The naturopathic doctors at The Source Wellness Center treat people of all ages with acute illnesses and injuries, chronic conditions, and those who want to prevent dis-eases and optimize their health using natural therapies including:
Clinical NutritionHippocrates, the father of western medicine, said, “Let your food be medicine and your medicine be food.” Food, in its natural unprocessed unpreserved form, provides us with the materials our body needs to function optimally. What food a person eats has a major impact on their health. Nutritional deficiencies, excesses, allergens, and sensitivities can lead to many health concerns and dis-eases. The doctors at The Source Wellness Center will help you customize the food you eat to your individual needs.Lifestyle Counseling80% of deadly chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes are lifestyle related according to the Archives of Internal Medicine. Our practitioners are trained to teach and support you to make choices that are most healthy and least likely to result in chronic diseases.Biotherapeutic DrainageBiotherapeutic Drainage is a philosophy and approach to treatment that has been used in Europe for over 100 years. When the body becomes overburdened, as is common in our society, it is unable to properly eliminate wastes and toxins. They are then stored in the body, disrupting normal healthy physiology, leading to chronic illnesses and symptoms. Biotherapeutic drainage uses lifestyle habits, homeopathic remedies, Unda numbered compounds, and other therapies to stimulate the body to rid itself of accumulated wastes and toxins and restore normal healthy physiology. For this to happen, the routes of removal, called emunctories, must first be open and efficient. Unlike conventional palliative medicine, biotherapeutic drainage supports the body to self regulate and heal itself. Forcing the release of these stored toxins too quickly can overwhelm the body, causing suffering and harm. Biotherapeutic drainage aims to gradually open the body’s drains so it can rid itself of wastes and toxins as it is able to, without overwhelming the system. Biotherapeutic drainage allows for deep and lasting healing. AnalogyIf we were snowed in our house all winter and were not able to take out the garbage, we would need to find a place to put it. When that became full, we would need to find another place to use as storage. Over time, this would change the dynamics of certain rooms. An overgrowth of pests would also be likely. Only spraying air freshener would not solve the problem. We can try to force the trash through the snow, but if there is not an opening it will stay in the house. To clean and restore the house, the doorways would need to be cleared so the garbage can be removed. Just taking out the trash is not enough to return the house to normal. It is only a matter of time before remnants of the trash fester and pests return if we do not do a thorough cleaning: move the furniture, wash the walls, shampoo the carpets, mop the floors, etc. For lasting healing to occur, we must begin by removing toxins from the body before damaged tissues and organs can be rebuilt.Nature CureScience is governed by Occam’s razor, which states: The simplest explanation for a phenomenon is most likely the correct explanation. The original naturopaths helped restore health by restoring a connection to nature. Eating healthy foods, drinking water, breathing fresh air, appropriate physical activity, sunlight and air exposure, sleep, rest, and prayer/meditation form the foundation of Nature Cure and health. Fasting, hydrotherapy, spinal manipulation, homeopathy, botanical medicine, and fever therapy are also important Nature Cure therapies. At the Source Wellness Center, we use Nature Cure therapies to optimize healing and restore healthy physiology.HomeopathyThe use of homeopathy has a 200+ year history of highly effective cures. Homeopathy uses natural substances, derived mostly from plants and minerals, to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. A correct prescription brings the person back into balance physically, mentally, and emotionally. This modality is very safe, gentle, and side effect free. It is especially great for children.Flower EssenceDeveloped in the 1930’s by English physician Dr. Edward Bach, Flower Essences are potentized liquid extracts of sun infused flowers in water. They are gentle, yet powerful therapies used to support emotional well-being and mind-body health. Our doctors use both English and Rocky Mountain flower essences.HydrotherapyThis is a powerful naturopathic therapy using various applications of hot and cold water to improve circulation. Hydrotherapy increases nutrient and oxygen transport to cells, waste elimination, and optimizes immune function. Hydrotherapy can also be used to help generate, maintain, or control a therapeutic fever at home.Applied KinesiologyApplied Kinesiology is a diagnostic and treatment system that evaluates the structural, biochemical, and emotional aspects of health. AK uses the manual muscle test to find areas of dysfunction in the body. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.Spinal and Joint ManipulationWhen bones are not in proper alignment, it can impair proper blood flow, nerve conduction, and Qi (Acupuncture meridian energy) movement. This can affect the bones and muscles in the area, but also the organs and glands that receive their nerve and Qi supply from the blocked region. For example if the Qi, blood, and nerve supply to the liver are impaired, the liver function, including detoxifying the body, would be impaired, leading to accumulation of toxins in the body. Misalignment of the spine and joints does not always cause pain, but it is still important to restore proper alignment. Bones can be realigned using slow mobilizations or quick manipulations. A manipulation is much like what chiropractors call an adjustment.Dietary SupplementationNutritional supplements are intended to be supplemental to a healthy diet. By diet we mean the food a person eats. Our doctors will help you optimize your diet based on your individual needs. Temporary supplementation may be required to support the body in returning to health.Western Botanical MedicinePlants have been used medicinally for thousands of years. They can be used to palliate (ease the suffering from) symptoms. They can also be used in conjunction with other therapies to restore normal physiology and lasting healing. Teas, tinctures, poultices, gemmo therapies, Flower Essences, and foods and spices are forms of Western botanical medicines prescribed at The Source Wellness Center.
If needed, our physicians are licensed to order labs and imaging. We will direct you to the nearest lab or imaging facility. Your results will be sent to us and we will review them with you.
For out of town patients we are happy to provide appointments over the phone and skype after an initial visit in the office. To take advantage of this service we require you to have a primary care practitioner in your hometown in case of emergencies.
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