At the core of her practice, Paula uses an integrative, traditional naturopathic approach to treatment, with Homeopathy as a common supportive therapy. By utilizing a patient-centered approach, she is able to treat her patients more effectively.
What is naturopathic medicine?
Naturopathic medicine emphasizes preventing disease, encouraging the body’s inherent healing ability, treating the whole person and educating patients to be partners in their own health care. While firmly science-based, modern naturopathic medicine also preserves the century-old wisdom of successful natural therapies—the practice of naturopathy includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. Doctors of naturopathic medicine are trained and guided by the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
To use the least intervening treatment method to minimize risk of harmful side effects and/or the suppression of symptoms
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Naturopathic medicine recognizes the body’s innate ability to heal itself—the role of the naturopath is to identify and remove the obstacles to cure, whether these obstacles are mental, emotional, spiritual or physical and to stimulate the body’s healing ability
Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causum)
To discover and remove the underlying cause preventing health and wellbeing by addressing the root of the problem and to restore the natural balance in which the body strives to exist. Treating only the symptoms does not allow for permanent or long-lasting health.
Treat the Whole Person (Tolle Totum)
Taking into consideration all the elements that creates a person’s life (diet/lifestyle, relationships, spiritual beliefs, stress, etc) that affects their overall health and well-being, not simply their symptoms.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Doctors have a responsibility to educate their patients regarding their health, thereby empowering them to be knowledgeable, more informed and better able to make sensible choices, as they are ultimately responsible for their own health.
Recognizing prevention as a means to reduce and avoid future health imbalances for patients by promoting and teaching the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices, stress management and diet.
Common conditions treated by naturopathic medicine:
- Allergies/Food Intolerance
- Digestive Problems
- Environmental Toxicity/Chemical Sensitivity
- Sleep Disturbances/Insomnia
- Hormone Imbalances
- Loss of Libido
- Autoimmune Conditions
Her list of services are below.
Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is a natural, non-toxic, therapeutic, healing system of medicine that originated in Europe over 200 years ago and has been readily used in the U.S. since the early 19th century. Classical homeopathy serves to get to the deepest cause of a person’s illness by addressing the mental, emotional and physical aspects of a person as well as childhood history, previous illnesses and causation of a disease. It is a patient-centered practice and completely safe for all ages.
Homeopathy is based on 3 principles: Like cures like, using the minimum dose and individualized treatment—in other words, homeopathic treatment is tailored for each person using the minimal dose required. It is in line with the philosophy that the body has an inherent wisdom to heal itself and homeopathic medicines or “remedies” work by stimulating this innate ability in the body and strengthening the entire system without harmful side effects.
Homeopathic remedies are particularly effective in treating common conditions such as depression and anxiety, allergies, infections, digestive problems, skin problems and many other acute and chronic conditions such as headaches and colds and flu.
Botanical or herbal medicine, is the use of plants and plant substances to treat many health conditions, that helps to heal and balance the mind, body and spirit. The traditional use of medicinal plants has been in practice for centuries as a safe and effective form of treatment without toxic side effects.
Diet & Nutrient Therapy
Diet has an enormous impact on health and vitality. Learn how to support your physical body and health the natural way using therapies which enhance and rejuvenate the body. Working with the principle that "food is medicine," and eating right for your constitutional type to help bring optimal nutrition for your best health.
Using herbs and natural supplements to support the bodies natural detoxification process to restore vibrance and health.
A hands on approach to working with the body - treatments include Constitutional Hydro Therapy and Lymphatic Massage.
Lifestyle Counseling focuses on helping clients to resolve and bring clarity to a variety of emotional imbalances.