Naturopathic Medicine

In the past 30 years, we’ve seen an increase in consumer demand for safe, effective, and affordable healthcare. Research on healthcare trends show that people desire a less invasive, more natural approach to health. Patients want the time and the space to discuss their individual needs and goals during an appointment with their doctor. Collaboration between practitioner and patient is essential to this new model of healthcare, and naturopathic medicine has emerged as the healthcare system best suited to meet the demands of the modern patient.

Naturopathic medicine is different than conventional medicine in that it always looks to treat the underlying cause of imbalance. For instance, within the conventional medical model, pharmaceuticals are designed to control symptoms. Antacids can be given for heartburn or laxatives can be prescribed for constipation. These medications are, without a doubt, immensely valuable. They can save lives, and they serve an important purpose in modern healthcare. However, though taking a pill can lesson a symptom, the underlying issue that caused the symptom is often left unaddressed. When symptoms are covered up with medication the condition is simply masked and the body’s cry for help is ignored. Over time this can cause symptoms of imbalance in other areas of the body.

Naturopathic doctors understand that symptoms can be uncomfortable, and in worse case scenarios, life threatening. Naturopathic doctors are versed in the appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response – they are fully able to provide palliative support to ensure a safe and comfortable journey to greater health.

Put simply, what sets naturopathy apart is that the practitioner is always looking to take health beyond symptom management.  A well-trained and experienced naturopath will consider all factors that influence health, including mind, body, spirit, and community. When needed, she can order and interpret screening blood work and specialized tests. With her expansive knowledge of clinical nutrition, Chinese or Western botanicals, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle counseling, a naturopath will help you reach and sustain your personal health goals.

I have suffered with sinus trouble for over 30 years. I’ve been to doctors and specialists. Each time I’ve told them that my condition becomes worse when I’m constipated. Each one of them told me bowel movements have nothing to do with my sinuses. Finally, I gave up on finding a cure, or at least some relief. Dr. Sasha Rose is the first person to listen to my story and agree with me in that my BM’s are directly related to my sinus issues. She put me on a regiment of natural supplements with the understanding that results would take some time because my condition had been in place for decades. At six months later, I now have a much more regular BM schedule. With it, my sinus pressure, congestion and post nasal drip are greatly reduced. The treatment and suggested changes to my diet (no dairy) have also helped to lower my blood pressure and weight. I highly recommend Dr. Sasha Rose as a partner in helping find answers and relief to your health problems. I use the word “partner” because you have to do your part and listen to her advice, be open and honest in you conversations with her, and be willing to stick with the treatments.

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