San Jose Naturopathic Medicine - Naturopathic Family Health

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine focuses on supporting your inherent healing processes to achieve optimal health and wellness and prevent disease.

Changes in your health can be triggered by stresses on your body, such as toxic exposures, infections, unhealthy foods, or mental-emotional stress. These changes can cause symptoms throughout your body, including your energy and sleep, digestive function, skin health, your reproductive system, and your mental health.

Our Naturopathic Doctors work with you, in a supportive environment, to identify and remove obstacles and to strengthen your body, allowing you to achieve optimal health.

Our holistic approach to health involves exploring your physical health, nutritional choices, lifestyle choices, and mental-emotional wellness, and how they are linked together. This allows us to identify the true root cause of symptoms, which can then be addressed directly through intentional nutrition, natural medicines and health-promoting routines and activities.

Long-term sustainable improvements in health is our providers’ goal with all of our patients.

Commonly Treated Conditions

Our naturopathic doctors have experience treating a wide range of conditions.  Please contact us for a complementary phone consultation if you have more specific questions about how our providers can help improved your individual condition.

Some commonly treated conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Gastrointestinal health such as IBS, chronic constipation or diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, heartburn or reflux
  • Cardiovascular health such as high cholesterol or blood pressure
  • Dermatological concerns such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Ears, eyes, nose, throat concerns such as frequent ear infections, dry eyes, frequent sinus infections and chronic post nasal drip
  • Endocrine concerns such as thyroid dysfunction and disease and adrenal dysfunction
  • Fertility including egg and sperm quality and uterine lining issues
  • Immune function concerns such as frequent colds and flus and post-infection syndromes
  • Men’s health concerns including urinary and prostate health
  • Pediatric health including sleep, nutrition, skin and behavioral concerns
  • Respiratory health concerns such as asthma and frequent respiratory tract infection
  • Rheumatologic concerns such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • General complaints including fatigue, insomnia and general wellness

Please contact us if you have any questions about conditions treated or methodologies.

Naturopathic Medicine Appointments​

Naturopathic medicine appointments typically include the following:

  • A thorough discussion of your current symptoms and health history
  • For in person visits, your vitals (blood pressure, height and weight) and relevant physical exam
  • Complete annual physical exams and well woman exams, including pap smears as needed
  • Recommendations for lab evaluation, including conventional blood work as well as functional tests for closer examinations of the digestive system, hormone levels, and environmental toxicity
Naturopathic Medicine Appointments

Individualized comprehensive treatment plans, typically including:

Nutritional Recommendations

  • Individualized nutritional guidance for prevention as well as specific medical conditions
  • Education and resources on how to implement sustainable dietary changes
  • Clinical nutrition using professional grade supplements for target areas

Herbal Medicine

  • Professional grade plant-based medicines to support target areas

Prescription Medicines

  • When appropriate, our naturopathic doctors are able to prescribe some medications, including thyroid medications and hormone replacement therapy

Lifestyle Education

  • Recommendations to optimize sleep and energy
  • Stress management tools
  • Appropriate exercise

Our naturopathic doctor’s goal is to work with you to find the most effective natural treatments to help you feel your best, and to support you to incorporate beneficial changes for your health. Let us help you by providing the essential tools for you to feel healthy and well long-term.

Naturopathic Medicine Services

Our doctors take the time to listen to your history and health concerns, recommend testing to assist in evaluation and work with you to create a treatment plan that will help optimize your health.

  • Adult comprehensive appointments  include a thorough discussion and evaluation of your past and present health concerns
  • Acute adult appointments focus on an immediate concern, such as symptoms suggesting a urinary tract infection or a respiratory infection
  • Annual physical and gynecological exams include a thorough physical exam and discussion of related health concerns

Our integrative approach to pediatric health focuses on optimizing health and preventing of disease through intentional nutrition and health-promoting routines and activities. Our doctors provide a range of services for our pediatric patients, from acute issues such as ear infections and common colds to routine well child exams.

  • Pediatric comprehensive appointments focus on optimizing health and preventing disease through intentional nutrition, routines and activities
  • Acute pediatric appointments are available for immediate concerns such as common colds and ear infections

Depending on your needs, our doctors may recommend diagnostic or investigative lab work or imaging. Some of the laboratories we commonly use include:

  • Quest Diagnostics
  • LabCorp
  • Bioreference Laboratories
  • Boston Heart
  • Doctors Data
  • IGenX
  • Meridian Valley Laboratories
  • Genova
  • Great Plains Laboratory
  • US Biotek
  • Spectracell

The Naturopathic Family Health supplement dispensary gives our patients access to physician grade supplements and herbal medicines. We maintain an in office dispensary of supplements commonly recommended by our providers. We also give supplement recommendations through the online dispensary services Fullscipt, allowing our patients to easily order online from a trusted distributor.

The supplements we recommended are thoroughly reviewed by our providers for quality and effectiveness. The herbal medicines we recommend are produced by quality tested, certified organic farms whenever possible.

Naturopathic Medicine Services

Naturopathic Medicine in California

Due to the scope of practice limitations in California, we recommend that all of our patients, adult and pediatric, maintain a relationship with their conventional primary care provider or pediatrician. Our naturopathic doctors have limited prescribing ability and are not able to administer vaccines in the state of California.

Naturopathic medicine is guided by the following six principles:

Naturopathic doctors prioritize the safest treatments, and only explore further options when necessary.
The body has an innate ability to heal itself and this process can be naturally supported by removing obstacles that impair health and strengthening different parts of the body. Medicines derived from nature, such as herbal formulas and fresh organic vegetables and fruit, are central to building a foundation of health. Creating a lifestyle that integrates connection with nature is fundamental for health and wellness.

Naturopathic doctors identify and treat the underlying root cause of disease, providing long-term resolution without suppressing symptoms.

Every part of the human body is connected, and different symptoms are often linked to one another by a shared underlying cause. A holistic approach explores physical health, nutrition, lifestyle, and mental-emotional wellness together.
Naturopathic doctors educate patients about their health and teach the key steps for supporting the body’s own healing process. This creates a supportive environment ideal for learning about the body and implementing key steps to feel well.
Instead of starting treatment after illness has set in, Naturopathic Doctors specialize in building a foundation of health that is resilient against disease.

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