Naturopathic Medicine involves a set of ideas and perspectives that go a long way in terms of gaining true health. Being a ND means modeling the type of lifestyle and dietary choices that we all make, every day. First, do no harm. Prevention is key. The Healing power of Nature. Hydrotheraoy, homeopathy, supplements and herbs are used in conjunction with other therapies to promote health, giving the body a chance to heal itself when placed in a positive environment. Using traditional remedies combined with recent clinical advances in plant-based medicine, we can craft a plan to create better health. Identifying the root cause of the problem, instead of treating symptoms. Treating symptoms as we go along is sometimes necessary. Collaborating with other practitioners, including surgeons, MDs, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, dentists, and many, many more. Treating the whole person is another key. Lastly, Doctor as Teacher. I could tell you what to do to improve your health, and I can also teach you the ways for you to care for yourself, the ways for you to identify what is imbalanced in your internal and/or external environment. Naturopathic medicine involves this and much, much more. It is the calling for a return to a true, natural homeostasis of the body. One you and your loved ones likely can not do without. I am here to help you identify that, figure out what you need to get there, and how to enable that to happen.
Acupuncture is one of the modalities I love to use. It is useful for pain, yes, as well as many, many other conditions. Using an array of proven methods, acupuncture can assist in regulating menses, preparing the body and achieving pregnancy, heal digestion, lose weight, decrease stress, anxiety and all the symptoms that come with it, and more. My goal with acupuncture is to establish a positive flow of energy, or "Qi" in the body, and remind the body of that flow, so that it can reestablish and create a new set point. After a period of time, the body begins to do this on it's own. Acupuncture is a beautiful tool to use, and one of my favorites.
Always keeping in mind the person as a whole, I utilize multiple services to treat the entire body affected by chronic and acute diseases, rather than managing or suppressing them. We work with you, one on one to not only have a healthy body but a healthy mind. Three levels need to be addressed, and maybe more, physical, mental-emotional, and energetic. All three of these are involved with every patient I see, every assessment, every diagnosis, and every treatment plan I create.
Using all of the above, Prevention is major key in Natural medicine. Cellular detox is one of my specialties, using botanicals and homeopathy to target specific organ systems to detox and tonify, along with other treatment methods to incorporate many of the Naturopathic principles. I also perform yearly physical exams to ensure ongoing health in our patients, complete with yearly lab work.