An Integrative Approach to Medicine
Are you seeking an refreshing alternative to conventional medicine? A medical approach that is generally safer and, in many cases, more effective and also complementary to (i.e., can be used alongside) drugs and surgery? Are you tired of taking pill after pill? Do you feel like you don't have a voice when it comes to your own health? Naturopathic & integrative medicine hold the keys to restore the body-mind back to health through natural modalities. The body and mind have the innate ability be healed, and naturopathic & integrative medicine can help to facilitate this process in remarkable ways.
Serving greater New Haven County residents
Call today to book an appointment with board certified naturopathic doctor & integrative medicine expert, Dr. Shannon Homkovics, NMD.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a way to treat the body using the least amount of pharmaceutical drugs. Naturopathy utilizes non-toxic and non-invasive techniques to treat and cure. Naturopathic doctors know that no two patients are alike, and truly take the time to get to know you. We work to get to the root cause of your symptoms instead of merely just trying to suppress them.
The Six Principles of Naturopathy
- First Do No Harm
-Identify & Treat The Cause
-The Healing Power Of Nature
-Doctor As Teacher
-Treat The Whole Person
Award Winning Weight Loss Program
Lifestyle and Preventive Medicines
Trigger Point Therapy
Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine is a modern approach to healthcare, which combines the best of conventional, complementary and alternative medicines together to provide top quality of healthcare. It aims to overlook biases among medical models and professionals, looks to evidence and safety data for guidance (both from research sciences and traditional usage), and recognizes that a model which combines multiple therapies together tailored to the individual patient often provides the most effective treatment possible. Integrative approaches for several conditions (especially pain) have shown to be up to 2-3 x more effective than conventional methods alone and have been recommended as first line treatment strategies.
What is Preventive Medicine?
Evidence shows that >90% of chronic medical conditions can be prevented through healthy lifestyle behaviors (i.e., not smoking, eating healthy, getting regular exercise and having healthy stress reduction strategies and social relationships). Regular counseling from medical professionals to enhance these behaviors are also among the top approaches for various conditions, particularly obesity, being overweight, heart disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. Due to these benefits, all private insurers are required to provide coverage for regular counseling visits for these type of services. If you have any of these conditions and are not receiving regular counseling to support these behaviors, please call us and ask if you are a candidate.