Nutrition and the therapeutic use of foods has always been a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. Many health conditions can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as they can by any other means, but with fewer complications and side effects.
Botanical medicine is the use of plants to promote health and treat illness and imbalances in the body. The organic nature of botanical medicines makes them compatible with the body’s chemistry. They are very effective at treating both causes and symptoms safely at therapeutic dosages.
Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of “like cures like.” It works on a subtle, energetic level to activate the body’s innate healing capacity. Homeopathic remedies are potentized dilutions of a variety of plant, mineral, and chemical substances.
Mental attitudes and emotional states can play important roles in one’s health. Lifestyle counseling, stress management, and mind-body techniques are used to maintain optimal health.
Massage therapy improves health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous, and lymphatic (immune) systems. Many techniques are used to enhance function, reduce pain, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.