinsic phase-maintaining properties of isolated lobster (Panulirus interruptus) pyloric neurons. J Neuroscience 29:1834-1845

SL Hooper, E. Buchman, KH Hobbs (2002); A computational role for slow conductances: single neuron models that measure duration. Nature Neuroscience, 5:552-556

E. Buchman and H. Parnas (1999); A New Method to Determine the Locus of Desensitization.  Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 61:963-986.

E. Buchman and H. Parnas (1994); Sequential Approach to Describe Channel Opening and Desensitization. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 167:381-395

E. Buchman and H. Parnas (1992); Sequential Approach to Describe the Time Course of Synaptic Channel Opening Under Constant Transmitter Concentration. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 158:517-534.