Now, more than ever, in this era of rising medical costs, it is imperative to be proactive about one’s health. But, where to start? Nutrition? Exercise? Weight loss? Stress reduction? Detox? Focus? Supplementation? The list goes on and on. The Natural Path is here to help you.
A naturopathic visit is an INVESTMENT in YOUR HEALTH. Consultations are educational, affordable, and time well spent. Our average consultation is between one and two hours, and various topics are discussed, tailored to the individual’s needs.
It is the responsibility of the naturopath to guide and assist with meeting the client’s goals, and the client’s responsibility to follow their individualized plan in order to achieve the desired results.
Clients have various reasons for seeking naturopathic advice:
- Information overload (internet, friends, media, MD’s, etc.)
- To get another opinion
- Chronicity of issues with no improvement
- Frustration with the health care delivery system
- Concerned with aging and poor lifestyle choices
True naturopaths are not concerned with over reliance on lab testing, procedures, or diagnosing illnesses. Rather, they are occupied with finding the root cause, which is an imbalance or combination of imbalances that have derailed a person’s sense of well being. Symptoms may point to a cause but may also lead you down to garden path. For example, a headache is not due to an aspirin deficiency but may be caused by many things such as dehydration, sinus infection, trauma, eye strain, muscle spasm, to name a few.
I hope that the information provided will give you enough insight to take a step on to The Natural Path.
Dr. Diana Pengitore, ND
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