Naturopathic medicine is founded upon six principles:
First, Do No Harm (primum non nocere)
The Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrix naturae)
Amazed by the engineering magnificence of the human body, Dr. Nguyen is impressed with each individual’s capacity to heal him/herself, given the right stimulus. Treatments are directed at activating this innate healing mechanism.
Discover and Treat the Cause (tolle causam)
Treat the Whole Person (tolle totum)
Dr. Nguyen takes into account the physical, emotional, biochemical, physiological, psychological, and environmental aspects of a person when approaching their health. She believes this is crucial in understanding her patients, their condition, and what is the best clinical approach to take. This “WHOLE-istic” approach focuses on tackling the root cause of the illness.
The Physician as Teacher (docere)
Dr. Nguyen dedicates a lot of time with patients working through the what, why, how of their dis-eased states, so as to gain a better understanding of what needs to be done to achieve health.
Prevention is the best “cure” (praevenire)
Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing patients with the tools and information they need to be active and educated advocates for their own health
IV (INTRAVENOUS) therapy
Intravenous therapies are exceptionally powerful because they circumvent issues with oral administration, including upset stomach, absorption issues, and loss of potency. In addition, since the nutrients are infused directly into the bloodstream and avoid the gastrointestinal system, large doses can be administered without gastrointestinal side effects.
Acupuncture utilizes very fine, thin stainless steel needles to stimulate/treat specific points, most of which correspond to different organ systems. This treatment is used to promote health and treat functional/organic disorders. Acupuncture appointments can include solely acupuncture, or in combination with other Chinese Medicine therapies, i.e cupping, electroacupuncture, ear needles, Chinese herbal medicine and/or nutrition