NATUROPATHY

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct profession that specializes in the natural approach to health, wellness and primary care.  It delivers prevention of ill health, and optimal health through the use of natural therapeutic methods that promote individuals’ inherent self-healing process. 

Who are Naturopaths

Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) specialise in natural health care. NDs (USA) are trained to identify and remove causes of ill health and treat using natural, non-toxic therapies. NDs' primary goal is not only treat one's conditions, but ultimately to maximise one's health. The practice of naturopathy includes modern and traditional scientific and empirical methods. 

What are the Principles of Naturopathy

  1. The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)

  2. Identify and Treat the Causes (ToIle Causam)

  3. First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)

  4. Naturopathic Doctor as Teacher (Docere)

  5. Treat the Whole Person

  6. Prevention of ill health

What are the treatments

  1. Clinical Nutrition: This includes individualized dietary plans and nutritional supplements to treat many medical conditions or to assist with healthy weight management.

  2. Botanical Medicine: The use of plants or plant extracts for healing purposes.

  3. Homeopathy: Homeopathic remedies are very small doses of natural substances that can stimulate the body’s self healing response.

  4. Physical Medicine: Includes Naturopathic joint mobilization and Cranial therapies. This may also include the manual use of stretching, neuro-muscular reeducation, and therapeutic exercises.

  5. Detoxification: There are many methods for helping our bodies eliminate accrued toxins. Specific programs for detoxification are tailored to each individual patient ranging from intro to detox methods, 14-21 day cleanses and fasting methods.\

  6. Hydrotherapy: These methods can provide relaxation and immediate symptom relief from a variety of ailments through the thermodynamic properties of hot and cold water. Research has shown that the proper application can optimize overall health by stimulating the immune system and supporting detoxification pathways.

  7. Counseling: Counseling and stress management may be useful for addressing the mental, emotional, or spiritual components impacting one's health..

Specialty tests include

  1. Nutritional (Vitamin and Mineral) Analysis

  2. Digestive function and Food Sensitivity Analysis

  3. Organic Acid Analysis

  4. Heavy Metal and Environmental toxicity testing

How can Naturopathy help me

Naturopathy can help in many health conditions. Where necessary and appropriate, we engage trusted medical and other allied health care practitioners to support you in your healing journey.

Some of the conditions that can benefit from a naturopathy approach include: 

(If your condition is not listed, please check with us)

 

  • Constitutional: Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Weight management, Autoimmune Disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

  • Psychiatric: Anxiety, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD, ADHD) and mood disorders.

  • Ears/Nose/Throat:Sinusitis, Allergies, Sore Throats, Chronic or Recurrent infections.

  • Cardiovascular:Management of High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol.

  • Respiratory: Recurrent Infections, Asthma, Allergies, sinusitis, and etc

  • Immunological: Auto-Immune conditions and Immune related issues

  • Children's Health: Well child visits, Autism and common childhood complaints, and etc

  • Gastrointestinal: Diarrhoea, Constipation, Gas and Bloating, Abdominal pain, Heartburn (reflux or GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Colitis, Hemorrhoids, Yeast overgrowth, SIBO, etc

  • Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Osteopenia, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Muscle spasms, Tendinitis etc

  • Dermatological:  Acne, Boils, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rashes, Hives

  • Neurological: Headaches, Migraines, Parkinsons disease, Dementia

  • Men’s Health: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

  • Women’s Health: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Irregular Menses, Menopausal symptoms, Recurrent Chronic Vaginal Infections, Recurrent Chronic Bladder Infections, Interstitial Cystitis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and etc

Meet our Practitioner

Dr. Radhika Kamat

"I strive to provide compassionate, committed and comprehensive naturopathic care that addresses the root cause of acute or chronic health concerns with effective and evidence based natural medicine approach."

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