Comprehensive Approach to Building Resiliency: Support for Viral Illness

Naturopathic medicine has many therapies for the ‘cytokine release syndrome’ or ‘cytokine storm’ driving the respiratory failure mentioned in our Microbes and the Terrain article.  The release of these immunological molecules is the aberrant immunity on overdrive (again, related to the toxicants, but classical medicine rarely considers this). Autoimmunity, or self-directed immune assaults, didn’t exist 

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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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