Valley Naturopathic Clinic
Naturopathic Medicine uses several therapies.
A variety of the following will be used depending on your concerns.
During the visit, you will learn which therapies will benefit you most and how they will help.
Botanical Medicine is the use of plants to prevent and treat disease. The use of plants as medicine has likely been around as long as people have existed. Depending on the plant, the leaves, bark, stems, root or seeds may be used. They are most often used in the form of tincture, dried plant or capsule.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine still in use. It has unique theories on anatomy, health and treatment. It's goal is to use herbs and acupuncture to restore balance and assure proper flow of Qi (energy) in the body. Acupuncture is the use of fine needles to reduce inflammation, ease pain and balance Qi in the body.
Proper nutrition is essential to good health and to prevent disease. Dietary changes alone can have drastic effects, reducing the effects of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. You may be asked to complete a diet diary to observe your eating habits and assure you have a balanced diet. Kira commonly uses food as medicine. She may recommend specific foods that are high in certain vitamins, minerals or phytochemicals (other nutrients found in food).
All aspects of our lives affect our health. It is important to address factors such as stress, exercise, sleep, environment, chemical exposure, skin and personal care products.
This includes vitamins, minerals, and plants. They may be used on thier own or in combination. Some of these are available in health food stores, others only Naturopathic Doctors can carry. As part of your naturopathic visit, you may be recommended to use some of these products.
Physical Medicine involves the use of physical techniques to the body. It may involve soft tissue manipulation, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, stretches or other therapies. It is used to reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, reduce pain and promote healing. It is often used for injuries, arthritis, headaches, PMS, digestion, and poor posture.
Homeopathy uses small doses of plants, element or mineral compound. It is a holistic approach that focuses on symptoms, lifestyle, habits and emotions. It uses the principle 'like cures like'. The symptoms causes by a substance in a healthy person are the indictions for when a person needs that remedy.
Cost of Services
Initial visit (1.5 hr) $140
Follow-up (45 min) $ 92
Initial visit (1.5 hr) $123
Follow-up (45 min) $ 88
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