Naturopathic doctors focus on all aspects of health, which requires them to spend 1 to 1 ½ hours with their patients so they can help with a variety of concerns, which include exercise, mental and emotional concerns, stress, and any other aspects of the patients' well-being. Doing this brings out one of our most important principles, prevention!
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on the flow of Qi, the body's energy, through the body. By using acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbs Naturopathic Doctors can manipulate the Qi to balance the body's Yin and Yang. It can be used to treat many conditions such as fertility concerns, stress management, anxiety, insomnia and endless other complaints.
Many pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, and although Naturopathic doctors do not give pharmaceuticals per se they often combine different botanical herbs to produce formulas that can be used to treat many complaints. These researched botanicals have many different nutritional capacities as well as unique healing properties and energies. They use the flowers, roots, leaves and oils to make tinctures, decoctions, teas, lotions, creams and salves among other preparations.
Hydrotherapy focuses around the principle of water cure. Naturopathic doctors use the principle of water cure to harness the healing powers of water to reduce inflammation and detoxify the body. Some treatments that work with these principles are steam inhalation, body wraps, infrared saunas, peat baths, steam showers, and many others to address both acute and chronic complaints.
Nutrition ranges from what you eat to fuel your body to supplementation of certain compounds that may be lacking from your diet. Naturopathic doctors are extensively trained to educate their patients on whole food selection to benefit any number of health concerns or general well being. We can provide individual nutrients to aide in relief and prevention from disease through supplementation. We will determine exactly what you need and provide you with a range of foods and supplements that your body needs to optimally function.