Principles of Naturopathic Medicine Diagram

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive approach to improving health and treating illness.  Our primary goal is to treat the cause of illness, rather than simply treating the symptoms.  We take time to listen to your complete health history in order to understand the patient as a whole.  We look at the physical, mental, emotional and environmental influences that are contributing to your health and devise a personalized treatment plan.  Naturopathic Doctors use natural treatments to stimulate the body’s ability to heal, and bring itself back into balance.

We not only treat health conditions, we also work toward preventing chronic disease using lifestyle and nutritional changes. Our goal as Naturopathic Doctors is to help each individual move closer to optimal health

Treatment Options

Most people have heard “you are what you eat”, however many of us still do not realize what an integral role diet plays in their health.  Dietary modifications and nutritional supplementation are key components of treatment at the clinic.  We make condition specific recommendations that will help to improve your health.

Botanical medicine is the use of plant based medicines in a variety of forms such as tinctures, capsules, teas and creams.  They are gentler and create fewer side effects than prescription drugs.  They are clinically proven as effective remedies for many health conditions.

Homeopathic medicine has a long tradition of healing. Developed in the 1700s, it is an energetic medicine which aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. Homeopathy is suitable for acute and chronic conditions, and can be beneficial on both physical and emotional levels.

Homeopathic drainage helps to start the process of cleansing and detoxification.  It accomplishes this by stimulating the excretory process of a particular organ or organ system.  Once this is accomplished the body can move towards a higher level of health. This type of therapy can be particularly helpful in pediatrics and patients who have sensitive conditions.  It is a gentle approach to rebalancing.

Your ND will take the time to fully explore with you the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and environmental factors which affect your health. Together you will work to modify these factors in order to optimize your health and prevent disease.

Based on traditional wisdom, Asian Medicine attempts to rebalance the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. NDs are trained in traditional diagnostics as well as acupuncture and herbal treatments. We frequently use acupuncture and Asian herbs to treat a variety of conditions including hormonal imbalances and pain management.

Conditions we treat

  • Hormonal conditions – male and female fertility, menstrual irregularities, menopause, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, breast health, prostate concerns, libido, erectile dysfunction
  • Prenatal/postnatal care and Pregnancy related concerns
  • Pediatrics – colic, GERD, eczema, allergies, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, immune balancing, ADHD and autism
  • Digestive Health – food allergies, IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, GERD, gallbladder dysfunction, gas, bloating, indigestion
  • Endocrine Health – thyroid conditions, adrenal health, blood sugar imbalances, hormonal conditions
  • Mental and Emotional Conditions – anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia
  • Immune Conditions – allergies, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune conditions, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
  • Bone and Muscular Health – osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, osteopenia
  • Headaches and migraines