Many Disciplines, One Patient
In the spirit of Naturopathic Medicine, a primary goal of the Wellness Center is to provide our patients with a broader understanding of health and a more lasting sense of well-being. instead of the traditional disease-centered focus of conventional medicine, Naturopathy applies a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person rather than simply specific symptoms.
We combine the disciple of modern science with the wisdom of ancient healing and take advantage of the knowledge of several disciplines including chiropractic, homeopathy, Reiki, Ozone Sauna, vibration plate training, foot bath detox, In-light Healing System, Soundwave Technology, Aromatherapy, and more.
What this means is that patient and provider work together to develop an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic plan that will best address the whole patient.
Alternative, Natural Solutions For Health
Chiropractic doctors treat, correct and prevent neurological, skeletal and soft tissue dysfunction through manipulation of the spine and other joints. Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is functional medicine employing a wide array of "natural" treatments, including homeopathy, herbalism, as well as diet (nutrition) and lifestyle counseling.
Massage therapy has been clinically proven to help with a variety of aches, pains and even medical conditions such as depression. Massage is a great natural treatment to a variety of issues that can come from living a full life. Being free of pain and managing your stress is a major health benefit regular massage therapy sessions can offer.
Included in the list of common conditions massage has shown to help with are:
According to a comprehensive report presented to the United States Congress in 1970 by the now-defunct National Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NANP):
Naturopathy . . . is the technique of treatment of human disease which emphasizes assisting nature. It can embrace the use of nature's agencies, forces, processes, and products, introducing them to the human body by any means that will produce health-yielding results.
Naturopathy is based upon the tendency of the body to maintain a balance and to heal itself. The purpose of naturopathic medicine is to further this process by using natural remedies . . . as distinct from "orthodox" medicine (allopathy and osteopathy), which seeks to combat disease by using remedies which are chosen to destroy the causative agent or which produce effects different from those produced by the disease treated. . . .
Naturopathy places priority upon these conditions as the bases for ill health: (1) lowered vitality; (2) abnormal composition of blood and lymph; (3) maladjustment of muscles, ligaments, bones, and neurotropic disturbances; (4) accumulation of waste matter and poison in the system; (5) germs, bacteria, and parasites which invade the body and flourish because of toxic states which may provide optimum conditions for their flourishing; and (6) consideration of hereditary influences, and (7) psychological disturbances.
In applying naturopathic principles to healing, the practitioner may administer one or more specified physiological, mechanical, nutritional, or manual devices or substances. The practitioner's end aim is to remove obstacles to the body's normal functioning, applying natural forces to restore its recuperative facilities. Only those preparations and doses which act in harmony with the body economy are utilized, to alter perverse functions, cleanse the body of its catabolic wastes, and promote its anabolic processes.
First Do No Harm
Support the healing systems inherent in the body and mind by using methods, medicines and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes.
The Healing Power of Nature
Preference for noninvasive treatments which minimize the risks of harmful side effects. Trust in the Body's inherent wisdom t heal itself.
Identify the Causes
Every illness has an underlying cause, often in aspects of the lifestyle, diet or habits of the individual. Naturopathic Physicians are trained to find and remove the underlying cause of a disease.
Treat The Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all it's physical and spiritual dimensions.
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients in achieving and maintaining health.