Holistic Pediatrics and Adolescent Healthcare
Welcome to Holistic Pediatrics at Balance Naturopathic Healthcare, where the art and science of natural medicine flourishes under the exceptional care of its ideal stewards. As Naturopathic Doctors we are trained as primary care practitioners who integrate modern medical science with the wisdom of ancient healing arts. We use a variety of non-invasive and evidenced based natural therapeutics to holistically treat both acute and chronic health conditions for our pediatric patients. It is our purpose to re-establish the foundations of health, including favorable nutritional status and digestive function, beneficial and restorative sleep, healthy lifestyle and stress management, and a balance of hormonal and nervous system communication throughout the body. Our goal is to empower each family while guiding them to an optimal state of health and well-being. We strive to create a trusting and therapeutic relationship with every baby, child, and adult in our care, with the intention of enhancing the quality of life and promoting a healthy and fulfilling existence.
What is Holistic Pediatrics?
Holistic Pediatrics at Balance provides truly comprehensive and meaningful care for every child and family. You are provided with a wealth of knowledge: from nutrition to vaccines, food introduction to avoiding toxins, you can gather the advice and information you need to make healthy choices for your family. Children respond extremely well to natural medicine: they are so full of life and have not had the chance to burden their systems with years of bad habits and less than optimal environmental conditions. Many childhood conditions can be treated without pharmaceuticals to the point of control or to total resolution, including:
- Recurrent ear infections
- Frequent colds and flus
- Tummy aches
- Autism Spectrum
- Diaper rashes
Mommy and Me Health Program: newborn to 12 months
For the first year of life, baby’s health is virtually inseparable from mom’s health. That’s why during this critical first year we address both mom and infant health concerns in the same visit at Balance Naturopathic Healthcare. Each wellness visit includes a discussion of any illnesses or concerns since the last visit, a complete physical exam, developmental assessment, and growth chart updating. You will be given a detailed handout of anticipatory guidance topics and preventative wellness, as well as what to expect from your little one between each visit. You will be provided with age-specific guidelines for sleep, diet, safety, health issues, and social health and development. Food introduction and vaccinations are just two examples of the many important special topics given detailed attention at Balance Naturopathic Healthcare.
Topics of discussion at a two-month Mommy and Me office visit include:
- Sleep: assistance with sleep, co-sleeping and/or crib safety
- Diet: breastfeeding, what to avoid, vitamin D
- Safety: smoke, sun, car seats, burns, infant walkers
- Health Issues: colds, fevers, bowel patterns
- Social: bonding, child care, maternal depression, family planning
Mommy and Me visits follow a standard Well Baby schedule of 1-2 weeks after birth (a home visit), 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months.