Naturopathic medicine combines traditional healing methods with modern day science to create a comprehensive and integrative healthcare approach. The therapies utilized in naturopathy encourage inherent self healing by removing obstacles to cure and facilitating the body’s ability to recover. It focuses on identifying the underlying cause of illness and addresses each individual on an emotional, physical, and mental level.
Naturopathic doctors form a distinct health care profession that emphasize disease prevention, treatment, and promote optimal health. By working cohesively with clients, they address genetic, environmental, and social factors in addition to physical concerns in order to create personalized treatments. NDs use a combination of herbal medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, therapeutic nutrition, counseling, and physical medicine combined with allopathic therapies to allow for integrative care.
Botanical therapies use plants and their constituents as agents to treat and prevent illness. Plants contain various phytochemicals and compounds that have therapeutic effects when used appropriately. This form of medicine has been used for thousands of years to effectively treat many conditions. Naturopathic medicine combines these traditions with evidence based methods to create effective therapies.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that has been used for over 200 years. It is based on the “law of similars” which helps to stimulate the Vis and initiate the body’s self healing response. Homeopathic medicine uses small doses of natural substances based on an individual’s specific symptoms and personal health.
Hydrotherapy uses water both internally and externally at varying temperatures to help stimulate a healing response in the body. This form of medicine is used around the world to treat a variety of health issues and concerns. Hydrotherapy works well to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and promote detoxification pathways in the body.
Nutritional supplements use food, vitamins, minerals, and other compounds to help correct deficiencies and enhance pathways in the body. They can be tailored to fit the needs of each individual based on specific symptoms and lab testing. This form of therapy has proven to be both effective and useful for many conditions and diseases.
Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that plays a crucial role in metabolic and hormonal function. It helps support liver detoxification pathways, red blood cell formation, DNA replication, cardiovascular health, and nervous system pathways. B12 can also be helpful in energy support, especially for those with fatigue or mood disorders.
B Complex: B Complex injections contain an array of B vitamins, which include thiamine, riboflavin, niacinamide, panthenol and pyridoxine. B vitamins play an important role in our health and help support our adrenal glands, nervous system, metabolic function, and numerous enzymatic pathways. This formula of B vitamins also helps keep your weight and thyroid in check by providing important nutrients to the body. Advantages of B complex injections include improved mood, better skin, enhanced liver function and can help with energy and stress levels.
MIC: Lipotropic injections contain a combination of methionine, inositol, and choline that help mobilize and support fat metabolism. These lipotropic agents are thought to help support liver function and increase metabolism. Lipotropic injections can help aid in weight loss, promote liver detoxification pathways, and help improve energy. They can also be beneficial for those that support for blood sugar regulation.
MIC + Carnitine: This combination includes all the benefits of a MIC injection plus the added effects of L carnitine, which helps increase fat burning and provides more energy to the mitochondria. As a result, it can help those suffering from weight loss plateaus or need help with muscle/energy recovery.
Naturopaths employ lifestyle counseling through each session to help support patient’s physically and emotionally. A wide variety of tools are utilized to educate and motivate individuals to help reach their health goals. Educating clients about their health is a fundamental concept in naturopathic medicine and helps build a therapeutic relationship.
CST uses light touch to help release tensions in the body, relieve pain, and improve whole body health. It works by releasing restrictions in the soft tissue that surround the central nervous system. It is great for stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps individuals become more relaxed and function properly.
Maral Zarandi, ND
Maral Zarandi, ND is dedicated to providing quality health care to all of her clients. She utilizes a functional medicine approach, which looks at systemic biological processes to find the root cause of illness. As a physician, she takes time listening to her patients and ensures each concern is adequately addressed. Dr. Zarandi is a strong advocate for integrative care and is enthusiastic about collaborating with other health care providers.
Growing up, she was introduced to natural therapies by her father, who was an avid herbalist. This sparked her interest in natural medicine, which ultimately guided her to the path of becoming a naturopathic doctor. She is passionate about self care and helps clients achieve strong foundations in healthy eating, stress reduction, self acceptance, and most importantly - enjoying their lives! By using specialty lab testing, genetic markers, and lifestyle factors, Dr. Zarandi can help rebuild personal health with a combination of naturopathic modalities and interventions.
Dr. Lisa Bryant, ND
Dr. Lisa Bryant is a licensed naturopathic physician, natural medicine expert and a Vancouver Washington native. She believes that every person deserves to be well, and helps her patients achieve this by using a combination of biomedical tools and traditional naturopathic treatments. She utilizes many different treatments including herbal medicine, dietary counseling, exercise plans, supplements and pharmaceuticals when necessary. She is a general family medicine practitioner and performs the duties of a primary care provider. She treats every patient with sincerity and respect, and truly loves her work as a naturopathic physician. Dr. Bryant has extensive experience treating:
Common cold, flu, sore throats
Hormone imbalance & menopause
Dr. Bryant completed her residency in naturopathic family medicine at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Bryant’s clinical education included a six-month rotation in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine and extensive experience in naturopathic primary care. Before her formal education at NCNM, Dr. Bryant attained a bachelor’s degree in Biocultural Anthropology from Western Washington University and also studied traditional medicine in Dehra Dun, India.
Outside of work Dr. Bryant is usually found playing with her 2 kids, biking around her neighborhood, and hiking in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.