At all return visits, I will spend up to 60 minutes with you discussing any changes you may have experienced, again perform any necessary physical exams, and update the treatment plan as necessary.
Naturopathy is a distinctive approach to health and healing that recognizes and celebrates the integrity of the individual. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person.
Methods of naturopathic treatment include diet modification, nutritional supplementation, chelation therapy, exercise science, botanical medicine, homeopathy, counseling, primary care and preventative medicine.
The practice of naturopathy emerges from six underlying principles of healing which are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis. For the naturopathic physician, abiding by these principles forms the basis of all treatment.
The diagnostic and treatment principles of naturopathic medicine are deeply rooted within the observation of nature. These natural patterns mirror our body’s own intrinsic inclination towards optimal health. Symptoms and diseases are not isolated occurrences; they are as natural as its medical philosophy. The natural herbal formulas prescribed come from plants,
First, do no harm: (Primum no nocere)
Illness is a purposeful process of the organism. The process of healing often includes the generation of symptoms which are, in fact, an expression of the body attempting to heal itself.
Treat the whole person: (The multifactorial nature of health and disease)
Health and disease are conditions of the whole organism, a whole involving a complex interaction of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. The physician must treat the whole person by taking all of these factors into account.
The physician as teacher: (Docer)
Beyond an accurate diagnosis and appropriate prescription, the physician must work to create a healthy, sensitive interpersonal relationship with the patient. A cooperative doctor-patient relationship has inherent therapeutic value. The physician’s major role is to educate and encourage the patient to take responsibility for health.
Prevention: (Prevention is the best “cure”)
The ultimate goal of any health care system should be prevention. This is accomplished through education and promotion of life-habits that create good health. Then if the patient has learned enough they are able to pass this valuable knowledge to their family and next generation. The physician assesses risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and makes appropriate interventions to avoid further harm and risk to the patient. The emphasis is on building health rather than fighting disease.
Hence the reason I created this phrase:
“True healthcare is preventative, and true prevention is generational!”
……………..And remember everyone is welcome to my clinic!