Here at Healing Hands Family Wellness, we have a very special and unique practice that celebrates health and offers individually tailored medicine to really treat the root cause of your health concerns! We congratulate the patients who choose to invest in their health in spite of resistance and societal pressure to take another approach. What we find most satisfying is when patients understand that health and wellness is an ongoing process, and worthwhile endeavor for as long as you cherish life! Naturopathic care will add years to your life, but more importantly, add life to your years!
Our very unique initial health assessment is broken down to two office visits. During the first office visit, we go over your whole health history in great detail, from the moment you were born to present health. Then we look for more clues from your body through extensive physical exams. The doctors will then take your file home with them to study your case thoroughly. They will come up with a comprehensive treatment protocol, from any dietary recommendations, things you can do at home to improve health, supplement recommendations, therapy recommendations, etc. During the second office visit the doctors will go over your treatment protocol to make sure you are on board and ready to tackle your health issue!
From digestive issues to chronic fatigue, to diabetes, to hormone issues, to autoimmune disease, to headaches, and much more, we will find the root cause of your health concerns and treat your whole body so that not only does your symptoms go away, but you will start to have a vibrant healthy life! Whatever health issues you have, we can help you get better!
In case you are not familiar with what Naturopathic Medicine is, here are the 7 main principles that drive our medicine!
1. First, Do No Harm (Primum non nocere)
Naturopathic physicians acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness. We utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, and avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms.
2. The Healing Power of Nature (Vis medicatrix naturae)
Naturopathic doctors recognize the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.
3. Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle causam)
Naturopathic doctors identify, address and remove the underlying causes of disease, rather than merely suppressing the symptoms.
4. Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Educating and supporting patients on personal health management is an important role for naturopathic doctors. They empower patients to take responsibility for their own health. They also acknowledge the therapeutic value inherent in the doctor-patient relationship.
5. Treat the Whole Person (Tolle totum)
This is a holistic concept that recognizes the body as an integrated whole. Naturopathic doctors treat the patient, not the disease. A naturopathic assessment addresses the nutritional status, lifestyle, family history, physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors in a person’s life.
6. Prevention (Praevenic)
Naturopathic doctors promote a focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
7. Wellness (Salus)
Wellness is a state of being healthy, characterized by positive emotion, thought and action. If wellness is really recognized and experienced by an individual, it will more quickly heal a given disease than direct treatment of the disease alone.