WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?
Naturopathic medicine combines conventional scientific knowledge and research with traditional forms of natural medicine. It prefers the use of safe, gentle and effective therapies to manage and prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine respects and encourages the body’s own ability to heal by addressing or removing common obstacles such as stress, poor diet and an unbalanced lifestyle. The emphasis of a naturopathic physician is to build and promote true health, not just to fight symptoms and disease.
WE COMMIT MORE TIME TO EACH PATIENT
We take pride in our choice to spend more time with you during your visits. An initial appointment is generally one hour long, during which we will gather information to better understand you and your health goals. Having this time also allows us to better understand your current health status, the cause of your symptoms, and what treatment options would bring you closer to your health goals. Given the time we have to understand where you are, and where you want to go, we can develop a comprehensive plan that takes you through each step of the way, to have you feeling and being your best.
WE TREAT PEOPLE, NOT JUST SYMPTOMS
Naturopathic medicine is not a one-size-fits-all approach to health. Naturopathic physicians aim to find the reason why you aren’t feeling well. Perhaps you are already taking medication but you are not feeling better. Maybe you are feeling tired and worn out, experiencing bloating, joint pain, or frequent headaches. Maybe you’ve even been diagnosed with a chronic health condition, and you’ve been told there are no possible treatments available. If you want more, and aren’t happy with the results you have, a Naturopathic physician may be the answer you have been looking for. We are trained in a variety of different therapies including nutrition, herbal medicines and more, which can all be personalized and targeted toward your health goals to free the best in you, and let you be your best self.
WE CAN HELP YOU ESTABLISH FOUNDATIONS FOR LONG-TERM HEALTH
While we often focus on improving your current health concerns, naturopathic physicians are trained in preventing future disease and dysfunction. If you want to take steps to minimize future disease risk, or identify & manage your current risk factors, a naturopathic physician can offer tools and options to maximize your health today, and tomorrow.
WE ARE WELL EDUCATED IN various NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS
Naturopathic physicians have an impressive education in nutrition, botanical medicine and supplement usage. We are also trained to prescribe or work with previously prescribed medications when necessary, including safely combining these products in some cases. While many supplements and health products are generally considered safe, it is important to be aware of interactions that can occur between supplements, medications, herbs, or any combination of these.