How Naturopaths Can Help

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine – Chinese pulse and tongue diagnosis, acupuncture, and the use of eastern botanical medicines comprise Asian Medicine, a system of health care that has been used effectively for thousands of years in Asia, but which has only been introduced to North America in the 20th century.
  • Acupuncture – Small, sterile, non-reusable needles are inserted into specific points on the body and have been clinically tested in the treatment of headaches, pain and muscle tension, infertility, nausea, stress/anxiety, addictions to nicotine; caffeine; and other drugs, and to rebalance the body.
  • Botanical Medicine – Medicines derived from plants have been used for centuries in the treatment and prevention of disease. They are increasingly becoming the subject of a growing number of clinical research studies. While the active ingredients of some plant medicines are extremely powerful, they are safe and highly effective when administered by a trained Naturopathic Doctor.
  • Clinical Nutrition – There is an intrinsic relationship between nutrition and wellness. Naturopathic Doctors deal with a wide range of problems relating to poor nutrition, including food sensitivities or reactions and factors that interfere with the body’s absorption and utilization of vitamins and minerals. They can also diagnose and treat numerous conditions that result from nutrient deficiencies.
  • Supplementation and Dietary Review/Counseling – You are what you eat! Through tracking your food via a food journal and testing for food sensitivities and vitamin deficiencies, your Naturopathic Doctor will ensure you are getting the right foods and supplements to fuel your body. You will be provided with nutritional guidelines that are unique to you and your health concerns.
  • Homeopathy – Originally developed during the 18th century by the physician Samuel Hahnemann, this unique form of medicine is used widely by medical practitioners in Europe but is just beginning to take hold in North America. Homeopathic medicine uses very dilute amounts of botanical, mineral, or other substances to treat specific ailments.
  • Physical Medicine and Hydrotherapy – Hydrotherapy, or the stimulation of blood and lymphatic fluid circulation using hot and cold water, is also prescribed to patients extensively for boosting immune function and supporting detoxification, skin health, and overall vitality. Naturopathic Doctors are trained in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders such as joint pain, back pain, neck pain, muscle tension, injuries, strains, and sprains and commonly work with physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and osteopathic doctors to support the healing process.
  • Lifestyle Counseling – The foundations of health are clean air, clean water, exercise, healthy foods, and freedom from excess stress. Naturopathic Doctors are committed to educating and guiding their patients in making powerful positive lifestyle changes to achieve optimal health.  Whatever your diagnosis, you can expect to receive some lifestyle counseling every time you visit a Naturopathic Doctor. Daily healthy habits including reducing stress and negative emotions will positively influence your health and contribute to your success.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin

  • Disease Prevention – By reviewing your family’s health history, your Naturopathic Doctor can give you nutritional, supplemental, lifestyle, and herbal recommendations to help prevent or reduce symptoms of certain diseases. In addition, your Naturopathic Doctor can order and monitor certain blood values to ensure you are on the right path to prevention.
  • Laboratory Testing – An important part of your naturopathic assessment includes blood, urine, and stool testing to determine food sensitivities (IgG), male/female/thyroid/stress hormone levels, nutrient deficiencies, digestive disorders, and parasites.
  • Nebulized Glutathione – A non-invasive and effective inhalation therapy beneficial for upper and lower respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, allergies, the common cold, lung repair after quitting smoking, chronic mucous/congestion, and COPD. An essential part of any detoxification plan uses glutathione as a powerful detoxifying agent.
  • Pascoleucyn Immune Booster Drink – A safe and effective natural immune booster to be given in the fall and winter to prevent or reduce recovery time of illnesses. With over 60 years of use, this herbal and homeopathic combination provides broad-spectrum support against viruses and bacteria by boosting immunity.
  • B12 Injections – An intramuscular injection in your upper arm or buttocks to boost energy levels, replace deficiencies, reduce numbness and tingling, and support memory, mood, and concentration.