What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care. Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness-the medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. Naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.

What is homoeopathy?

Homoeopathy is an alternative method of treatment, based on Dr.Samuel Hahnemann’s discovery in 1796, and has been verified experimentally and clinically for 200 years. Possibly after Herbal Medicine the most widely used form of medicine world wide. Homoeopathy is gentle and effective system of medicine. The remedies are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body's own healing power.

Modalities used:

Herbal Medicine
Nutrition / Diet
Craniosacral Therapy
Visceral Manipulation
Laboratory work

What is Craniosacral therapy?

Craniosacral therapy is a hands-on approach that involves “listening with the fingers" to the body’s subtle rythms and any patterns of inertia and congestion. Craniosacral therapy takes a whole-person approach to healing. The inter-connections of the mind, body and spirit are acknowledged as well as how the body reflects experiences and retains the memory of trauma. It is an effective form of treatment for a wide variety of illnesses, helping to create the optimal conditions for health, encouraging vitality and facilitating a sense of well being. Craniosacral is suitable or people of all ages, including babies, children and the elderly, for acute or chronic cases.

What is Visceral manipulation?

Developed by French osteopath and physiotherapist Jean-Pierre Barral, Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle manual therapy that enhances the mobility and tissue motion of the organs of the visceral system. These delicate techniques can alter and improve the entire body by enhancing the structure of the organs and the systems they function within.

How Is CranioSacral Therapy Performed?

Craniosacral Therapy is performed on a person fully clothed Using a light touch -generally no more than the weight of a nickel - the practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The use of delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord. A CranioSacral Therapy session can last from about 15 minutes to more than an hour, and the initial evaluation alone is often enough to correct a problem. The result? A central nervous system free of restrictions And a body that's able to return to its greatest levels of performance.

What Conditions does CranioSacral Therapy Address?

CranioSacral Therapy strengthens your body's ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including.

Migraines and Headaches
Chronic Pain
Motor-Coordination Impairments
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Infantile Disorders
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Chronic Fatigue
Central Nervous System Disorders
Emotional Difficulties
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Learning Disabilities
Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder
And Many Other Conditions

7 Fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine:

1. The healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae) - ability of the body to heal it self
2. First do no harm (primum non nocere)- Balance the body with the least invasive treatment possible.
3. Find the cause (tolle causam) – listen to the body and its early signs of distress, just like a branch is connected to the root of a tree.
4. Preventive medicine – is a daily activity, not only understanding how diseases happen, but also making daily investments in ones health, better food, environment, etc.
5. Treat the whole person - body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Naturopathic Medicine
6. Wellness – is not just the absence of disease. Is allowing a person to thrive in or adapt to a wide range of environments and stressors. (ex. Flu all the time vs. no flu)
7. Doctor as teacher.-Educate about health hence empowering the client.

Average Naturopathic Visit

• Typical first visit: Takes 1 hour
• Goals of the visit; Learn as much as possible about the client, using history, physical exams, laboratory work, imaging, other diagnostic tools.
• Learn about lifestyle; nutrition, environment, exercise, stress, etc.
• Establish client’s health status
• ND and client will work together to implement the health promoting program better suited for the individual.
• NM is all about building a relationship with health and understanding and treating the whole person.
• Return office calls depending on the need. Established by physician at the end of FOC.
• ROC 30 min
• Physical medicine usually 1hr.

Natural Therapy Modalities

• Clinical nutrition / orthomolecular nutrition
• Orthomolecular - describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body
• Treatment using homeopathy
• Homeopathy – dilute substances are given to treat disease
• Botanical Medicine – many herbs have been used for thousands of years – trained herbalist - historical and pharmacological mechanisms
• Hydrotherapy – used for thousands of years- water as a form for healing and maintaining health • Physical Medicine – massage, myofascial release, craniosacral, manipulation, ultrasound, interferential, infrared, Tuina. • Counseling – lifestyle modification and support


Appointments Monday thru Friday.

Saturdays by appointment only.