Naturopathic doctors are trained in a wide variety of treatment options. The most commonly used treatment modalities include:
Botanical Medicine- Botanical medicine uses plant substances from around the world for their unique healing properties. Treatment can take the form of teas, tinctures (alcohol or glycerine-based), ointments, essential oils, and supplements. Naturopathic Living offers customized compounding for each patient to ensure optimal treatment outcome.
Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been in practice for thousands of years and incorporates acupuncture, acupressure, herbs and diet. TCM focuses on the optimal balance and flow of the body’s vital energy (Qi). When Qi is out of balance, the body is more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. Acupuncture needles are inserted into meridian points in order to regulate the body’s Qi. Acupuncture is very beneficial in the treatment of infertility, menstrual irregularities, sports injuries, arthritis, and other chronic pain concerns.
Clinical Nutrition -Food has a tremendous impact on our health. We know that some foods promote wellness, while others contribute to illness. At Naturopathic Living, we take the time to review and analyze detailed food diaries and thereby determine what your most important nutritional
needs. When indicated, we screen for food allergies through simple in-house blood tests. With the aid of supplements and realistic and personalized dietary changes, we can use nutrition to effectively treat chronic inflammation, weight gain, digestive complaints, diabetes and many other health concerns.
Homeopathy– is a distinct energy-based therapy that uses nontoxic natural substances to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Through the use of minute amounts of plant, animal and mineral substances, homeopathic medicine restores the body to a healthy balance. Homeopathy can be used for a wide variety of conditions and is a very safe treatment option, particularly for pregnant women, young children and those who may be on pharmaceutical medications.
Lifestyle Counseling – Our mental and emotional wellbeing is of utmost importance in our overall health. Through various counseling techniques, we are trained to help you cope with stress, overcome obstacles, and achieve a healthy and positive outlook on life.