Naturopathic Treatments are based on traditional and modern natural approaches.
Nutrition: Nutrition and Lifestyle is the corner stone that optimizes all other treatments. Nutrition provides the building blocks for imperative informational process to occur daily. You are what you eat, It’s true! Personalized diets, vitamin and mineral supplements, and enzyme therapies are implemented in each treatment plan. Education about healthy food choices, and healthy daily habits is also emphasized. Dr. Caruso will also help you identify risk factors and make recommendations to help you optimize your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Botanical Medicine: The use of plant based medicines and compounds is often beneficial for certain conditions. Dr. Caruso is trained to identify the interactions between herbs, medications and supplements. She often makes custom formulations providing the most personalized treatment available.
Homeopathy:The primary principle of homeopathy is that like cures like. A symptom or pattern of symptoms can be healed by a modified version of a substance in nature that can induce similar symptoms. In other words by finding the substance in nature (plant, mineral or animal based) which can actually cause the same condition we are experiencing, we can take a dose so dilute that it is absolutely safe and still gives our bodies just the information it needs to stimulate many levels of cure. Homeopathic remedies correctly chosen are capable of affecting cure for acute symptoms and as well as deep personal concerns. Based on the energetic of naturally derived substances that help the body expel disease and attain balance, homeopathic products do not interact with medications, herbs or supplements. How these very minute doses can have such resonance in our bodies has yet to be defined, though the quantum physics may one day provide answers.
Biotherapuetic drainage: A system of treatment based on homeopathy and Chinese medicine. It promotes detoxifying of the body by regulating the natural routes of elimination and then getting rid of the accumulations of toxins. The ultimate goal of drainage is to restore normal physiology through detoxification and re-education of organs to bring the body back homeostatic balance.
Hydrotherapy: The philosophy underlying naturopathic hydrotherapy is that health and healing is proportional to normal flow of healthy blood. Hot and cold applications to the skin via water cause changes in the circulation of the blood and lymph which lead to changes at the cellular, tissue, organ and organ system levels of the body.
Aromatherapy: Essential oils are some of the most concentrated natural extracts know. They have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, hormonal and psychological effects on the body. With the ability to penetrate cell membranes, traveling throughout the body and enhance electrical frequencies they have profound effects on both physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. Raindrop Technique involves the application of nine essential oils sequentially “dropped” over the spine from a height of about six inches. The oils are then massaged into the back along the spine. With the theory that many types of spinal misalignments are caused by viral or bacterial invaders lying dormant along the spine creating inflammation the specific oils used reduce inflammation and have antibacterial, anit-viral properties. The entire application process takes about one hour while the oils continue to work in the body for up to seven days.
Ortho-Bionomy: A gentle, non-invasive, osteopathically-based form of body therapy which is highly effective in working with chronic stress, injuries and pains or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. The practitioner uses gentle movements and positions of the body to facilitate the change of stress and pain patterns. A strong focus is placed on the comfort of the individual, no forceful manipulations are used. The practitioner also suggests home exercises that individuals can do to further facilitate the neuromuscular re-education process begun in the session. Ortho-Bionomy is very effective in helping alleviate both acute and chronic pain and stress patterns by reducing chronic muscle tension, soothing the joints, increasing flexibility, improving circulation, and relaxing the entire body.
Lady-Comp, Baby-Comp: Lady-Comp® and Baby-Comp® are professional medical computer devices that were researched and developed for universal family planning: contraception (Lady-Comp®) and conception (Baby-Comp®). It is a portable mini computer (3 cm x 14 cm and weighs only 200 g) with an attached thermometer. The digital display and operation of the device are easy to use and understand. No charts to draw or interpret. This single device performs 3 functions:
1. It gathers information (Takes your daily waking temperature and ask for your menstruation dates)
2. It stores and evaluates this data within its computer components
3. It reliably indicates fertility level for each individual day (Lady Comp®) and indicates if you are pregnant (Baby Comp®)
The process of taking your waking temperature is intelligently controlled by internal computer to avoid possible errors, such as position of thermometer, length of reading time etc.
Because the device is able to perform almost all functions to interpret your menstrual cycle and fertility, your involvement is minimal. All you have to do is press one button and take your temperature each morning upon rising (takes less than one minute). The device even times the reading for you, so you can accurately use it if you are half asleep!
Your fertile and infertile days in your monthly cycle are predicted in a simple, rapid and reliable manner. Best of all, it doesn't interfere with your natural body functions.