• Complete Naturopathic work-ups -
This involves an hour long interview and consultation. At the end of that time, I will present you with all of the different options, as I see them, for approaching your concerns from a Naturopathic viewpoint. This may include, additional alternative testing, supplementation, diet changes, lifestyle alterations, exercises or stretching, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal formulas, or other modalities embraced by natural medicine.
• Nutrition and lifestyle counseling -
I will analyze your diet and lifestyle habits and then make suggestions to help you improve your health. Too often, people are looking for the pill answer. Many times, the greatest changes can be made by being pro-active, changing your diet, changing your habits, and living a healthier life. A mentor of mine used to say, "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
• Naturopathic supplements -
almost all of the supplements I carry are available only to licensed physicians. The quality and purity of the supplements surpasses anything found in health food stores. Most of the formulations are also much more potent than similar products found in retail stores.
• Detox programs -
Depending on your goals there are a range of detoxification programs available. These programs may include specialty detox supplements, specialty detox protein meal replacers, dietary modification, fasting, parasite/yeast cleansing, and/or special hydrotherapy to promote detoxification.
• Soft tissue bodywork -
Most of the muscular work that I do, I do through acupuncture. However, I am also training in Cranio-Sacral Technique, Bowen Technique, and Strain-Counterstrain Technique. These gentle, soft tissue manipulation techniques are gentle and can provide lasting relief from many musculoskeletal symptoms.
• Therapeutic Qi Gong exercises -
I will often prescribe specific Qi Gong movement exercises to help my patients move more quickly to resolution of their problems. These slow, meditative movements can help calm the mind, increase range of motion, and provide energy.
• Advanced laboratory analysis of thyroid, adrenal, and hormone function -
I often recommend to patients that we conduct addition laboratory testing in order to properly identify the root issues. I use "alternative" saliva-based hormone testing which I find to be quite accurate. In this way, we can perform tests that blood based testing can not such as a day-long cortisol analysis, or a month-long female hormone test.
• Food Allergy Testing -
Hidden food allergies lie at the heart of many chronic health concerns. Skin-based allergy testing does not identify food allergies or sensitivities. Blood-based ELISA food sensitivity testing is, by far, the most accurate way to properly identify foods that may be impacting your health.
• Gastrointestinal Testing (Stool Analysis) -
Many, many cases of IBS or Colitis can be cleared up by doing a simple stool analysis to look for the presence of yeast, parasites, worms, and pathogenic bacteria. The presence of these organisms is much more common than you might think and is behind many people's health concerns. However, the stool analysis that I perform (well, have performed) also provides a complete functional analysis of your gut. It looks at some food sensitivities, pancreatic enzyme function, inflammation, good bacteria levels, and gut immune strength.