In a matter of weeks, it will be cold and flu season. Now picture yourself, watery eyes and runny nose…elbow deep in tissues and wishing you weren’t so achy and chilled. What to do?! Do you suffer through it? Or find someone to run to the pharmacy and grab an assortment of decongestants, pain relievers and fever reducers? OR…do you pick up the phone and call your doctor…your Naturopathic Doctor!?
Wait…what?! Who? But they only treat preventatively, right? And don’t they mostly preach healthy diets and eating? What benefit could there possibly be in chatting with them now?!
And there lies the misconception. Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s) treat preventatively, yes. But we are also there for you in your acute, short term health needs too!
The beauty of seeing an ND is you have them in your corner for when those acute concerns do come up.
Cold or flu? We’ll recommend support for the body as it’s working hard to fight the infection. That fever needs to be there, for example. So, let’s provide as much comfort & ‘encouragement’ while your body does its thing. Your throat keeps tickling and chest hurts from all that unmoving phlegm? Why not take a soothing herbal formula which also helps get the mucous out! Or an effective anti-microbial added to kick those microbes’ butts. Perhaps a homeopathic remedy is needed, prescribed for your specific symptoms.
And why stop at coughs and colds? Have the beginning signs of a bladder infection but want to avoid antibiotics? We’ll check it out, test for an infection and treat with our arsenal of natural supports.
If infections aren’t your thing…maybe your joints are flaring up as the weather changes. Let’s decrease the inflammation and see your pain diminish! How about some acupuncture, anti-inflammatory botanicals and, yes, foods;).
And I know a few of you will be suffering from seasonal allergies starting, well, now. Why not find some relief from ‘natural anti-histamines’, homeopathics or some simple diet changes.
It’s true, the basis of naturopathy is to treat via prevention, and educate towards sustainable health. However, we’re all human, and come across acute health problems now and again. So just know, that as a Naturopathic doctor, I’m here, ready and able to help with those issues too!
To make an appointment with Dr. Janzen or Dr. Jasper, call 204-774-5521.