What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine holds that we have it within ourselves to heal.
A Naturopathic Physician is trained to employ nutritional counseling, botanical and homeopathic medicine, hydrotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine, physical medicine (including Bowen Therapy, Massage Therapy) and energetic medicine. A regular part of practice also includes more conventional methods such as ordering lab work and other diagnostic testing. Currently, licensed Connecticut Naturopaths cannot prescribe pharmaceutical medication. Dr. Storch treats many patients who use pharmaceutical medication, however, and she is happy to collaborate with regular medical doctors.
The goal of Naturopathic medicine is to search for the cause of the problem and treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. We strive to use the least harmful therapies. Caring for and educating the patient, with an emphasis on prevention, is important to us. We engage the patient as an active participant on their journey to maximum health!
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, rather interest their patients in the care of the human frame through lifestyle and diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease," - Thomas Edison.
How can Naturopathic Medicine help me?
At any age, naturopathic medicine can help you access your own power to treat and prevent illness. Your first visit consists of an hour of extensive history taking, including review of your current medications and/or supplements. In between the first and second visit, we follow up by requesting lab work and/or reviewing previous physician's records. You will then create a diet diary for one week. Think of food as your fuel; it is important to know what is going on with you! At the second visit, we pull together the pieces as we get a complete picture of your dynamic system.
We can help you with the following (and so much more!)...
Tick Borne Illness and treatment
Detoxification and elimination
Colds, Flu and Sinus Infections
Pregnancy & Postpartum Support
Work and School Physicals