The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Primum No Nocere ~ First, do no harm
Vis Medicatrix Naturae ~ The healing power of nature
Tolle Causam ~ Identify and treat the root cause
Tolle Totum ~ Treat the whole person
Docere ~ Physician as teacher
Praeventio ~ The best cure is prevention
Botanical medicine is a form of medicine using plant materials. Herbs have been used across cultures for centuries as the primary form of medicine. Pharmaceuticals are often derived and synthesized from single plant constituents.
Naturopathic Doctors use botanical medicine in the form of tinctures (liquid extracts of herbs), supplements, teas, oils, creams and ointments. Botanical medicine has proven to be effective for a vast array of health concerns from a runny nose to cancer.
It is very important to remember that even herbs can have potential side effects and may interact with conventional medicines. Naturopathic Doctors are extensively trained and qualified to recognize these interactions and prescribe botanical medicine in a safe personalized prescription for your specific needs.
Nobody likes to change their diet, but what many people don’t realize is that it’s their diet that’s limiting their health. Clinical nutrition is aimed at reviewing what it is a patient is putting into their body and recognizing any symptoms that may be present from food sensitivities, vitamin and nutritional deficiencies and or excesses.
The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
– Ann Wigmore
The doctors at our clinic use functional testing to make informed decisions to develop personalized attainable dietary and supplement plans for you. They don’t believe in radical change over night, but rather believe in empowering you to understand your choices. Our doctors work with you, meeting you where you are at to implement sustainable, achievable changes in your diet. All aimed to positively affect your health.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that uses dilute natural substances to stimulate the body’s inherent healing capacity. Homeopathy aims to mount a response to restore homeostasis (balance). Homeopathy is very safe and often used for infants and children with great results. Homeopathy may also be safe during pregnancy and lactation when other treatments may not be advised.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that uses tiny needles inserted into mapped out meridians and points on the human body to achieve a therapeutic effect. Acupuncture is used for treatment of chronic pain management, fertility issues, treating addictions, stress conditions, emotional imbalances, insomnia and to increase energy.
IV & Injection Therapies:
Our Doctors have trained at one of the highest regarded educational bodies focusing on therapeutic efficacy and safety, The International IV Nutritional Therapy Educators
B12 and Folic Acid Injections
Common nutrient deficiencies of B12 and folic acid are often found in vegetarians and vegans who are not supplementing properly. B12 is especially important for the function of our nervous system and energy levels. This therapy is a single intramuscular injection of a solution rich in B12 and folic acid aimed at reestablishing proper functioning levels.
Intravenous Vitamin and Minerals
Intravenous administration may be a patient’s most effective way to have minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Oral vitamin-minerals may not work for certain people due to the limitation of intestinal absorption and cellular transport systems. Through the use of intravenous medicine, absorption can be increased dramatically and act as a supportive therapy for increasing energy, anti-aging and speeding up recovery from illness. IV therapies are often used as a supportive medicine during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Myer’s cocktails are a specific blend of B complex, B5, B6, B12, vitamin C and magnesium. This IV treatment is administered through a small drip that takes 15-20 minutes and may provide patients with more energy and a “kick-start” to the metabolism. A Myers IV may also contribute to increase stamina, performance, and resiliency in athletic pursuits. Older patients and chronically ill patients with nutritional deficiencies and compromised intestinal absorption often find great benefit from this therapy.
As a part of the doctor’s assessment they will always perform basic lab testing to ensure proper selection of supplementation based on liver and renal function.
Injection therapy is the use of local anesthetic and/or sterile homeopathic’s into scars and/or areas of the body to help remove electrical interference in the nervous system. This allows for nerve blockages to be released and for the reset of the nervous system back to its healthy state.
Injection therapy is used for chronic pain, old injury sites, trauma areas, post surgery, and scar tissue. Injection therapy has also been known to allow for emotional release of long-term suppressed emotions being stored in the body.