Naturopathic medicine is based on the healing power of nature and our body’s innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) focus on treating the whole person, not just their symptoms or disease, to optimize health and prevent disease. While naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care physicians, it is the goal to utilize the lowest level of therapeutic intervention needed, starting with diet and lifestyle counseling and progressing to natural substances, (i.e. botanical remedies, homeopathy and nutritional supplements). These can then be integrated with more traditional medicine therapeutics such as pharmaceutical medications and surgery when necessary.
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Chinese medicine is the ancient practice of balancing the vital life force (Qi) through alignment of the energetic channels (meridians) which flow throughout the entire body. Pathogenic influences such as external influences (i.e. weather, physical injury and poor diet) or emotional distress may cause blockages of these meridians resulting in acute and chronic diseases. Utilizing acupuncture needles, Asian bodywork, Chinese dietetics and herbal remedies we are able to remove blockages and promote a healthy flow of Qi throughout those meridians. With proper Qi flow we are able to maintain a healthy balance within our body and the natural world.