What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine combines the practice of old medicine with the study of the human systems to provide natural therapies that give your body the healing power it needs to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine ranges from prenatal to geriatric care by looking at the body as a whole entity rather than separate systems. Naturopathic physicians are primary care physicians that are trained in a four-year medical program and learn natural therapies for healing. Treatments are chosen based on the patient’s individual needs and not on the generality of symptoms. Your Naturopathic physicians is a primary care physician in the state of Arizona. ND’s can order labs, diagnose, prescribe and treat a wide variety of conditions from the common cold, chronic illness, and hormone imbalances.
Testosterone is needed for energy and healthy libido. Estrogen imbalance can be associated with headaches, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. Progesterone is a hormone that can affect sleep, regulates menstrual cycles, and manages PMS. If off balance, these hormones can be custom prescribed per individual.
The ND will look at overall lifestyle and help you to make the changes needed to look and feel your best. Along with exercise counseling, the doctor can also help you make diet plans and manage your stress via supplements and nutrition.
Nutrient IV therapy is a route of administration to get vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream in a safe environment. This is beneficial because via IV nutrients can bypass the gastrointestinal system, which can affect absorption a person suffers from poor digestion.
Ozone is a gas that is comprised of three oxygen atoms (O3) and occurs naturally in our environment. It is a very powerful disinfectant and is oftentimes used worldwide to clean drinking water. Ozone was discovered in the 1800’s and has had many clinical trials on how it works. Some of the benefits of ozone therapy include immune support, inflammation management, increased energy, and decreased pain.
Ozone can be administered in several different ways: IV Major Autohemotherapy, Minor Autohemotherapy (intramuscular), Injection into joints and subcutaneously, and Vaginal/Bladder/Rectal insufflations. IV administration has systemic benefits and involves removing 150-200ml of blood into a sterile container, mixing it with O3 and heparin (to prevent blood from clotting), and re-infusing the blood into the patient.