Frequently Asked Questions about Naturopathy
Benefits of Seeing a Naturopathic Doctor
WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that addresses the root causes of illness. Naturopaths treat the whole person, looking at all of the systems at work in the human body. Our mental state, feelings, emotions, hormones are equally important as our blood work and physical being.
Naturopath Doctors, when necessary, will also integrate natural healing methodologies such as nutrition and plant-based remedies with conventional medical treatments such as extensive laboratory diagnostic testing and pharmacology. If you are interesting in a consultation with a Naturopathic Doctor, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Nirvana.
WHEN WOULD SOMEONE GO SEE A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR?
The primary reasons patients seek out holistic and integrative medicine are:
- Preference for natural health and wellness
- Seeking an alternative to drugs or surgery
- Seeking treatment for complex auto-immune or other long-term, chronic conditions
- Supportive therapy for any surgery, cancer treatment or other intensive procedures
- Desire to preserve optimal wellness and prevent illness.
DOES DR. NIRVANA WORK WITH OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS?
Quality health care involves teamwork and communication. Dr. Nirvana encourages collaboration between medical professionals. Dr. Nirvana will refer patients to other professionals when she feels their experience or training would be beneficial.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INTRAVENEOUS (IV) THERAPY?
Administering nutrients through an IV allows us to verify that 100% of the nutrients are being absorbed directly into the blood stream. When we take nutritional supplements orally, the absorption rate is much lower because they have to work their way through the digestive system before they get to the blood stream. IV Therapy bypasses the digestive system, and feeds the nutrients directly into the tissues and organs of the body which can jumpstart the healing process. IV Therapy also allows us to administer high, concentrated doses to assist with more intense illness, allowing for quicker recovery. IV Therapy generally takes 30-45 minutes to administer.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A VITAMIN SHOT?
Vitamin Shots operate on the same principle as IV Therapy: the nutrients bypass the digestive system and go directly into the bloodstream, allowing for quicker more complete absorption by the entire body. Vitamin Shots are a quick, effective method to helping maintain proper nutrient levels on a daily and weekly basis.
WHERE DOES DR.NIRVANA GET HER SUPPLIES FOR IV’S AND SHOTS?
Dr. Nirvana works only with accredited compounding laboratories that are based in the United States. She has a personal relationship with each facility. She works with the laboratories to formulate the purest ingredients which will deliver superior results for all of her patients.
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy is a specific system of medicine that applies low doses of plant extracts and minerals that gently strengthen the body’s healing and immune response.
WHAT IS BOTANICAL MEDICINE?
Botanical medicine is a medical system based on the use of plants or plant extracts that may be taken orally, administered in an IV, or applied to the skin. Medicinal plants contain a wide array of chemical compounds, which gives them versatile therapeutic powers.