Homeopathic preparations are made by diluting and succussing (a way of shaking and pounding) a herb, mineral, etc. until it is so dilute that the preparation no longer carries the particles of the original matter. What is left, to some degree, is the essence of the original matter, but not the physical property of the matter. The homeopathic preparation is then applied to situations that the homeopathy can be used in cases where “like cures like”. In other words, if the subtance in question were if in large quantities, it could cause an illness and symptoms, but taken in the homeopathic preparation, could actually address those same symptoms. For more information about Homeopathy, visit Dr. Crystal’s Blog post here.
Hydrotherapy is the use of hot and cold water applications to stimulate vital energy, healing and recovery. Hydrotherapy is a time honored tradition of Naturopathy and is also used in Occupational Therapy. Hydrotherapy applications include constitutional hydrotherapy, wet sheet packs, fomentation and soaks.
Botanicals and Herbs have individualized characteristics and inherent life energy. Herbs and botanicals can be used in synergistic combinations to support physiologic balance.
Nutraceuticals often contain vitamin, mineral or a herb/botanical blend. Nutraceuticals are often scientifically analyzed and research based.
Each person responds to nutrition in an individualized and unique way. It is best to approach nutrition by addressing one’s individual biochemical makeup. Food sensitivities and food allergies are a common phenomenon in modern times.
Treating the whole person includes addressing the mind and spirit as well as the body. Relaxation techniques, stress management skills, and behavioral adaptation training can be used.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is the gentle application of sustained pressure into fascial restrictions. This is done by a doctor or therapist using their hands, although occasionally therapeutic equipment such as balls, foam rolls or wedges are utilized in adjunct to the manual soft tissue treatment. Gentle pressure is applied slowly to allow the body fascia to elongate. This manual therapy addresses the tightness of fascial/connective tissue due to inflammation, poor posture or trauma. Patients have seen results for conditions such as headaches/migraines, neck pain, back pain, chronic postural issues, chronic pain conditions, internal pain conditions and female/pelvic concerns. Expect an office visit for MFR to last between 30 minutes to an hour. It is a safe, gentle and permanent release of soft tissue restrictions. For more information about Myofascial Release and it’s benefits, visit Dr. Crystal’s Blog post here.