naturo•path•ic (adj.) /ˌnāCHəˈräpəTHik/
Treating suffering in accordance with Nature's Laws.
Therapeutic Philosophy of Dr. Gussak
Homeopathy is an energetic modality over 200 years old and entails using diluted substances to stimulate the innate ability of the body to heal.
Medicine made from plants for the purpose of healing root causes and/or symptomatic relief.
Our bodies electric and water. Using Advanced Constitutional Hydrotherapy to assist the body in its healing mechanisms, naturally and with very little force, can help jump start the path to health.
Individual determination of Food Intolerances to help you select the best diet and therapeutic options for a lifetime. Use Food as your Medicine.
Hands-on therapies such as OMT (Osteopathic Manipulation Techniques), HVLA, Cold Laser, Taping, Manual Therapy, Diathermy, Sine Wave Application.
Patients may order supplements via Fullscript - the online dispensary. Some products are for purchase in office only and for patients only.
Treating Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, and Grief using Mind Body Techniques, Motivational Interviewing. Supplements, Herbs, Homeopathy, Diet and Genetic testing may be used to individualize the approach.
AKA Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) is a traditional Remedy for Rheumatoid and Osteroarthritis in Eastern Europe. Other products of the hive can be used including propolis and honey.
Application of Hot and Cold Towels in a specific sequence that has been written about with possible benefits to detox, stimulate immune function, and improve digestion and assimilation. The alternation of hot and cold may allow the body to absorb water (hydration), increase oxygen, increase circulation, move white blood cells which may naturally act to normalize compensatory mechanisms of the body thus it has potential to decrease body fat, decrease pain, decrease lipids in the blood, increase sub-optimal body temperatures, and decrease mean arterial blood pressure. Electrical stimulation via sine wave or diathermy may be applied, when indicated to intensify and shorten the time of therapy.
Please note: use of the word "may" is protective as is needed in our present day society to not claim outcomes. Consider this informational only.
Hot towels and hot water draws blood to the surface of the skin via vasodilation, thus opening the pores and making the person prespire. Long-standing heat (longer than 5 minutes) causes venostasis.
The application of cold water first causes movement of blood from the dilated, superficial skin vessels into the core of the body where the vital organs are located. Then, due to the law of dual effect, the body attempts to normalize by recirculating blood back to the skin.
Parmenides (500 BC)
Paracelsus (1491 - 1541)
Vincent Preissnitz (1799 - 1851)
Father Sebastian Kneipp (1821 - 1894)
Jakob Bohme (1575 – 1624)
Roots & Rivers Naturopathic Medical Center
Dr. Maria Luisa Gussak - Naturopathic Physician & Medical Director
Private Office - 5 S. Wenatchee Ave Suite #301 Wenatchee, WA 98801
Naturopathic Doctor, licensed and insured in Washington state. Holistic & Natural Medicine Consultant. Copyright © 2020 Roots & Rivers Naturopathic Medicine - All Rights Reserved.
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