I support the body’s systems so that the root cause of illness may be addressed. By looking through a holistic lens, all aspects of a person’s life are fair game for assessing for obstacles to cure.
Interested in making lasting changes in your life and health? Need a starting point and some direction? Need a little more support?
Wherever you are on your path in life, as a naturopathic doctor I can help you learn how to understand and take hold of your individual health picture.
The mind and body are intrinsically linked through the Vagus Nerve. Thus the mind and body can only be considered together when facing any condition. A modern and substantive body of research backs this ancient and expansive idea in a field called Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) which is the foundation of my practice. This evidence-based discipline stems from and reinforces the crossroads of the nervous and immune system responses to our physical, mental/emotional and spiritual environments.
Cutting edge research on PNI is expanding worldwide as scientists and clinicians utilize Magnetic Resonance Imaging, serology and biofeedback to better understand the mind-body connection in order to improve health outcomes and quality of life for all people. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3516431/
Analgesic effects of meditation have novel neural mechanisms compared to placebo and sham groups. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4649004/
Meditation has been shown to reduce the long-term affective and motivational dimensions of the brain’s response to pain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2170475/
Mindfulness based meditative techniques have been shown to decrease expression of pro-inflammatory like COX-2 which is the same pathway employed by NSAID drugs like ibuprofen. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4039194/