Can Naturopathic Medicine Help My Conditions?
With over 18 years of experience, Dr. Frank has encountered almost every health condition. Often the most challenging cases are the ones that end up at a naturopathic doctor because the patient has either exhausted all their medical options, or conventional medical treatment has nothing to offer or is unsatisfactory. There are no limitations to the health problems that naturopathic medicine can help with, either as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with your conventional medical care.
For more details on the naturopathic treatment approach Dr. Frank would use for the following conditions, and research supporting naturopathic medicine, click on the condition links below:
Abnormal PAPs – cervical dysplasia, LSIL, HSIL, CIN I, II or III. Naturopathic treatment can address the HPV virus, boost your immune system and heal the cervix.
Acne – face, back or chest acne in teens or adults. Balancing hormones through diet, herbs, vitamins and minerals can help clear your skin.
Adenomyosis – endometriosis in the muscular walls of the uterus. Treating the root cause of adenomyosis or endometriosis means correcting estrogen dominance.
Adrenal Fatigue – low energy due to adrenal gland insufficiency. Stress depletes vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients for adrenal gland function. Replenishing specific nutrients helps restore healthy function.
Anxiety – worry or high stress, including panic attacks. There are many possible causes of anxiety – neurotransmitter imbalance, hormone imbalance, poor adrenal function, overactive thyroid – naturopathic medicine can get at the root of each of these.
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) – overgrowth of Gardnerella vaginalis. Natural remedies can kill off Gardnerella, and restore healthy probiotic bacteria to protect the vagina from recurrence.
Cervical Dysplasia – abnormal cells found on PAP smear. As a naturopathic doctor, I help treat the HPV virus, boost immune function and promote a healthy cervix.
Cervicitis – inflammation of the cervix. Inflammation can be due to food sensitivities, infection, allergic reaction to condoms etc. Finding the source of the irritation is the key to reducing cervicitis.
Dysmenorrhea – painful periods. Although painful periods are common, it is not a normal occurrence and often indicates a hormone imbalance. Naturopathic medicine can address that imbalance.
Endometriosis – painful periods, uterine cells in the abdominal cavity that respond to estrogen fluctuations and cause pain at any point in the menstrual cycle. Like adenomyosis, rebalancing hormones helps ease endometriosis pain and improve fertility.
Fatigue – tiredness, low energy, may be due to lack of sleep, iron deficiency, low thyroid function, low adrenal gland function. Finding the root cause of fatigue is half the battle, then as a naturopathic doctor I can tackle it.
Fertility – whether trying to enhance overall fertility or treat problems with infertility due to endometriosis, PCOS, age-related or unexplained. I have had many women who conceived entirely naturally after being told they couldn’t. Treating the root of fertility problems works.
Fibroids – benign uterine lining growths that can cause heavy bleeding, infertility and iron deficiency. Depending on size (under 6 cm is best), fibroids can be successfully treated through natural medicine.
Friable Cervix – a friable cervix is an easily irritated cervix that can bleed. Removing the source of the irritation, vitamins and herbs help the cervix to heal.
Hair Loss in Women – hair loss can be due to low thyroid, low iron, PCOS, androgenic alopecia, telogen effluvium, alopecia areata or alopecia totalis. In any case, natural medicine has many options to stop hair loss and in some cases can restore hair.
Heavy Periods – can be caused by hormone imbalance, fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, perimenopause. Treating the hormone imbalance gets at the root of all of these concerns.
Hypothyroid – underactive thyroid leading to sluggish metabolism, weight gain, hair loss, feeling lethargic and cold. Even with medication, the symptoms don’t always improve until you improve thyroid antibodies, and improve how well the body uses the thyroid hormone.
Infertility – can be treated regardless of the cause including PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, unexplained infertility, age related, hormone imbalance. I’ve seen hundreds of women conceive naturally, even ones who were told that their chances were less than 1%.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – bowel symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, heartburn. IBS is a catch-all diagnosis, that doesn’t explain why you’re having these symptoms. Without knowing why, you can’t address the cause and fix the problem. I have many tools to unearth the cause and treat the root of IBS.
IVF and IUI Support – acupuncture, nutrition and herbal support to support success of IVF and IUI. IVF is a big investment, naturopathic treatment can help increase your chances of success.
Menopause – hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, anxiety, depression, fatigue, poor sleep etc.. These symptoms can affect your quality of life. Naturopathic medicine has non-hormonal options to relieve menopause symptoms.
Painful Periods – dysmenorrhea or period pain can be corrected through balancing hormones.
PAP Smears (abnormal) – dysplasia, HSIL, LSIL, CIN I, II or III
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – acne, hair loss, irregular periods, infertility, excessive facial or body hair, weight gain. While the symptoms are similar, the cause of PCOS varies. A full understanding of your specific hormonal imbalance helps direct naturopathic treatment.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) – anger, irritability, sadness, emotional, mood swings, headaches, breast tenderness, migraines. Stop the emotional field day that happens before your period by balancing hormones and supporting healthy production of neurotransmitters.
Spotting – also called breakthrough bleeding, is light, abnormal bleeding that occurs outside of a period. The main cause of spotting is hormone imbalance.
Vaginal dryness – this is a common complaint around menopause, but can also occur with use of low dose birth control pills. Naturopathic medicine can help balance hormones, heal the vagina, and treat secondary infections.
Vaginitis – irritation and inflammation of the vagina whether due to contact dermatitis, yeast, bacterial overgrowth. Naturopathic treatment looks at the source of the vaginal irritation, whether it’s hormonal, infectious or allergic.
Weight Loss – weight management to help lose weight, or maintain a normal body weight. Health weight loss requires a lifestyle change to embrace a healthy diet and exercise, in addition, you need all organ systems to be running optimally.
Yeast Infections – Candida overgrowth whether in the vagina, digestive tract or more systemically. Candida albicans is a particular strain of yeast that is often responsible for vaginal yeast infections. A one-off infection isn’t unusual, but yeast infections shouldn’t keep coming back. If they do, the weakness that allows yeast to thrive in your system needs to be fixed to say goodbye to yeast for good.
Don’t see your condition in this list? You can always email to ask if I have had success with treating it. Email: [email protected]