The Road to Better Health could be a Naturopath
It may be a good time to take your annoying ailments, medicated pathologies, and overall physical malaise to a Naturopathic physician, where the emphasis is upon bolstering overall health. The investment could pay off in the long run.
Many illnesses are evidence of an imbalance that is likely stirring other manifestations beneath the surface currently, but likely to spring into something requiring significant treatment within a few years.
It’s just the way your body works.
An initial appointment with a Naturopathic physician is likely to last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. During initial consultation the naturopathic doctor goes over your complete lifestyle history and seeks to ascertain:
- Your stress level
- Lifestyle and dietary habits
- Use of tobacco and alcohol
- Energy level
- Emotional/spiritual and mental state
- Environmental exposure
- Any conditions for which you’re seeking treatment
Natural medicine doesn’t mean primitive, however. Naturopathic doctors stay up to date with modern scientific knowledge. They seek the least-invasive natural therapy to achieve desired outcomes. But as integrative practitioners, they’ll refer to other specialists when needed.
Assess and Prevent
Naturopathic physicians emphasize assessment of risk factors and heredity, susceptibility to disease, and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness.
The mainstay Naturopathic therapies are:
- Botanical medicine
- Lifestyle and stress management
To further coax the body into healing itself, Naturopathic physicians such as Dr. Gail Ravello, PhD-IMD ND MH CNC, medical director at the Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center, also offers patients:
- Hyperbaric chamber therapy
- Colon hydrotherapy, and
- Infrared therapy
Dr. Ravello works with her patients to customize a health management strategy. She sees her role as not just a integrative provider but also as teacher.
“Every person makes minute-by-minute decisions that affect their health,” said Dr. Ravello. “It may be diet, lifestyle, use of substances, or any number of things. We help them become well informed so that those decisions positively impact their health and wellbeing.”
Find out more by calling 770-674-6311.