Types of Treatments

Naturopathic doctors perform physical examinations, laboratory testing, gynecological exams, nutritional and dietary assessments, metabolic analysis, allergy testing, X-ray examinations, and other diagnostic tests. They are the only primary care doctors clinically trained in the use of a wide variety of natural therapeutics. They combine and adapt these treatments to the needs of the individual based on a cogent philosophy that acknowledges the patient as a participant.

Naturopathic medicine is effective in treating most health problems, both acute and chronic. Some of therapies offered by Dr. Russo are:

Clinical Nutrition is a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. It refers to both the practice of using food to maintain health and the therapeutic use of food to treat illness. Scientific research has shown that many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with food and nutritional supplements as they can by other means, with fewer complications and side effects.

Homeopathy is a powerful system of medicine that is more than 200 years old. This medical system uses highly diluted substances to cure illness. Homeopathic remedies act to enhance the body’s innate immune response and rarely have side effects. Some conditions that do not respond well to conventional medicine will respond to homeopathic therapies.

Botanical Medicine is the use of plants as medicine. Many plant substances are powerful medicines that are safe and effective when used properly. A resurgence of scientific research in Europe and Asia is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in clinical conditions.

Physical Medicine includes naturopathic manipulation of the muscles, bones and spine. Heat and cold, ultrasound, hydrotherapy and exercise therapy is also used.

Counseling and Stress Management. Mental attitudes and emotional states can be important elements in healing illness. Naturopathic doctors’ training includes counseling, nutritional balancing and stress management.


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Michael A. Russo, N.D.

43 New Gorham Rd.
Westbrook, ME 04092

207-774-6688   drmrusso@maine.rr.com

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