With knowledge of indications & interactions of over 200 herbs, Dr. Smith utilizes botanicals as an alternative therapy to support every body system. Herbs can up or down-regulate certain biochemical pathways, just like pharmaceuticals, but in a much gentler way with fewer side effects when dosed properly.
This is a safe, noninvasive alternative therapy that uses hot & cold water externally to stimulate lymphatic & blood flow to a certain area, thus stimulating the immune system & tonifying the circulatory system. Contrast hydrotherapy, constitutional hydrotherapy, & steam inhalations are a few methods of application.
Also known as detoxification therapy, or cleansing; the alternative therapy aims to support the body’s process of reducing the overall toxic load by up-regulating detoxification pathways and increasing excretion & elimination of toxins. It has specific application in those with toxic exposure (i.e. heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, chemicals, particulates, preservatives, etc.), chronic diseases, weight gain, skin issues, gut issues, brain fog, etc. There are more troublesome toxins in our Plainfield-Joliet environment than you probably know!
Biofeedback is a safe, noninvasive alternative therapy to teach patients how to regulate the function of their mind & body, such as muscle tension, breath rate, heart rate, etc. Biofeedback sensors connected to your body provide you with information in real time about how your body is functioning. With this feedback, you learn to make subtle adjustments that create new psycho-physiological states and lead to such changes as better sleep, pain reduction, blood pressure regulation, improved mood (anxiety/depression), and increased focus & concentration.
MBM focuses on the dynamic relationships among the brain, mind, body, & behavior, and how they influence & effect health & disease. This approach includes such practices as biofeedback, mindfulness training, breath work, compassion training, guided imagery, meditation, progression relaxation, cognitive reframing, meditation, and therapeutic posture & movement.
This is kind of an "odd" section, but people always ask, so here's a list. But first, please know that I don't treat "conditions"; rather, I take care of people utilizing these Naturopath Services & Alternative Therapy. I make this distinguishing comment because I do not specialize in any particular disease state, nor do I cater to a particular people group. I do very much enjoy correcting gut disorders and auto-immune conditions. As a Naturopath in Plainfield & Joliet, I also love working with all shapes, colors, sizes, genders, ages, and belief systems of humankind. As a Naturopath, I provide "womb to tomb" care - from pre-conception to hospice/end-of-life care. I'd say I'm the generalist in medicine, a specialist in true prevention & wellness, and an expert in natural medicine.
I specialize in Chronic Conditions such as:
Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, & high cholesterol
Fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, & ADD/ADHD
Migraines, headaches, & chronic pain
Autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, etc)
Allergies, food intolerances, GERD, gastritis, IBS, constipation, etc.
Infertility, PMS, menopausal symptoms, & osteoporosis.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis
Arthritis, asthma, and others.
I'm also see a lot of Acute Conditions such as:
Sore throats, sinusitis, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, sprains and strains, etc.
As a Naturopath, Dr. Smith operates a house call/concierge model of practicing naturopathic medicine & naturopath services. This means that Dr. Smith comes directly to your home or office in Plainfield, Joliet, etc to conduct visits. My office = your home! This provides a cozy, safe atmosphere for YOU, while providing me with a lot of information about how you live. Dr. Smith believes that being in your home allows for a more comfortable & open setting, where you can literally feel at-home. It takes the stress out of having to get the kids in the car & sit in a waiting room for a doctor running behind. It also takes the stress out of having to be on-time & be in a rush. This also allows for opportunities for Dr. Smith to look at your medications, supplements, and nutrition habits without you having to write it all out or bring a bag into the office. Dr. Smith has seen first-hand the therapeutic power of at-home care & alternative therapy. When you allow Dr. Smith into your home, this builds & strengthens the therapeutic relationship between patient & doctor. However, if you prefer an office setting for your visits, Dr. Smith does have office hours at Plainfield Chiropractic Clinic in downtown Plainfield on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s.
Dr. Smith’s payment model is a cash-based practice, with payment due at time of service. Dr. Smith also takes debit & credit cards. Due to Illinois legislation not currently recognizing Naturopathic licensure, Dr. Smith cannot be contracted with any insurance companies, however, he can provide you with an invoice, or Superbill, to submit a claim to your insurance carrier for potential coverage.
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