Natural Treatments

Natural Treatment Methods for Your Health

Our medicine utilizes natural treatment methods that activate your innate healing mechanisms. Below are descriptions of some of the modalities of treatment that our physicians use:

  • Botanical Medicine

    Many plant substances are effective natural medicines. They are effective and safe when used properly, in the right doses and in proper combination with other herbs or treatments. Recent medical research is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in certain clinical situations, and have fewer side effects. Naturopathic doctors are trained in the art and science of botanical medicine.

  • Functional Medicine

    The lab tests you are accustomed to generally assess the degree of pathology (signs of something gone wrong). Functional medicine diagnostic testing goes much deeper. It measures the level of function of your body, thus revealing what may be CAUSING things to go wrong. If some aspect of your metabolism or bodily function is not working properly, disease conditions may eventually result.

  • Clinical Nutrition

    Nutrition and the therapeutic use of foods have always been a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. Thousands of medical research studies and articles have validated the naturopathic approach to diet and nutrition.

    Many health problems can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as with drugs, but with fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians receive more than 140 classroom hours in clinical nutrition, while most medical doctors receive fewer than 20 hours.

  • Lifestyle Counseling

    Lifestyle habits are a crucial component of good health and a happier life. We advise you about regular exercise, stretching and flexibility, rest and relaxation, smoking and recreational drug cessation, cleaning up your personal environment, and living a balanced life.

  • Counseling and Stress Management

    Improvement in attitudes and emotions can be important elements in healing from disease. Naturopathic physicians are trained in various psychological techniques, including counseling, nutritional balancing, stress management methods, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, and meditation.

    For more focused counseling support, we are pleased to provide therapy sessions with our Family and Marriage Therapist on staff.

  • Natural Skin Care

    Natural Skin Care

    Healthy skin is a reflection of our lifestyle.  At CCNH, we work to treat all of our patients both from the inside out, and the outside in.  Our Esthetician works alongside our physicians to provide a comprehensive assessment of your skin health, and treatments to help with specific concerns or overall appearance.  We feel that what you use on your skin is just as important as your nutritional intake.  That is why we searched far and wide to find a quality skin care line, and are thrilled to be carrying and using Rhonda Allison Skin care.

Homeopathic Medicine

What Is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a healing process in which homeopathic medicines stimulate and encourage your own natural healing forces of recovery. It is one of the most widely used systems of medicine in the world.

The Difference Between Homeopathy and Conventional Medicine

The concept of homeopathic medicine and remedies was developed more than 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician.

Homeopathy is derived from the Greek words meaning “similar suffering”. Like Hippocrates 2,000 years earlier, he realized that there were two ways of treating ill health: the way of opposite (allopathic) and the way of similars (homeopathic).

Conventional medicine is “allopathic” medicine. Consider insomnia as an example. The allopathic or conventional approach is to give a drug to induce artificial sleep, which frequently may cause side effects or addiction.

In contrast, the homeopathic approach is to treat insomnia by giving you a tiny dose of a substance that, in large doses, would cause sleeplessness in a healthy person. Surprisingly, the tiny dose reduces the insomnia.

Homeopathy is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in other countries. Homeopathic medicines act to strengthen the body’s innate immune responses. They rarely have any side effects. Some conditions that are resistant to conventional medical treatment may respond well to homeopathy.