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Meet Dr. Thomas Young


Dr. Young is a graduate of Pierce College with an Associate Degree (A.S.) in science. He then went to Western Washington University where he received his B.A. in biology with a pre-med emphasis, and then to Evergreen State College where he was awarded a B.S. in biochemistry.

Dr. Young then received his Doctorate in Chiropractic along with a diplomate in physiotherapy at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Young then went on to complete a naturopathic medical degree at Bastyr University, School of Naturopathic Medicine.

  • A.A.S. – Pierce College
  • B.A. – W. Washington University
  • B.S. – Evergreen State College
  • B.S. – Bastyr University
  • D.C. – W. States Chiropractic College
  • N.D. – Bastyr College
  • Diplomat in Physical Medicine
  • Advanced Neurology Certificate
  • Radiology Program
  • Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • Christian Chiropractic Association


In his third year of study at Western Washington University, Dr. Young met a friend during spring break to go late-night scuba diving for fresh crab. On the return trip, Dr. Young was riding home in a small pick up truck which was struck on his side by a car going full speed at an intersection. His neck and skull were fractured, and his left arm and low back were severely injured.

It was a result of this accident, spending weeks in the hospital, and the subsequent rehabilitation that caused Dr. Young to go into chiropractic medicine. Later, looking back on the poor hospital nutrition, he added nutritional therapy as he progressed through his medical studies. Dr. Young can relate to accident and injury victims and help them with musculoskeletal rehabilitation, as well as prescribe nutritional therapies where they are appropriate to promote maximum healing and recovery.


Dr. Young is a life-long resident of the Lakewood area, and he and his wife Carolyn keep busy trying to keep up with their active family of twelve children. He enjoys water skiing, scuba diving with his kids, oil painting, and underwater photography, as evidenced by some of the pictures on the walls in the office. Dr. Young and his family attend Pilgrim Bible Church in Steilacoom.

Patients Love What We Do!

Dr. Young is AMAZING! I can darn near crawl into his office with a thrown out back then with some treatment and manipulation walk out in comfort. I really like the fact he takes his time to explain in detail what the problems are that I am facing and give me the correct recommendations for solving my tweeks and pulled muscles. Highly Recommended

Dean P.

Yelp Review

I am a true testament to the care under Dr. Young. I’ve been going to this facility for about 3 years. The treatment plans have made a huge Improvement in my life. The gut cleanse body detox and essential oils have also made a big impact on my life and my health. I’m truly grateful for not only getting good care but getting educated on the body and the mind. I really appreciate the people at this office.
Sincerely Teresa

Teresa P.

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Lakewood Natural Medicine and Chiropractic
8909 Gravelly Lake Dr SW Ste B, Lakewood, WA 98499
Natural Health Care, Wellness & Rehabilitation Care

Now Accepting New Patients: (253) 584-1144