Naturopathic Medicine is a unique and deeply rooted form of health care. Naturopathic physicians use an integrative approach to medicine, utilizing modern and holistic methodologies to promote health. Similar to conventional medical doctors, Naturopaths are licensed as primary care physicians in the state of Oregon. In addition to being trained in conventional diagnostic procedures and treatments, Naturopathic physicians are skilled in a broad scope of therapies including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, lifestyle counseling and bodywork. Naturopathic physicians identify and treat the root causes of disease instead of symptom management. 8 Hearts physicians combine the best of science and nature to promote health from a deeper place.
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Naturopaths are trained in conventional medical diagnostics and can perform all major physical examinations from your yearly check ups to focused acute examinations dependent upon your symptom presentation.
8 Hearts physicians employ a wide range of laboratory testing. 8 Hearts physicians commonly use laboratory testing in the evaluation of hormone imbalances, gastrointestinal health, allergies and food sensitivities.
8 Hearts physicians believe the foods we eat are one of our greatest medicines. Our clinical assessment helps to determine how you can use the power of nutrition to improve your health conditions. We create individualized dietary programs to meet each person’s unique nutritional needs. When appropriate, we prescribe additional nutraceutical supplements and detoxification programs to aid in the body’s natural healing process. At 8 Hearts, we educate you on how to improve your relationship with food to create the level of health you want in your life.
Homeopathy is a unique form of natural medicine. The core principle of homeopathy is that your physical, mental and emotional symptoms are connected. Each symptom is a clue into the bigger picture of your unique underlying state of imbalance. The 8 Hearts homeopathic intake is an extensive process in which your physician helps you delve into your subconscious. Your 8 Hearts physician then carefully selects a homeopathic remedy that will uncover a deeper understanding of your presenting health symptoms and initiate your healing process. For more information, please visit our homeopathy page.
Plants have powerful healing abilities and nutritional value. Throughout history, botanicals have been used for their medicinal properties. Naturopathic physicians are trained in the traditional use of herbal medicines, along with the safety and efficacy of their use. 8 Hearts physicians are experts in the integration of botanical medicine with primary care treatment.
Naturopathic physicians are trained in the use of conventional medications, and use them when necessary. Naturopathic physicians are skilled in understanding the safety and compatibility between pharmaceuticals and natural therapies.
Hydrotherapy is a natural and non-invasive way to support the body’s healing processes. It involves the applications of hot and cold water to stimulate blood flow, lymphatic drainage, and the immune system. These treatments are simple, yet highly effective, relaxing and rejuvenating.