Naturopathy: Natural or Holistic Medicine
Naturopathy is an integrative approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity and inherent healing capacity of the individual person. Natural medicine principles respect the intelligence of nature’s healing process. Methods of treatment are chosen to work with the patient’s own vital force, and include such diverse therapies as homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition, hydrotherapy, and pharmacology.
How Naturopathy is Used
As a traditional naturopath, Annie determines deficiencies in patients’ health based on a medical assessment, symptoms, and Applied Kinesiology.
Tools used to rebalance/restore patient health:
Applied Kinesiology (AK)
Applied Kinesiology (AK, or muscle response testing) is a diagnostic tool to test organs (e.g. the liver, pancreas), endocrines (e.g. adrenal glands, thyroid), the nervous system, emotions, food allergies and more. An AK practitioner tests the patient’s neuromuscular system to find imbalances, and then corrects them using natural supplements.
Annie combines AK with MediPoint, a computer software program with an ampullar test kit. Based on the law of compensation and homeostasis in the body, MediPoint is a standardized holistic approach to natural medicine. Patient handouts give detailed explanations of each organ or endocrine imbalance and holistic treatment protocols.
Acupuncture and Qi (Chi)
Acupuncture is an ancient medical tradition from China. Acupuncture is based on the belief that energy (Qi, or Chi) flows via energy channels (meridians) throughout the body. When disease, injury or pain occur, the channels may become blocked. Flow of Qi is disrupted, creating imbalance in the liver or kidneys, for example. An acupuncturist unblocks the channels by inserting fine, sterile needles into specific acupoints along meridians, to stimulate natural balance, free flow of Qi, and the healing of disease.
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A Sonoma County Acupuncture, Naturopathy, and Homeopathy Clinic
Annie Osborn provides acupuncture and natural/holistic medicine treatment including homeopathy, thyroid or adrenal disorder treatment, hormone imbalance, menopause, depression, fibromyalgia, fertility, PMS, depression, chronic fatigue and chronic pain for the following cities in Sonoma County: Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Cotati, Sonoma, Windsor, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Penngrove, Kenwood, Bodega Bay, Bay area, Glen Ellen, Napa.