Introducing Naturopathic Medicine to Aaaah…Wellness
Introducing our newest doctor to Aaaah…Wellness, Inc. Dr Neil Morris prior to becoming a Naturopathic Medical Doctor was a nurse working with Banner hospital doing bone marrow biopsies, ICU, home health care and working in many other capacities when he developed an injury that was not healing with the use of traditional medicine and a friend told him about doing some more natural procedures which at the time he thought would never help him. He decided to try some procedures in a field of regenerative medicine done by a naturopath which he knew little about. His results were phenomenal. This is when he knew he wanted to study this field and become one of the best in his field.
Regenerative medicine includes procedures such as “STEM CELL THERAPY”, “PRP”, “Perineural”, and Prolotherapy. Why would you need to have one or more of these types of procedures.
- Stem Cell Therapy – These cells come are injected into a part of the body which can tremendously help repair the body. They work by regenerating new healthy cells and differentiating into a wide range of specialized cell types. Once injected, stem cells follow inflammatory signals from damaged tissues and have multiple ways of repairing these damaged areas.
- PRP – Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.
- PIT – Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is a superficial type of injection which helps with nerve pain. Many people that have neuropathy may have great success with this type of treatment.
- Prolotherapy – Prolotherapy is known as a Non-Surgical Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Regenerative Joint Injection. It is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s healing processes to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue such as cartilage.
We have combined the best parts of each therapy to include chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, physical medicine and naturopathic regenerative medicine to help patients heal from the most complex musculoskeletal conditions and pain problems.
How are Naturopathic Doctors different than Medical Doctors and Osteopaths?
- Remove Obstacles to Health. Health, the “natural state” of one’s body, is disturbed by obstacles that lead to disease. The first step in returning to health is to remove the entities that disturb health such as: poor diet, digestive disturbances, inappropriate and chronic stress levels, and individual disharmony. Naturopathic doctors construct a healthy regimen based on an individual’s “obstacles to health” to change and improve the terrain in which the disease developed. This allows additional therapeutics to have the most beneficial effects possible.
- Stimulate the Self-Healing Mechanisms. NDs use therapies to stimulate and strengthen the body’s innate self-healing and curative abilities. These therapies include modalities such as clinical nutrition, botanical medicines, constitutional hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and acupuncture.
- Strengthen Weakened Systems. Systems that need repair are addressed at this level of healing. Naturopathic doctors have an arsenal of therapeutics available to enhance specific tissues, organs or systems including: lifestyle interventions, dietary modifications, botanical medicine, orthomolecular therapy (use of substances that occur naturally in the body such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals), and homeopathy.
- Correct Structural Integrity. Physical modalities such as spinal manipulation, massage therapy, and craniosacral therapy are used to improve and maintain skeletal and musculature integrity.
- Use Natural Substances to Restore and Regenerate. Naturopathic medicine’s primary objective is to restore health, not to treat pathology. However, when a specific pathology must be addressed, NDs employ safe, effective, natural substances that do not add toxicity or additionally burden the already distressed body.