Many of our chiropractic and massage therapy patients utilize a combination of Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture to help speed up their recovery and improve their overall health. Belltown Spine & Wellness Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist, Dr. Julie Sutton incorporates the six principles of Naturopathic Medicine as a part of each patient’s treatment plan.
The Healing Power of Nature
Every person’s body is inherently self-healing. Naturopathic doctors seek to identify and remove obstacles in order for one’s body to undergo this self-healing process.
Identify and Treat the Causes
The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than to eliminate or merely suppress symptoms. Dr. Julie Sutton's areas of specialty include, women’s health, endocrinology, weight management, nutrition, exercise programs, and pain management. She may recommend specific therapeutic exercises, individualized healthy diet/lifestyle changes, botanicals/herbs, and/or nutrient supplementation to address certain health conditions and achieve optimal wellness.
First Do No Harm
Naturopathic doctors utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat. They also avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
Doctor as Teacher
The foundation of the doctor-patient relationship is about educating patients and encouraging self-responsibility for health.
Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic medicine, takes into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual path.
This approach emphasizes disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Dr. Julie also provides hormone replacement therapy as a treatment option to support optimal health. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, can be offered to men or women who have low hormone levels. HRT can provide many health benefits, as well as increase one’s overall sense of well-being. You can visit the websites below for more information or call to schedule a complimentary informational consult with Dr. Julie to see if you are a candidate for HRT.