Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that incorporates modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic medicine involves getting to the root cause of disease, with disease diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of disease progression through diet and lifestyle changes and natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
What is Botanical Medicine?
Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Medicinal plants and their constituents are very effective and in proper doses are very safe. These herbs can be used in several ways; they can be encapsulated, made as teas and liquid tinctures. Botanical medicine can help to alleviate many symptoms. Some of these include autoimmune disorders, skin issues, menopausal symptoms, hormone imbalances, stress, anxiety and more! Naturopathic Doctors are highly trained in the science of Botanical Medicine.
What is Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture?
Naturopathic Doctors are also extensively trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM is a system that has been used for thousands of years and consists of acupuncture, acupressure and cupping, among other protocols. In TCM, when your Qi, our energy flow is out of balance, your body has a more difficult time dealing with stress, therefore making individuals more susceptible to developing illness. Utilizing TCM protocols enhances Qi, the energy flow of the body, bringing it to a state of balance, which can result in symptoms and pain decreasing as well as improving overall well being!
If you are interested in Naturopathic medicine, but still have questions, I am happy to offer a complementary 15 minute meet and greet!
Some of the concerns I treat:
Stress and Anxiety