FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your Questions, Answered
WHAT ARE NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS?
All About Who We Are
Naturopathic doctors undergo a rigorous, 4-year medical program at a nationally accredited naturopathic medical school (via AANMC). We are educated in the same basic sciences courses, such as gross anatomy/physiology and pathology, as conventional medical doctors (MD’s) for the 1st 2 years of training, and then engage in clinical rotations and courses in the final 2 years. The curriculum is replete with pharmacology as well as naturopathic treatments including botanical medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, minor surgery, and physical manipulation.
To receive our license to practice medicine after graduation, we must pass 2 sets of national board exams set forth by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). This license qualifies us to practice as a primary care physician in many states in the US.
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Healing With Nature
Homeopathy is a centuries-old therapy discovered by German physician Samuel Hahnemann and used regularly by millions of people worldwide. Through his scientific experiments he found that homeopathic medicines work based on the principle of 'Like Cures Like' which means that a dilute substance can cure symptoms caused by crude or toxic doses of the same substance. What this means is that homeopathic remedies use very small doses of natural substances (such as plants and minerals) to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself from illness.
Because of these low doses, homeopathy is a safe and gentle therapy, which makes it a great choice for patients of all ages, even animals! These results have been verified and repeated through thousands of research studies.
What sets homeopathy apart from conventional medicine is that each remedy is carefully selected based on your individual case, making it highly specific and tailored just for you. It is successful in treating a wide scope of acute and chronic conditions from head to toe, including digestive disorders, insomnia, migraines, low back pain, allergies, asthma, eczema and psoriasis, ear infections, depression and anxiety, menstrual and menopausal disorders, colds and flus, and auto-immune conditions to name a brief list!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY VISIT?
What You Really Want To Know
Your initial visit is divided into two separate appointments. This is to ensure that I spend enough time getting to know you and also so we can address all of your health goals in a comprehensive and detailed manner.
During your first visit, you will meet with me for a full medical intake which will take approximately 60 minutes depending on the complexity of your case. This visit is similar to a typical doctor's visit, as I'll listen to your health concerns, collect your medical history, perform necessary physical exams, and discuss labwork that will be beneficial to your case to help make a relevant diagnosis. If you have lab results or records from previous doctors, in addition to medications or supplements you are taking, please bring them with you - this will greatly help to understand the big picture of your health.
The second visit is composed of a homeopathic intake which will take up to 90 minutes. I'll take time in between your visits to research your case thoroughly. The homeopathic intake will focus on specific and unique characteristics of your symptoms to find an individualized remedy for you, which I will recommend by the end of the visit. I will also include any other naturopathic treatment (nutrition-related) as needed to best suit your health.
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