Naturopathic Doctors are taught to use many natural modalities to help patients return to health. The specific modalities Dr. Morstein uses include:
Nutrition is the core of health. Our food can cause problems in us in numerous ways:
- We have food allergies where are we allergic to what we eat. This scientifically has been shown to cause everything from esophageal reflux, asthma, ulcerative colitis, migraine, and many other problems.
- We have intolerances where we cannot tolerate what we eat—such as a lactose intolerance.
- The food we eat is low in nutrients, which are vital for the proper functioning of our bodies.
- The food we eat is pro-inflammatory to our bodies, and produces pain, stiffness, soreness in us.
- The food affects our hormones, and causes havoc on our thyroid, or our adrenals, our pancreas, our reproductive hormones.
- The food we eat causes wear and tear of our body organs being low in antioxidants and high in chemicals, preservatives, colorings, pesticides, genetically modified genes, and other serious detrimental changes in food brought on by our large food companies.
Dr. Morstein compassionately and non-judgmentally analyzes food intake in nearly all of her patients.
Supplementation can be used to speed up the healing of the body when nutrient status has been sub-par and illnesses have developed as a result. Through properly applied supplementation, prescribed in an ethical and moral protocol, patients can see their health return quicker than they ever imagined, and they can also notice that following their health regimen is easier.
Supplements include vitamins and minerals, amino acids, enzymes, glandulars, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, cleansing powders, fiber, specialty products to enhance various organs of the body such as to stop food cravings, to stimulate the thyroid or adrenals, to heal up the intestines, and so forth.
Dr. Morstein’s clinic contains a full dispensary to ensure where patients are able to obtain the highest quality nutrients in a convenient place, bypassing all the confusing and at times untruthful hype and hyperbole which patients face seeking help in various Health Food Stores and on the internet.
Botanical Medicine is the therapeutic use of Western and Chinese herbs in the healthcare of patients. Botanical Medicine is prescribed via alcohol-based tinctures, glycerin-based liquids, encapsulated herbs, herbal salves and herbal teas.
This ancient form of medicine is recognized as having fantastic healing properties. Dr. Morstein knows which herbs are effective and safe for individual patients.
Dr. Morstein sees many women and men with a multitude of hormone dysregulation problems. The female reproductive system can be problematic for some women before, during and after menopause. Men also face lowered levels of testosterone which is associated with lower libido and increased risk of developing diabetes. Both sexes may have “burnt out” adrenals, which can no longer effective produce cortisol and DHEA. Thyroid difficulties is rampant now in American and many people struggle through their days not being properly diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid.
Bioidentical hormones are, at times, necessary to treat the above conditions. Dr. Morstein has lectured on using these products to other physicians and the public and is highly skilled at prescribing them.
Homeopathy is a very specific type of treatment where minute doses of herbs, minerals, microorganisms, or animal products are safely prepared and given to patients to stimulate their capacity to heal. It works off the principle of Like Cures Like and was originally founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Dr. Morstein has been certified in naturopathic medicine as a Diplomate of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, which proves her extra training and competence in using this modality.
Vertebrae in our spine can become fixated in maladapted positions, which brings tension, referred nerve pain, headaches, dizziness and other concerns. Naturopathic Manipulation is a safe and effective way to help the vertebrae get back to proper ergonomics.
Hydrotherapy (water therapy)
There are numerous home treatments patients can do for sore throats, sinus problems, chest infections, fingernail infections and so forth, which enable patients to simply help their bodies to heal. Dr. Morstein oftentimes uses hydrotherapy with acute illnesses, as it is safe for all ages, easy to do, and very nurturing, as well as helping the body to fight off infections much quicker.
There are times when regular prescription drugs are necessary—when an acute infection is more than the body can handle, or when some chronic condition has progressed enough that at least temporarily, body health needs a prescription to get it back on track. Dr. Morstein has full prescriptive rights in the state of Arizona, and judiciously prescribes medications only on an “As Needed” basis.
Our doctors spend a great deal of time with patients counseling them about diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, breathing properly, and getting sunshine outdoors in nature. All of these factors are vital components to achieving and maintaining health.