Naturopathic Medicine

Through my years of clinical practice and training as a naturopathic doctor, I offer an in-depth clinical understanding and naturopathic analysis of your situation, what needs to be supported in your being, and how to bring about healing.

Naturopathic Medicine is a synthesis of traditional and modern medicine. By combining ancient healing wisdom with contemporary medical understanding, naturopathy brings you the best of all healing methods. From clinical nutrition and dietary counseling to botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, and clinical and laboratory testing, I look at all aspects of a person’s being to find the root of an illness.

Through utilizing multiple ways of information gathered a healing plan is created, which includes physical support (such as dietary guidance, herbs, nutritional supplements, flower essences, perhaps lab tests for further analysis, and more). Also, insight, support, and guidance around emotional, mental, spiritual, and energetic issues are offered, specifically with how they are correlated to your physical illness and healing, as well as specific ways that are resonate with you which bring healing.

*For those who are wanting to focus on healing physical illness I recommend beginning with this type of appointment so that we can create a solid healing protocol before going on to other types of sessions.

Naturopathy is founded on the idea that the body can repair itself when given the proper conditions.

Instead of treating the symptoms, naturopathic doctors treat the whole person. We look at all aspects of a person’s being to find the root cause of illness.

Naturopathic doctors receive extensive medical training.

We are licensed primary care doctors in many states, including California. We have completed four years of premedical studies and four more years of graduate naturopathic medical school training.

Naturopathic doctors receive in-depth training in alternative modalities. We are also versed in the medical sciences and conventional methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Naturopathic Modalities

Clinical Nutrition and Dietary Counseling

Clinical nutrition is an important foundation of healing. As a five-year former nutrition instructor, I have a great deal of experience working with nutrition and the many different nutritional perspectives regarding it in the world. From this background, I find what is most true for your body type and constitution and develop an individualized nutrition plan for you based on your specific needs.

I also employ pharmaceutical-grade, whole-food supplements for balance and optimal health. I choose supplements that are tested for their purity and efficacy. The supplements I recommend are correlated to your illness (often with research backing them), your symptoms, and what most resonates with your body energetically.

In my role as a clinical nutritionist and dietary counselor, I have aided numerous patients in discovering their ideal body weight through the practice of Intuitive Eating. By facilitating a connection with your body’s innate intuition and removing any hindering attitudes towards food, I can guide you towards a harmonious relationship with your body and its requirements without resorting to yo-yo dieting methods.

Botanical Medicine

I work closely with plants to support and nurture each patient. Medicinal plants effectively support the healing process in many ways They can provide powerful stabilizing, healing, cleansing, and tonifying effects to every aspect of the body.

I often create herbal tinctures with custom formulas for each patient, as needed.

I have taught botanical medicine and find that these medicine allies offer an important role in healing.

Flower Essences

I use flower essences to balance emotional disturbances. These essences both soothe and calm an individual while transforming and healing emotional issues on a deeper level.

I often make custom flower essence formulas for patients who need these powerful yet subtle remedies to help stabilize and brighten one’s emotional well-being.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a safe option to address acute and chronic illnesses. I have seen it significantly heal the body.

In utilizing homeopathy, we look at your specific symptoms, as well as the larger view of symptoms in your life, to find the remedy that is right for you.

Lifestyle Counseling

I listen very carefully to you and reflect back to you what I hear. I will also, with tenderness, non-judgment, and compassion, help you address the more difficult habits and aspects of your life that are not health-giving. I meet you where you are at, help you see the deeper picture, as well as heal limiting beliefs to help you overcome your challenges to health and vitality.

Clinical and Laboratory Testing

I can run conventional and specialized laboratory testing. These tests can provide valuable information about your physiology.

I offer many specialized tests including:

  • Food allergy
  • Heavy metal
  • Hormonal analysis
  • Gastrointestinal function testing
  • Toxicity panels
  • Organic acids test
  • Test for many different pathogens in the body

*Note it is also very common for me to incorporate Medical Intuition during a naturopathic session to get a deeper sense of what is happening regarding your health. For more information about how I use this and incorporate it into naturopathic sessions, go here.