Naturopathic doctors examine, diagnose and treat patients with programs tailored to each patient and their health conditions. Treatment approaches can include any combination of clinical nutrition, botanical (herbal) medicine, Asian medicine and acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine and lifestyle counseling.
Naturopathic Doctors investigate the link between the foods you eat and your health. Specific recommendations about necessary dietary changes and nutritional supplementation are given to address health concerns and nutrient deficiencies.
Dating back to the beginning of civilization, many plants have been used due to their healing and nutritional values. Naturopathic Doctors are trained to know how to use botanical medicines in order to properly support each system of the body.
ASIAN MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE
Asian Medicine is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for over two thousand years. Acupuncture, dietary changes, and herbal medicines help harmonize imbalances that may be present in disease conditions.
Homeopathic Medicine is based on the principle of ‘like cures like.’ It is used to treat both acute and chronic health problems, as well as for health prevention and promotion in healthy people. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed on the basis of the physical, emotional, and mental symptoms of an individual.
Hands-on techniques such as soft tissue and spinal manipulation are used for the purpose of treating musculoskeletal and neurological problems. Exercise, massage and hydrotherapy (the use of hot and cold water applications) are also incorporated into treatment protocols.
Identifying mental attitudes and emotional states that may influence or even cause physical illnesses is important for effective healing to take place. Counseling, stress management, and relaxation techniques are incorporated into treatment plans where needed.