HOW DO I HELP YOU HEAL?
Welcome! I am so happy you are here. You have come here to achieve wellness, and that is exactly what we are going to do together. Many of my patients find me because conventional or "Western" medicine hasn't worked for them, and that's okay... because you have options. With me, you will be able to live the healthy life that you deserve.
Depending on your health history, constitution, and vitality, I use a combination of therapies below to ignite your healing process. I create highly individualized treatment protocols incorporating whichever modalities your body is needing at the time. These tools use the healing power of nature to repair, invigorate, rejuvenate, and detox the body in order for you to live your happiest and healthiest life.
I highly recommend that you read each description below to become more knowledgeable about my medical philosophy. This may answer questions you have about my private practice and how I help generate the healing process.
Homeopathy & biotherapeutic drainage
This category of medicine has worked miracles for many of my patients. Created by Samuel Hahneman in 1796, Homeopathy is an alternative medicine used around the world, particularly in India and Europe. Homeopathy is based on the law of similars, which means what a substance can cause, it can cure. Homeopathic remedies are substances that have been diluted down many times. All that is left is the energy from the substance, and this energy is the catalyst for deep healing and change within the body when taken. This medicine addresses the vital force of the patient, root cause of illness, and symptoms of the patient's presentation. Homeopathy is curative often when no other treatments are, and that is why it plays such an integral role in my practice.
Biotherapeutic drainage is a system of homeopathic combination remedies that open up the body's "emunctories." Emunctories are our outlets of elimination i.e. our breath, sweat, urination, defecation, and for women, menstruation. Drainage encourages the body and helps it remember what it is supposed to do. The body is supposed to eliminate, and if it is not eliminating, that is when disease can occur. I use these remedies to open up the emunctories, correct physiology, decrease cellular toxicity, and restore homeostasis.
holistic nutrition & lifestyle
Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food. The food we eat and the lifestyles we live are the most impactful things on our health. Every person has different nutrient needs and requirements, and knowing those needs is imperative. The way we eat and digest our food is analagous to the way we digest the outside world. One can have the most "perfect" diet, but if they are stressed in their life then they will not be in optimal health. Because diet and lifestyle are so tied together, we must address them both.
Docere is the latin word for "doctor as teacher." I love this part of my role as a physician. I formulate the healthiest and most individualized diet for each patient, and I teach each of them how to make this diet become an attainable reality. I give all of my patients recipes, shopping lists, and ideas on how to have a nutrient dense diet that will help them obtain the results they desire. There is no one size fits all attitude with diet. That is why I have a whole body approach to diet, nutrition, and lifestyle. Sleep hygiene, movement and exercise, as well as stress relief are all important factors in achieving optimal health. Under my guidance, I help each patient achieve balance in each of these areas with ease.
acupuncture & bodywork
Acupuncture is a practical modality used to carry out the teachings and principles of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM). CCM is the ancient practice of Oriental medicine that dates back over 2,000 years ago. It incorporates acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, diet, qi gong, and tai chi to bring the body back into balance. Acupuncture is based on an energetic meridian system within the body that is connected to our organs. These meridians (channels) are full of energy (Qi), and have many acupuncture points that are indicated for specific disease patterns and symptoms.
When the points and channels are activated, the healing process can begin and is enhanced. I practice mainly Japanese acupuncture, which is the most gentle of any technique I have learned. If indicated, I incorporate these treatments with asian bodywork, Sotai, and Craniosacral Therapy. This complements the treatment and allows my patient to reset the nervous system and elevate the healing process.
Herbal medicine, also known as botanical medicine, is the use of plant material from the Earth, to heal disease, decrease inflammation, and address imbalance within the body. Plants contain phytochemicals that have specific therapeutic action on our health when used internally or applied topically. Just like the fruits and vegetables we eat, herbs and plants target specific organ systems and functions within the body. These gifts from the Earth are powerhouses of energy, nutrition, and medicine that have been used to heal our species for centuries.
In addition to Western herbs, I use Chinese herbs to aid in the healing process and restoration of the body's terrain. Along with herbs, I use different nutritional supplementation to balance and nourish the body. If the body is lacking in a vitamin, mineral, cofactor, or nutrient, I will use these products to correct the deficiency or physiology.