Naturopathic Medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that blends modern scientific knowledge and medical training with the ancient wisdom of natural healing. The guiding philosophy in Naturopathic Medicine is to treat the root cause of disease using safe and gentle therapies, which stimulate the body to begin healing.
Naturopathic care may include:
- Clinical nutrition
- Lifestyle counseling
- Herbal medicine
- Physical medicine
- Recommendations for nutritional supplements to enhance cellular function or reduce stress and inflammation
- Mindfulness training
- Laboratory testing and physical exam may be incorporated into naturopathic visits as part of the assessment and diagnostic process, and coordination of care with other members of a patient’s healthcare team may be recommended to improve treatment outcomes.
Note: Naturopathic medicine does not replace or serve as primary care in the state of Maryland.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of bodywork which can promote deep relaxation and release of restriction patterns in the body. In a cranio-sacral therapy session, the practitioner works with the body’s cranio-sacral 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 ebbs and flows through these structures. Through light touch and gentle pressure, the practitioner can feel for changes or blockages in the flow of the cranio-sacral rhythm throughout the body and help allow them to release. CST is helpful in treating adults and children with headaches, insomnia, anxiety, musculoskeletal pain, jaw tension, history of trauma, concussions and many other conditions.
“Dr. Emily is an amazing healer and compassionate practitioner who takes the time to listen without judgment. I know, without a doubt, I would not have the same confidence, joy and happiness I possess today if I had not embarked on cranio-sacral therapy with her. She has empowered me with the necessary tools and techniques to combat ACEs, anxiety and PTSD to achieve my ultimate goal of inner peace and harmony. She truly has been a miracle in my life!” – J.S.