Dr Cen's Naturopathic Services
PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
1. First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Your naturopathic doctor chooses remedies and therapies that are safe and effective, to increase your health and minimize harmful side effects. This is where your health matters the most.
2. The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Your naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of your body, mind and spirit and to prevent disease progression and relapse.
3. Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causam)
The primary goal of your naturopathic doctor is to determine and treat the underlying cause of disease, thus treat accordingly.
4. Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)
In treating the cause of any condition your naturopathic doctor takes into account not only the physical symptoms, but also mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, spiritual and other factors.
5. Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Your naturopathic doctor will assist you in understanding health and illness and in becoming more capable of maintaining your own health. It is all about empowerment!
6. Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Your naturopathic doctor applies all of the above principles in a proactive form of disease prevention and health promotion.
MODALITIES / TOOLKIT
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Homeopathy
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acts to rebalance, repair, and restore the body. TCM focuses on promoting and maintaining a balanced flow of energy (Qi) circulating through the body on specific channels (meridians). Acupuncture, acupressure, cupping therapy, and herbal formulas are therapies used to facilitate proper flow of Qi and balance of Yin/Yang. Homeopathy aims to act on the energetic level to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself. It is based on the principle “like cures like” to treat acute and chronic conditions. It is a gentle therapy with powerful results.
Botanical medicine has a long tradition of treating illness, assisting bodily functions and maintaining health for years in different cultures around the world. Plants synthesize many health promoting constituents and a lot of the drugs on the market are actually derived from plants, but then are altered in a lab. Utilizing therapeutic doses of medicinal herbs in the most bio-available form(s), the body can heal itself without experiencing side effects.
Food is the best medicine for long term health. Good health starts with good nutrition and overall well-being is maintained with every balanced meal. Clinical nutrition includes both dietary modifications and supplementation of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to address deficiencies and promote optimal health. Food allergies, food sensitivities, and education on alternative dietary options are common topics for maintenance of health.
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & HYDROTHERAPY
Physical medicine includes therapies such as massage, naturopathic manipulations, exercise prescription, and rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic application of water to heal the body by acting on the circulatory and the immune system. Common therapies include contrast showers, saunas, peat baths and constitutional hydrotherapy. It is considered gentle, easy, and accessible to everyone!
LIFESTYLE COUNSELING & mind body Med
Naturopathic Doctors recognize that the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of a person is equally important as their physical state well-being. Counselling aims to help people strengthen their ability to overcome stress, fear, anxiety, addictions, and make necessary lifestyles changes. A number of psychological tools such as CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing are utilized with education and guidance.
Diagnostic testing & Injection
Comprehensive lab testing (food sensitivity, hormone profiling ect.) with blood samples, urine collection, and/or saliva testing are used to assist in diagnosis and monitoring of treatment plans. Specific injection therapy utilized to deliver high doses of vitamin to facilitate health and healing as needed.