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.
Nutrition / Diet
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
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
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
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
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.
• 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.