Naturopathic medicine is an individual approach to helping the body heal itself using natural therapies. It can be used to treat as well as prevent disease. Almost any condition can benefit from Naturopathic medicine including; weight management issues, addictive conditions, anxiety, insomnia, nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain, chronic fatigue, headaches, sinusitis, ringing in the ears, heart conditions, diabetes, urinary problems, thyroid conditions, eye conditions and women’s health concerns. Naturopathic Doctors are medically trained and federally licensed health care practitioners. They receive a minimum of 8 years university training and are covered by most insurance policies.
Many different types of therapies can be utilized including:
Nutrition is vital as it provides us with the building blocks for our body. Many nutrients are needed to make sure our biochemical pathways function properly. Conventional medicine uses drugs to affect our body’s natural processes. Nutrition can be used therapeutically to strengthen and support these same functions.
Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture uses very fine needles to stimulate the energy channels of the body. Oriental herbs can also affect these channels which help to balance and heal the body.
Herbal medicine uses specific parts of plants to strengthen, support and nourish the body. Herbs can be used alone or in combination to promote the same pathways that conventional drugs do and therefore may be used to treat disease as well as prevent it.
Homeopathic medicine uses small amounts of plant, mineral or animal substances to improve health and prevent and treat disease.
Many diseases have been linked with poor exercise habits, stress and in general our fast paced way of living. By gradually improving our daily habits and through therapeutic touch, we can increase our energy, improve our overall health and prevent diseases from occurring.