About Natural Elements Medicine
About Natural Elements Medicine

About Natural Elements Medicine

Vision

My overall vision for my practice is to provide a place where people can come to start or continue a new leg in their journey of self-transformation and health with the help of naturopathic therapies, the guidance of naturopathic philosophy, my experience, and most importantly, my ancestors.

My goal is to help my patients re-connect with their inner-wisdom so they can re-ignite and re-open the flow of their vital energy to heal the mind and body and return to harmony with their authentic self.

Health: A Different Perspective

Disease, or dis-ease – is a state of imbalance due to blocks –  be they mental, emotional, physical,  or environmental.  This disharmony results in symptoms like anxiety, depression, hypertension, chronic digestive disorders, rashes, hormone imbalances, pain and other forms of distress.

Symptoms are our body’s language to let us know when something is out of balance with our environment, our organs and many times even our perceptions of who we are and how we define ourselves.

I approach health  in a way that achieves a dynamic harmony rather than A LACK OF SYMPTOMS. A state in which day-to-day choices allow us to come closer or get further away from optimal function of mind, body, and spirit. With that dynamic harmony comes resiliency – the ability to “bounce back” from any “insults” to our physical/mental/emotional bodies. It is always in flux – constant change. .

Treatment then entails discerning where the blocks to function have formed and how to address and remove these blocks with a variety of naturopathic tools and therapies to put you back into the driver’s seat when it comes to your health. The most crucial part of this process is your complete participation and collaboration in your journey towards a state of dynamic harmony!

Is Naturopathic Medicine Right For You?

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A Naturopathic Doctor is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Oregon.

Licensed Naturopathic Doctors (N.D.) are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions in a holistic manner using the least invasive methods possible.

Every patient receives individualized care and attention. Nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, botanical medicine and homeopathy are some of the tools that Naturopathic Doctors can use to help patients reach optimal health.

The Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

First do no harm: I strive to use of the most effective, least invasive approach necessary to restore your health.

The healing power of nature: there are directives encoded into our DNA that inform how our bodies work – in naturopathic terms, this is called “the Vis”, or the vital force, in a body that is inherent in every living being. My goal is to work with the vital force to allow it to restore balance to your body/mind function.

Identify and treat the cause: I look for patterns and symptoms to find the “break” or “disharmony” in the Vis, in order to address that disruption to bring the self back into balance.

Treat the whole person: This includes the spirit, the mind, and the body, along with your relationship with your environment. Therapies are based not on set protocols, but rather tools and medicines that are specific to what you need as a whole, rather than as a condition or diagnosis.

Doctor as teacher: The word “doctor” is derived from the latin “docere” – which means to teach. In my practice, I see myself as a guide to provide you with information, and choices with their possible outcomes so that you can make well-informed decisions about your health and wellness.

Prevention is the best cure: Lastly and firstly – my effort in teaching/guiding is to help you understand your body’s language and what you need as a person to maintain wellness and balance in your life to build resiliency and a fuller sense of well-being.

Common Conditions Treated

Following are some more common conditions I often see in my practice:

  • Allergies
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu & Colds
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Hormonal Imbalances & Menopause
  • Sleep Issues
  • Urinary Tract Infections & Stones
  • Weight Management
  • Thyroid disorders
  • And More!