Natural Elements Medicine is a naturopathic medical practice and an educational resource for the community focused on self care, health and natural methods.
I offer a variety of services that follow Naturopathic Philosophy and the therapeutic order (see image). As naturopathic physicians, our goal is to support and correct imbalances to the basic foundations of our bodies/mind/emotions , stimulating your body’s ability to heal, as well supporting and restoring the health of organs and system as a primary intervention.
Since every person is unique, the approach taken is typically different for each person – and treatment is applied based on the source of an imbalance/ disease, rather than a particular diagnosis.
Dr. Zia provides general physical exams to assess your current state of health for children, young adults, and adults as well as general primary care consults and office visits to manage existing conditions and optimize health.
Part of every visit includes individualized solutions for each patient to improve your health through lifestyle changes. Dr. Zia and Natural Elements Medicine will give you options and information to help you decide which lifestyle changes are most beneficial for you.
The Carroll Food Intolerance Assessment helps determine which food groups you do not digest well. This is an invaluable tool to begin on the journey to health. Removing food intolerances from the diet can help reduce a wide variety of symptoms by improving digestion and absorption of the foods you eat.
LENS is a type of neurofeedback that helps the brain reorganize and correct dysfunctional patterns that it has developed from trauma – emotional or physical – over one’s lifetime. LENS neurofeedback works well with problems of the Central Nervous System, such as: anxiety-depression spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It can also be useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
Muscle & Joint Corrections
Dr. Zia applies a variety of bodywork modalities to help correct muscle/ joint imbalances, as well as to relieve pain. These techniques improve circulation and mobility to areas of the body that are constricted due to injury, chronic pain or trauma.
This technique can be a very powerful agent to help you restore your sense of well being. This technique involves a dialogue of simple questions that help you gain a deeper understanding of the connection between your mind, body, and present state of health. As complex beings, there are times when certain experiences throw us out of harmony with our true nature, which then can cause physical symptoms, and oftentimes, chronic disease.
Through this dialogue, we will work to find a thread or a theme woven throughout your life that has been “your problem”. In gaining awareness of these patterns or themes, and shedding of beliefs that are no longer true about ourselves, harmony can be restored to our mind and body – bringing about better health and a more vibrant self.
Botanical Medicine is the use of plants for a wide variety of ailments. Recent research has shown the efficacy the use of plant medicine can have in treating disease. As with all of Naturopathic Medicine, botanical medicine addresses the cause of a disharmony in the mental, physical and spiritual plane.
Homeopathy is a proven method of healing that was developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemman over 200 years ago. Homeopathic remedies address all aspects of a person and enhance the body’s ability to respond to stressors. Homeopathic remedies have the ability to shorten the duration of a disharmony and strengthen the body’s ability to heal from acute as well as chronic conditions.
This is a gentle and extremely effective treatment based on the use of hot and cold applications to the body to improve nutrition and elimination of toxins through the normalization of circulation throughout all tissues of the body. It is successfully used in digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory and immune issues.
Clinical nutrition is a foundational principle of Naturopathic Medicine. It is the practice of using specific foods for addressing a particular health complaint. Extensive research studies have shown that many medical conditions can be prevented and treated effectively with the use of food and nutritional supplements without the complications and side-effects of pharmaceuticals.
The Carroll Food Intolerance Assessment is an analysis involving electrical responses of blood cells to certain foods and food combinations that identify food groups you do not digest well. This is an invaluable tool to begin on the journey to health. Removing food intolerances from the diet can help reduce a wide variety of symptoms by improving digestion and absorption of the foods you eat as well as reducing stress/inflammation from the body.
Polarity, Craniosacral, Orthobionomy and structural re-integration techniques consist of specific manipulations of the joints and muscles to release tension held in the body to balance energy flow, reduce stress, tension and pain.
Dr. Zia and Natural Elements Medicine practices naturopathic medicine and offers a variety of services in Albany, Oregon and the surrounding communities. We help you reach your healthcare goals. Book an appointment today.