It is my pleasure to accompany you on your journey towards health, wholeness, and joy.

We are living in a time in history where finding balance on physical, mental and emotional levels is becoming more and more challenging.  My desire as a naturopathic physician is to provide a place for you to access your body’s innate healing power so that you can live a life full of vitality and health.

My approach is to identify the root causes of symptoms by looking at the whole person on the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. I see myself as a guide and educator, whose role is to empower you to access your innate healing abilities using natural therapies.  This starts with encouraging healthy lifestyle, exercise, adequate sleep, detoxification, eating whole foods, and the pursuit of what brings you health, balance, and joy.

In addition to general Naturopathic Medicine, I specialize in these modalities:

Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

 

The Healing Power of Nature—The body has an inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore health. The naturopath’s role is to identify and remove obstacles preventing recovery and to provide services that support the inherent self-healing processes.

Treat the Whole Person—The harmonious function of all aspects of the individual (body, mind and spirit) are essential to good health. Imbalances in one area affects the whole, so remedies must be based on a comprehensive understanding of the unique individual.

Identify and Treat the Cause—The naturopath seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than merely eliminate or suppress symptoms. Symptoms are the body’s attempt to heal and should not be suppressed with treatment.

First Do No Harm—The doctor must be mindful of the consequences and side-effects of treatment. The more gentle and natural the remedy, the less disruptive and invasive it is to the patient as a whole.

Doctor as Teacher—The Naturopath’s major role is to educate and encourage the client to take responsibility for their health, and to be a catalyst for healthful change. It is the client and not the doctor who ultimately creates and accomplishes healing.

Prevention—The ultimate goal of naturopathic medicine is prevention of disease, which is accomplished through working in partnership with the client to promote life habits that create good health. The emphasis is on building health rather than fighting disease. Naturopathic Medicine is committed to the creation of a healthy world in which humanity may thrive.

Naturopathic doctors are skilled in diagnosis and treatment of disease utilizing natural therapeutics including clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, and hydrotherapy. We tailor these approaches to the needs of each individual patient. Naturopathic medicine is effective in treating most health problems, whether acute or chronic. Naturopathic doctors cooperate with all other branches within the medical field, referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.