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A: Naturopathic medicine blends centuries- old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health  and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care including both acute and chronic conditions.  Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focus solely on symptomatic treatment.  For example, congestion might be caused by food allergy or an environmental factor - a naturopathic physician would focus diagnosis and treatment on these causal factors.  Naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate. 
A:  A Naturopathic Physician (ND) is a primary care general practitioner trained as an expert in natural medicine.  Naturopathic medicine concentrates on the wellness of the whole individual.  The medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care. 
A: Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, originating in China more than three thousand years ago, are today recognized throughout the world.  Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are also used for preventative care and health maintenance. Oriental medicine theory explains that human beings have a natural flow of energy through the body, and that pain and disease are caused by an imbalance or a blockage of this energy.  The goal of Oriental medicine is to help restore harmony to the flow of energy, and thus to return the body to a healthy state. Treatment with acupuncture needles is the most  common form of therapy of traditional Oriental medicine in the United States.  Chinese herbal formula, Acupressure, specific therapeutic exercises, QiGong, QiGong massage and energy healing, and dietary modifications are often utilized.


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  • First Do No Harm - primum non nocere
    Naturopathic medicine uses therapies that are safe and effective.
  •   The Healing Power of Nature - vis medicatrix naturae
    The human body possesses the inherent ability to restore health. The physician's role is to facilitate this process with the aid of natural, nontoxic therapies.
  •  Discover and Treat the Cause, Not Just the Effect - tolle causam
    Physicians seek and treat the underlying cause of a disease. Symptoms are viewed as expressions of the body's natural attempt to heal. The origin of disease is removed or treated so the patient can recover.
  •  Treat the Whole Person - tolle totum
    The multiple factors in health and disease are considered while treating the whole person. Physicians provide flexible treatment programs to meet individual health care needs.
  • The Physician is a Teacher - docere
    The physician's major role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility for their own health. Creating a healthy cooperative relationship with the patient has a strong therapeutic value.
  • Prevention is the best "cure"
    Naturopathic physicians are preventive medicine specialists. Physicians assess patient risk factors and heredity susceptibility and intervene appropriately to reduce risk and prevent illness. Prevention of disease is best accomplished through education and a lifestyle that supports health.

A: Initial is 1 -1.5 hours.           
A: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 5pm
    Friday: 10am - 4pm 
    Other times available by appointment only. 
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