What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
Naturopathic Doctors are trained specialists in a separate and distinct healing art which uses non-invasive natural medicine. Naturopathic doctors tailor the healing modality to the needs of the individual with methods which are effective for both chronic and acute problems. Naturopathy is based upon a belief in the body’s innate natural ability to heal itself when given an appropriate internal and external healing environment. Naturopaths provide patients with natural, historical, and non-invasive options in the treatment of disease and pain.
Can a Naturopathic Doctor prescribe medicine?
Naturopaths are not involved in the practice of prescribing drugs. Dr. Julissa offers natural herbal supplements and natural therapies to her patients but does not prescribe pharmaceuticals. Naturopathic doctors have traditionally been referred to as “drugless doctors.”
What should I expect on my first visit?
On the first visit, Dr. Julissa will take her time to get to know you medically and emotionally. Your medical history, diet, and stress levels will be gathered, along with non-invasive tests to evaluate body conditions and advise you concerning your condition. A full Iridology exam will be held, which is a painless examination that scans your irides for potential illnesses, potential imbalances and deficiencies. Near the end of the session, Dr. Julissa will prescribe a healing therapy regimen which may include natural supplements, diet changes, other healing therapy recommendations, and a follow-up is scheduled.
What should I expect on my first phone/Skype consultation?
On the first phone or Skype consultation, Dr. Julissa will ask a thorough list of questions to get to know your medical history and emotional state. Additional specific questions will be asked to evaluate your individual health concern. Near the end of the consultation, Dr. Julissa will then recommend some changes be made in your diet, daily habits, and, if necessary, will recommend natural therapy solutions to help you achieve optimum health, balance, and help the body heal itself.
Why go holistic instead of conventional?
Conventional medicine focuses most times on treating isolated symptoms with multiple drugs and/or surgery that can have serious side effects. Holistic health care focuses on proactively identifying the root cause of a health problem and introducing nutrition based programs that help people slowly modify their diets and lifestyle habits which bring about natural healing and long-term resistance to disease. Naturopathic medicine focuses on whole body healing; understanding that everything in the body is connected, the approach should be on physical, emotional, mental balance, disease prevention, and in helping the body heal.