Personalized Clinical Nutrition
Nutrition is the foundation of optimal health. As we fight infections, deal with trauma (mental, emotional, or physical), exercise and age our health is tipped off-scale and our nutritional needs vary significantly. Proper nutrition can promote weight loss and improve existing health conditions.
Specialty Lab Testing
Naturopathic doctors also use alternative laboratory testing to complement conventional tests, which provide information regarding biochemical processes and function in the body. These tests are more than a quantitative assessment of specific vitamins and minerals, enzymes, cholesterol levels, blood counts, etc. Specialty tests help determine precisely where the dysfunction or imbalance lies and offer guidance on treatment approaches.
Botanical medicine, also known as herbal medicine, is the use of plant material for medicinal purposes. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, 40% of which are derived from a single plant constituent, botanical medicines are kept in whole-form ensuring the active constituents and other molecules are present and work synergistically to achieve a desired medicinal effect. Botanical medicine can be prepared in various ways and can be used as teas, salves, decoctions, tinctures, cough syrups, solid extracts, personal hygiene products, or simply eaten as a garnish or part of meal.
Physical medicine works to rehabilitate both soft and osseous tissue structures that have been over-stressed or injured as a direct or in-direct result of trauma or normal day-to-day activities. Therapeutic massage, ultrasound, cold laser and infrared light therapies are all methods by which dysfunction and pain can be reduced or eliminated, and functional integrity restored.
Hydrotherapy, also known as “water therapy,” is the therapeutic use of water in its various properties to treat acute and chronic illness. Treatments are effective and can typically be done from the comfort of one’s home.