NATUROPATHY - YOUR FIRST VISIT 

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of health care that takes a comprehensive, individualized approach to address the root cause of illness.  Naturopathic doctors, being highly trained primary care providers, combine scientific knowledge with a wide range of natural therapies to promote health and well-being.  

Recognizing that illness or disease can be influenced by several factors, naturopathic doctors take an integrative approach, exploring not only the physical, but mental, emotional, environmental and genetic aspects, when comprising an individualized treatment plan.  

The primary goal of treatment is to address the underlying cause of disease rather than suppressing symptoms, and to support the natural healing process of the body, with an emphasis on health education, and prevention.                                       

Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of the treatment and prevention of various conditions using safe and effective natural therapies to promote health and well being through individualized patient care, and health education.

 Recognizing the uniqueness of every individual, Dr. Somji provides an individualized approach to treatment, which focuses on preventative medicine, and strongly believes in empowering patients to take control of their own health. 

With a strong clinical background Dr. Somji strives to guide her patients to optimal wellness through the use of nutritional supplementation, various testing, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and diet/lifestyle counseling. Her ultimate goal is to treat, educate, and lead her patients to achieving a balanced lifestyle, and long-term wellness.

 

What Conditions Are Treated? 

Naturopathic doctors are trained as primary care physicians, and are able to effectively treat a wide variety of health conditions. Conditions commonly treated include, but are not limited to:

Women's Health

  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy Health
  • PMS
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Yeast Infections/Candida
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
  • PCOS, Uterine Fibroids
  • Endometriosis

Men's Health

  • Errectile Dysfunction
  • Low Libido
  • BPH
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Prostatitis


Pediatric & Perinatal Care

  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Mastitis
  • Infant Colic & Teething
  • Vaccine Support
  • Autism, ADHD
  • Allergies, Eczema, Asthma
  • Ear Infections
  • Frequent Colds

Digestive Concerns

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
  • Constipation
  • Acid Reflux
  • Gas & Bloating, Indigestion
  • Food Sensitivities & Allergies
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Celiac's Disease
  • Gall Bladder Issues

Detox & Weight Management

  • Detoxification Programs
  • Weight Loss Support
  • Blood Sugar Imbalances
  • Diabetes, Insulin Resistance
  • Adrenal Fatigue

Mental Health

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks
  • Low mood, Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Addiction, Smoking Cessation 
  • Stress Management

Urinary Conditions

  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Bladder Infections
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Stones

Cardiovascular Health

  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Angina
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

MSK & Joint Health

  • Muscular Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Neck, Shoulder & Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Arthritis

Immune System Health

  • Frequent Colds
  • Chronic Infections: Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Postnasal Drip
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Seasonal Allergies
 

Skin & Hair

  • Acne, Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hives
  • Hair Loss

WHAT TO EXPECT NATUROPATHY

Prior to your first visit, you should complete an Initial Intake Form and bring it with you to your first appointment. In addition to your intake form, please bring the actual bottles of any medication or supplement that you are taking, and if possible, a copy of your most recent blood work and any other relevant health records. 

Your first visit is 60 minutes in length and involves a thorough health history. During this time your main health concerns, health history and medical records will be carefully discussed and reviewed. Dr. Somji may also conduct a partial physical exam based on your presentation and will make some recommendations as a starting point for your treatment plan on the first visit.

Follow-up visits are typically 30—45 minutes in length, the timing of which depends on your needs and personalized treatment plan. The number and frequency of follow-up visits will depend largely upon the severity and duration of your condition(s), the pace of your progress and the type of therapy you are using.  

Testing available: 

  • IgG Food allergy testing (96 and 184 food panel available)
  • Salivary Hormone and Adrenal testing
  • Hair mineral analysis
  • Urinary heavy metal testing
  • Vit D Spot Test
  • Environmental Pollutant Testing
  • Fatty Acid Profile