Dr. Fong keeps herself up-to date on the latest scientific research and incorporates this evidence into her treatments. She speaks and understands the language of conventional medicine, however instead of utilizing conventional treatments, she will offer you a whole new arsenal of naturopathic treatments and insights.
When necessary, Dr. Fong orders both conventional and naturopathic labs, such as hormone panels, yearly bloodwork, gastrointestinal labs, heavy metal panels, etc., performs nutritional IV therapy and injections, and prescribes certain medications such as bioidentical hormones. In addition to her knowledge of conventional medicine, Dr. Fong utilizes the following naturopathic modalities:
Functional medicine focuses on discovering the origins of disease from a functional perspective, identifying and treating deficiencies, organ dysfunction, or toxicity in the body. Often, before homeopathy can be effective, the "obstacles to cure" must be removed. Functional medicine can identify what these obstacles are and work to clear these imbalances. Functional medicine treatment includes:
Homeopathy is at the core of Dr. Fong's practice as a Naturopathic Doctor. Homeopathy is a 200-year-old system of medicine utilizing potentized remedies made from plants, animals, and minerals to trigger a healing response in the body. The homeopathic prescription requires an experienced clinician who can identify a remedy matching the symptom picture of the patient. When prescribed properly and once the "obstacles to cure" have been removed, Dr. Fong has observed homeopathy to provide a true curative healing.
Botanical medicine is the use of plants or substances derived from plants as medicine to treat and prevent disease. Many conventional medicines are derived from botanical plants. Botanical medicine can be very powerful. Dr. Fong utilizes botanical medicine when needed in combination with homeopathy. Dr. Fong utilitzes botanical medicines in the form of:
capsules and tablets
Nutritional Response Testing
Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine the underlying causes of ill health. When these are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain more optimum health.
Naturopathic Counseling & Mind-Body Techniques
Support and guidance through the healing process is integral to the success of the homeopathic prescription. Dr. Fong provides this type of one-on-one support to help patients understand and resolve any personal, social, or psychological problems that may arise during treatment and offers support using mind-body techniques such as EFT, meditation, breathing exercises, and yoga.
Our doctors are trained in integrating conventional medicine with functional and naturopathic modalities. If a patient is taking prescription medications, Dr. Fong and Dr. Carrie will integrate a naturopathic approach with the goal of eventually weaning off the medications.
If the patient is not on any prescription medications, but the patient's condition is very far along, Dr. Carrie or Dr. Fong will prescribe conventional medications initially while supporting the patient to a healthier state. Once the patient's condition has improved, our doctors will then support weaning off the prescription medications and supporting with naturopathic modalities.
Other Supportive Modalities
As needed, our doctors utilize other modalities such as:
muscle response testing
nutritional response testing
nutritional IV and injections