Botanical medicine is the art and science of using medicinal plants to heal or treat the body. Plants may be prescribed in several different forms, including capsules, teas, tinctures, and salves or lotions.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, holistic therapy designed to work on several areas of an individual at the same time. Evolved from osteopathic medicine, CST is a form of manual manipulation that applies light pressure (no popping or cracking).
The basis of CST is that the body generates a subtle rhythm, which stores information about life’s experiences (including surgeries, accidents, physical and emotional traumas). This rhythm is called the craniosacral rhythm and flows up and down from the skull to the sacrum.
Skilled practitioners can palpate the craniosacral rhythm and detect imbalances or blockages to the flow of the rhythm. Through its influence on the spinal cord, nervous system (both central and peripheral), and fascial system, CST can treat every part of the body.
During a CST session the practitioner and patient work together to restore the body’s natural rhythm. This process helps resolve unfinished business in the body/mind/spirit of the patient.
Homeopathy is a type of medicine which respects the wisdom of your body and affects a cure from the inside out.
Homeopathic medicines stimulate your body’s vitality to initiate the healing process.
A homeopathic medicine does not “override” the body’s inherent attempts to heal itself, which makes it a safe option for everyone.
Nutrition and the therapeutic use of foods have always been a cornerstone of Naturopathic medicine. A growing body of scientific knowledge in this area is reflected in numerous professional journals or nutrition and dietary sciences, validating the Naturopathic approach to diet and nutrition.
Many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as they can be by other means but with fewer complications and side effects.
Naturopathic physicians receive more than 140 classroom hours in clinical nutrition; most medical doctors receive fewer than 20 hours.
Physical medicine offers treatment for musculoskeletal concerns. Treatments vary and include soft tissue work (including therapeutic massage), spinal manipulation, physiotherapy using heat and cold, gentle electrical impulses, hydrotherapy and exercise therapy.