Clinical Nutrition: Food is a cornerstone of naturopathic practice. Many medical conditions can be treated more effectively with foods and nutritional supplements than they can by other means. Dr. Thompson is an expert in therapeutic nutrition. She has studied many food based healing systems, such as macrobiotics, blood type diets, raw foods, low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets, Ayurvedic nutrition and hypoallergenic diets. Dr. Thompson combines these different systems to design the ideal diet and supplement regime for each patient.
Botanical Medicine: Plant extracts are powerful medicines, so it is important to consult a trained professional about their use. When used appropriately, plant based medicines usually have minimal side effects. While drugs are isolated chemicals, whole plants have a broad spectrum of chemicals and biological activities. This allows them to treat multiple symptoms and conditions. Dr. Thompson has extensive training in the use of medicinal herbs. She formulates her own herbal combinations to treat each patient.
IV Therapy: One of the most profound modalities in naturopathic medicine is IV thearapy. Many people are not able to absorb enough nutrients orally. By using IV therapy we can bypass the gut and get medicine dispersed within body in seconds. IV therapy enters the blood stream and bathes the cells in nutrients. Nutrients are delivered in much higher concentration that oral supplements, allowing us to achieve therapeutic dosing. Most people experience profound results from IV nutritional therapy including increased energy and focus, improved immunity and rapid wound healing.
Bio-idential Hormones: In naturopathic medicine every effort is made to bring the body back into balance without the use of external hormones. However thyroid disorders, menopausal changes and other endocrine disorders often require medication. Dr. Thompson uses the bio-identical forms of these medicines to mimic the body’s own natural hormone production. Bio-idenitcal hormones are usually well tolerated by patients.
Mind/Body Medicine: The mind and the body are not separate. Mental attitudes and emotional states may influence, or even cause, physical illness. Many psychological disorders are caused by an underlying physical ailment. It is the job of a naturopathic doctor to support the mental and emotional health of each patient without judgment or blame.