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The Natural Path
"The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."
Voltaire, French Philosopher (1694-1778)
Philosophy of Naturopathy
Naturopathy is based on the philosophy that the body has the ability to heal itself and
maintain wellness when given the proper foundation. The basic tenant of Vis medicatrix
naturae, or the healing power of nature, remains central to naturopathic philosophy
today. This means that within every organism there is a healing energy, often referred
to as our vital force, qi, or immune system, which is responsible for our wellness and
our ability to heal and maintain health. Following this premise naturopaths use
therapies which support and stimulate this healing power of nature in the gentlest and
least invasive manner possible. Unlike Md''s, Naturopaths do not seek to suppress the
symptoms of disease but rather view the symptoms as a manifestation of a deeper
problem and that it is this deeper imbalance that needs to be treated for a true healing
to take place. To achieve this goal Naturopaths use several different modalities in their
practice which include: nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and
vitamin and mineral supplementation.
My health and wellness consulting practice incorporates several healing modalities,
including but not limited to nutritional consulting, homeopathy and herbal therapies. I
believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when given the correct
foundation. I have found nutritional therapy and homeopathy to be of utmost
importance in treating most illness and when given the correct homeopathic remedy
and nutritional foundation the bodies ability to heal itself is outstanding.
Homeopathic Consultation Hair analysis
Nutrition Consultation Vitamin/Mineral recommendation
Saliva Testing Herbal Therapies
Barbara Martorana is a Classically trained homeopath who received her Diploma in
Homeopathy from the Natural Therapies Institute and her certification in acute
therapeutics from the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy. She has studied the
works of such renowned homeopaths as Robin Murphy, Rajan Sankaran, Jan Sholten
and Luc De Shepper. She favors the case taking and analysis style of Sholten and
Sankaran. Barbara graduated with honors from Clayton College of Natural Health with
her Bachelor degree in Natural Health Sciences and is currently a candidate for her
Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Clayton College with an emphasis in nutritional
Standard Adult fees are $185.00 for initial consultation and first 8 weeks of
treatment and $45.00 for follow-up consultaions.
Standard Chilren fees are $165.00 for initial consultation and first 8 weeks
of treatment and $30.00 for follow-ups.
Standard Animal fees are $75.00 for initial consultation and $30.00 for
Initial consultation consists of a health questionnaire intake form
evaluation, homeopathic and nutritional recommendations and 8 weeks of
continued communication regarding case progress, including furthur
Sliding scale and payment plans are available.
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