The Experience

Introducing Dr. Kim Howes ND, a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon.

“I believe that educating a patient is the first step towards achieving health goals.”  – Dr. Kim Howes

Dr. Kim specializes in botanical, nutritional, lifestyle and homeopathic medicines and provides adjunct healthcare in collaboration with Dr. Leonard Kaplan in the following areas:

  • Acute and chronic infections such as Sinusitis, Lyme Disease and Urinary Tract Infections
  • Autoimmune conditions including Hashimoto’s/Graves’ Thyroiditis, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Systemic Lupus, Erythema, Sjogren’s
  • Environmental Illness
  • Allergies/Sensitivities
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including IBS, IBD, Celiac, Acid Reflux/GERD, SIB, Dysbiosis, Candida, Parasites, Intestinal Impermeability (“leaky gut”), Diarrhea/Constipation, Gas Bloating
  • Endocrine/Hormone Imbalances
  • Skin conditions such as Acne, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Psoriasis, Hives/Rah, Yeast
  • Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy
  • Botanical, nutritional, lifestyle and homeopathic medicines
  • Mold and other Water Damaged Building illnesses
  • Acute and Chronic Lyme disease

What is Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies.

The Healing Power of Nature
(Vis Medicatrix Naturae)

Naturopathic medicine recognizes the body's inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathic physicians identify and remove obstacles to recovery to facilitate this healing ability in patients.

Identify and Treat the Causes
(Tolle Causam)

The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than eliminate or merely suppress symptoms.

First Do No Harm
(Primum Non Nocere)

Naturopathic medicine follows three principles to avoid harming the patient: Use methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects; Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms; Acknowledge and respect the individual's healing process, using the least force necessary to diagnose and treat illness.

Treat the Whole Person

Naturopathic physicians treat each individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual path.

Prevention

Naturopathic physicians emphasize disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine strives to create a healthy world in which humanity may thrive.

Wellness

Wellness follows the establishment and maintenance of optimum health and balance. Wellness is a state of being healthy, characterized by positive emotion, thought and action. Wellness is inherent in everyone, regardless of disease(s). If wellness is recognized and experienced by an individual, it will more quickly heal a given disease than direct treatment of the disease alone.