Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a great option for individuals with acute or chronic health concerns, or for anyone looking to improve their overall health and performance.

Naturopathic Doctors are primary care health professionals who integrate medical diagnostics with therapies such as clinical nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle modification, IV therapy and acupuncture. Naturopathic medicine addresses conditions by treating the underlying cause, rather than just addressing symptoms. It can be highly effective in treating gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, infertility, skin disorders, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety and fatigue.

Our Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Stacey Richards

General Health

Chronic conditions that interfere with your wellbeing can be alleviated by improving overall health, supporting immune function with nutrition and supplements, identifying and eliminating aggravating factors such as food sensitivities, and improving hydration, sleep and stress levels. Conditions such as fatigue, poor immune function, gastrointestinal issues, skin disorders, and chronic headaches can also be addressed with acupuncture.

Neural Prolotherapy

Neural Prolotherapy is the injection of medical grade sugar just under the skin to promote healing of injured nerves and restoration of tissue function. Neural Prolotherapy is effective in treating nerve pain that is associated with injuries to tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.

Injection Therapy

Vitamin injections are useful in immune boosting, competitive exercise preparation and recovery, health maintenance and as an adjunct to treating low energy and fatigue. The higher doses and immediate biological availability of vitamins and minerals ensure benefit to the body at the cellular level.

Diagnostic lab testing

We use contemporary diagnostic techniques and state-of-the-art lab tests to analyze factors such as hormones, food sensitivities, and nutrient levels.

Energy and Recovery

Energy and recovery are vital factors in sustaining high performance and reducing injury and illness. Nutrition, hydration, electrolyte balance, sleep, supplementation, stress and hormones have significant effect on energy levels; we work with you to identify natural and sustainable strategies to impact your health and improve training results. Detailed nutritional analysis helps us to give recommendations that ensure training demands are met. Supplementation and vitamin injections boost immunity, aid in recovery, and treat low energy and fatigue.

Allergy Treatment

Seasonal allergies can have a huge effect on performance. Therapies such as acupuncture, supplementation and nutritional analysis can help to alleviate allergy symptoms by improving immunity and eliminating dietary and lifestyle factors that exacerbate symptoms.

Gastrointestinal Issues and Allergies/Food Sensitivities

Naturopathic medicine can address anything from low-grade food sensitivities (dairy, gluten etc.) to more complex GI issues with symptoms such as eczema, poor immune system function, seasonal allergies and chronic headaches. Food sensitivity testing is a useful tool that can be used in addition to a food-sensitivity diet to reveal foods that are detrimental to overall health.

Women’s Health

Naturopathic medicine can help women prevent and treat an array of disorders directly caused by or influenced by hormones, including infertility, PCOS, acne, and fatigue.

Pregnancy Support

Naturopathic medicine can assist with symptoms of pregnancy like sciatic nerve pain, reflux, and nausea; and in ensuring proper nutrition and supplementation to support the health of mom and baby. In later stages of pregnancy RVH offers pre-birth acupuncture to assist the body with labor preparation and the efficiency of contractions. Induction acupuncture is offered to those women who have passed their due date.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning by inserting very fine, sterile, disposable needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise points on the body. These points help to stimulate several body mechanisms including the autonomic nervous system, the endocrine system, and immune system. Conditions that respond to acupuncture include headaches, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and fertility.