Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of health care that integrates traditional, natural, non-invasive therapies with modern medical diagnostic science and standards of care. It is a unique and comprehensive approach to improving health through diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness. The patient is viewed as a whole person taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, and social factors. Symptoms of disease are seen as signals of improper functioning of the body and Naturopathic Physicians aim to find and treat the root cause of these symptoms. Naturopathic therapies support and stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal.

Naturopathic medicine is defined in part by the natural therapies it uses and also by its philosophical principles that guide its practitioners.

Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

The following principles guide Naturopathic Physicians and govern the practice of naturopathic medicine:

  • The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
  • Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causam)
  • First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
  • Treat the Whole Person
  • Prevention

Naturopathic Treatment and Care

The naturopathic physician’s role is to identify and address the underlying cause of illness rather than solely treating or suppressing the symptoms, and to facilitate the body’s own ability to restore and maintain optimal health. NDs concern themselves with the why and what of an illness, and as a result, treatments are highly individualized and patients are educated and involved in their health program.

Naturopathic physicians take the time to listen to their patients and nurture healing relationships. NDs create individual treatment plans by applying therapies such as:

  • Dietary Counseling
  • Clinical Nutritional Supplementation
  • Botanical (Herbal) Medicine
  • Homeopathic Medicine
  • Hydrotherapy and Physical Medicine
  • Lifestyle Counseling and Exercise Prescriptions
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine

NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Naturopathic doctors excel at treating many of the conditions with which conventional medicine struggles. Allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, fertility problems, menopausal complaints, fatigue and infectious diseases are just some of the conditions that NDs routinely treat. Naturopathic physicians also team with their patients’ conventional providers, providing well-rounded care.

Services Pricing

New Patient Visit: $250.00

Full new patient intake with past medical history, medication/supplement review, holistic physical exam, chakra and energetic balance reading and stress test. Assessment and selection of basic (routine) and functional (advanced) laboratory testing with test kit instructions and initial treatment plan.

Phone/Virtual Visits
20-30 min 50 min
$  65.00 $ 135.00

For established patients who require care between visits for sudden health events (acute cold, reactions to supplements or medications) that may change their current treatment plan or have detailed questions for the doctor outside of a scheduled office visit.

Follow-up / Established Patient Return Visit : $135.00

Brief physical exam. Review of nutrition log, basic (routine) laboratory testing. Coaching on health habits, review and assessment of treatment plan with changes in prescriptions and treatment approaches as necessary.

Lab Consultation Initial: $155.00

For established Lavender Retreat clients who have already completed a full new patient visit with the acupuncturist or nutritionist who would like to be evaluated and receive functional (advanced) laboratory assessment for: hormones, digestive/stool analysis, weight loss , food/chemical allergies and sensitivities.

Nutritional or Detoxification Consultation Initial: $195.00

For established Lavender Retreat clients who have already completed a full new patient visit with the acupuncturist or nutritionist seeking nutritional consultation for better eating habits, weight loss or detoxification.

Lab Result Review : $135.00

For patients who have ordered functional (advanced) laboratory testing. In this visit, each complex test result is reviewed with emphasis on the physical symptoms, assessment for disease risk with a treatment plan for repair and restoration. Patients receive a timeline for health improvement benchmarks and re-testing.

Soul Talk Numerology
Initial (75 min) Follow Up (50 min)
$150.00 $125.00

“Why does this keep happening to me?”, “Who am I?”, “What should I know about the days ahead?” answer these questions and more in a quiet and intimate session of self-discovery with “Soul Talk”. Using your birthdate and the ancient Sanskritsystem numerology anyone can discover more meaning in life’s challenges, relationships, karma, and the special gifts in their lifetime to help them overcome them all.

50 min 80 min
$125.00 $165.00
Reflexology Packages (50 min) 5 Sessions: $575.00

Reflexology is a healing technique that applies pressure to reflex points on the hands and feet that are known to correspond to every part, organ and gland in the body. By doing so, reflexology is known to stimulate nerve pathways; enhance energy pathways; open up circulatory and lymphatic pathways; release endorphins to reduce pain; enhance muscle relaxation; and bring about deep relaxation. Reflexology is especially beneficial for health imbalances resulting from prolonged anxiety and stress; overwork and fatigue; and circulatory stagnation. Infused with an essential oil selection for your specific needs, these sessions are deeply relaxing to reduce pain, improve circulation, sleep, and recovery from chronic illness.

50 min 80 min
$125.00 $165.00
Reiki Packages (50 min) 5 Sessions: $575.00

In the Usui Japanese energy healing tradition, “Rei” meaning universal spirit and “Ki” meaning life force energy is the perfect way to balance the emotional and energetic effects of stress and illness on the physical body. Similar to “laying of hands” found in many of the world’s healing traditions, Reiki renews the life force, clears the aura, balances chakras and strengthens the mind-body component of natural healing. A recommended therapy for chronic illnesses, sudden life changing events, and coping with especially stressful times. *A Combination Reiki/Reflexology session is automatically billed at Reiki pricing rates*

Detoxification and Weight Loss Package
(Services and Supplements Included)
6 weeks

You are unique! And your weight loss program should be tailored to your personal needs, lifestyle and time frame in which you desire results. Our weight loss programs are individually selected to help you learn new habits and reset your body to healthy weight. We offer plant based, vegan, paleo, low glycemic, and fat burning/muscle building protocols. Healthy eating partnered with detox and therapeutic body work assist the body in creating a new balance. With monitoring, motivation and problem solving we can help you get the body you want,naturally.

Week 1: 2 Visits: 75 min Initial Assessment and Acupuncture Treatment
Week 2: 2 Visits: Castor Oil Treatment and Acupuncture Treatment
Week 3: 2 Visits: Castor Oil Treatment and Acupuncture Treatment
Week 4: 50 min Detox Body Work with Massage Therapist
Week 5: 50 min Reflexology Session
Week 6: 15 min Final Assessment followed by 35 Reiki Session

(6 Week Program = 9 Office Visits *Recommended for desired 10-20 lbs loss.*

Purification Package
(2 Service Visits and 2-Week Supplements Included)
2 weeks

Capitol Hill, DC