Natural Health Clinic, LLC, Kauai, Hawaii A full service naturopathic clinic and pharmacy centrally located in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
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Naturopathic Assessment at Natural Health Clinic begins with a careful interview of each individual patient, reviewing their unique medical history and lifestyle. Examination includes both Eastern Medicine diagnostics and Western functional medicine, as well as physical and clinical exams. This may include Lab testing of blood and other body fluids, XRay, MRI, Ultrasound and other special studies may be ordered or reviewed. We also utilize mainland Functional Medicine Diagnostic services for functional assessment of hormone, mineral status, and digestive wellness.

Therapeutic Services include:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Naturopathic Pharmacy & Prescriptions
  3. Prolotherapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections
  4. Musculoskeltal Ultrasound Diagnostics / Needle Guidance
  5. Physical or "Manual" Medicine
    (including specfic spinal and extremity manipulation)
  6. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Therapy
  7. Women's Natural Medicine and
    Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
  8. Pediatrics
  9. Massage
  10. Weight Loss Programs


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Traditional Chinese Medicine

While it is difficult to explain all of the complex subtleties and specifics of this ancient healing system in a few words, it is simple to say that this is a medicine based on the understanding that we have a vital life force in our bodies. This is referred to as “qi” (pronounced chee), or energy and it helps to fuel the many functions of the body, ie: digestion, elimination, reproduction, etc. This energy travels along pathways in the body known as meridians. When there are imbalances in this energetic system, they often manifest as symptoms such as illnesses and pain.

Along with the “qi” of the body, there are two other components which must balance and which relate to our wellness. These are substance and function elements of the body known as “yin” and “yang”. Yin substances are represented in the body by things like blood, mucous, synovial fluids; substances that moisten and lubricate the body. Yang refers more to function such as peristaltic action, digestion, elimination. While they are complimentary opposites by their nature, they very much rely on each other to maintain good health. When the delicate balance of these two components is upset, we also begin to see symptoms.

Traditional Chinese Medicine addresses not only the symptom (which we refer to as the branch), but the underlying imbalance (called the root). By treating this way, we are able to break a cycle of disharmony to support the body in its return to optimal health. This expresses the practice of preventative healthcare. A TCM practitioner will further identify what meridians are involved and will tailor treatment towards re-establishing the balance that the body needs to heal.

In determining a TCM diagnosis, all aspects of a personís health are considered. A practitioner will perform a complete health history and will also use diagnostic methods specific to Chinese medicine to better understand what is out of balance in the system and how to approach treatment. This includes assessing the patientís pulses and looking at the patientís tongue. The pulses reflect the current state of energy related to the meridians in the body, and the tongue gives the practitioner information about fluid balance, digestive health and heat in the body. All of this information is synthesized into a TCM diagnosis and the treatment plan is set.

Chinese herbal formulas have ingredients that are plant, animal and mineral based. A practitioner will take into consideration other medications that the patient is taking when deciding on an herbal course of care.

Chinese Medicine has an extensive history and has been practiced for over 4000 years. Each person is unique and will have an individual response to treatment. Some patients will respond more quickly to care, while others may need to be more patient with their healing time. Chinese medical practitioners recognize this uniqueness and work to support each patientís own healing journey.