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What is Naturopathic medicine?
natural medicine is more than just substituting St. John’s Wort
for Prozac. Used properly, Naturopathic medicine supports your whole body
to achieve and maintain health. There are many different treatment options.
The key is understanding how to use these methods in a way that supports
you in the most effective manner.
Natural medicine recognizes that we need individualized treatment, as
our health status is influenced by many different factors. Dr. Caradonna’s
use of Iridology as an assessment tool helps accomplish this. One of the
goals of Naturopathic medicine is to correct the underlying cause of the
symptoms, not to suppress them.
A licensed Naturopathic Doctor is trained as a general practice physician,
at the same level as a Medical Doctor, and completes a similar licensing
procedure. Because of this, an ND can be your primary care physician,
and routinely interfaces with MDs in co-managing treatment when necessary.
This offers the best of both worlds. In Washington State, NDs are often
covered by health insurance, increasing the accessibility of this approach,
and providing cost-effective treatment.
What is Homeopathy?
Most often, symptoms or illness are a result of imbalances in both physical
and emotional aspects of your body. Homeopathic preparations are administered
in minute doses to elicit your body’s healing response, rather than
simply suppressing symptoms. This means your systems are restored to homeostasis
– their natural state of healthy balance. This can create
deep and long lasting healing. Did you know that the Queen of England’s
chief Physician is a homeopath? For more information on how patients
have responded to Dr. Kreemer’s treatment, see the “Our patients
speak/Patients’ stories” section.
Co-Management of Prescription medications and Natural Medicines
Often, patients seek out Naturopathic medicine after having
been given prescription medicine. Because of his background as a pharmacist,
Dr. Caradonna can treat you while having a greater understanding of the
actions and effects of your prescription drugs. Also, there can be Rx
drug and natural medicine interactions, which must be knowledgably considered.
Dr. Caradonna taught Western Pharmacology for several years at both Bastyr
University and at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine in Seattle.
Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal Injuries
Many patients can have muscle spasms, low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, muscle tension discomfort,
joint strains/sprains, plantar fasciitis, nerve tingling in extremeties, and other acute or chronic symptoms due to car accidents,
sports injuries, falls, repetitive motion overuse, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Caradonna provides an extremely effective treatment to
reduce inflammation and pain and stimulate natural healing by injections of homeopathic products either into the muscles
(Trigger Point injections) or under the skin (Neural therapy). This is especially useful when massage, chiropractic treatment,
prescription drugs, and/or physical therapy have not provided satisfactory results. People are often recommended to have cortisone
shots, but most often can avoid them when receiving this treatment. Patients have been heard to say “I can’t believe I am
looking forward to more injections”!
is the study of the iris, or colored part of the eye. Its overall appearance,
plus specific structure and pigment details reveal an incredible amount
of information about you. Like our faces or fingerprints, no two irises
are exactly alike, and neither are our bodies. Each of us has different
strengths and weaknesses, reactive patterns, health risks, and even personality
traits. Our bodies reflect these inherited traits in many ways. The iris
is one of the keys that unlocks the door to this information.
an Iris Analysis, Dr. Caradonna interprets the iris patterns as they relate
to you and your body, and then applies that information to help your overall
wellbeing. The iris acts as our blueprint. By understanding this "blueprint"
of our individual characteristics, your present & future health care
can be approached more efficiently.
you have current health challenges, Iris Analysis can target contributing
factors to these problems. Once identified, corrective measures can be
employed, providing you with an opportunity to get better faster. Because
the iris can also reveal the potential for future health risks, preventive
measures can be applied to reduce these risks. "An Ounce of Prevention
Is Worth A Pound Of Cure". Children can especially benefit, since
so much of their lives are still ahead of them. For more information,
see the links page.
Dr. Caradonna is Co-Founder, past President, and current research co-ordinator of the International Iridology
Practitioners Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the awareness, education and standards of this practice.
He has devoted over 20 years to these goals.