Naturopathic modalities and therapeutics

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Naturopathic medicine includes a diverse array of modalities and therapeutic approaches, giving Naturopathic Doctors a variety of ways to help patients achieve their health goals. Not all of the approaches below are used by all Naturopathic Doctors at Watershed Wellness.

To learn more about our NDs, see this page about Dr. Nickels, ND, LAc and this page about Dr. Allie Evans, ND.

  1. Clinical Nutrition: Assessing and prescribing individualized diets, nutritional supplements, and dietary modifications to support overall health and address specific health conditions.
  2. Botanical Medicine: The use of plant-based remedies, such as herbal teas, tinctures, and extracts, for therapeutic purposes.
  3. Homeopathy, including Flower Essences: Administering highly diluted substances to stimulate the body’s healing response and address symptoms.
  4. Physical Medicine: Utilizing various manual therapies, such as massage, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic exercise, to promote musculoskeletal health.
  5. Counseling and Lifestyle Coaching: Providing guidance on stress management, sleep hygiene, exercise, and other lifestyle factors that impact overall well-being.
  6. Mind-Body Medicine: Incorporating relaxation techniques, meditation, and mindfulness practices to address the connection between mental and physical health.
  7. Home Care and Hydrotherapy: Recommending home treatments and hydrotherapy techniques for self-care and symptom relief.
  8. Environmental Medicine: Addressing environmental factors that may impact health and recommending strategies for minimizing exposure to toxins.
  9. Minor Surgery: Performing minor surgical procedures, such as removing skin lesions or cysts.
  10. Physical Examination and Laboratory Testing: Conducting thorough physical exams and ordering and interpreting laboratory tests to assess health status.

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