Washington DC Naturopathic Medicine
Washington DC's Top Naturopathic Practitioner
the Natural Method of Healing and Living
A Naturopathic Doctor You Can Trust
With 2 locations in Washington DC, Dr. Threlkel offers naturopathic medicine, combining the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic Medicine emphasizes prevention and self-care for optimal health; and when a patient already has a health condition employs both modern and traditional therapeutics including laboratory testing, herbs and nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, Bio-identical and natural hormone therapies and detoxification, with a preference for effective, natural approaches.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Do No Harm
Naturopathic medicine uses informed techniques and therapies that provide the patient with the least harmful and most functional approaches to treat the body and restore the patient’s ability to maintain optimal health.
Healing Power of Nature
(Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
Naturopathic medicine acknowledges that the body can heal itself based on its own building blocks. Each cell in the body is a living unit, which is continually working to regenerate and repair itself. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal.
Identify and Treat the Causes
Doctor as a Teacher
The naturopathic physician not only wants to diagnose a patient’s underlying cause of disease but also educate them about their illness and prevention ideas they should adapt to their daily lives. They empower their patients with a wealth of knowledge and transform their perception of health care.
Treating the Whole Patient
Naturopathic medicine focuses on the wellness of the whole patient. Specifically, this means that treating the whole individual involves giving specific personalized therapies that are particular to that person’s nutrition, genetics, lifestyle, exercise and ability to implement the suggestions.
The body does a remarkable job of healing itself. However, by incorporating some therapeutic assistance that focuses on a patient’s overall health, wellness, and disease prevention, these practices can provide the patient with long-lasting changes that focus on preventing instead of fixing.
The Therapeutic Order
To fully understand how naturopathic medicine helps heal a patient while respecting nature, you need first to understand the therapeutic order.
Therapeutic Order: What is it?
The therapeutic order is a set of guidelines that naturopathic physicians use when deciding their patients’ treatment plans. The order is divided into seven stages, with each stage providing the doctor with a different way to solve the patient’s problem and reduce their symptoms while using the least amount of invasive intervention possible.
Seven Stages of the Therapeutic Order
Remove Health Obstacles
The first stage focuses on removing anything that causes the patient any health disturbance. This can often involve addressing some common culprits (poor diet, digestive problems, excessive stress, toxic exposures, trauma, inadequate sleep, etc.) and devising a plan to get rid of them.