Nutrition and the therapeutic use of foods have always been a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. A growing body of scientific knowledge in this area is reflected in numerous professional journals of nutrition and dietary sciences, validating the naturopathic approach to diet and nutrition. Many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as they can by any other means, but with fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians receive more than 140 classroom hours in clinical nutrition; most medical doctors receive fewer than 20 hours.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy:
This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old, and is widely accepted in other countries (The Royal Family of England uses a homeopathic physician.). Homeopathic medicines act to strengthen the body’s innate immune response; they seldom have side effects.
Many plant substances are powerful medicines, with advantages over conventional drugs. They are effective and safe when used properly, in the right dose and in the proper combinations with other herbs or treatments. A resurgence of scientific research in Europe and Asia is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in clinical situations. Naturopathic doctors are trained in both the art and the science of botanical medicine.
Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture:
Naturopathic physicians are trained in the fundamentals of oriental medicine and diagnosis, including acupuncture, acupressure, and oriental botanical medicine.
Microneedling has proven as a successful treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, stretch marks, skin tightening, lifting, and rejuvenation. Micro-needling gently pushes this skin serum into your dermal layer to assist in the skin rejuvenation process. Hyaluronic acid is a viscous hydrator naturally made in our bodies that lubricates cells and plumps them up, and adding the individual’s PRP introduces one’s own growth factors to assist the body in an efficient and effective healing process.
BENEFITS of PRP: Along with the benefit of using your own tissue therefore eliminating allergies there is the added intrigue of mobilizing your own stem cells for your benefit. PRP has been shown to have overall rejuvenating effects. Other benefits: minimal down time, safe with minimal risk, short recovery time, natural looking results.
The full procedure takes approximately 45 minutes -1 hr. Generally 3-5 treatments are advised, however, more may be indicated for some individuals. Touch up treatment may be done once a year after the initial group of treatments to boost and maintain the results
PRP Hair Restoration
Hair loss is one of the most disappointing cosmetic issues that can happen to both men and women. Hair loss can lead to a drastic deterioration in confidence. For those that are looking to reverse the effects of hair loss, PRP therapy is a useful option. Dr. Winter feels this non-invasive procedure is a therapy option that can work on both men and women.
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, essentially contains platelets that are key to stimulating hair follicles to generate hair growth. They mainly target the Dermal Papilla, which is a component of the hair follicle. The platelets, when used to regenerate hair growth within follicles, promote healing and the formation of new cell growth. In addition, the platelets also accelerate the rate and degree of regeneration so that you can expect to see results in a timely manner. PRP is an ideal component of hair restoration because it is highly effective in stimulating inactive hair follicles, causing them to revert to the growth phase.
Regenerative Medicine can be used to treat a variety of acute and chronic injuries, including but not limited to:
- Chronic lower back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff tears
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neck pain
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Acute and chronic tendon problems
- Injuries to ligaments and muscles
Prolotherapy is a dextrose based solution that stimulates your body’s own healing abilities to repair damaged tissues. By creating an acute inflammation to the injured site your body naturally kicks into gear to repair it faster.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) is an injection treatment whereby a person’s own blood is used. Your blood is drawn in standard fashion. The blood is spun down in a special centrifuge (according to standard Harvest technique) to separate its components (Red Blood Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Plasma).
PRP is then injected into the area to be treated. Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting process. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair the damaged area. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it tightens and strengthens the damaged area. When treating injured/damaged tissue PRP can induce a remodeling of the tissue to a healthier and younger state.
Constitutional Hydrotherapy is an effective treatment for balancing the immune system and detoxifying the body. This treatment involves the application of hot and cold towels to the torso and back in a specific order. This contrast, in combination with sine wave electrotherapy, make Constitutional Hydrotherapy healing and relaxing treatment.
Some information from: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians