Botanical medicine
Botanical medicine or Herbal medicine refers to the use of plants as medicine. It is one of the oldest and safest forms of medicine. Many cultures have developed their unique traditions in herbal medicine, from which we benefit today. Many of these traditions have used the whole plant though research today favors single chemical compounds. Time and time again, we are welcomed to the realization that nature's healing power is in the balance and whole sense, less so in the single parts and the single active ingredient. Let this remind us that health involves the whole human being, rather than the well-being of a single part

Herbal medicines are used in a variety of forms including capsule, teas, tinctures, powders, topical applications, and plant extracts. It is a gentle yet powerful way to soothe your pain, support your immune system, and help you on the path to recovery
Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine, in which practitioners insert thin needles into specific points in the body to stimulate the smooth flow of energy (Qi), to relieve pain, restore balance and a persons state of health. Acupuncturists assess a patient's syndrome, symptom, or pattern of disharmony by using a set of diagnostic skills that involve visual inspection, palpation, questioning, smelling, and listening. By determining the exact pattern of the body's disharmony, an acupuncturist then determines the strategy necessary to stimulate the healing process

Acupuncture therapeutics includes the use of Needle insertion, electro-acupuncture, moxa, cupping, Tui-na, lifestyle modification, dietary therapy, and exercises such as Tai chi or Qi gong
Acupuncture Needling
Thin needles are used to harmonize the flow of Qi and restore ballance
Cupping
Cups are applied to the skin to create a negative pressure, stimulate blood flow, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain
Moxa
An herb called mugwort is dried and burned to stimulate smooth flow of Qi and warm the channels
Tui-Na
A type of Chinese medical massage to address specific musculosceletal issues, reduce pain, and restore balance
Acupuncture Needling
Thin needles are used to harmonize the flow of Qi and restore ballance
Cupping
Cups are applied to the skin to create a negative pressure, stimulate blood flow, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain
Moxa
An herb called mugwort is dried and burned to stimulate smooth flow of Qi and warm the channels
Tui-Na
A type of Chinese medical massage to address specific musculosceletal issues, reduce pain, and restore balance
Conditions that Acupuncture addresses
Although majority of patients think of acupuncture for pain management, there are many conditions that can be alleviated with acupuncture. The following are conditions that can be alleviated with acupuncture, but is not limited to this list:
Dr Schmittat is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, certified Diplomate of Acupuncture by NCCAOM ®
Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a gentle and safe way of healing that works to restore the body's natural balance and state of health. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances, are environmentally friendly, and cruelty free.

One noteworthy mention is that the word homeopathy is not a general term that describes a variety of different natural therapies. Although homeopathic remedies are derived from natural substances, homeopathy should not be confused with herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, or other types of natural medicines. It is its own, unique therapeutic system.

It is commonly used to treat acute illnesses such as colds, headaches, ear infections, fever, sore throat, as well as chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and asthma; however, are not limited to these. Homeopathy was developed as a complete system of medicine. It has the capacity to benefit almost all health conditions.

Homeopathic remedies are made in accordance to the standards written in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, and are regulated by the FDA. Remedies are made using a repeated dilution process to create potencies that can range from dilutions of 1:10 to 1:50,000.

Dr Schmittat studied homeopathy as part of the Naturopathic Doctorates program at the University of Bridgeport. She completed a Masters program in Advanced Homeopathy at The Other Song Academy in India; and is currently working to become a Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH)


What happens during a homeopathic
consultation and what does it cost?

The first visit usually lasts one to two hours. During the visit, the Dr Schmittat will review the your medical history and attempt to understand the whole picture of your symptoms: —mental, emotional, and physical. A homeopathic medicine will be chosen to match your symptom profile.

Scheduling of follow-up visits will vary depending on your needs. Intervals of three to four weeks are typical. A follow-up visit normally lasts 30–60 minutes. This allows sufficient time for the remedy to begin working, and for Dr Schmittat to analyze the results. Clear improvements and changes should be seen by this time. If no improvement occur by then, Dr Schmittat will adjust the remedy.

After the first follow up, appointments are scheduled at one month intervals until the symptom(s) have sufficiently improved or resolved. At that time, follow ups can be scheduled as needed.

The cost of a first visit to a homeopathic varies on location. Please call ahead and ask Dr Schmittat, based on the location that you would like to be seen.
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