Nutrition is vital to health as it provides us with a strong foundation to support our bodies. Specific dietary changes, as well as the use of certain nutritional supplements may be used to promote health, address deficiencies and treat disease processes. Education about healthy food choices is also emphasized.
Botanical (Herbal) Medicine
The use of plants for healing dates back to the beginning of civilization and is the foundation of modern pharmacology. Plant substances can be used alone or in combination to influence the same metabolic pathways upon which pharmaceutical drugs work. Naturopathic doctors are well trained to identify the interactions between herbs, prescription medications and supplements.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to promote healing and to balance body functions. Acupuncture refers to the insertion of sterilized needles through the skin into underlying tissues at specific meridian points. This system has been practiced for over three thousand years and is one of the oldest forms of medicine.
This gentle yet effective system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is based on the principle that ‘like cures like’. Homeopathic medicines are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body’s self-healing response. Homeopathy focuses on finding the root cause by assessing all the symptoms a person presents with, whether they are mental, emotional, or physical.
Many diseases have been linked to our busy lifestyles (reduced exercise habits, stress, environmental factors, etc.). By gradually improving our daily habits, we can increase our energy, improve our overall health and prevent disease from occurring.
Several conditions can be greatly improved using intravenous therapies. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, inflammatory bowel diseases, depressed immune systems and chronic pain are a few of the conditions that can be treated using intravenous therapies.