Services

Grassroots Natural Medicine provides an integrated approach combining both oriental and naturopathic medical philosophies. The following is a list of the services offered.  If you are interested in a particular modality, you may schedule an appointment for that type of session.  If you have a condition and would like help, but are unsure of which modality would be most effective, come for a free 15 minute consultation and you will receive a recommendation for the form(s) of healing that will be most beneficial.

Natural Medicine Services

Clinical Nutrition

Nutrition is the cornerstone of Naturopathic Medicine or Natural Medicine.  Examination of the diet for sensitivities, allergies, and/or deficiencies, and minimizing the intake of harmful or weakening foods or substances is the basis for restoring health.  Vitamins, minerals, nutrients, enzymes and diet are used to strengthen the body’s ability to heal, regulate, rebuild and function at a healthy level.

Lifestyle Counseling

Stress, mental attitudes and emotional states can be important elements in healing and disease. Nauropathic Doctors are trained in different counselingand stress management techniques. In addition, naturopaths attend to environmental and lifestyle factors that affect health.

Botanical Medicine

Plants have been used as medicine for as long as people have been getting sick.  Plants possess energetic qualities and chemicals that can both support the bodies ability to heal and directly influence biochemistry.  Naturopathic Doctors are adept at combining centuries of traditional knowledge with the most up to date scientific research on plant medicine.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that uses dilutions of natural substances made from plants, animals, and minerals to stimulate the individuals’ innate healing ability and/or to remove blockages to healing.  It was founded well over 200 years ago and is now used widely in Europe and India.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle form of bodywork which can promote relaxation and release of restrictions in the body. It is used to evaluate and enhance the functioning of the craniosacral system which consists of the layers of connective tissue (fascia) surrounding the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull and sacrum, and the cerebrospinal fluid which moves rhythmically through these structures. With light touch, the practitioner can feel for changes or blockages in the flow of the craniosacral rhythm throughout the body and aid in its release. CST can help with headaches, insomnia, musculoskeletal pain, TMJ, anxiety, fatigue, fibromyalgie, and many other conditions.

Detoxification

Seasonal detoxification and fasting has been a regular part of traditional cultures from around the world. Naturopathic Medicine looks to the functioning of the digestive system as a reflection of vitality in the body. In today’s modern world, through our dietary choices, we often overload our bodies with excessive calories and food additives which do not promote our wellbeing. Temporarily changing our eating patterns, incorporating specific foods and nutrients, and stimulating the various organs of elimination are used to increase health. Specific programs are designed when working with patients who have serious health concerns, as well as, those who wish to learn how to make it a part of their lifestyle.

Exercise Therapy

Exercise is important for strength, mobility, detoxification, and general overall health.  Dr. SaltPaw is a big advocate of getting his patients to move and strecth to the best of their abilities. Exercise is usually a core aspect of any of his healing plans. Dr. SaltPaw has over twenty years experience helping patients develop useful exercise regimes to help with many conditions.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to bring about a particular response in the body.  Hydrotherapy can be administered with hot or cold packs, baths, saunas or steam.

Pain Management

Dr. SaltPaw uses acupuncture, various forms of bodywork, heat, cold packs, nutrition, and topical applications of soothing compounds to help patients with pain.

Packages Offered

Weight Loss – Ultralite weight loss progam.  Contact us or click here for more details.

Acupuncture – Five visit and ten visit packages are offered. Contact us for more details.

Payment

Cash, credit card, and check are all accepted. Dr. SaltPaw will accept insurance for acupuncture services. Dr. SaltPaw is an in network provider with United Healthcare and Cigna. If you are attempting to use insurance please verify that your coverage will pay for services and that your deductible has been met.


WHAT HAPPENS IN A VISIT?

A full history of the present illness is taken with a complete review of past medical history. Past lab work may also be reviewed. This part of the visit lasts 60 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the complexity of the case.  Recommendations are made after the visit.  A 10 minute phone call is scheduled a few days after the initial visit to answer any questions about the recommendations. Consistent follow-up visits are highly encouraged. It is Dr. SaltPaw’s philosophy that improvement of a chronic illness does not occur overnight, but it takes a steady commitment to the journey back to health that cultivates lasting positive change.

House Calls

With advance scheduling, Dr. SaltPaw may travel to see clients. Please call for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Kindly allow 24 hours’ notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. You will be billed for late cancellations and missed appointments.

All new patients should review the Privacy Policy and  fill out the New Patient Intake Form, and the Privacy Policy Receipt before the first visit.  You can get these forms by clicking on the respective links under the Forms tab to the right.