One of our most important goals in Naturopathic Medicine is to address the cause for dis-ease. The cause of dis-ease, most often, is never a single event, but a multi-layered process. Through our assessment process and clinical expertise, we are able to determine precisely what has contributed to the current state of health. We consider a person’s whole story, from conception to present, looking at sources of toxic load (heavy metals, chemicals, stress, emotional and physical traumas, allergens, microbes, dietary and lifestyle influences), genetic make-up, and age-related biochemical and physiologic changes. We then go about a very efficient and individualized process of repair, detoxification, and balancing.
We can help with advanced problems and also catch problems before they arise.
We use homeopathic, herbal and nutrient formulations as well as dietary and lifestyle modifications and adjunctive therapies (such as counseling, massage, energy therapies and more) in each person’s customized healing plan.
A licensable naturopathic physician attends a four-year doctorate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to healing with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. A naturopathic doctor takes rigorous professional board exams so that he/she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician. Currently, Pennsylvanian does not license NDs, so we cannot act as primary care providers, but we do provide holistic care for those seeking something in addition to what their PCP provides.