We offer compassionate and effective holistic care through the promotion of the body’s own natural healing responses. Our naturopathic modalities include nutritional therapy, botanical medicine, homeopathy, energy medicine, weight management, and lifestyle counseling. In our practice, we follow six philosophical principles of Naturopathic Medicine:
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent ability in the body, which is ordered and intelligent. Naturopaths act to identify and remove obstacles to recovery and to facilitate and augment this healing ability.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
Identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than eliminate or merely suppress symptoms.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Utilize methods and nutrtional substances, which minimize the risk of harmful side effects. Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms. Acknowledge and respect the individual’s healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness.
Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Naturopaths educate their patients and encourage self-responsibility for health. They also acknowledge the therapeutic value inherent in the practitioner-patient relationship.
Treat the Whole Person
Treat each person as an individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopaths encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual path.
Emphasize disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and make appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine strives to create a healthy world in which humanity may thrive.
Wellness follows the establishment and maintenance of optimum health and balance. Wellness is a state of being healthy, characterized by positive emotion, thought and action. Wellness is inherent in everyone, no matter what dis-ease is being experienced. When truly recognized and experienced by an individual, wellness will more quickly heal a given dis-ease than direct treatment of the dis-ease alone.
Alternative Naturopathic Center carries the highest grade nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic supplements. We make these available to our clients as there seems to be a huge spectrum of quality, bioavailability, potency and purity in nutritional and herbal supplements. Nutritional supplements are big business, and thousands of manufacturing companies are in the market. Solid, reputable nutritional supplement manufacturers formulate supplements based on scientific research, buy the best raw materials and pay independent labs to make sure their products meet label claims and contain no contaminants.
ANC is working hard to make nutritional supplements affordable and save you money, but price does have bearing on quality. Manufacturers of discount products have to save money somewhere, and they may do it by using inadequate dosages, improper nutrient forms or other cost-cutting measures.
The brands we carry are the ones we all personally use and feel good about giving them to our children.