Naturopathy is a balance of the ancient healing arts and modern medicine. It is guided predominately by the principle of vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature. In essence, the body has the inherent ability to heal itself. This ability sometimes needs assistance and support due to daily stresses and environmental exposures.
A typical visit to a naturopath incorporates these beliefs:
🌀 Nature is a powerful healing force. The body has considerable power to heal itself. The role of the naturopath is to simply facilitate and enhance this process by educating the client in natural therapies, which stimulate his or her own internal healing force. Above all, the naturopath must do no harm.
🌀 The person is viewed as a whole. Understanding the client as a unique individual is essential. The naturopath will ask questions and strive to understand the complex interaction of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social factors affecting the client’s total health picture.
🌀 The goal is to identify and address the cause of the problem. Naturopathy does not attempt to suppress symptoms, since symptoms are seen as part of the body’s attempt to heal itself. A naturopath seeks to understand the underlying causes of a health concern, and helps to control or reduce symptoms through improved lifestyle choices.
🌀 The naturopath is a teacher. First and foremost, the naturopath educates, empowers and motivates the client to assume more responsibility for his own wellness through having a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet. After determining the cause of a health concern, the naturopath discusses with the client the various natural options for creating a return to health.
🌀 Prevention is the best approach. Illness prevention is really best accomplished by lifestyle habits which support health.
I work as a traditional naturopath, specializing in non-invasive, lifestyle consultation. A traditional naturopath avoids diagnosing disease or prescribing medication. The principles which guide traditional naturopathy lead to general improvement in health. Commonly, clients find that long standing health problems have improved or disappeared. In fact, the greatest success of naturopathy is in rebuilding health, which then naturally improves or eliminates chronic illness.
Traditional naturopathy is not recommended for acute trauma, such as a serious automobile accident, a childbirth emergency, or orthopedic problems that need corrective surgery. It can contribute to faster recovery in these cases. Still, these situations are best suited for conventional medicine or medical doctors who also have a background in natural medicine. Conventional medicine without a doubt, really excels in emergency health care.
Traditional naturopaths focus on the client as a whole. They look to the cause of a health concern rather than suppressing symptoms. The naturopath works to educate his or her clients in how to stimulate the body’s own vital healing forces. Although all naturopaths emphasize choices based on their own personal interests and experiences, they maintain a consistent philosophy.
Strengths unique to Naturopaths are comprehensive training in nutritional education, diet/lifestyle coaching, botanical medicine, homeopathy and other natural modalities. Our treatment modalities are chosen to support your natural healing processes. Educating the client on ways to modify diet and lifestyle are equally important to Naturopaths.
This preventative modality lays the path toward long-term, functional health. Identification and focus of the underlying root cause of the dis-ease, or dys-ease (the absence of comfort), is needed before the body can begin the innate process of healing. We palliate symptoms when necessary. However, focusing on palliation exclusively can force the disharmony deeper into the body, causing further pathology. Symptoms are the story of a disease process. By reading them clearly and within context, we can begin focusing of the original disharmony, which has been shown to slow or halt the progression of the disease and down stream symptoms.
We are guided by these six principles:
🌀 Vis medicatrix naturae “The healing power of nature” ·
🌀 Tolle causam “Identify and Treat the Cause” ·
🌀 Primum no nocere “First do no harm” ·
🌀 In perturbato animo sicut in corpore sanitas esse non potest “Treat the Whole Person” ·
🌀 Docere “The physician as teacher” ·
🌀 Principiis obsta: sero medicina curatur “Prevention is Cure”
Who We Help
We help people, not their diseases. Therefore, we help people of all ages, in all stages of health or disease, and enjoy working with the entire family.
The following is a brief summary of the various medical conditions many of our clients have healed themselves from. Please note that we are very passionate about the holistic patient. Therefore, we are excited to consult individuals about behavioral, lifestyle and emotional well-being.
- Irregular Menstruation
- Chronic Yeast Infections
- Painful Menstruation
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Low Testosterone
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Urinary Complaints
Hormone and Endocrine Disorders
- Thyroid Disorders
- Adrenal Dysfunction
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Chronic Fatigue
- Blood Sugar Imbalances
- Well Child Assessments
- Acute Infections
- Vaccination Consultations
- ADD / ADHD
- Food Introduction Consultations
- Diarrhea & Constipation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Kidney Stones
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Food Allergies
If you are not seeing a particular symptom in this list please Contact Us and ask.