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clinical nutrition Clinical Nutrition focuses on the biochemical use of nutrition to regain health. Emphasis is on food analysis, specialized food therapeutics, and specialized naturopathic protocols for nutritional treatment plans. Naturopathic Clinical Nutrition involves the philosophy and basic principles of nutrition and detoxification.

botanical medicine Botanical medicine recognizes plants as medicine. It is focused on historical use of plants as medicine, current research, pharmacology, clinical application of knowledge and case analysis and management. In accordance with the philosophy of naturopathic medicine, emphasis is on not only on how combinations of botanicals, with other herbs, drugs and foods, create effects in people that promote health and prevent disease.

homeopathy In conventional medicine, the symptoms are considered to be a manifestation of the disease. The drugs are given to kill the germ causing it or to dampen the symptom of the condition. Homeopaths, on the other hand, see the symptoms as the body's attempt to heal itself. They see the symptom as a positive sign that the body's defense mechanism is trying to fight the underlying cause and by this reasoning, they insist that the symptoms should not be suppressed as we are working against the body's attempt to cure it.Homeopaths believe that it is the energy or "vibrational pattern" of the remedy, rather than the chemical content, that stimulates the healing by activating what Hahnemann called the Vital force. Vital force is the healing power or energy that exists within us all. The vital force fuels the mind, body, and emotions. It keeps us healthy and balanced. For more information on Homeopathy, please visit  www.beyondflatearth.com and read Dr. Dooley's book online.

natural sports medicine Optimizing your fitness and health naturally. Restore your health and achieve peak physical performance through an integrative, holistic approach to your general medicine and sports medicine needs.

functional medicine Functional Medicine combines ancient traditional health beliefs with modern science. The focus of Functional Medicine is on the patient as a whole--physical, mental, emotional. Each patient is biochemically "individual" and unique, therefore the treatments in Functional Medicine are tailored to the indiviual. Testing is used to assess how each organ is "functioning." Common tests check for nutritional status, digestive function, food/environmental allergies, amino acid balance, energy metabolism function, hormone function and more.

acupuncture Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Tongue and pulse diagnosis, Chinese herbs, nutrition and acupuncture comprise the ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Although this medical system date back some 3,000 years, it was only introduced to North America at the turn of the century.  TCM has even more recently become a respected alternative therapy in the West during the last decade.  Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles through the skin and tissue at specific points on the body.  Acupuncture is very effective in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic.According to TCM, acupuncture works due to the effect on the essential substance that makes up the human body and enables it to sustain life activities and functions.  This “substance” is known as Qi (pronounced “chee”).  Western biomedical research ahs learned that acupuncture works in certain situations by stimulating the body to produce endorphins, promoting circulation and even altering blood flow to the brain.  The result is relief from pain, general relaxation and restoring the body’s internal regulatory system and balance of yin and yang.

acupuncture facial rejuvenation (acupuncture face lift) Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results apparent after just a few treatments. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes can be reduced, jowls firmed, puffiness eliminated, droopy eyelids lifted and double chins minimized. Other likely results include: moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face; increased collagen production, muscle tone, and dermal contraction; tightening of the pores; brightening of the eyes; improving of hormonal balance to help acne; reduction of stress evident in the face – bringing out the innate beauty and radiance of an individual.

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