Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture, and lifestyle counseling.
Naturopathic doctors can also complement and enhance health care services provided by other health care professionals. They cooperate with other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate. Naturopathic Doctors provide patients with a truly integrative form of health care.
Diagnostic Lab Testing
Lab testing is an essential part of many naturopathic treatment protocols. Analysis of blood, saliva, hair and stool samples can be the key to the diagnosis of a condition. Below is a list of some of the lab tests that I can facilitate.
- Environmental Pollutants
- Adrenal Function
- Female Panel
- Male Panel
- Estrogen Metabolism
- Thyroid Testing
- Gluten Sensitivity
- Hair Element Analysis
Treatment may include individualized diet plans, nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutraceuticals.
Plant substances from around the world may be used for their healing effects and nutritional value.
Based on the principle of "like cures like", Homeopathic Medicine uses minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body.
Hands-on techniques for the spine, joints and soft tissues and includes hydrotherapy, the therapeutic use of light, heat and cold, massage and ultrasound.
Acupuncture & Asian Medicine
Based on balancing the flow of Chi (energy) through the meridian pathways, Asian Medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Oriental herbs.
Lifestyle Counseling helps patients make informed choices to reach and maintain optimal health.
A Doula provides physical and emotional comfort and support, as well as informed choices in child birth; at home, hospital, vaginal and cesarean section births.
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