Naturopathic medicine is an eclectic toolbox.
As a naturopathic doctor I am trained to treat a multitude of concerns and conditions using many varied techniques. I’ll choose the right tools for you.
IV + INJECTION THERAPY
Naturopathic visits are a two-way street. They allow you, the patient, to tell your story and express your health needs, as well as ask any questions you might have. And they allow me to ask questions, check-in on your progress, perform necessary physical exams, recommend relevant lab testing, and develop or tweak your individualized and targeted treatment plan.
EVERY process in your body requires energy and building blocks derived from your food.Your nutrition needs are unique to you and your diet is an integral part of your overall health. It’s worth optimizing! Fatigue, skin issues, frequent illness, muscle aches, tummy troubles, or impaired athletic performance can all be signs that your diet needs adjustment.
Intravenous (IV) and injection therapies allow high-dose delivery of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly to your body’s cells. Higher doses reach your cells than when these nutrients are taken orally to give a fast-acting boost. Benefits can include improved: energy, immune function, wound healing, mood, and cognitive function.
Acupuncture is an effective tool for easing aches and pains, relieving stress, calming anxiety, improving sleep, and promoting menstrual cycle regularity, among other applications. And bonus, each individualized treatment session also provides a moment of rest and quiet – a break from the busyness of life.
Relevant lab testing helps me fine-tune and confirm suspected diagnoses, allowing me to choose the best individualized and targeted treatments just for you. The tests range from common-place to more specialized and can be done on blood, urine, saliva, or stool samples. The results (which we’ll review together) provide detailed information specific to your body.
In addition to my training in naturopathic medicine, I took extra courses to become certified to write prescriptions when needed. My training in both areas allows me to safely prescribe many prescription drugs for use on their own or in combination with other treatments.
Poorly healed injuries can cause chronic pain and make day-to-day activities difficult. Initial repairs of muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries provide only temporary stability. If the body doesn’t return to finish the job properly, you’re left with less-than-optimal joint function and/or persistent pain. A series of injections, known as prolotherapy, draws the body's attention back to the problem-area and promotes long-term repair without causing further injury.
Plants are powerful! They contain many compounds that effectively promote healing within our bodies. Medicines prepared from the whole plant, rather than isolated components, typically have even greater benefits with less risk of toxicity.This makes them effective and safe medicines for many health concerns when used properly. They can be delivered in a variety of forms: capsules, liquid extracts, teas, or even through your diet.