One of the oldest forms of medical intervention, botanical medicine uses medicinal plants to promote natural healing. Plants contain specific constituents, or highly active substances, that can affect living tissues, along with a number of nutrients. This makes them extremely effective at treating illnesses and restoring balance to the body’s metabolic processes. Medicinal plants can be highly effective and safe when used in the correct dosage and in proper combination with other substances. We utilize botanical medicine in many forms, including tinctures (alcohol- or glycerin-based), syrups, medicinal teas, capsules, powders, creams, and salves.
Supplementation with nutraceuticals includes the recommendation of vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances such as antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, or probiotics. These interventions can support normal and healthy metabolism and function and can resolve underlying health issues. We use physician-grade nutraceuticals to ensure the purity and efficacy of the supplements you purchase, which is an important factor in the success of your child’s care.
Homeopathy is an energy-based medical therapy developed in Germany in the 19th century that improves patients’ general level of health by strengthening their internal defense systems. It is a powerful form of medicine that focuses completely on the individual and his or her symptoms, rather than on a diagnosis. The patient’s unique physical, mental, and emotional characteristics are taken into account when prescribing a specific homeopathic remedy. These remedies are formulated based on the principle that “like cures like,” meaning that if the body is given a microdose what it is suffering from, it will naturally regain its pure state of health.
All homeopathic remedies are prepared from herbal, mineral, or animal substances that are regulated by the FDA and are made in accordance with Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS). Homeopathy is non-allergenic and has no known drug interactions.
Homeopathy is truly the medicine of individuality, and therefore it has the ability to successfully treat every person and disease. This form of medicine has been proven for hundreds of years to be extremely effective in treating mental, emotional, or physical ailments as well as acute and chronic illness.
What we consume is the basis for how well our bodies will function. We truly believe that “food is medicine,” and that a healthy diet is the foundation of successful treatment. It is not enough to say that a particular food is “good” or “bad.” Because different foods will exert different actions on different bodies, an appropriate nutrition plan must take into account the many ways allergies, sensitivities, and personal preferences can affect a child’s diet. We work with you to determine appropriate dietary interventions to support your child’s nutrition status.
Counseling is a very important aspect of health care. Naturopathic medicine recognizes that there is a strong connection between emotional health and physical health, and counseling is a tool that is used to explore potential obstacles to health and happiness. It may be important for not only the child to utilize additional mental/emotional health support throughout the duration of care, but for the entire family to have support services on board as well.
Developed in Germany in the mid-1800s, hydrotherapy is a medical treatment that uses water to manipulate body temperature with the goal of restoring health. Heat packs, in combination with ice or other cold applications, can redistribute blood flow to key areas in the body, stimulate immune function, and decrease both localized and systemic inflammation. Clinically, we see that hydrotherapy can increase circulation to specific tissues so that nutrients may be delivered and toxins may be excreted, and that the therapy can have broad positive effects on the entire body’s metabolism as well.