The therapies used by Naturopathic Doctors support your body’s natural healing force and treat the underlying cause of disease. Each treatment plan is individualized according to your health concerns and will draw on a combination of therapies according to your case.
Plants have been used for healing purposes since the beginning of civilization. Plants from all over the world are prescribed for their powerful healing effects and nutritional value. Herbs are prescribed in the form of teas, tinctures, capsules, and salves. Naturopathic Doctors are trained in knowing about drug-herb interactions. Using herbs from my dispensary, I am able to individualize herbal formulas for your healing.
Plants will, if genuinely asked, respond to you. They will teach you their medicine, as plants have always taught human beings. And though human beings may lose the knowledge of the medicinal uses of a plant, the plant always remembers what its medicine is. And they will tell you…if you ask. If you approach them with an open heart, open your senses and truly allow yourself to perceive them, they will always respond. If you fail the first time, go again. For you may go to the sea as often as you wish.
– Stephen Harrod Buhner
Nutrition and digestion is the cornerstone of Naturopathic Medicine. It examines the relationship between diet and health: You are what you eat! What we eat and how we digest food has a direct impact on our health. An Ayurvedic, Chinese Medicine, or Western approach may be applied when discussing dietary changes and during analysis of your health needs. Each approach to diet is individualized for you. I also encourage people to eat locally, organically, and seasonally as much as possible, respecting the natural habitat in which herbs, plants, and animals live.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Health, in TCM, means harmony between yin and yang, the two complementary but opposing qualities that make up everything in the world. Symptoms occur when there is an imbalance between yin & yang, and when qi (energy) in the body is not flowing smoothly. TCM focuses on supporting healing, restoring balance between yin & yang, and balancing the flow of qi through physical activity (qi gong & tai chi), diet, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs.
Hydrotherapy uses the basic element of life, water, as a healing tool. Hot and cold water treatments stimulate healing in specific areas of the body, encourages circulation, and eliminates toxins. Water is used in a variety of applications – sitz baths, saunas, steam inhalations, hot & cool showers, and footbaths.
The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.
– Isak Dinesen
Developed in the 1700s in Germany, homeopathic medicine has a long tradition of healing. Homeopathic remedies are made from highly diluted amounts of natural sources – plant, vegetable, mineral, or animal. Homeopathy is based on the principle of like cures like – each remedy is matched specifically to your symptoms, stimulating your body’s natural healing force on a physical and emotional level. Homeopathy is safe to use for any age.
The balance of emotional and physical health is a pillar of Naturopathic Medicine. Over time, stress and other lifestyle choices affect our health in negative ways (disturbed sleep, low energy, poor eating habits, anxiety/depression, hormonal changes). In our time together, we will talk about the impact your lifestyle, physical environment, life events, thoughts, emotions, spirituality, environment, and stress, has on your health. Breath work, relaxation techniques, meditation, visualizations, counseling, positive lifestyle changes, and positive affirmations, may be suggested to help you reach and maintain optimal health.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
– Rachel Naomi Remen MD
Ayurveda (The Science of Life)
Ayurveda is a 5000-year old ancient Indian medical tradition. In Ayurveda, health is defined as harmony between mind, body, and spirit. The three doshas (constitutions) – vatta (air and space), pitta (fire and water), and kapha (water and earth), must be balanced for optimal health. Ayurveda encourages healing through healthy diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, and lifestyle changes.
Without proper diet, medicine is of no use. With proper diet, there is no use for medicine.
Maya Abdominal and Uterine Therapy
Maya Abdominal and Uterine Therapy is an external, non-invasive technique that addresses the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The therapy is known for helping with fertility, digestive concerns, and prolapsed uterus. Please click here for more information.
Other Services Offered:
- Carroll Food Intolerance Testing
- IgG Food Sensitivity Testing
- Vitamin D blood spot test
- Adrenal Function Panel
- Salivary Hormone Panel – for males and females