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NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
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Licensed Naturopathic Doctors in San Diego
LIVV Natural Health is a one-stop-shop for all your naturopathic medicine and holistic health solutions. Established in 2016 by Dr. Jason Phan, this holistic medical clinic is run by some of the most accomplished naturopathic doctors in San Diego. Other than the paper qualifications, however, what makes our holistic medical clinic tick is the passion, dedication, and belief we have in natural medicine.

 

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What is Naturopathic Medicine

A naturopathic doctor has studied natural medicine, in addition to pharmacology, and believes in a holistic approach to healing. This means that a naturopathic doctor does not only treat a symptom or condition in isolation but seeks to assess the person as a whole to identify the cause of the symptom. A naturopathic doctor also looks at the long-term well-being of a person, rather than just the immediate benefit.
For the most part, after analysing the problem, a naturopathic doctor offers natural, non-invasive solutions. These can include a change in diet and lifestyle, herbal medicine, supplements, pharmaceuticals, natural treatments, etc.

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Conditions Treated

  • Family practice (colds/flus, ear infections, etc)
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Chronic infections
  • Neurological disorders
  • Hormonal dysregulation
  • Diabetes
  • Weight loss
  • Cardiovascular disease

How is Naturopathic Medicine Has a Goal To Change Healthcare

Naturopathic medicine is a holistic approach in how to diagnose and treat any condition or disease state. Fundamentally, our bodies are trying to heal itself and with naturopathic medicine – we find therapeutic approaches that help aid that process through supplementation, diet, lifestyle, and other natural modalities. Healthcare should be easily accessible and to actually get the care that is needed for yourself and your family. At LIVV, we are creating a new approach to medicine which is individualized, customized and tailored to all of your health needs. е

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POTENTIAL BENEFITS

 

  • Offers holistic treatment and not just cure for an isolated symptom
  • Considers of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors affecting health
  • Empowers patients to avoid or prevent disease triggers
  • Boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation
  • Enhances the efficacy of conventional drugs
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TESTIMONIALS

“I have been feeling fatigued and tired. So run down! Skeptical at 1st but met with the team and the doctors. The doctors got to the root cause of the problem, placed on the IV treatments & feel the BEST in months!”

“I wasn’t feeling too great before my travel plans. Got my IV, no Jet-lag, great trip, wasn’t ill, results were AMAZING! Always get an IV before I travel now. “

“Realistically after 2 months I felt 80%-95% and then after 6 months the pain was completely gone. I mean, I was blown away. I avoided the knife.”

“Battling with lyme disease for the past 7 years. Fatigue, brain fog, joint pain. The IVs have changed my life – they have made me feel better, they gave me HOPE. LIVV has really brought my life back!”

IV really allows me to bounce back and recover when I am battling and juggling medical school. Provides me the energy and hydration to LIVV the life I wish to LIVV.

AUSTIN W. HAS BEEN STRUGGLING WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. HAS BEEN UNDER THE KNIFE FOR MULTIPLE INJURIES AND WAS SEEKING ANOTHER OPTION. HE FOUND PRP REGENERATIVE INJECTIONS AND FOUND SUBSTANTIALLY RELIEF FROM PRP. 90% IMPROVEMENT IN 8 WEEKS.

CAROLE M. HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM LOW BACK PAIN FOR MANY YEARS AND HAS BEEN SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT TREATMENT. CAROLE RECEIVED 3 PRP INJECTIONS AND RECEIVED 65% IMPROVEMENT. SHE NOTES 100% IMPROVEMENT WITH LOW BACK PAIN AFTER 6 MONTHS.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is a naturopathic doctor a real doctor?

Yes. A naturopathic doctor is a doctor who specializes in natural medicine with an emphasis on aiding the body to heal itself. Our naturopathic doctors have earned four-year medical degrees from Bastyr University, one of the leading universities in natural medicine. This is in addition to being certified by the naturopathic doctor Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX).

What does a naturopathic doctor do?

A naturopathic doctor has studied natural medicine, in addition to pharmacology, and believes in a holistic approach to healing. This means that a naturopathic doctor does not only treat a symptom or condition in isolation but seeks to assess the person as a whole to identify the cause of the symptom. A naturopathic doctor also looks at the long-term well-being of a person, rather than just the immediate benefit.

For the most part, after analyzing the problem, a naturopathic doctor offers natural, non-invasive solutions. These can include a change in diet and lifestyle, herbal medicine, supplements, pharmaceuticals, natural treatments, etc.

Is naturopathy evidence-based?

The field of naturopathy has significantly evolved, and over the years, has embraced diverse modalities of operation including scientific research. Some of the treatments borne from scientific research include pharmaceuticals, supplements and IV therapy. Of course, naturopathy will include other approaches such as homeopathic medicine and botanical medicine (herbs) etc. naturopathic medicine continues to rely on evidence to treat patients for even better outcomes.

Can naturopathic doctors Prescribe drugs?

As much as possible and depending on each unique patient, a naturopathic doctor will prescribe natural, holistic, and non-invasive solutions. This could range from suggestions on diet and lifestyle changes to PRP Injections and Vitamin B12 Shots. Where necessary, however, a naturopathic doctor will collaborate with other conventional medicine practitioners who can prescribe drugs or intervention as appropriate.

What is a naturopathic doctor good for?

One of the biggest advantages of seeing a naturopathic doctor is that he/she approaches your treatment holistically, and will not only focus on the symptom. This means that he will be able to get to the root of the problem, rather than treating the symptom and have the same problem recur again. In the long run, this also saves you money as you don’t have to seek repeated medical attention for the same problem.

Another advantage of naturopathic doctor is that it can help you avoid costly and unnecessary surgical procedures. At LIVV, we have treated patients with chronic shoulder pains who, before coming to us, were about to have surgery for their chronic pain.

A naturopathic doctor will also advise you on lifestyle changes that you need to make to avoid specific ailments from recurring. This puts you in control of your health, making you a crucial part of your healing.

Is naturopathic doctor medicine legitimate?

Yes, naturopathic medicine is legitimate. naturopathic doctors, like their conventional medicine counterparts, undergo training in accredited universities, involving both classwork and clinical practice. They are also required to be licensed with the relevant boards, including the naturopathic doctor Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX). At LIVV Natural Health, our naturopathic doctors have earned medical degrees from Bastyr University, one of the leading universities in natural medicine.

How much do naturopathic doctors make?

What a naturopathic doctor makes depends on several factors, and income varies widely between one to another. According to The Association of Accredited naturopathic doctor Medical Colleges, an established naturopathic doctor doctor with a large practice can make a net income of between $80,000-$90,000 per year, with an upwards of up to $200,000. naturopathic doctors who are just starting or working as part-time staff can earn anywhere between $20,000-$30,000 per year.

Why do people see a naturopathic doctor?

You may want to see a naturopathic doctor when you are seeking holistic treatment and not just cure for an isolated symptom. Perhaps you might be having symptoms that conventional medicine has failed to diagnose or treat. Holistic physicians can get down to the root of the problem by looking at the environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors that may be affecting your health. Our naturopathic doctors in San Diego will also seek to identify the root cause of the problem, empowering you to avoid or prevent its triggers.

Finally, you can see a naturopathic doctor for recurring chronic pain for which you would like to avoid conventional drugs or surgery.

Can naturopathic doctors Cure Cancer?

Naturopathic medicine can work wonders to complement and strengthen the effect of conventional cancer treatment. It may help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation after specific cancer treatments, while also shortening the recovery time.

Additionally, natural remedies may help reduce the adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, while at the same time enhancing the efficacy of conventional drugs. Please consult with your oncologist.

Can naturopathic doctor order lab tests?

Yes, they can. The focus of naturopathic doctor medicine is to treat every person as an individual without offering a blanket solution for all problems. To understand each patient’s condition better, lab tests might be necessary. At LIVV Natural Health, we conduct comprehensive lab blood testing, symptom assessment and in depth-patient history to get to the root of the problem.

How Many naturopathic doctors are in the US?

The field of naturopathic doctor medicine has grown exponentially over the years. This is because more and more Americans are recognizing and opting for natural medicine, which focuses on holistic wellbeing. Interestingly, conventional hospitals, clinics, and cancer centers are now incorporating at least one licensed naturopathic doctor in their medical teams. According to the Natural Institute of Medicine, approximately 6000 licenced naturopathic doctors are practicing in the United States. Currently, twenty-three states in the US recognize and license naturopathic doctors.

Do naturopathic doctors take Insurance?

This varies from doctor to doctor, as well as with your insurance policy. Some providers may offer naturopathic doctor coverage, but it might be wise to ask for a pre-authorization before you visit a holistic clinic. Other insurance plans may reimburse you after the treatment, either in full or up to a certain percentage.

What Training does a naturopathic Doctor have?

Naturopathic doctors attend a four year, naturopathic medical program in an accredited university. This program should include 4,100 hours of in-class studies as well as clinical training. Some of the subjects they learn include clinical nutrition, pharmacology, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, counseling etc. The last two years of schooling should consist of an internship in a clinical setting.

Is naturopathy good for Weight Loss?

Yes. One of the focuses of naturopathic doctor medicine is a lifestyle, diet, and exercise. If you have trouble losing weight or overweight, a naturopathic doctor can advise you on better nutrition, supplementation, as well as exercise. Combining these strategies while eliminating other lifestyle pressures will result in weight loss and optimal health.

What Treatments do naturopathic doctors Use?

The kind of treatment that your naturopathic doctor decides on depends on various factors, such as the type of illness and its extent. Some of the treatments that we offer here at LIVV Natural Health include PRP Injections, Vitamin B12 Shots, Concierge Natural Medicine, Ozone Therapy, NAD+ IVs, and IV Hydration Therapy. We also offer other treatments such as PRP Hair Restoration and PRP Facials.