Glossary of Terms

ANTHROPOSOPHICAL MEDICINE

Anthroposophic medicine is an integrative approach to treatment that extends and enhances health outcomes by looking outside of isolated symptoms towards a more holistic conception of health. This conception includes physical, psychological and spiritual health, as well as the impact of a person’s environment and social context.

Anthroposophic medicine focuses on how to keep people healthy rather than on why they fall ill; this is called the “salutogenic” approach.

The anthroposophic medical approach is designed to complement conventional medicine. Anthroposophic medical doctors are qualified physicians who have received additional training to integrate anthroposophic medicine into their conventional practices.

CERVICAL ESCHAROTIC TREATMENT

Cervical escharotic treatments are a non-surgical treatment alternative to loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), cryotherapy, conization and laser ablation for individuals who have been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia which is a pre-cancerous condition of the cervix. Naturopathic doctors cervical escharotic treatments to successfully treat dysplasia and HPV.

COLD LASER THERAPY

Cold laser therapy is the use of light as a medical treatment, which generates continuous and pulsed emissions to encourage anti-inflammatory results. The cold laser uses infrared light, which one cannot see or feel, to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain. The anti-inflammatory effects of the infrared light work at the cellular level. Unlike modalities such as cortisone injections and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pills, laser does not suppress inflammation but rather stimulates the body’s cells to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain

DERMATOLOGY

Dermatology refers to the branch of medicine dealing with skin, hair and nails and its diseases.

EXOSOME THERAPY

Exosome treatment contains growth factors, messenger RNA, micro RNA, cytokines and other biologically active molecules in conjunction with stem cell therapy to speed up healing benefit. Exosome therapy can be injected into the affected area like in orthopedic injuries or given intravenously for anti-aging.

HOLISTIC

A holistic approach means to provide support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. … A holistic approach focusses on a person’s wellness and not just their illness or condition.

HOMEOPATHY

Homeopathy is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. Homeopathy is holistic because it treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labeled sickness.

HORMONE THERAPY

Hormone therapy is used to replace hormones lacking in the body including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone that decrease as the body ages.

INFRARED SAUNA

Infrared saunas help to detoxify the body, increase energy production, improve tissue healing, enhance sleep and decrease inflammation.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.

OZONE THERAPY

Ozone therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas into your body to treat a disease or wound.

PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

THERMOGRAPHY

Thermography is a test that uses an infrared camera to detect heat patterns and blood flow in body tissues and help recognize and diagnose issues and cancer.

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