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If there is to be Peace in the world, there must be Peace in the nations.
If there is to be Peace in the nations, there must be Peace in the cities.
If there is to be Peace in the cities, there must be Peace between neighbors. If there is to be Peace between neighbors, there must be Peace in the home. If there is to be Peace in the home, there must be Peace in the Heart.

- Lao Tzu

FAQ's

INFORMATION ON NATUROPATHIC HEALTHCARE

What is a Naturopath?
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are licensed primary care physicians trained in both conventional and “alternative” methods of examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Naturopathic Doctors utilize physical exams, laboratory testing, imaging studies, appropriate medication, and referrals when necessary.

Fundamentally, we emphasize the essential role of nutrition, digestion, elimination, and lifestyle for promoting health and wellness. NDs respect the fact that the body has an innate ability to heal and recognize the unique needs of every individual. With this in mind, the doctor’s role becomes one of working with the patient to discover his or her own journey to wellness.

What can I expect during my first visit?
During your first visit we will go over a detailed health history to discover what makes your situation unique. As we seek to treat the whole person - Body, Mind, Spirit, Family, Community - initial visits can take up to 1.5 hours. Physical exams, lab tests, and imaging will be conducted as needed. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to insure consistent care.

What types of treatment do Naturopaths use?
Naturopathic Doctors are trained extensively in laboratory, botanical, nutritional, homeopathic, pharmaceutical, physical, and energetic forms of medicine. We use our five senses, our hands, our knowledge, and our medical equipment to diagnose disease. Some of the “alternative” modalites used at this clinic include Cranial Sacral Therapy, diet modification, classical homeopathic medicine, Biotherapeutic drainage, physical manipulation, Reiki, Applied Kinesiology, and herbal medicine.

How are Naturopaths trained?
A licensed Naturopathic Doctor is one who attended a four-year accredited graduate level naturopathic medical school, and passed a series of rigorous board examinations in all areas of clinical and scientific medicine. Naturopathic physicians receive over 4300 hours of total course and clinical hours and their education parallels conventional medical school. In addition to conventional medical therapies, N.D.s are thoroughly trained in nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical manipulation, counseling, and hydrotherapy.

What diseases do you treat?
We treat people, not diseases! This said, Naturopathic Medicine can address most medical conditions: ADHD, acne, anxiety, allergies, arthritis, asthma, cancer, candida, chronic fatigue, Chron’s, colitis, celiac, depression, diabetes, ear infections, eczema, fatigue, fibroids, fibromyalgia, flu, gout, Grave’s disease, headaches, herpes, high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, IBS, insomnia, joint pain, lymes disease, menopause, menstrual disorders, multiple sclerosis, obesity, osteoporosis, PMS, prostate disorders, psoriasis, sports injuries, tendonitis, tinnitus, urinary tract infections and more. Diseases and symptoms are signs of a greater disharmony. Your symptoms will cease as YOU - a whole person find balance and wellness.

Can I buy my supplements and medicines somewhere else?
Not all products are of equal quality. Many products on the market are not regulated or subject to quality control. Heavy metals, low grade binders and fillers, and toxic substances are found frequently in pills marketed as good for you. Similarly, all products are not equally beneficial for you - the type of compound, formulation, and way of administration to the body all effect a supplement’s quality. At Sweetgrass Natural Medicine we use products that are third-party certified, subject to intensive quality control, and manufactured under strict standards. Many of the products here are sold only to licensed health care practitioners. We offer honest prices for our products and purchase from eco-conscious companies. There are a few stores in Bozeman that carry quality brands and we are happy to recommend alternatives.

What payment methods do you accept?
Payment is due in full at the time of your visit. We accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard.

Why "Sweetgrass"?
Sweetgrass (Hierochole odorata) is a native plant to Montana and offers us a wonderful vanilla-like fragrance from June through August. Also known as Holy Grass, the plant was used for centuries by Native Americans as medicine and was burned to carry prayers to the Great Spirit. It is a plant of giving, renewal, communication, strength, and grace.


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