Stress is a normal part of life- we all know too well- and it can even be a terrific motivator for us to get things done. However, there are times when stress levels can become too high for even the most easygoing of people to handle. Having effective tools for stress management can significantly improve the quality of your life. What is Stress? Simply defined, stress is a physiological or bodily response to a stressor.
Traditional medicine in China and other parts of Asia have been around for thousands of years.Thousands! Without a doubt, the most well-known treatment method from traditional Asian medicines is acupuncture, but there are other treatments available that can help relieve your symptoms and rebalance your body. What is Qi? Qi is a word that is used to describe the combination of energy and information that flows through your body along specific meridians.
There are hundreds of tips and tricks- we’ve all seen the cheesy ads - that say losing weight is simple. It can be, but the truth is there are many things at play and weight loss can be a real challenge. It isn’t always the easiest thing, and naturopathic doctors are trained in all areas of health to make a holistic weight loss plan that gets your pounds off and keeps them off! Am I Overweight or Obese?
It’s true that the best way to get the nutrition you need is through diet, but nutritional supplementation is a safe and effective way to optimize your health! Sometimes your body needs help- all of ours do- maybe you’re not absorbing food properly, or maybe you’re lacking key nutrients in your diet! Some people have a condition that natural extracts work really well for, and you can avoid taking medications that way.
Ah pain. One of the many things that connects every human because we all share it. There are lots of types of pain, and each can be as infuriating as the next! Whether it’s aches, strains, or ghost pains, everyone wishes their pain away. No one likes it, but pain can save our lives in the right situations. When pain sticks around longer than normal, it signals that there’s something wrong. Naturopathic doctors can not only help you treat pain but help you find...
Homeopathy is very gentle, energetic medicine that stimulates your own body’s healing process. It uses very dilute substances to gently prompt your body to heal itself. With homeopathy, the amounts of active substance are so low so side effects are very rare and interactions with other drugs are minimal. To find out if homeopathy may be right for you, ask yourself: Does every medication you take seem to be way too strong for you?
Hormones! We all have them! They’re molecules that help with regulating important processes in your body. Hormones are usually made in one part of the body, and they move through the bloodstream and act on receptors in different organs and your brain.The hormones in your body all work together to keep you healthy and happy. There are many complex pathways of hormones interacting with each other, and an imbalance in one hormone can lead to imbalances in others.
Naturopathic doctors use unique lab tests to help us get a picture of what’s going on inside your body at a molecular level. No CSI type tests here. We can provide the standard tests that most medical doctors do, but to get a clearer picture on your health, we also offer tests that most other health care providers don’t- which is great for you! These tests tend to very helpful in figuring out what’s at the root cause of your illness and coming up with a diagnosis and treatment plan!
Ancient drawings have been found from as early as the Shang Dynasty, almost 5,000 years ago, of people getting acupuncture treatments. Can you believe that! It can be used to treat almost any condition and has been used successfully for thousands of years-literally-to help people heal! Is Acupuncture for Me? Almost anyone can benefit from acupuncture. It’s especially good for treating pain, insomnia, hormonal issues, and for reducing stress, but can be used as part of a treatment plan...
Evidence from archaeological studies shows that botanical medicine has been used by humans since the Paleolithic era, which was 60,000 years ago! Herbal medicine has been used in many societies and cultures throughout time and the traditional knowledge is still used today with scientific studies providing more and more evidence regarding how these plants work. Many well-known pharmaceutical drugs are derived from plants, and herbs can be very effective in treating many common conditions.
There’s a reason why many patients feel so respected and understood in visits with naturopathic doctors! We not only receive extensive training in counseling, but lifestyle coaching as well! We know that health is not just the absence of disease, but a bigger picture involving mental and emotional well-being. We have skills to support you on your journey to health! We can even help you create the path! Do I need counseling? Everyone could use someone to listen to them.
Detox (more popularly referred to as a cleanse) is all the rage these days, and with that popularity comes a whole lot of misinformation. It’s hard to know what suggestions are actually beneficial for your body. A detoxification program, when done safely and under guidance, can be radically transformative for your health giving you more energy, increased focus, and even help you lose weight. What is Detoxification? Detoxification is the removal of toxic substances from the body.
Most people know this, but as we all know, it can be very difficult at times- sometimes even all the time, but eating well and maintaining a healthy diet is one of the most important ways you can take care of yourself! It matters what you put in your body. There is so much information out there about how to eat and what to eat that it can be confusing to know which foods are right for you. Each person is unique, and there are many diets and lifestyles that are healthy, and the amount of options...