Pharmaceuticals

Our physicians prioritize the powerful, long-term healing effects of natural medicine and lifestyle changes at each visit. When prescription medications are necessary, special care is taken to offer supportive therapies that often:

  • Decrease negative side effects
  • Decrease the dose needed
  • Shorten the duration of use

Pharmaceuticals are strong therapeutic tools that can be life-saving when used properly, and in many cases, need only be prescribed as a temporary medical intervention.

Common health conditions treated with pharmaceuticals by our physicians include:

Chronic Infections 
When the body’s vitality is low and unable to keep infections under control, viruses, bacteria, fungus and parasites take advantage by rapidly reproducing. Treating these chronic infections requires stimulating the immune system, while treating aggressively to lower the number of unwanted critters. As the level of infection decreases, the awakening immune system will be better able to take control. Often, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and antimicrobial pharmaceuticals are the most effective tool during the early phase of treatment. Natural interventions are used as well, both during and after temporary pharmaceutical use.

Pain Management
Whether suffering from musculoskeletal pain, chronic myofascial pain syndromes, migraines, or neuralgia, finding reliable long-term relief can be a challenge. Constant pain causes elevations in stress hormones that prevent healing and promote endocrine imbalance in the body. Significant pain reduction is necessary to begin the recovery process–pharmaceutical painkillers help our patients with severe pain to find relief int he early stages of treatment. With dedication, hard work and a bit of time, the underlying causes for pain can be addressed and the need for treatment reduced.

Severe Sleep Disturbance
Much like chronic pain disrupts the healing process, poor sleep is a significant barrier to health and recovery. Most tissue healing and regeneration occur while you sleep, especially during stages III & IV (deep sleep). In severe cases of insomnia where there is resistance to combined natural treatments, pharmaceutical sleep medications are a therapeutic option while in the early stages of care. Properly prescribed medications will provide deep, restful sleep with minimal drowsiness or side effects during the morning hours.