While singular symptoms can be managed, the goal of naturopathic medicine is to treat the root cause of the condition, thus treating your entire body. This holistic approach allows you to actively participate in managing your health through natural medicine while encouraging the self-healing process.
WHAT IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE?
The foundation of the naturopathic medicine is to identify and treat the root of the issue, thus treating the body as a whole. Rather than just suppressing symptoms, naturopathic doctors work to identify underlying causes of illness, and develop personalized treatment plans to address them. This holistic approach includes evaluating diet and lifestyle counseling, recommendations on nutritional or botanical supplements, homeopathy, nutritional supplementation, recommendations towards natural healing modalities such as acupuncture, and recommendations on lab tests or referrals to specialists when applicable.
Naturopathic doctors are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent and treat acute and chronic illness, restore and establish optimal health by supporting the body’s inherent ability to heal. NDs use diagnostic tools common in conventional medicine, such as detailed health, disease, and prescription drug histories, physical exams, and targeted laboratory testing and imaging. NDs also consider detailed diet history, lifestyle habits and choices, exercise history, and social/emotional factors to assess patients’ needs.
IS NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE RIGHT FOR ME?
Many people go through conventional medicine treatments and still experience "gray areas" that cannot be addressed or explained, leaving them feeling defeated or unsure where to turn, some are looking to avoid being on pharmaceutical drugs or highly addictive opioids their entire lives and want to try more natural remedies - this is where naturopathic medicine can step in. We believe you know your body better than anyone else, and want to continue to grow that relationship with yourself by collaborating with you on decisions regarding your care from an empowered and educated state of being.
As an empowered patient, here’s how our ND can support you:
Continually deepen your bodily awareness so you can more easily address imbalances and understand your symptoms.
Be prepared to ask questions and engage in a dialogue about your health and participate in decision-making about your treatment options.
No one-size-fits-all treatment plans here. After your visit, leave with a treatment plan uniquely tailored to you, your health status, your health goals, and your lifestyle.
Common disorders and conditions that we can address on a root level through Naturopathic Medicine:
ALLERGIES & ASTHMA
BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCES
COLD & FLU
CHRONIC SINUS CONGESTION
ECZEMA & SKIN SENSITIVITIES
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
HYPERMOBILE EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)
MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME (MCAS)
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth)
MEET DR. REECHA PATEL, ND
Dr. Reecha Patel is a trained Naturopathic Physician committed to being your partner in wellness. Dr. Patel received her Doctor of Naturopathic degree from National University of Health Sciences, where she also went on to obtain her Masters in Acupuncture with honors. She also obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.
Her journey in alternative medicine began when she was a young child growing up in an Indian household where Ayurvedic and other home remedies would be used to treat various conditions. She now strives to utilize her knowledge to bring patients back to a healthy state by getting to the root cause of their problems and using evidence-based natural therapies to treat them. Many of those therapies include botanical medicine, nutritional counseling, and hydrotherapy. She also has an interest in women’s health, mental illness, and most major hormonal imbalances.
Dr. Patel hopes to inspire her patients to live their healthiest lives, as naturally as possible. She focuses on determining the cause of conditions and works with patients to create comprehensive and realistic treatment plans.