Naturopathy is a distinct type of medicine that blends age-old healing traditions with scientific advances and current research. Viewing natural remedies as both complementary and primary, our doctors will use a combination of herbal therapies, nutrients, and lifestyle changes to support the healing processes of the body. These methods often have fewer side effects and support your body’s natural healing power, so you don’t have to remain on supplements or prescription drugs long term.
Our doctors are primary care physicians, and have extensive knowledge of all aspects of family health and wellness. They are able to treat numerous conditions, from joint pain and digestive disorders to hypertension and diabetes. They can perform annual physical exams and prescribe pharmaceutical medication. They do CDL / DOT physical exams and can do pre-employment drug screenings (coming 2015).
When you are suffering from an illness or injury, there is increased demand on the body, requiring more nutrients to heal. With IV nutrient treatments, vitamins and minerals are administered directly into the blood stream, bypassing the digestive system. This is the most efficient way of getting the necessary nutrients to the tissues in need. IV nutrient therapy optimizes your body’s ability to heal, using nutrients it would not otherwise be able to obtain through traditional oral supplementation.
Our doctors use various techniques to promote weight loss. These can range from moderate to aggressive detox, injectable HCG or MIC, as well as vitamin and nutritional supplementation to help stimulate your body’s metabolism.
Trigger points form in muscles, especially those in the arms, legs, back, and neck, from overuse and chronic muscle tension. For Trigger Point Injection Therapy a solution of saline, anesthetic, and B12 is injected into the trigger point. This therapy relaxes the muscle and provides lasting pain relief.
Prolozone Therapy is used to treat and even cure chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, arthritic hips and knees, joint pain, as well as other common sport injuries. The use of ozone improves circulation, increases blood flow, and hydrates the damaged tissues. Prolozone optimizes range of motion, strengthens tendons and ligaments, decreases pain, allows for quicker healing, and often times prevents the need for surgery.
Our physicians are licensed and trained in minor surgery. They can treat and remove in-grown toenails, warts, and simple cysts. They can also suture deep cuts and remove moles for biopsy. Ear wax removal, in some cases, is also considered minor surgery!
Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, medicine be thy food”. Our doctors value nutrition as one of the cornerstones of health. By focusing on foods high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, and healthy fats, our doctors can help you nourish your body and help prevent illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and colon cancer.
Our doctors focus on enhancing the body’s immune system so it has the strength and vitality to fight off cancer cells when they appear, and keeps the cancer cells from reproducing. Natural cancer support can improve quality of life for patients and help relieve the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Heavy metal toxicity can cause a variety of health concerns. Unfortunately, heavy metal exposures are common and often include lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium. Chelation therapy uses effective substances that bind to and promote proper elimination of heavy metals. When used in conjunction with liver and kidney support, chelation therapy is a powerful detoxifying treatment.
When your hormones are out of balance, symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, hot flashes, weight gain and insomnia can occur. Bio-identical Hormone therapy is a treatment used to balance hormones. Unlike synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones are compounded to look exactly like the hormones your body makes.
Does your back hurt? Do your shoes wear unevenly? You may need an adjustment! Our physicians are licensed and trained to treat muscle spasms and align the spine, neck, hips, and other joints that commonly cause chronic pain and discomfort.
Mental and Emotional Wellness
Naturopathic medicine focuses on the understanding that our physical health is intimately linked with our emotional well-being. Our doctors believe that your daily habits, the foods you eat, and your experiences and beliefs all affect your mental and emotional wellness. They will work with you to discover your unique emotional needs and address the underlying causes that may be impacting your mind and body’s ability to heal.
Our physicians are trained extensively in herbal therapies. Each plant has a specific harmony and action on the body. Our physicians match the herb with the condition and the patient’s vitality. This individualized selection of herbs speeds the healing process and helps prevent illnesses from reoccurring. Our doctors often create their own herbal formulas that are unique to the patient.
The physicians at Canby Clinic are experts in dietary supplementation. They know that the quality and dosing of supplements matters. If you are wondering about your supplement needs, or have supplements you are curious about, bring them in and ask the doctor. They can help you understand each ingredient’s importance and purpose, and evaluate your body’s ability to properly absorb the nutrients effectively.
Our doctors can order screening laboratory tests to gain greater insight into your health, from what otherwise cannot be seen. Common labs include cholesterol, iron, blood sugar, B12 and folic acid. Basic hormone, thyroid, prostate, kidney and liver function can be assessed through further testing as well.
- Food Sensitivity & Allergy
- Mineral and Vitamin Evaluation
- Digestive Health
- Neurotransmitter Testing
- Heavy Metals
- Advanced Female/Male Hormone Panel