Our Services


At Three Sisters we start by listening to you and understanding your health concerns. You will be seen as a whole person: influenced by your family genetics, shaped by your childhood and affected by your environment and lifestyle. Relationships and stress, diet and exercise, sleep, work and state of mind all have an effect on your health. We will support you to rebalance your health through natural treatments such as diet, physical medicine, Western and Chinese herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, and body-mind-spirit counseling.

Services Provided

Just some of the condtions we can help with:

  • Addiction recovery
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive complaints
  • Eczema
  • Endocrine Dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease
  • Heavy Metal Detox
  • Immune issues
  • Insomnia
  • Lung health
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Pediatric health and wellness
  • Teen health and wellness
  • Women’s health and wellness

Photodynamic Therapy

PDT Therapy (Photodynamic) is the application of specific light wavelengths to the body for healing. It has wide applications in medicine and is currently being researched and used to reduce inflammation and pain, repair tissue, to stimulate the immune system, reduce infections, and for healing of traumatic brain injuries, neurodegenerative diseases, and psychiatric disorders. We use different PDT devices, depending on the type of healing required.

Dr. Skakel uses photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy or low level laser light along with acupuncture to relieve pain in a relaxing 30 minute treatment.

Body-Mind-Spirit Counseling

If you desire to heal on any level – body, mind, spirit; or to explore your life’s purpose, find an inner peace and joy beyond the dualities of life, you will find Dr. Bonnie Skakel to be an insightful, caring ally for positive change. From her personal experience of over 50 years on the spiritual path she has developed an understanding of the unity of the body-mind-spirit and of the beauty of Spirit support that awaits anyone desiring to reach for it.

  • Affirmations & Guided Imagery – and the science behind them
  • Breathwork
  • Emotional Freedom Technique ("Tapping")
  • Meditation & Prayer
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology Counseling

Dr. Bonnie Skakel


Dr. Bonnie Skakel ND, LAc

Dr. Bonnie Skakel is board certified and licensed in Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine including acupuncture. She is committed to empowering you and your family to achieve your health goals at each stage of life. Dr. Skakel will be your partner in working with the laws of nature, your unique physiology, and your other healthcare practitioners to identify and treat the underlying causes of your condition to help you return to and maintain optimal health. You can count on her to listen to you, laugh and cry with you, and to dedicate herself to addressing your needs.

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine combines safe and effective traditional therapies with the most current advances in modern medicine. Licensed Naturopathic Physicians are the highest trained practitioners in the broadest scope of naturopathic medical modalities.

For more information about Naturopathic Medicine please visit:

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Chinese medicine has a written history that traces back more than 2,000 years and a growing scientific evidence base generated over the past 40 years. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal practice are grounded in the concept of qi (pronounced chee) — a concept which defines all living things and systems.

Qi flows along pathways in the human body and interconnects the organs, tissues and emotions of human beings. When the balance of qi is disturbed due to trauma, poor diet, medication, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental or psychological issues, pain or illness results. Chinese medicine focuses on correcting these imbalances and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself with a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork and mindfulness practices.

see what patients are saying?


“As a Naturopathic Physician, Bonnie is able to mix the best of western and eastern treatments. It’s such a treat to be in her care. She has a very calm demeanor, a quieting voice, and a good knowledge of preventive medicine. When you’re in her care you feel like you’re the only patient she has. …she definitely gives you her undivided attention and one-on-one care.” — P. V.

“I was diagnosed with colon cancer a few months ago. Even though I had a lot of faith and trust in my medical team, I felt that the healing could be enhanced with non- conventional medical practices. I was introduced to Bonnie Skakel, a naturopathic doctor, who embraced both western and eastern medicine. She carefully and skillfully planned out a course to strengthen and support my body while I go through this process. Through my surgery and now chemo therapy I have had little to no adverse side effects to the chemo, have felt great, and have a lot of energy and stamina.

I do not wish this condition on anyone; however, if I were to know someone that was going through this or some similar diagnosis, I would highly recommend that they work with Dr. Bonnie Skakel.” - W.D.

“Dr. Skakel saved my life! I was in severe chronic pain for years and my primary care doctor couldn't help me. Depressed and ready to give up I heard about Dr. Skakel and decided to give her a try. At the first visit she gave me a simple natural approach to my condition and within 3 weeks my pain was 90% gone. I highly recommend her.”— S.S.

A few words about
Riverside Wellness

Riverside Wellness was founded in 2015 by Dr. Bonnie Skakel to provide integrative healthcare to the Bend community. It offers a place where health professionals can work in private practice and as a consortium. We are all people who care about your well being in body, mind, and spirit. Visit our website to see the services offered by our clinicians — from integrative medicine and acupuncture to message and mental health counseling.

— Riverside Wellnesss

Contact us


Three Sisters Natural Health
at Riverside Wellness
2955 N Highway 97, Suite 200
Bend, OR 97703

DrSkakel@3SistersHealth.com

541.639.9056

541.600.4731

Three Sisters Natural Health
at Riverside Wellness

We are located on the beautiful Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. You will find us on the corner of Mt. Washington Drive and 3rd St (North Highway 97).

If your are traveling either north or south on 3rd street, go west on Mt. Washington Drive, turn around at the convention center on your left. Come down hill and Riverside Wellness will be on your right hand side, turn into parking lot to your right before the light at 3rd street.

Patient Forms


Below you can download patient forms that will help you and Dr. Skakel make the most of your first appointment. If possible, please complete the forms and mail, email, fax, or bring us a copy of this information at least 24 hours before your visit. This will give Dr. Skakel time to review your medical history in advance so that your first appointment can be more thorough and complete. Or, you can bring completed paperwork with you to your appointment.