A Whole System Health Approach using Naturopathic Medicine
The Medicine Bag and Tools of the Naturopathic Doctor
Naturopathic Medicine is a holistic, natural approach to healing and health. This approach is based on the philosophy of vis medicatrics naturae – the healing power of nature.
Nature acts in a powerful and profound way to restore balance when sickness arises.
Balance usually reinstates quickly in a healthy person, but when the healing capacity of the body is compromised, help is needed. Naturopathic medicine uses natural, effective, non-toxic therapies to support the healing process of the body and to prevent future disease.
Each Person is an Individual
We take into account not only a person’s physical symptom but also the uniqueness of each individual. Disease effects not only specific organs or systems but the entire person.
Physical and environmental stresses, emotional wellbeing, lifestyle, nutritional status, and family history are all carefully evaluated.
Principles of Naturopathy
The practice of Naturopathic Medicine is founded on a set of principles which distinguish it from all other medical approaches. They are:
- First of all, do no harm.
- Address the fundamental cause of disease.
- Act in cooperation with the healing power of nature.
- Heal the whole person through individualized treatments.
- Teach the principles of healthy living & preventative medicine.
A Typical Visit
An initial consult takes between 60-90 minutes. During this time we try to elicit a complete picture of your present health condition. A physical exam may take place during your initial visit or during a follow-up visit. We may request laboratory testing or other diagnostic tools to assist us in evaluating your condition.
Based on the results, together we will discuss treatment options and develop a plan to address your immediate needs, as well as to prevent recurrence of your condition and optimize your overall health.
Natural, Safe and Effective Therapies
Nutritional counseling and supplements are used to replenish your body’s supply of specific nutrients that may be deficient due to a poor diet or your individual reactions to the stresses you face.
Botanical medicine derives its base from plants that are used to tonify, build and support the processes of the body with limited side effects
Homeopathy is used to stimulate your innate healing mechanism. The philosophy is based on the law of similarities.
Counseling and stress management are often a key component to restoring and maintaining health, providing you with a sense of control and optimism for the future.
Structural alignment, such as neuromuscular re-education and cranial sacral therapy is used t optimizes the function of the musculoskeletal system.
Shamanic healing of heavy energies
Hydrotherapy techniques, that employ the use of water in treatment, is also a viable option for healing.
Pharmaceutical drugs and referrals to other medical specialists are used appropriately.
Naturopathic Doctors have a remarkable tool kit of proven, effective, natural remedies and techniques. They can be used alone, but most often they are used in combination.
Naturopathic Medical Training
A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a professional, licensed holistic doctor. We are recognized as primary care doctors in a number of states. They are required to have a Bachelor’s degree with standard pre-med prerequisites and four years of Naturopathic Medical training at an accredited university.
Our training includes: two years basic science and two years clinical science: over 1800 hours in clinical outpatient settings; clinical residency; and national board exam required for license.
Taking Control of Your Health
No one has the answer to all the maladies before us, but naturopathy and a whole system health approach has proven to be one of the most effective health-enhancing approaches we have found.
When you decide to create and follow a health plan, you start to take control of your life. Because of the way we live, periodic support helps our body continually to functional optimally so that we recovery quickly in times of trauma and that we age gracefully as time goes on.
Start NOW with the full intention of becoming personally responsible for your health and contact us regarding a health phone consult or a program at your facility.
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