I have extensive experience treating people of all ages, in varying degrees of health, for both acute and chronic conditions.
Although I treat people from all walks of life, my two main passions are helping to alleviate the suffering of people in pain, and helping women through all stages of fertility, pregnancy and post-natal care.
Osteopathy is a hands-on system of diagnosis and treatment that focuses on restoring proper movement and function to the entire body. An osteopathic manual practitioner palpates and treats the position, mobility, and quality of the tissues (bones, muscles, and internal organs), focusing on the body’s natural ability to self-regulate and self-heal.
Counseling is an essential part of your healing process. Many health complaints involve a mental/emotional aspect which needs to be addressed before physical healing can occur. Sometimes the act of telling your story in a safe place to an objective listener is enough to start this healing process.
Acupuncture & TCM
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are based on a 4000 year old practice of balancing the flow of Qi (energy) along meridians (pathways) in the body. Modern research proves acupuncture to be highly effective in treating chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, and infertility.
Herbal medicine (botanical medicine) refers to plant-based treatments such as herbal teas, tinctures, topical salves, and capsules. Long before pharmaceuticals were introduced into medicine, plants were used for their medicinal properties. In fact, many modern drugs are derived from plant constituents. Naturopathic Doctors are extensively trained in both the eclectic and pharmacological uses of plants.
There is a growing body of knowledge supporting healthy eating for well-being. Dietary changes help to alleviate symptoms of medical conditions, maintain current good health, and prevent future disease. When indicated, nutritional supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and enzymes are also recommended. Each patient will receive a nutritional assessment with individualized dietary counseling.
Homeopathy was discovered over 200 years ago by German medical doctor Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the premise that 'like cures like'. Remedies are prescribed based on each person’s unique characteristics and specific symptoms to stimulate the system towards health. It is beneficial for both acute and chronic diseases, and is an especially safe and effective treatment for children.