Naturopathic doctors are primary health care providers that are highly educated in clinical medicine. Like medical doctors, naturopaths can perform physicals and analyze clinical test such as blood work.
Naturopathic doctors use different forms of care such as nutrition, lifestyle counseling, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine or homeopathy. Appropriate referrals are made when necessary to medical doctors or other alternative health care providers.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based upon the principle that energy flows throughout the body and when there are imbalances within this flow, health concerns arise. Acupuncture is a treatment in which thin, sterile, disposable needles are inserted into specific points within the body to help influence “Qi” or energy movement. Acupuncture is a relatively pain free way to balance the body and treat a variety of health concerns.