Our world has many plants that contain natural healing properties. They can be a great substitute for antibiotics, used in acute or chronic illness to boost the immune system, normalize the heart rate and rhythm, dissolve kidney stones, diminish gas and bloating and help heal ulcers, the intestines, or open wounds. Herbs can be prescribed in isolation to be used topically or blended and given orally to increase their synergistic power.
Dr. Ardolf, ND & Associates maintains a medicinary with a wide variety of vitamin, herbal, and homeopathic preparations to fit each person’s unique medical needs.
It is not a secret that we live in a very toxic environment. From plastics to pesticides and mercury, lead and arsenic poisoning, we are subject to a daily assault. Some of us are more prone to acquire a “heavy body burden” either because our own “cleansing” organs are not optimized to effectively clear the toxic substances stored in the body, the area in which we live or work is exceptionally toxic or we are not providing our body with the necessary ingredients to rid ourselves of toxins.
For many years we have known the negative impact toxins have on our health. Toxic substances are linked to cancer, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, infertility and cognitive decline to name a few. Dr. Ardolf, ND has extensive training in environmental medicine. She can order lab tests to measure your body burden, the functioning of the organs of elimination and which treatment protocol to recommend.
Chelation therapy has been recognized in medicine as being of value in the removal of toxic compounds such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic from the body where they exert their deleterious effects. The term “chelation” implies a binding like action of an organic compound upon a metal ion, which causes both of them to be eliminated from the body through the kidneys.
Chelation therapy has also been used to treat atherosclerosis and/or coronary artery disease, and may act as an anti-oxidant. Despite the lack of scientific evidence, clinical cases have proven this treatment to be effective. Many people report less pain from chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, lupus and scleroderma after chelation therapy.
The treatment can be administered in IV or oral formulation. Depending on your overall body health, we will determine the correct form of administration for you.
Samuel Hahnemann first introduced homeopathic medicine in the 1700s as a gentle, safe and effective form of medicine that aims to treat the symptoms of the disease by prescribing minute amounts of a substance that most closely matches the patients’ unique symptoms.
There are thousands of different homeopathic medicines available to the trained physician to treat acute and chronic diseases as well as remain highly effective for mental, emotional symptoms such as depression, grief, and anxiety.
Many patients have experienced lasting changes from homeopathy, allowing them to discontinue the use of prescription medications.
Constitutional hydrotherapy is a simple yet specialized technique to greatly improve recovery from many illnesses—both acute and chronic—through the use of hot and cold applications. Hydrotherapy has been used successfully by thousands of naturopathic physicians for over a century and at one time was a standard medical treatment for many illnesses in hospitals and clinics, called “Water Cure.” It is gentle, relaxing and healing.
The benefits of constitutional hydrotherapy include improved sleep, digestion, bowel function, increased energy, elimination of skin rash/eruptions, and a reduction in chronic pain. For best results, a series of constitutional hydrotherapy sessions is most effective. The number of treatments needed is partially determined by your specific illness and your health history. For example, abrupt onset of bronchitis or pneumonia can be successfully treated in as few as two sessions.
With IV treatments, nutrients are delivered directly into the patient’s bloodstream. This is particularly effective in treating acute illnesses which are characterized by a loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea that further weaken the body and make it harder for health to return. An IV can bypass the gut, allowing more time for the body to recover while providing it with the essential amount of fluids and nutrients to encourage healing to take place.
IV treatments are also a very effective, non-pharmalogical way to treat infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, cancer, depression, addiction, anxiety, asthma, and heavy metal toxicity. It is also very effective in immediately boosting the body’s immune response and general well-being.
Dr. Ardolf, ND customizes “formulas” for each patient’s special needs. IV naturopathic treatments are particularly effective for:
- Acute illness
- Alzheimer dementia
- Energy boosts when feeling depleted.
- Environmental toxicity
- Macular degeneration
- Parkinson’s disease
- Wound healing
Athletes, construction workers, groundskeepers and others can become dehydrated and if not closely monitored can get into trouble by failing to replenish their bodies with fluids. An IV can help prevent dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and heat stroke.
Natural Pharmacy (Formulary)
Naturopathic physicians receive extensive training in the use of natural substances to treat illnesses. These include homeopathic medicines, botanical medicines, protomorphogens, transfer factors, kinases, vitamins and minerals. Each of these substances play an important role in restoring health and, when prescribed specifically for the presenting illness, do so gently and without the side effects encountered with drug therapy.
Dr. Ardolf, ND and Associates maintains a natural pharmacy utilizing proprietary brands (only those sold to physicians’ offices) of the highest quality. Many of the supplement companies in the medicinary are formulated and owned by other naturopathic physicians and often include a blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs all in one capsule.
Body Stress Release
Now Offered in Hawaii
When the body is subjected to stress overload, instead of the stress being dissipated out of the system, it becomes “locked” into the body.
This “body stress” manifests as lines of tension at specific points, which may bring about postural distortions, pain, stiffness, or numbness. The impact on the nervous system disturbs the body’s lines of communication, thereby undermining efficiency of function.
A gentle treatment, Body Stress Release, takes between 25 and 35 minutes and is conducted while the patient is lying down. The sites of body stress are located by observing the body’s response to a series of pressure tests. With this information, body stress is released by applying light but definite pressure at precise points in specific directions.
Body Stress Release is a distinct health care profession and does not resemble other modalities. It does not involve massage, manipulation, machines or medication. Instead, it is a complementary technique that assists the body in its own healing process and brings effective relief against all forms of tension, pain and discomfort.
As Body Stress Release is a gentle approach, it is safe and suitable for people of all ages, from newborn babies to the aged, in all states of health.