People are often disappointed with the minimal time spent with traditional doctors (naturopathic physicians spend up to an hour with patients) and the unpleasant side effects experienced from the traditional pharmaceuticals often prescribed. Naturopathic physicians take a more holistic and integrative approach to patient care by addressing the physical, mental and spiritual side of health and disease. The ultimate goal is to treat the cause of disease by naturally stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Supported by work completed by Linus Pauling in the early 20th century, direct infusion of a variety of minerals and vitamins into the circulatory system can have profound benefits on overall health. By completely bypassing the highly-selective gastrointestinal barrier and directly infusing needed vitamins and minerals into the blood, patients can be guaranteed complete absorption of these vital nutrients. IV Therapy is commonly used to fight the common cold or flu and to promote overall health. In addition, it helps treat fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, infection, migraines, seasonal allergies, and muscle spasms.
Hormone balancing using bio-identical hormones can help restore vitality and improve overall well-being for patients over 40. Both men and women experience hormone deficiencies as they age. Our hormone balancing care provides for both groups, and takes into consideration each patient’s individual lifestyle, goals and health concerns.
Natural Weight Loss
Using effective, natural strategies, patients can experience long-lasting natural weight loss through our combination of customized nutritional plans, natural supplements, and digestive aids.
Injection therapy / Prolotherapy / PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Joint pain, commonly known as ‘arthritis,’ affects millions of Americans. Along with diet and exercise modification, prolotherapy can be a highly effective approach to treating joint pain. Simply put, prolotherapy causes a mild and productive pro-inflammatory reaction to an injected joint, which thereby causes the body’s own healing cells (i.e., fibroblasts) to decrease pain. Please see HERE for more information on prolotherapy.
As its popularity continues to increase, acupuncture is proving to be an extremely effective cure for many acute and chronic conditions. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, which includes pulse and tongue diagnosis, very thin needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate the body’s Qi (energy) in order to facilitate healing.
Also known as botanical medicine, herbal medicine has been used by numerous cultures around the globe to treat many different conditions. From Echinacea to Ephedra, there are hundreds of botanical medicines that are used for a myriad of conditions. Naturopathic Medical Doctors are some of the best trained physicians in the use of herbs.
One prescription does not fit all, especially for your child. In addition to providing regular pediatric care like well-checks and sick child appointments, we provide customized vaccine schedules, and take the time to scrutinize antibiotic treatments. In addition, we offer time-tested home remedies that come without the regular side effects of pharmacological medicines.
Founded in the 19th century by a German physician, homeopathy is a safe and effective system of using natural medicines to create a tailored and holistic approach to patient care. The use of homeopathy uses extremely diluted medicines to stimulate the body’s innate power to heal itself.
Physical Medicine / Spinal Manipulation
The healing power of touch is often under-utilized in the conventional medical field yet massage, physical therapy and spinal manipulation (much like chiropractic technique) are a core component to naturopathic care. Chronic disease along with sports-related injuries and physical trauma can be treated effectively using this form of medicine.
Proper nutrition is vital to maintaining optimal health. Naturopathic physicians receive more education in nutrition than any other physician in the country and are trained to objectively and constructively analyze various diet patterns.
As our exposure to an ever-increasing number of toxic substances continues to rise (e.g., pesticides, polluted air, etc.), a proactive approach to decreasing our exposure and increasing toxin removal can lead to the best possible health. Everything from common symptoms like fatigue to advanced disease such as multiple sclerosis often has a toxicity origin. Environmental medicine helps identify, prevent and eliminate contact with these hazardous chemicals.
Depending upon your specific symptoms, laboratory testing is often necessary to determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Then, according to the results, a safe and effective detoxification program will be implemented to reduce these toxins within the body.
Soil depletion, diets greater in processed foods, and poor dietary choices all contribute to maintaining adequate levels of fundamental vitamins and minerals within the body continues to be challenging. Consequently, proper supplementation is becoming more and more critical to preventing many diseases and ailing health conditions.
Unfortunately there are many variations of supplementation on the market today. As a result, many consumers are confused by what is beneficial and what simply “throws their money away.” Naturopathic Medical Doctors are some of the highest qualified physicians in being able to determine what types, brands and dosages that most patients need to maintain a high quality of life.
More and more scientific research continues to support what many have known for centuries: mental health and spiritual well-being are crucial in healing disease. By bringing the conscious mind closer to direct and controllable contact with the subconscious mind, individuals are able to harness the power of the mind-body connection to bring the body back to a state of health.
Natural Pain Management
Using all the modalities at our disposal, we take time to understand the unique situation of our pain management patients and then collaborate on solutions. Those who have been disappointed with traditional pain management can find relief through prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), acupuncture, and natural pain medications.