Treating Symptoms Versus Treating the Person
In the dominant health care model today, medication is used to get rid of people’s symptoms. If the patient stops taking the medication, symptoms generally return.
We approach health problems differently. Instead of masking the problem, we believe in restoring your body to its optimal, naturally functioning state.
A good example of our method is the symptom of migraine headaches. The traditional approach would be to treat the symptom with aspirin or other painkiller.
Our Approach is Different
We may test for food allergies or a magnesium deficiency since both are common causes of migraine headaches. We may also determine if some other possibility (such as toxicity or neurological imbalance) could be causing the headache.
Using scientific principles, advanced diagnostic testing and treatments other than drugs or surgery, we restore balance in your body’s primary physiological processes. Our goal is your lifelong optimal health. By identifying those hidden factors responsible for your malfunctioning systems we can correct those factors in a way appropriate to your particular situation. We evaluate your organ health, nutrition, cellular function, structural function, muscular function, brain and nervous system function in order to make recommendations.
We use advanced laboratory testing to identify the root cause or causes of your health problem. Old-fashioned medical diagnosis helps too, in the form of listening carefully to your history of symptoms and asking questions about your activities and lifestyle.
Your individualized treatment may involve combining a selection of natural agents (supplements, herbs, nutraceuticals, or homeopathics), nutritional and lifestyle changes, spiritual/emotional counseling to channel your physiology back to an optimal state.
Although we agree that pharmaceuticals can be necessary tools, it is better if they are used when restorative methods have not resulted in improvement, or to allow progress towards a healthy state where the medication can be discontinued. We also want to minimize your natural supplementation to what your body truly needs and can use.
In addition, we believe in providing you with current health information that is important to you. The more you know about your body’s unique needs the more you are empowered to take charge of your own health, ultimately leading to your lifelong health and vitality.
We invite you to take the first step through our door to a lifetime of better health and vitality. The first step is easy…simply call us and we will help you from there.