Naturopathic medicine is grounded in ancient teachings as well as current advances in medicine with emphasis on whole body wellness. The medicine focuses on approaching every patient as a unique individual and believes in supporting the body’s own inherent abilities to heal.
Naturopathic Medicine is grounded in six principles:
  • First Do No Harm
    By using medical subatances and methods that is least harmful and avoiding possible suppression of symptoms. (primum non nocere)
  • To cooperate with the healing powers of nature
    Remove any obstacle to healing supporting body’s own inherent abilities. (Vis medicatrix naturae)
  • To identify and remove the underlying cause
    of disease (tolle causam)
  • To heal the whole person
    Through individualized treatment taking the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, genetic, social and environmental factors into account. (tolle totum)
  • Doctors as teacher
    To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine. (Docere)
  • Prevention:
    Emphasis on overall health, wellness and disease prevention

Naturopathic Physicians empahasize the use of diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, physical medicine, and herbal therapies to prevent disease and promote  wellness with few or no side effects. A licensed Naturopathic physician in United States  attends accredited four-year graduate level Naturopathic medical school to become primary-care practitioner. They receive the same basic training as an MD or DO, and also study clinical nutrition, physical medicine, psychology, homeopathic and botanical medicine.

How is Naturopathic medicine different from conventional medicine?
While conventional relies on “quick fixes” that in some cases can be harmful in other ways, Naturopathic medicine seeks to truly heal the individual.

Through both natural and conventional medicine combined with education, Naturopathic Physicians help bring people into their bodies. We help you identify areas of your life where changes and additions can be made to empower you to live a healthier and happier life.

We offer individualized treatment plan using various combinations of the following depending on each patient’s needs.

The quality of the food we eat directly affects how well we feel. Good health starts in the grocery cart. “My priority is to guide you as far through the process as you want to go, and to help support positive changes that can be incorporated into your lifestyle. The first step is learning about proper nutrition and designing an ideal eating plan based on your individual needs. When given the proper support and by removing the obstacles to health, the body with its infinite wisdom will return itself to balance and harmony”.

We incorporate both tradition of Ayurvedic and western herbalism in our practice.

Homeopathy is a subset of Naturopathic Medicine.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine in which minute doses of specially-prepared natural substances are used to stimulate the innate healing capacity of the body. Its central premise is the idea that “like cures like” – meaning that a substance that produces symptoms in a healthy person will cure those same symptoms in a sick person.

As a complete system of medicine, Homeopathy is helpful with the entire spectrum of human illness. This includes both physical and emotional disease. Examples include: anxiety, depression, back pain, fatigue, insomnia, allergies, arthritis, skin conditions, menopausal/hormonal conditions, auto-immune disease, ADHD, neurologic conditions, and many more.)

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The supplements used in our practice are practitioner range of products only. These brands are tested for quality assurance and include highest quality of nutrients and forms that will be effective and safe.

Craniosacral therapy is a physical medicine modality that uses a hands-on approach to detect and influence your body’s Cranio rhythm. Everyone has their own unique cranio rhythm, which is the result of cerebrospinal fluid pulsation. The craniosacral practitioner is trained to become attentive to this extremely subtle rhythm with their hands, and then act to help your body release any restrictions that may be present within the system. The goals are to ease the restrictions of nerve passages, optimize the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord, and restore misaligned bones to their proper position.

It can be useful to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ syndrome, and even chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.

For more info on craniosacral therapy, read here

Visceral manipulation VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.- Barral institute

For more information, check Barral institute.

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