Dr. Karen Carbone is a Doctor of Natural Health trained in Traditional Naturopathy. A simple definition of traditional naturopathy is a health practice that is focused on helping the body establish its own condition of good health, rather than overcoming a particular disease.
The traditional naturopath sees a symptom as a signal that the body's healthy balance has been upset. True health can be achieved only when balance is restored in the body.
In addition to seeing patients in her office, Dr. Carbone welcomes clients who live out of the area for email and phone consultations, depending on the nature of the situation. If you are not in the area, please fill out the form below and Dr. Carbone will contact you.
In teaching clients how to live a healthy, holistic lifestyle, traditional naturopaths follow these principles:
DO NO HARM
Naturopaths do not use harmful, artificial substances such as drugs and pharmaceuticals; nor do they use invasive procedures such as surgery. Naturopaths recognize the importance of these modalities and, when necessary, refer to allopathic medical providers.
RECOGNIZE THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE
Naturopaths understand the body's innate capacity for self-healing. They educate clients in creating external and internal environments conducive to healing.
FIND AND ELIMINATE THE CAUSE OF POOR HEALTH
Naturopaths help clients evaluate lifestyle choices to identify both the cause of a problem and how to correct it.
Naturopaths teach clients how to achieve and maintain good health. They empower clients, enabling them to participate in the process of optimal health and wellness.
HONOR THE TOTAL PERSON
Naturopaths understand that people are interconnected physical, mental, and spiritual beings, and that one "dis-ease" affects all areas of life.
By teaching clients how to create homeostatic balance, naturopaths help others achieve future health as well.
In teaching clients how to live a healthy, holistic lifestyle, traditional naturopaths avoid certain allopathic practices:
Naturopaths perform evaluations and analyses to determine the root cause of problems, but they do not diagnose disease.
Naturopaths focus on health and education, not on treating any specific disease. Naturopaths empower clients to create internal and external environments that are conducive to good health.
PRESCRIBE DRUGS AND PHARMACEUTICALS
Naturopaths teach clients about herbs, homeopathic remedies, and the healing properties in foods and nutritional supplements. They do not prescribe drugs and pharmaceuticals.
PERFORM INVASIVE PROCEDURES
Naturopaths do not perform invasive procedures such as surgery of any kind. They do not give injections or draw blood.
(All photographs were taken on the grounds of the All About Health office)