Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness and disease using the principals of Naturopathic medicine. We look at the person as a whole; mental emotional and physical. The mental emotional well-being affects the physical well-being and the physical well-being affects the mental emotional well-being. We also assess all the systems of a person. Your stomach symptoms are not totally unrelated to your liver. Your sinuses may are not be unrelated to your adrenal glands. We look at all the symptoms and often find connections between them. This is why we often have questions regarding other symptoms that you may have learned to live with. To diagnose we use history, physical examination and laboratory. To treat we use the different modalities such as homeopathy, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine including herbs and acupuncture, botanical medicine, counseling and manipulation. One principle of naturopathic medicine is the Healing power of the body.  Often the body if treated properly will repair itself. This is where diet and lifestyle are primary factors. Another principle is First do no harm. In naturopathic medicine we use natural substance that are generally without side effects or harm to the body. A third principle is Doctor as Teacher. By teaching our patients about health and disease we empower them with the knowledge they need to maintain their health. Always feel free to ask us that extra question.