Our Naturopathic Services provide care that can involve all or any of the following modalities: botanical medicine, acupuncture, manipulation, IV therapy, nutrition and supplementation, homeopathy, and at times standard allopathic care such as prescription medications may be utilized.
Vitamin IVs and B12 injections
Supplementing vitamins straight into the body (bypassing the gut) is a safe and efficient way to replenish the body. B12 is a nutrient promotes our energy pathways and is poorly absorbed in the gut. B12 injections are known to promote energy, support the immune system and support overall wellness.
Vitamin IV’s are useful for boosting the immune system, energy, detoxification, endurance, and general support (especially if diet or gut health is not up to par).
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine, dating back thousands of years. It is an energy-based medicine based on our body’s documented electrical energy flows. Disruption, blockage or imbalance of these pathways in the body can lead to a multitude of disease states ranging from pain, chronic illness, infertility, fatigue, addiction, emotional disturbance, insomnia, etcetera. Acupuncture is used to balance energy in the body and thus restore health. (Please note that acupuncture is only available to Arizona patients and not for California patients)
Herbal formulas are safe, plant-based natural medicines that are formulated to each individuals needs. They can address all systems of the body and promote overall balance.
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine that stimulates your body’s innate ability to heal. Homeopathic remedies are made from naturally occurring substances such as plants and minerals. During the preparation process, the original substance is made into a solution, which is then diluted multiple times to make the remedies potent. Each of the hundreds of different homeopathic remedies have their own characteristics, which are then matched to the symptoms a patient is experiencing. The remedy then helps our body to recognize and then correct the imbalances that are creating the symptoms.
Well Women Exams
Women’s Wellness exams consists of blood pressure, heart, lungs, thyroid, breast and pelvic exam as well as the pap smear. Included in the exam if appropriate, will be referrals for bone density, mammography and/or breast thermography. I may also recommend general blood work to assess thyroid function, cholesterol, and blood sugars if it has not been completed within the year.
Bio Identical Hormones (BHRT)
Menopausal symptoms can significantly decrease the quality of life for many women. Often times the hormonal imbalances that can cause these symptoms can be corrected naturally with herbs, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle, etc. When necessary, bio identical hormones can be used. I generally prescribe creams and taper to an individuals needs to minimize the risks that may be associated with hormone use. In addition to balancing our bodies and alleviating symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause, hormones can actually prevent some disease states, such as high cholesterol, osteoporosis and even cancer, along with providing some anti-aging results and aiding in longevity.