Diet and Nutritional Supplementation
ND’s understand that what you eat is the basis for your health. Adopting a healthy diet is often the first step towards correcting health problems. Many health problems can be treated very effectively with foods and nutritional supplements with little or no complications or side effects.
Herbal or Botanical Medicine is the use of plants, in a wide variety of forms, for their therapeutic value. Herb plants produce and contain a variety of chemical compounds that act on the body and are used to prevent or treat disease or promote health and well-being.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses highly diluted doses from the plant, mineral and animal kingdoms to stimulate natural defenses in the body. Homeopathic remedies are based on the theory that “like cures like,” and uses remedies that cause symptoms of a certain illness in one who is healthy in order to stimulate the body’s natural defenses to heal those same symptoms in one who is ill. It is particularly effective in treating chronic illnesses that fail to respond to conventional treatment.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease and detoxification. The recuperative and healing properties of hydrotherapy are based on its mechanical and/or thermal effects. It exploits the body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli, to the protracted application of heat, to pressure exerted by the water and to the sensation it gives. The nerves carry impulses felt at the skin deeper into the body, where they are instrumental in stimulating the immune system, influencing the production of stress hormones, invigorating the circulation and digestion, encouraging blood flow, and lessening pain sensitivity.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Chinese medicine use a variety of ancient and modern therapeutic methods – including acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, heat therapy and nutritional and lifestyle counseling – to treat a broad range of both chronic and acute illnesses. Acupuncture is a system of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning by inserting very fine needles at precise acupuncture points. This classical Chinese healing practice balances the flow of the body’s energy through channels called meridians. Acupuncture is used to relieve symptoms of numerous conditions as well as to promote general health and well being.
Biotherapeutic Drainage is a philosophy and treatment framework that has been used for over 100 years. Within this framework, lifestyle elements, single homeopathic remedies, the Unda numbered compounds, plant based remedies and nutrients are all used to rid the body of accumulated toxicity.Toxicity, in conjunction with one’s habits and predispositions can be found at the root of most modern diseases. The goal of treatment with Biotherapeutic drainage is always to get the body to react, self-regulate, and return to normal, healthy physiologic functioning.