Naturopathic medicine is a natural and holistic form of primary health care. This ancient form of medicine is an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. Naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the six principles, which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Treatment methods that are used will be consistent with these principles and are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality.
Treatment plans may include one or many of the following modalities:
- Nutrition — Diet management, specific supplementation, overall nutritional education.
- Physical Medicine — Exercise, joint mobilization and/or manipulation, massage and other soft tissue therapies,
- Botanical Medicine — Western Herbal Remedies and supplements.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine — Tongue and pulse diagnosis, Chinese herbs, and Acupuncture.
- Counseling — Emotional and spiritual guidance, personal growth.
- Homeopathy — an energetic, medicinal modality that literally means “like cures like”. Homeopathic remedies are based on substances that, in diluted form, cause symptoms similar to the disease that they aim to treat. This is an especially safe and gentle route for treatment of infants and children.
- Detoxification — Diet modifications, tissue drainage, organ support, and lifestyle change.
- Desensitization Therapies for allergies or sensitivities — Allergy testing, environmental and nutritional modifications.
- Neural Therapy — Neural therapy is a method of diagnosing and treating illness and pain caused by disturbances of the body’s electrophysiology affecting the autonomic nervous system. Therapeutic injections help to “reset” components of the patient’s nervous system and restore health and function.
- Prolotherapy — Prolotherapy is a natural technique that stimulates the body to repair painful, soft tissue injuries when the natural healing process needs a little assistance. Therapeutic injections into the affected ligaments or tendons lead to local inflammation. The localized inflammation triggers a wound-healing cascade, resulting in the deposition of new collagen and the strengthening of target tissue.
- Mesotherapy — The use of therapeutic injections into mesodermal tissue to treat a variety of conditions including: musculoskeletal injuries, insomnia, and migraines. Mesotherapy is also valuable as a healthy aging agent as it is useful for fat and cellulite reduction, facial rejuvenation, treatment of hair loss, and smoking cessation.
- Intravenous Therapy — This includes intravenous nutrient (vitamins and minerals) therapies (such as IV Vitamin C) and heavy metal chelation (pulling of heavy metals out of the tissues for excretion).