An Autumn Downer: Fall Allergies

We are in full swing of Fall with pumpkins, changing leaves, and unfortunately allergies galore. Although not as famous as their counterpart Spring Allergies, allergies in the Fall months are on the rise and so many people are suffering this season from those sniffles. Like Spring there is a transition that happens in Autumn with 

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Think Smarter Not Harder with Contraception

Natural Family Planning & FemCap reported to be just as effective as conventional anti-contraceptive options with less side effects. With all of the technology out these days it was only a matter of time before smartphone apps came out not only for marking a woman’s period but also when she is most fertile for appropriate 

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A Naturopathic Approach to Pain

Although pain is uncomfortable and undesirable, pain is a safety signal that assists in preserving the body’s integrity. Pain does not always equal harm and can be good to signal the approach of the body’s limitation with a particular motion. It is a complex, changeable, and reversible process; the body can be retrained so that 

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Ultrasound, EMS and TENS units for pain relief and improving mobility

More than half of all people in the United States go to the doctor with complaints of pain; be it from acute injury, chronic overuse, or both. At Options Naturopathic, we offer several potent in-office treatments to address both pain and worsening mobility including Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), and Therapeutic 

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Acute Illness

What to Do in Case of Acute Illness Should you develop an acute illness, you can refer to the chart of Unda Drainage Compounds for support. These compounds can be used with single homeopathic remedies you may choose for specific symptoms, or with those that Dr. Erin might suggest if you choose to consult with her. 

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Influenza

Worried about contracting the flu? Every winter, this topic rightfully attracts a lot of media and public attention. Let’s look at Options Naturopathic Clinic’s approach to addressing the flu. Should I worry about getting the flu? What is most specific to prevent and treat acute viral illness? What can I do to boost my Immunity? 

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Home Management of Acute Fever

A fever is one of the first elements of immune defense. When an individual has a fever, he is triggering his immune defense. So a fever is not a disease, but an indication that the individual is defending himself. If the child is under 7 years old when the fever appears, he is building his 

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Boosting You & and your Child’s Immunity

Common Causes of Illness, Solutions & Recommendations Uncommon Causes of Illness, Solutions & Recommendations Options Naturopathic’s Ideal Immune Boosters for Children Options Naturopathic’s Ideal Immune Boosters for Adults Every fall parents have to worry about the myriad of germs their child will encounter as they head off to school. There is always the concern about 

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Childhood Illnesses and Antibiotic Usage

From a naturopathic and homeopathic perspective, childhood illness is an important part of an individual’s physical and psychological development. The illness reinforces the child’s sense of his or her own boundaries, invigorates the immune system and makes it more efficient. Evidence of this lies in the growth spurts and developmental changes parents often report following 

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Fever and Acetaminophen Use

What You Should Know About Fever and Acetaminophen Use Many parents find it difficult to refrain from giving their children Tylenol (acetaminophen/paracetamol) or some other type of children’s over-the-counter analgesic medication such as Ibuprofen (NSAID) when they see their child acutely ill. We suggest a parent hold back for a multitude of reasons.  Originally we 

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