Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. NDs view the patient as a complex, interrelated system (a whole person), as opposed to isolated systems such as a clogged artery or a tumor. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health. These tools provide the building blocks to stimulate the vital force/healing energy in the body with the least invasive treatments used first.
As naturopaths, we draw from all medicines and therapies available and when necessary, utilize radiographic imaging, pharmaceutical agents and surgery. We work in conjunction with medical doctors to co-manage your health condition.
Listed below are some services available at our clinic.
Annual physical exams including work related exams, sports/physical education exams, as well as female, male, and well child exams. Lab work may be included if indicated.
Acute Illness Support
Immediate symptomatic relief and assessment for conditions such as headaches, colds/flu, coughs, urinary tract infections, and ear infections. Many of these conditions can be treated and alleviated by nutritional supplements, botanical remedies, and home therapies. When indicated, prescriptive medications may be prescribed.
Intramuscular injection of B12 to help with fatigue, and certain anemias.
Women’s health exam that includes a PAP and breast exam. These preventative screenings can aid in the early detection of cervical and breast cancer.
Sinus drainage treatment to alleviate sinus congestion, infections and allergies. Swabs soaked in antibacterial, aromatic oils are inserted into the nose. This procedure soothes the mucus membranes and promotes sinus drainage.
Short Wave Diathermy
Applies electromagnetic frequency and deep heat to the lungs, which can help in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia, chest congestion and asthma. This works by deceasing mucus viscosity and bronchial spasms and increases the local flow of air, blood and nutrients.
High-frequency sound waves to generate heat to ease pain and inflammation. This can also prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury, as well as breaking down adhesion from old chronic injuries.
Interferential, microcurrent-electrical stimulation of the muscles helps to maintain muscle nutrition. This can promote blood flow through the tissue, which helps cellular exchange of nutrients and oxygen, decreases pain, promotes healing, strengthens healthy muscles and improves mobility of the tissue/muscles. Electrical stimulation can also be used with acupuncture.
Hydroculator Packs and Heat Therapy
Local application of moist or dry heat to increase blood flow to muscles and joints. This will decrease muscle tension and spasms which also reduces inflammation and pain. The end result increases range of motion and muscle function and promotes relaxation.
Series of alternating muscle stretching and contraction, which lengthens muscles, increases range of motion and decreases pain.