Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine have a wealth of treatment modalities that range from dietary changes to pharmaceutical intervention.
Clinical Nutrition & Exercise Plans
Naturopathic nutrition integrates nutritional biochemistry with advanced clinical nutrition knowledge to help treat and prevent disease. Patient specific nutritional counseling, diet and exercise plans, recipes, and cooking techniques are available.
Botanical Medicine, also known as Herbal Medicine, is a medical system based on the use of plants or plant extracts to treat or prevent disease. Many of today's pharmaceutical medicines are based on plant extracts. Botanical remedies in the form of extracts, tinctures, capsules, tablets, and teas may be recommended as a practical way to address a wide variety of medical conditions.
Homeopathic medicine, or homeopathy, is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that "like cures like." That is, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same substance may cure the illness. In theory, a homeopathic dose enhances the body's normal healing and self-regulatory processes. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700s in Germany and is widely practiced throughout Europe.
Acupuncture is a unique system of techniques that treats illness and improves health by stimulating prescribed points on the body. Acupuncture techniques redirect the flow of "qi" (or energy) throughout the body to restore balance.
Practiced for more than 2,000 years, acupuncture is one of the safest and most well-researched forms of complementary and alternative therapies in the world.
Physical medicine is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability to people with injuries to muscles, bones, and the nervous system.
- Therapeutic Massage Therapy
- Chinese Cupping Therapy and Gua Sha
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Naturopathic Manipulative Therapy (NMT)
Hydrotherapy is the external or internal use of water in any of its forms (liquid, ice, steam) for health promotion or treatment of disease. It was widely used in ancient cultures before it was well established in Europe. Many of the treatments can be applied at home without many supplies which makes them easy and cost effective.
Counseling & Stress Management
Mental attitudes and emotional states can be important elements in healing and disease. Naturopathic physicians are trained in many psychological techniques, including counseling and stress management.
Naturopathic medicine does not abandon the conventional medical model. Naturopathic physicians are thoroughly trained and licensed to prescribe conventional pharmaceutical medications. Naturopathic medicine seeks to treat the root cause of disease so that the body can ultimately heal itself. The results can be measured as a reduction or elimination of pharmaceutical drugs, improved vitality, and/or a complete reversal of disease.
Brook Schales, ND, PLLC | Naturopathic Family Physician
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