Conventional medicine does not always have the answer. Naturopathic medicine can be either a substitute for or complement to conventional medicine. Unlike Western medicine that merely attempts to manage the symptoms of chronic conditions, naturopathic medicine looks for the deeper causes in order to reverse the disease process. Dr Pepel takes an integrative approach based on her training and experience as a medical doctor trained in naturopathic medicine.
Here are some of Dr. Pepel’s most common cases:
Fatigue — a very common complaint, ranging from common overexertion to chronic fatigue syndrome, may be caused by daily stress or by serious medical conditions.
Addiction — this is one of the least talked about mand most prevalent factors of needing health care. We appreciate Insight to Recovery for contributing to our practice nad also this website. Trully pioneers in addiction recovery process, we are happy to work closely with them in a symbiotic relationship.
Depressive Disorders — rather than focus only of the symptoms and traditional prescriptive methods of dealing with depression, one must look at and address the deeper causes. Sometimes, even a hormonal imbalance can cause depression.
Headaches/Migraines — solutions can be as simple as avoiding food allergens that can be tested with a finger prick. Hormone imbalances and chemical imbalances in the brain can also be tested with lab tests not normally used by conventional medicine.
Psychiatric Disorders — prescription medications have severe side-effects. Neurotransmitter testing is available to identify the deeper causes and offer solutions for effectively treating and avoiding the side-effects of prescription medication.
Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis — allergy testing commonly thought to be comprehensive falls short because not all allergic reactions are visible
Cancer — certain IV treatments can help patients ease the effects of chemotherapy.
Skin Disorders — eczema and acne are common conditions treated successfully. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and treating the skin from inside out has proven more successful than using topical applications.
Digestive Disorders — includes irritable bowel syndrome, and traditional naturopathic remedies are routinely more effective against these disorders than commonly prescribed medications.