An initial visit with Dr. Christine includes a full naturopathic intake, physical exam and referral for laboratory studies. as well as a nutritional plan, botanical remedies and constitutional homeopathy. All of her methods, therapies and protocols are designed to facilitate the body's inherent ability to restore health. They are gentle, safe and effective.
It is important to note that all Naturopathic Doctors follow The Therapeutic Order. This means that the least invasive therapies are recommended first, such as diet, exercise, homeopathy, sleep, counseling and herbal medicine in order to support the body in healing itself. It is usually a temporary solution or last resort for a Naturopathic Doctor to recommend or prescribe a pharmaceutical or surgery.
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care field that combines ancient natural medicines with modern medicine. Naturopathic Doctors are primary care doctors who are well versed in diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with acute and chronic health conditions. Dr. Christine looks at the body in a very different way than her M.D. colleagues who often use medication and surgery to manage the health of their patients. She believes that a health condition usually doesn't come out of nowhere. The root cause must be discovered and acknowledged. There is typically a combination of factors that bring about an ailment including environmental factors, diet, physical injury, emotional distress and mental distress. Medications and surgery are merely temporary and may inhibit the healing processes in some cases. In other cases they are necessary, which is why multiple opinions are recommended. She works diligently with patients to identify the root cause of their ailment and then develops and manages a long term treatment plan for her patients.