Improving Sleep Naturally

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A peaceful night’s sleep is important for allowing the body to reset. While you are off in dreamland, your body is hard at work fixing and repairing vital functions throughout the whole system. Lack of sleep can disrupt your life in more ways than one. Your brain relays on sleep to form new pathways for learning and memory. A night of poor sleep can interfere with your ability to make decisions, cause “foggy brain”, disrupt emotions and behavior. The brain is not the only thing affected by poor sleep, obesity, immune health, hormones, blood pressure, growth and development all depend on a good night’s rest.

 

There are numerous causes that contribute to insomnia. Anxiety, sleep apnea, poor sleep hygiene, caffeine consumption, and low blood glucose levels are just a few culprits. Botanical’s such as chamomile or Valerian tea an hour before bed can help relax the nervous system for people that tend to be slightly anxious at bedtime. Physical medicine, such as Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) and biofeedback breathing techniques can also have overwhelming benefits to calm the body and mind. Medical interventions, such as, sleep studies and CPAP devices may also be necessary.

 

At The Center for Integrative Wellness, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Mullane take an individualized approach to all their patients. After reviewing and discussing a thorough intake form of your history, they will problem solve to find the holistic solution for getting you a good night rest.

Holistic, Homeopathic, and Natural Doctors Oh My!

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homeopathtic medicine, homeopathy, natural medicine, doctor, naturopath

I am a naturopathic physician. Unfortunately the majority of people I meet have no idea what it means. I get responses like “So you’re a homeopath”, “So you don’t believe in drugs and do everything natural”, and my favorite response, “So you use marijuana to treat a lot of stuff”. It would be much easier for me to simply say I’m a wellness doctor or a holistic doctor but what do those terms mean?

 

A Naturopathic Physician is a profession recognized and defined by the United State Department of Labor as a primary care physician. Technically there is no such thing as a holistic, integrative, alternative, wellness, natural, homeopathic, or even complementary doctor. Sure people call themselves these titles but literally anyone and I mean anyone can identify themselves by these titles. Not anyone can call themselves a Naturopathic Physician.

 

Naturopathic physicians complete a bachelors degree before completing about 5,000 hours of training in subjects varying from Biochemistry and Cell Physiology to Physical and Botanical Medicine. We even take courses in pharmacology and minor surgery because there is a time and place of more invasive approaches.

 

We have schools that are accredited at the national level (not state) and have boards that are recognized by the United States Department of Education. For more information please follow the links below:
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) – Accrediting Agency
North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) – National Board
American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) – Accredited  naturopathic medical schools