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:

  • Acupuncture

    The World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health recognize the efficacy of acupuncture for several conditions such as back pain, digestive issues, and mood disorders. While rooted in ancient tradition spanning over 5,000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is practiced today is done so through an evidence informed lens. This means that traditional acupuncture treatments have been the subject of scientific research with thousands of studies having been done in the past twenty years. More information of scientific research can be found here.

    Acupuncture is the use of single use needles to stimulate specific points along the body. These points correlate with different organs and metabolic functions to improve the free flow of the TCM concept of ‘Qi.’  Qi can best be described as biologic function pertaining to the body’s ability to self-regulate and self-heal. When qi is “blocked,” the normal processes and rhythms in the body become dysfunctional. The purpose of stimulating these points is to trigger the release of endorphins and other hormones to allow the body to return to homeostasis. This process can have profound impacts on physical, mental, emotional, as well as reproductive health with minimal invasiveness or side effects.  Other modalities may be used in TCM such as cupping, gua-sha, electric needle stimulation, and herbal formulas to create a well-rounded approach to healing. Conditions treated by acupuncture in our office include Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, Menopausal-Hot Flashes, and Insomnia and many others. We also treat chronic and acute pain due to Arthritis, Trauma, Sciatica, Headaches, and TMJ, as well as help boost the Immune System and offer support for Fertility.

  • 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.

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.

Connecticut Center for Natural Health is at a Great, New Location in Middletown!

Our New Address

210 South Main St
Middletown, CT 06457

Our Hours

Monday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday – Closed
Saturday – (call for hours)
Sunday – Closed

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