|Philosophy / Mission Statement
Integrative health care is the combining of alternative and
complementary medicine with conventional medicine. It has
grown out of the over-reliance of our health care system on
drugs and surgery. Viewing a human being from a holistic
standpoint with physical, biochemical, psychological and
spiritual components sets up the pardigm of an integrated
holistic approach to the treatment of disease and injury,
also to wellness care, prevention of disease and injury and
to rejuvenation and anti-aging care. The integrative and
holistic approach to health care points in the eclectic
direction of using the gentlest and most natural approach
before other more toxic and invasive approaches are used.
Every human being is similar but different, both genetically
and biochemically. However, all of the components that make
up an individual are interrelated, including the structural,
biochemical, psychological and spiritual. Therefore, from a
holistic standpoint, "everything has to do with everything."
The time must be taken to unravel the complexity of each
individual patient's problems and needs.
All disorders or conditions have what is professionally
referred to as momentum. This means that once a condition
develops and progresses, it will gain speed and become more
serious as it continues. Our treatment is based on
overcoming this momentum and then correcting the original
cause of the disorder.
The master control system of the body is the nervous system
and it needs to be kept clear of any interference in order
to orchestrate the symphony of the body's functions. Removal
of interference in the nervous system and the balancing of
the nervous system is achieved through chiropractic
treatment of the neuro-musculo-skeletal structures.
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which relies on
the body's own recuperative powers and a normally
functioning nervous system. The nervous system controls the
entire body. Our nerves make it possible to move, see,
smell, taste, touch and hear. In fact, the nervous system
controls all the other systems of the body, including the
digestive, reproductive, eliminative, glandular, respiratory
and circulatory systems.
The spine provides support and protection for the spinal
cord which is the "switchboard" of the nervous system. The
nerves connect to the spinal cord through openings between
the moveable spinal bones which are called "vertebrae." When
the vertebrae become misaligned, they interfere with the
proper nerve impulses by causing pressure on the nerves.
Through proper gentle alignment, the nerve malfunctions can
be corrected, thus allowing the body to operate at an
Naturopathy is a system of medicine founded on the most
time-tested medical principle: the healing power of nature.
Under this system, the goal of the naturopathic physician is
to restore the normal functioning of the body through the
use of nutritional and natural medicines and treatments that
enhance the body's innate healing abilities.
In naturopathy, as well as in chiropractic, the individual
is viewed as an integral whole and symptoms of disease are
seen as indicators of improper functioning and unfavorable
habits or lifestyle. As a result, a primary goal of
treatment is to address the underlying cause of illness and
to avoid treatments which may have adverse affects on body