Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to aid relaxation and wellness and to treat disease. Sometimes called pressure acupuncture, acupressure is often thought of as simply acupuncture without the needles.
Botanical medicines are effective and safe when used properly, in the right dose and in the proper combinations with other herbs or treatments. A resurgence of scientific research in Europe, Asia and the United States is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in clinical situations.
Family Health Care
Dr. Gail Ravello is a primary care doctor who strictly uses natural medicine in her practice. She treats the whole family using nutrition, vitamins and supplements, homeopathy, botanical medicine and natural hormone therapy. Naturopathic medicine is safe for infants and during pregnancy. Please see commonly treated conditions.
This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old, and is widely accepted in other countries (The Royal Family of England uses a homeopathic physician.). Homeopathic medicines act to strengthen the body’s innate immune response; they seldom have side effects. Some conditions that conventional medicine has no effective treatment for respond well to homeopathy.
Physical medicine includes physiotherapy, using heat and cold, gentle electrical pulses, ultrasound, diathermy, hydrotherapy , exercise therapy, Craniosacral therapy and manipulation.
A growing body of scientific knowledge in this area is reflected in numerous professional journals of nutrition and dietary sciences, validating the naturopathic approach to diet and nutrition. Many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as they can by any other means, but with fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians receive more than 140 classroom hours in clinical nutrition; most medical doctors receive fewer than 20 hours.
Counseling and Stress Management
Mental attitudes and emotional states can be important elements in healing and disease. Naturopathic physicians are trained in various psychological techniques including counseling, nutritional balancing, stress management and biofeedback.
Craniosacral therapy is a technique that releases tightened, constricted tissue. It is among the gentlest of the bodywork therapies. It is unlike chiropractic manipulation in that there is no jolting of the body. Craniosacral therapy also holds an adjustment longer than chiropractic manipulation. Many clients get the results they need in three sessions. Others have the treatment done weekly for several months. What is Craniosacral?
We do all kinds of lab tests from chemistry screens, cholesterol, blood sugar, food allergy, environmental chemical testing, parasite testing, hormone and thyroid testing. We use blood, urine, salvia and stool testing.
Pediatric Health Care
We see children of all ages. We do well baby checks. We treat autism, ear infections, colds, allergies and gastrointestinal problems.
Integrative Cancer Treatments.
We work with your oncologist to help treat side effects of chemotherapy. Dr. Gail Ravello helps bring your body back to optimal health after cancer treatment.
We use deep tissue massage to work on specific massage pain, alignment and trigger points.