Since there are many ways, tools, and views of how to help the body heal, I will explain my approach in assisting and supporting clients in health and in overcoming illness and disease.
My philosophy is that the human body is the most amazingly complex, and intricately designed work of art and has the innate ability to heal itself. My job as a naturopathic doctor is to support and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. I do this through the use of gentle, effective therapies including: botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle counseling, just to name a few.
I view the signs and symptoms of the body (skin rashes, stomach aches, headaches, joint pains, etc.) as the body’s way of communicating to us that something is wrong. I look for the root cause of dysfunction, illness or disease and do not just look at the symptoms. There are times when pharmaceutical medications may be necessary for the purpose of controlling health conditions, in order to stabilize the patient, while working on finding and addressing the root cause of their condition.
I listen to a client’s concerns and take into account their entire health history and state of health on multiple levels including mental, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual. With the information I gather from this interview, along with lab work, I formulate a health plan with the client that provides the support and encouragement their body needs to heal and regenerate.