Whidbey Island Naturopathic's Therapeutic Modalities

By: Whidbey Naturopathic  09-12-2011
Keywords: Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Naturopathic Physicians

Life extension, healthy aging, and increased quality of life are the goals of this newly emerging form of medicine. Anti-aging medicine uses healthy diet, anti-oxidant therapy and exercise to preserve cells and DNA. Preventing the tissue degeneration that can lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer is one of its specific techniques.

Clinical nutrition is the modality of using high dose nutrient supplementation to treat specific medical conditions. There is a wealth of scientific information supporting the use of supplemental vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other substances to optimize health and treat disease.

Dietary counseling is one of the cornerstones of naturopathic medicine. It refers to both the practice of using food to maintain health and the therapeutic use of food to treat illness. Scientific research has shown that many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with food and nutritional supplements as they can by other means — and with fewer complications and side effects.

Delivering vitamins, minerals, accessory nutrients and/or chelating agents directly into the bloodstream is known as intravenous nutrition therapy. This method has advantages over traditional oral delivery of medications when there are issues of poor gastric absorption, intestinal absorptive limitations, or problems with medication effectiveness because of pre-metabolism of the liver when orally absorbed.

Stress management, dietary planning and exercise regimens are all included in lifestyle counseling. Naturopathic physicians also have training in psychological counseling. We will also refer to professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists when appropriate.

Repair of superficial wounds and removal of foreign bodies, cysts and other superficial masses, using local anesthesia as needed, are included in minor surgery along with other simple procedures.

Naturopathic physicians in Washington state can prescribe most major classes of pharmaceutical drugs. We consider these to be the strongest medications in the hierarchy of therapeutics. They also have the highest incidence of side effects. We only prescribe them when appropriate, for example when necessary for organ support, or when pharmaceutical drugs are genuinely a more effective form of treatment and preferred by the patient after being informed of the various alternatives.

Keywords: Cardiovascular Disease, Medicine, Naturopathic Physicians

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Chelation Therapy

There is a growing body of empirical evidence that EDTA chelation therapy is effective in treating cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, pre-stroke thrombosis, coronary artery disease, angina, and peripheral vascular insufficiency. Chelation therapy is the removal of heavy metals from the body by using an agent to attract an ion of metal, inactivate it, and then remove it from the body.


Bio-Identical Hormones

Using bio-identical progesterone can help to correct the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, thus decreasing symptoms of estrogen dominance such as irritability, mood swings, headaches, breast tenderness, and heavy bleeding. The term “natural” is everywhere in our society today as the demand for natural foods, pharmaceuticals, home products, and skin care products continues to rise.



If your BMI is higher, the results of the lipotherapy will not be sufficient to produce the desired visual results. Phosphatidylcholine and sodium deoxycholate are injected into the areas where you want fat reduction. The number of injections required depends on the thickness of the fat layer and individual response. The fatty acids are then slowly reabsorbed and flushed from the body over a period of weeks.


Mesotherapy Cellulite Treatment

In addition, mesotherapy cellulite treatment is not for hemophiliacs, patients on blood thinning medications, insulin-dependent diabetics, those with severe hypertension or cardiac problems, HIV, kidney disease, allergies to injectable substances, a debilitating disease, or those otherwise deemed unsuitable by the treating physician.


Services Offered at Whidbey Island Naturopathic

Our physicians can set you on a natural and comprehensive weight loss program that addresses all facets of burning fat through diet: good and bad carbohydrate and fat distinction and control, optimizing metabolism and fuel efficiency, controlling hunger and impulse eating.


Botanical Medicine

There is also an increasing respect for indigenous herbal medicine as research has shown that many of the plants used contain substances that are as effective as pharmaceuticals. Our knowledge of botanical medicine is currently expanding at an exponential rate because of this relatively new ability to access plants and knowledge from around the world.