We treat most acute and chronic disease conditions seen in children and adults. Rather than just treating a specific symptom, we address the cause of the symptoms. Your health picture is the combination of a number of different jigsaw puzzle pieces. We try to  identify all the pieces and put them into a picture that allows us to understand why you have the complaints that you do, and create balance where there are imbalances.

 

We use a combination of nutritional supports, herbal products, dietary adjustments, lifestyle balancing, and acute and constitutional homeopathic remedies. We will refer to massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, MD/DOs, and other adjunct therapists when appropriate.  Scroll down this page to view more about our specialties!

Practice & Specialties 

 

 

Naturopathic 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 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, when necessary, interfaces with MDs in co-managing treatment. This offers the best of both worlds.

Read more about naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medicine in Naturopathic Medicine FAQs: A Service for Consumers.

What is Naturopathic medicine?

Using 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.

On 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. 

Children, especially, respond very well to homeopathic treatment of acute and chronic problems. Dr. Kreemer safely and effectively treats children for a wide range of conditions including ADD/ADHD and other behavioral and emotional issues, allergies and eczema, chronic ear and respiratory infections and colic.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kreemer today by calling us at (206) 281-4282. Read more about children’s responsiveness to homeopathic remedies in an informative article by Dana Ullman MPH and discover more about homeopathy on the Homeopathic Educational Services website.

Read more about how patients have responded to Dr. Kreemer’s homeopathic treatment here

Homeopathic Trigger Point & Therapeutic Subcutaneous Injections

Tired of being in pain? Tired of taking ibuprofen products? Dr. Caradonna has special training in homeopathic therapeutic subcutaneous and trigger point muscle injections. This often leads to rapid reversal of pain from accidents and injuries. Dr. Caradonna is one of the most experienced practitioners in this area and has developed a protocol where the injections do not require deep insertion. You can read more about therapeutic injections and their effects in an article titled "Homeopathic Injection Therapies - The Magic in a Syringe," which Dr. Caradonna authored for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians Clinical Topics web series.

 

Many patients have muscle spasms, low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, muscle tension discomfort, joint strains/sprains, plantar fasciitis, nerve tingling in extremities, 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 (therapeutic subcutaneous injections).

 

This is especially useful when massage, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, and/or prescription drugs 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!”  

 

To download a handout with more information about these injections 

 

 

Read testimonial accounts of how Dr. Caradonna's patients have been helped here.

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.

What is Iridology?

Iridology is the study of the iris, or colored part of the eye. Its overall appearance, and  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.

 

In 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 well being. The iris acts as our blueprint. By understanding this “blueprint” of our individual characteristics, your present & future health care can be approached more efficiently.

 

If 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 is still ahead of them. For more information, see the Links page.

 

Dr. Caradonna is considered to be an expert in the field, and has been practicing Iridology since 1982. He is a Co-Founder, past President, and past 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.

Conditions Treated 

Some examples of what Dr. Caradonna and Dr. Kreemer have treated successfully with Constitutional Homeopathy and Naturopathic Medicine in adults and children:

  • Acute & Chronic Sinus Infections And Congestion

  • Acute & Chronic Headaches And Migraines

  • Lung And Bronchial Problems

  • Allergies

  • Cardiovascular Problems

  • Chronic Pain And Fibromyalgia

  • High Blood Pressure

  • High Cholesterol

  • Anemia

  • Digestive Disorders Including Heartburn

  • Liver And Gallbladder Imbalances

  • Intestinal Disorders (IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)

  • Blood Sugar Imbalances/Diabetes

  • Thyroid Imbalances

  • Adrenal Fatigue

  • Insomnia/Sleep disturbances

  • Weight Loss

  • Menopausal Symptoms (Including Hot Flashes)

  • Menstrual Complaints

  • Miscarriage Prevention

  • Prostate Problems

  • Skin Diseases

  • Sleep Conditions

  • Arthritis

  • Acute And Chronic Muscle Spasms

  • Joint Strains / Sprains

  • Osteoporosis / Osteopenia

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Hyperactivity In Children

  • Immune System Support

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • Chronic Fatigue

Dr. Kreemer’s homeopathic treatment of children includes:

 

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Allergies

  • Eczema

  • Colic

  • Behavioral Problems

  • Respiratory Problems

  • Chronic Ear Infections

B-12 Injections

Vitamin B-12 injections provide a tremedous benefit to most patients with fatigue, sleep problems, mood issues, and/or memory challenges.  By supporting your nervous system and brain chemistry, these symptoms frequently improve or resolve.  Dr. Caradonna has developed a protocol using several types of B-12 and other B vitamins to find the right combination for you.  Injections have an advantage over oral B-12 supplements because they avoid the problem of poor absorption.  

 

To download a handout with more information about B-12 injections,

 

Preventive Medicine

Naturopathic medicine has many tools to help you avert chronic illness. In addition, several new screening tests can help identify increased disease risks and allow Dr. Caradonna to provide you with specific Naturopathic protocols along with well-known disease prevention strategies to help reduce your risk.

 

Heart Attack: About 50% of all heart attacks are not predicted by standard cholesterol measurements. Specialized analysis of blood cholesterol can identify fractions of HDL and LDL, which more accurately predict either problems or protection than just measurement of overall HDL and LDL levels.

 

Breast Cancer: One way to evaluate breast cancer risk is by a simple urine test. University of Rochester researchers discovered that a certain estrogen metabolite is cancer promoting, and another is cancer-protective. By measuring the ratio, risk levels can be identified. A special supplement containing compounds from the broccoli family can correct an imbalance.

 

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