Goals of Naturopathic Treatment:
The goal of treatment is to help you take charge of your own health. We empower patients by educating them toward a healthier lifestyle. This includes understanding the physical needs of the body as well as the mental and emotional needs. A customized treatment plan is created for each individual with the goal of achieving optimal health.
We want you to attain the greatest level of health and happiness possible.
What to Expect:
It is important that we have plenty of time to get to know you, and address all of your concerns. The first visit is 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours long for adults and 1 ½ to 2 hours long for children.
During your initial visit, we will ask you lots of specific questions, and have an in-depth discussion about your nutrition. We will complete a western evaluation and may perform Chinese diagnosis of your tongue and pulses. You will talk together for 1 ½ to 2 hours and then you will recline on a comfortable treatment table for 1 or 2 different treatments for 30 minutes to an hour. Dr. Malcolm does kinesology (muscle testing) to determine food allergies and nutrients. Then you have the opportunity to experience hands-on treatment and acupuncture. We want you to feel safe as this may be new to you, so the doctors will make you comfortable, keep you warm, and you can choose to have your treatment in quiet or with soothing music.
With younger children, they usually play in the kid’s area while the doctor speaks privately with the parent(s), and then brings the child into the private office. This helps little ones enjoy their experience of going to the doctor. We do not usually do acupuncture with children, but otherwise their visit is similar.
Areas of Specialty:
We focus on treating people, not diseases. The clinic may have 5 patients with the same complaint, and each one could get an entirely different treatment plan, based on their biological individuality. In naturopathic medicine, we utilize a variety of natural modalities to address a person’s specific needs, not solely focusing on a condition or disease.
If you would like to know if we have experience with a particular condition, please contact the office.
Conditions that we frequently treat include: digestive issues, female imbalances, fertility issues, chronic degenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases, endocrine imbalances, pediatrics to geriatrics, sports medicine, musculoskeletal issues, complementary medicine, behavioral and developmental problems and psychological imbalances.