What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.
What is an ND?
Naturopathic Physicians are educated and trained in accredited 4 year naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process. Rather than just suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plans to address them. Their Therapeutic Order™, identifies the natural order in which all therapies should be applied to provide the greatest benefit with the least potential for damage. While many naturopathic doctors are trained in primary care, like conventional medical doctors (MDs), some choose to specialize or focus their practices.
Naturopathy at NHC with Dr. Blake Kovner
The Naturopathic Health Clinic (NHC) of North Carolina holds a vision of helping people and the community find their way to wellness and away from suffering, by supporting the whole person, rather than just focusing on the disease. Dr. Kovner practices a unique form of Mind-Body Medicine that takes into account nutrition, structural and functional aspects of the body and uses tissue manipulation techniques, botanical medicine, diet and lifestyle as well as Biofeedback and Craniosacral Therapies.
Dr. Blake offers a unique perspective having been trained in Primary Care and Family Medicine at the same time as pursuing a license in bodywork and massage and completing an internship in clinical herbalism. Working with her is like having a health coach trained in both conventional and complementary and alternative medicines. A student of yoga for 25 years, aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga Theories are folded into her practice.
Your first visit with Dr. Blake Kovner:
Dr. Kovner’s goal is to help unpack your medical story until the symptoms paint a picture that reveals the root cause of what’s going on. Obstructed pathways to moving forward can be uncovered and using a Vitalistic approach you find a way to heal from the inside out. She uses evidence-based natural and integrative medicine approaches to help support your body to heal and remove obstacles from that path. This process entails a care plan that is emailed to you 1-4 days after your intake visit. Patient education is at the heart of Naturopathy and part of the visit is built for this space.
Please be sure to fill out and email back all of your intake paperwork, including any labwork from the last six month to a year including imaging (radiology reports), and a comprehensive list of all things you take from medications and supplements to herbs or homeopathy.
Call us today and learn how Naturopathic Medicine with Dr. Blake Kovner can help you! (336) 724 – 4452.