Different therapies are recommended depending on the unique health care needs of each person.
Nutrition is the cornerstone of Naturopathic Medicine. What we eat and drink has a profound effect on how we feel physically, mentally and emotionally. Nutrition can be used to optimize health as well as heal various illnesses. Research has shown that many medical conditions can be treated effectively with food and nutritional supplements with fewer complications and side effects.
How we think and feel has a profound impact on our health. In order to achieve optimal health we need to make healthy lifestyle choices and learn to respond to stress in a constructive ways. Changing bad habits can be difficult but over time the health benefits and how you feel will out weigh this challenge. Dr. Cronin can be part of your support system and provide resources that can help you achieve your goals.
Vitamin, mineral and enzyme deficiencies have been associated with various conditions and diseases. Supplements along side a healthy whole foods diet can help various ailments. In addition, high dose nutrients can be used to have pharmacological effects.
Naturopathic doctors are experts in the field of nutrition and can assist you in selecting quality nutritional supplements as well as recommending effective dosages. We are also up-to-date on potential drug-herb and drug-nutrient interactions as well as drug-induced nutrient depletions.
This gentle yet effective system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries. It is based on the principle that like cures like. Homeopathic remedies are very small doses of natural substances that are diluted and potentized so they can stimulate the body's self-healing response without harmful side effects. Homeopathic remedies, when properly prescribed, affect the body’s “vital force” and strengthen its innate ability to heal. Some conditions for which conventional medicine has no effective treatments will respond well to homeopathy.
Physical modalities includes soft tissue work, hydrotherapy and exercise therapy.
Tuina is a form of Chinese massage that incorporates acupressure, massage and specific tuina techniques used to help the movement of blood and qi (energy) in the body. This is done to bring balance to the meridians and organs of the body so that proper function will occur. It is a wonderful complement to acupuncture and is often incorporated into an acupuncture visit to assist in alleviating pain, relaxing the body and mind.
Acupuncture is used today for a safer more healthful way to help decrease the effects of aging. Facial acupuncture over time can help decrease the wrinkles. In addition recommendations about diet, lifestyle, nutritional and botanical recommendations will be made depending on your specific needs.
Cranial Sacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, light touch method used to evaluate and enhance the normal functions of the body. CST can release restrictions to improve the function of the Cranialsacral system which includes the skull, spinal system and underlying neurological structures, muscles, tendons and cerebral spinal fluid. CST is used to help the body maintain proper function and can help alleviate pain and dysfunction of the body on many levels. It is a very safe, gentle effective treatment for a wide range of problems.
Specific programs can be developed to suit your specific needs.