Naturopathic Primary Care with a Mental Health Specialty
Includes preventative services, general physicals, and wellness exams. Treatments are co-created with the patient and start with the least invasive therapy first. Naturopathic physicians assess, diagnose and manage patients using traditional and modern techniques.
For individuals looking for non-pharmaceutical support for mental health conditions, I design customized plans aimed at addressing the underlying contributing causes. Although prescription medications can at times be helpful, they rarely address the underlying causes of these conditions. Possible influences include nutritional and gastrointestinal inadequacies, food sensitivities, toxic influences (physical and mental), genetic mutations, and the energetics of trauma stored at a cellular level. Through the use of specialty labs, nutritional consultation, exercise/movement prescriptions, acupuncture, vibrational medicine, and the practice of Reiki, I support you with restoring physical and emotional balance over time.
Including functional blood work, nutritional testing, salivary and urine hormone testing, digestive stool analysis, food allergy testing, genetic testing, heavy metal testing, and neurotransmitter testing.
Traditional and 5-Element Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medcine
The use of thin sterile needles to stimulate internal healing resources and release physical and emotional blockages. Treatments can also involve the use of moxa (the burning of mugwort to stimulate an acupuncture point) and cupping.
A style of Chinese Medicine based on Daoist principles rooted in the philosophy that we are part of the rhythms of nature. This style works with the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) within each person to encourage internal harmony and balance. Involves the use of both acupuncture and moxa.
Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine has a rich history of eclectic use for many health conditions. Several modern medicines today were isolated from plants. Most popular herbs also have a strong background of research supporting their use. You may be prescribed herbs in the form of capsules, tinctures, raw herbs or granules to be made into a tea.
A vibrational/sound healing therapy utilizing tuning forks and singing bowls, which are often placed on acupuncture points. The use of vibration in healing is an ancient and powerful practice to release physical and emotional restrictions.
A healing technique in which the the therapist can channel healing energy by means of light touch to activate an individual's own internal healing processes to help restore physical and emotional well-being.
Nutritional, Lifestyle and Detoxification Support
Support for creating the building blocks of health using food and nutritional supplementation. Discussion on how to optimally navigate your daily living situations to maximize a healthy life. Support with assisting your body to eliminate physical and emotional toxicants.