Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic diagnosis focuses on identifying the underlying causes of disease, using thorough intake and review of health concerns, modern diagnostic tools and physical exam. Naturopathic treatment modalities used in our practice are homeopathy, acupuncture, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, clinical nutritional support and hydrotherapy. The practice and use of these modalities in naturopathic medicine integrates a scientific approach to healing that uses both conventional diagnostic tools, and also follows laws of nature. The practice is rich with a long rich history of medicines of different cultures. health and medical
the use of hair thin needles placed at certain points on the body to help encourage the body's innate healing. In this practice we use Japanese style acupuncture mainly focusing on Kiiko Matsumoto style. In Japanese style acupuncture there is an emphasis on a comfortable treatment, and thinner needles with shallower insertion are used. Other needle-less options exist in the world of Japanese style acupuncture, and we will at times use magnets, teishin (a non insertion technique, and moxabustion. Moxabustion is commonly used to enhance the treatment effect of certain acupuncture points along with needles, and is also used as a stand alone treatment style. It involves the use of an herb artemesia, that is ground and refined into a light fluffy plant material formed into small cones or threads and burned to warm acu-points. It is gentle in its sensation but very powerful in its action in stimulating the immune system, strengthening the effect of particular acu-points, and helping to relieve pain.
We are committed to making naturopathic medicine and acupuncture accessible medical options for everyone. These beautiful holistic healing systems offer often gentle but profound help that we want people to be able to choose. To that end we are in network with many insurance companies to make our services a viable continued option of care. We also work not just with you but with other members of our community to build a network of people working together for a healthier world. This starts with working with other practitioners and building a network of care for our patients. It also extends to being mindful of the health of all. We support legislative efforts to broaden the scope of care and the areas of care. We also support organizations that have a mission of providing healthcare to those without access.
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