Naturopathic medicine works by stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself. NDs (naturopathic doctors) focus on treating the cause of disease and bringing the body back into its natural state of harmony rather than suppressing symptoms.
Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.
NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE COUNSELING
On a daily basis, we are overwhelmed with nutritional information from the media, in the grocery stores, and from our friends and families. Education about your nutrition is an important part of your health. I can answer your questions and help you make more informed decisions about your nutritional needs. We must pay attention to the quality of the food we consume, since food is medicine and what we eat and drink greatly influences our health.
I will teach you how to implement customized, sustainable changes to restore your body’s natural balance based on your current and diet health goals, using whole foods, nutritional counseling, vitamin therapies, dietary supplements, and stress management techniques.
Foot massage therapy is based on the belief that parts of the feet correspond to parts of the body. It has been practiced in China and Egypt from 4,000 B.C. In the 1930’s there was a newfound interest in reflexology among medical doctors, and many books and research published it.
Reflexology involves a holistic perspective and a differential diagnosis. The treatment involves working specific reflex points on the feet, which improves circulation and lymph flow, cleanses the body of impurities and revitalizes energy, which will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance. Additionally, Reflexology can bring soothing stress relief and relaxation to the mind, body and spirit. The treatment can be pleasurable and extremely relaxing to receive, as well as invigorating and energizing.
Reflexology has been proven to help with many physical and mental problems such as promoting refreshing sleep, relieving fatigue, relaxing the body and mind, pain control, help with digestive disorders and more.
Every culture of every era has depended on plants for healing. Today, herbal medicine is the primary healing method for much of the world’s population. Herbal medicine is a system of healing that uses plants to prevent and treat disease, to maintain optimal health and well-being. Herbal medicine comes from observational wisdom gathered over thousands of years of practice, interwoven with modern scientific understanding and accomplishments. Harvested, prepared, and compounded in accordance with time-tested, traditional principles, herbal medicine is a powerful healing agent. When compared to synthetic drugs, fewer side effects, and the medicinal effects normalize physiologic function, meaning the mechanism of action of herbs often corrects the underlying cause of a disorder. Most drugs that are common in medicine today, are based and developed from herbal medicine, such as digoxin used to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder of the atria. The medication is from chemicals which are called digitalis from the Digitalis purpurea plant.
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES
Developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the early 1930’s, the Bach Flower remedies have been described as “liquid energy” said to work by transmitting a vibrational energy through the memory of water. They are more homeopathic than herbal in the way they work, effecting energy levels rather than chemical balances; the theory is that they encapsulate the flowers’ healing energy, and are said to constructively deal with and overcome negative emotions, and behaviour problems, by relieving blockages in the flow of human energy that can lead to illness.
“Seek the outstanding mental conflict in the person, give him the remedy that will overcome that conflict and all the hope and encouragement you can, then the virtue within him will, itself do all the rest.” – Dr. Edward Bach
In the 17th to 19th centuries, writings and works on Iris markings (the colored part of the eye) and their meanings were recorded, based on the scientific study by medical practitioners. Like markings on a map, the iris reveals physiological conditions, psychological health risks, challenges and/or strengths of various organs, body systems and personality traits. Iridology is a safe, painless and non-intrusive form of diagnosis by studying the iris using magnification.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of pure essential oils derived from plants, flowers, trees, fruit, bark, grasses, seeds and resins, each with distinctive therapeutic, psychological, and physiological properties which improve and prevent illness. There are about 150 essential oils.
Aromatherapy is used for the relief of pain, care for the skin, alleviate tension and fatigue and invigorate the entire body. Essential oils can affect the mood, alleviate fatigue, reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. They work on the brain and nervous system through stimulation of the olfactory nerves.