FEATUREL'CHAIMMay 2015

New Opportunities at Bastyr University Clinic

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As we move beyond Passover and observe/celebrate Pesach Sheni this month, it is a time to embrace fresh starts, new opportunities and take the time to transform your life for the better. Now is the perfect time to learn about naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage your inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods.

 

Among its principles:

  • The healing power of nature
  • Identify and treat the causes
  • First do no harm
  • Doctor as teacher
  • Treat the whole person
  • Prevention

 

These foundations of naturopathic medicine are the ones by which the doctors at Bastyr University Clinic in Sorrento Valley abide. The clinic and university opened its doors in San Diego in 2012, and in just a few years the clinic has established itself as a place where providers can identify the root cause of a problem or prevent a problem before it starts, leading to not only a longer life but a better one for patients.

 

The doctors at Bastyr are trained to handle ailments like:

  • Cold and flu
  • Headaches
  • Injuries
  • Sleep disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Fatigue
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Menopausal symptoms

 

Additionally, Bastyr University Clinic offers shifts with mind-body medicine experts, which allows you the opportunity to focus on the connection between your feelings and how it affects your body. The mind-body medicine team offers support for patients dealing with mild depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, chronic health conditions and other concerns. Some commonly used tools include relaxation techniques, meditation, mindfulness, guided imagery, journaling and drawing combined with talk therapy.

The Bastyr University Clinic also offers a flat rate of $20 to seniors, military members and students, making getting and staying well even more affordable.

During this holy time of year, emphasis is placed on food, family and transforming health, all aspects that resonate with naturopathic medicine. Why not celebrate by making a visit to Bastyr University Clinic and learning how to improve your own life? There will be a number of special deals and events throughout May and June, and we invite you to experience them yourself:

 

May 9: Well-Women Exam Day for $20

May 26: Living Naturally Talk on Detox (free)

June 2: Living Naturally Talk on Menopause (free)

Through June 30: $20 Mind-Body Medicine visits

 

Bastyr University Clinic

Bastyr University Clinic is the teaching clinic of Bastyr University California, offering comprehensive family health care to the San Diego community. Licensed naturopathic doctors work closely with advanced student clinicians to deliver high-quality naturopathic primary care, mind-body medicine, physical medicine and nutrition services. Experts on the self-healing process, they blend centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies with current clinical research on health and human systems. Since opening in 2012, the clinic has already expanded its patient care facility and has plans to offer additional natural health services in the future.

 

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