Naturopathic doctors, or naturopaths, provide health care for the entire family. Many people think of them as the general practitioners of the alternative medicine world. However, naturopaths can also be specialists in areas such as digestive health, gynecology, respiratory health, cardiovascular health, urology, pediatrics, dermatology and musculoskeletal health. In most state, they can also perform minor […]
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in many forms to support and speed up healing. Water may be applied to the entire body (full immersion) or to parts of the body (partial immersion), hot or cold, and with or without additives such as herbs, minerals, or essential oils.
MERIDIANS are a major concept in Chinese Medicine. Chinese Medicine practitioners help people to become healthy again, and to remain healthy, utilizing herbs and physical medicine, such as acupuncture, acupressure, and tuina. Rather than relying on anatomy and physiology in the Western sense, Chinese medicine focuses on how the energy flows throughout the body. Accidental […]
FOOD nourishes us and keeps us alive. Moreover, the nutrients in food can become tools to greater health and well-being. Alternative medicine doctors (natural medicine doctors, naturopathic doctors) study the effects of nutrient deficiency and how to correct them. They apply these principles to help their patients regain their health and maintain it. Food contains […]
HOMEOPATHY was discovered and developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor and chemist, in the 1700’s. It is practiced by homeopaths as well as naturopathic doctors (alternative medicine doctors, natural medicine doctors). Samuel Hahnemann discovered that a substance that causes a disease in a healthy person can cure a sick person with the same, or […]
Alternative medicine (natural medicine) has been around virtually forever. Even animals know to eat grass, berries, leaves, and flowers to help themselves feel better. Survival skills evolved into natural medicine. Humans also learned to make use of their natural environment to sustain their health and livelihoods. Plants, fruits, nuts, and seeds provided nourishment. Leaves, stems, roots, […]
WHAT’S IN AN HERB? (Caution: Do not use any herb medicinally without professional advice from a naturopathic doctor who is trained in the science of herbal medicine!!! Know that some herbs are quite toxic and can cause substantial harm, even death.) Herbs have been used for thousands of years by animals and man alike. The […]