Why Shalva Clinic?
Naturopathic Doctors receive the same scientific training as M.D.s, and work side by side with traditional doctors. But there’s a critical difference. We believe that everything in life is medicine: your food, the air you breathe, the way you move your body, the thoughts you think and the clinical treatments you choose when illness does arise.
That’s why I founded Shalva Clinic in 2012. I believed then, and even more now, that wellness is more than the absence of illness. It’s possible to achieve true “wellbeing” when everything is in balance in your life and your lifestyle. Our goal is to help you regain the most energetic, vibrant “you” possible! We’ve helped many of our patients feel their best again with gentle, natural treatments that support the body’s natural immune system.
Bring Vitality Back to Your Life!
In the past twenty to thirty years, patients have begun to question the separation of body systems and the focus on treating symptoms. Instead, people want to understand more about how they can establish and maintain their own health. The importance of treating all parts of the human body, physical, mental, and spiritual, has led once more to the desire for supportive therapies that treat the whole person.
That’s where Naturopathic medicine can integrate the best of traditional medicine with the best nature has to offer. The result is a stronger, healthier, more vital body and mind. We know that seeing doctors for pills isn’t your goal—instead, it should be putting together a health team to keep you healthy and able to reach your dreams.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic physicians were the first real functional medicine providers. Naturopathic treatments have been a trusted medical approach for more than 125 years since the term “naturopathy” was coined in the late 1800s. It goes back even farther than that, however, all the way to Hippocrates, who first spoke of the “healing power of nature.”
In 1902, the American School of Naturopathy was founded, followed by numerous Naturopathic Colleges, and for decades naturopathic clinicians treated patients with botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutritional therapy, manipulative therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and lifestyle adjustments. It was only after the second World War and the growth of the pharmaceutical industry that what we view as conventional medical therapies now grew in popularity. The idea that pharmaceuticals were the base of “modern medicine” was not always how people approached health and healing. When the pharmaceutical industry took off, naturopathic medicine was still there; today it has grown into a standard part of many people’s approach to healthcare.
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