You’ve seen Dr. Graves for chronic pain, sleep issues, hormones, or maybe even fatigue you have been suﬀering from. The experience was exceptional – acupuncture and supplements helped your body heal and you are grateful for the natural help you received.
But now you are facing an acid-reflux flair up, a bout of irritating allergies, or a severe cold coming on. You reach for the phone to make an appointment with your primary care physician, but then hesitate…
Is this something Dr. Graves could help with as well or is the CNMA oﬃce just for more chronic issues?
This common scenario happens to many of our clients and the question lurks…
When can you call Dr. Graves versus your primary care physician?
We’re here to tell you that for most common ailments, naturopathic medicine at the CNMA oﬃce can be your one-stop wellness headquarters!
Dr. Graves was a primary care physician before opening CNMA, so his knowledge of everyday ailments and treatments is extensive.
So before making the first available appointment with your traditional western medicine doctor, you may find it interesting to note that naturopathic medicine at CNMA can help you and your family with such issues as:
– the common cold and flu
– sore throat, sinus issues, and cough
– seasonal, food, and environmental allergies
– acid reflux and GERD
– anxiety and depression
– high blood pressure
– weight gain
– hair loss
– sports injury
in addition to many more health challenges – and some may not even require an in-person visit. CNMA can run blood and saliva tests, just as your primary care physician may do and analyze the results accordingly.
And one of the best things about calling CNMA?
There are a variety of ways to treat most issues!
Unlike a diagnosis to treat symptoms in traditional western medicine (which mostly ends in receiving a prescription medication), CNMA focuses on finding the root cause of an issue and treating it accordingly, relieving symptoms along the way.
This can be through:
– therapeutic massage
– herbal supplements
– holistic counseling
– lifestyle changes
and/or other naturopathic therapies.
To make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of 5 things to consider when you don’t know who to call:
1. What’s the immediacy and severity?
Any type of severe health issue should receive immediate attention from an emergency room. Also, if an issue cannot wait over a few days, we always recommend contacting your primary care physician or going in to an urgent care clinic.
However, once your ailment has been immediately addressed, please call us for complementing therapies to treat the root cause if applicable.
2. Do you think you just need a quick prescription?
You probably know the signs when you need extra help to get back to feeling good again. However, before assuming it’s time for another sinus infection antibiotic, a synthetic drug for a lingering cough, or a prescription sleep aid for a case of insomnia you have been dealing with, you may want to call us.
Did you know that there may be numerous herbal supplements as well as acupuncture that can help the body’s immune system fight oﬀ infection, virus, or health challenge?
These natural options are focused on treating the root cause of an issue and not just the symptoms.
So plan on honing in on why you aren’t sleeping and treating that versus just taking a pill to get some zzz’s. Or, take an herbal supplement to help your immune system fight oﬀ a cold or flu before it erupts into something that needs more significant medical attention later on.
3. Do you wonder if there is nothing your primary care doctor can do?
If so, then this can be all the more reason to contact CNMA.
When it comes to health questions that don’t seem worth making an appointment for at your primary care doctor’s oﬃce, you don’t know who to talk to about it, or you don’t even know if it’s a health question at all, then please call us.
Many times clients are relieved to find out that we can help with issues they didn’t know even existed!
Some common conditions that we find this way are:
– hormone imbalance
– leaky gut
– adrenal fatigue
– emotional trauma or stagnation
Don’t feel that you are alone and have no one to turn to with an unknown issue. Call us at (303) 688-6698 and we will work together to help you feel better.
4. Is anything broken or cut?
When it comes to broken bones and cuts, go to an urgent care or emergency room. You may need scans or stitches which are unable to be done at CNMA.
However, acupuncture, cupping, massage, and supplements can provide significant pain and mobility relief with muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. Just note that if naturopathic treatments are not helping after a few weeks, it’s important to have an x-ray or scan for further diagnosis.
Click here to read more about sports injuries and naturopathic medicine.
5. Does it require a specialist?
If your ailment is in need of a specialist, we recommend seeing one. Once you have met with a specialist and if you are looking for complementing therapies, we welcome working with you and your specialist to provide the most comprehensive care possible.
For example, a cardiologist may be required to run certain tests and prescribe specific medications. At CNMA, we can help with additional therapies such as acupuncture and massage to lower stress levels or supplements to help lower inflammation.
These questions can get you thinking of who may be the best to turn to when it comes to your health.
If you live in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Parker, Larkspur, Monument, Colorado Springs, or the Greater Denver Metro area and are looking for a one-stop wellness clinic for common ailments, please call us at (303) 688-6698 or schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with Dr. Graves here.
We welcome you and your family!
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