As a Naturopathic doctor Dr. Renee Schwartz is trained and licensed as a primary care physician in Oregon. Naturopathic medicine is individualized, holistic medicine aimed at finding and removing the causes of disease and working with the inherent healing powers of the body and nature to recover from illness and imbalance.
Below is a list of alternative services that Dr. Schwartz offers. She also provides general medical care including physicals, routine laboratory work, diagnostic work-up and general family medicine. She is contracted with all of the major insurance companies that offer naturopathic benefits. Please let our receptionists know if you would like to schedule an appointment or if you would like more information on a specific treatment or program. Dr. Schwartz is happy to speak to you personally before a visit to ensure that it is a proper fit.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)
Frequency Specific Microcurrent is an exciting new way of decreasing nerve and muscle pain using specific frequencies and micro-amperage current. It provides rapid results in many conditions such as shingles and herpes, sprains, fibromyalgia, kidney stone pain, plantar fasciitis, neck injuries including facet and disc generated pain. Many chronic myo-fascial conditions can be relieved quickly and comfortably using frequencies specific for the conditions and the tissues involved in an injury. With FSM, new injuries heal in record time. Read more….
In animal studies, FSM increased the rate of ATP production by 500% and has been shown to reduce inflammation by 62% in only 4 minutes. Scar tissue can be broken up very quickly allowing nutrients to once again reach the trauma site decreasing pain dramatically. Many professional athletes use FSM on the sidelines for rapid recovery after acute injuries. Call the office to see if it may be appropriate for you.
The Road Back Program
Dr. Schwartz has done extensive training for supporting and balancing brain chemistry in patients with anxiety, depression and insomnia and helping them to safely and effectively get off of medications. She incorporates a number of different modalities including nutritional and dietary intervention, neurotransmitter support, hormone balancing, Alpha-stim technology, and various other techniques to successfully get patients back on track. Read more...
Toxic metals in our environment can be an underlying issue in many types of illness especially in cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Dr. Schwartz is certified by the American College for the Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), in Chelation Therapy and treats patients for heavy metal poisoning. Using laboratory tests, Dr. Schwartz can evaluate if heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium or arsenic are contributing to a patient’s health issues. Read more..
Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA)/ Bio-therapeutic Mud Packing
(Quantum Reflex Analysis), is a simple, safe, yet profound way of allowing the body to tell us what it needs to heal. It is the union of science-based kinesiological testing, time-proven ancient therapies, systematic analysis of the body’s quantum bio-field, and outstanding nutrition and detoxification breakthroughs of the 21st century. Q.R.A. provides a comprehensive system to initiate the most rapid resolution of even the most deep-seated, chronic conditions – simply not possible by any other methodology.
Bio-therapeutic Mud Packing
Therapeutic mud packs using premium –grade clay, peat magma, shilajit and targeted botanical agents help to relax the muscles, rejuvenate the body and cleanse bioaccumulation of wastes at target sites to promote quantum-state resonance. Injured areas or scar tissue can create interference of energy flow throughout the body often hindering nutrient uptake. The use of these unique packs can help to provide deep intrinsic cellular cleansing restoring proper function to these areas.
Bio-identical hormones are similar to the ones that our bodies naturally make. They are a better alternative than conjugated equine hormones and synthetic hormones that are not endogenous to the body and are often much more difficult for the body to process. Dr. Schwartz does hormone testing to determine if these are appropriate for you.
Botanical Medicine Botanical medicine is the use of plants as medicine. These can come in a liquid form such as a tea or tincture (alcohol based) or in a pill form. Many pharmaceuticals currently used today are derived from botanical extracts. The whole plants however, are different from their pharmaceutical counterparts in that they are often more gentle than drugs and they contain synergistic nutrients in addition to their “active” ingredients which help them work in a more complete balanced way.
Bowen is a type of soft tissue manipulation that uses a series of simple, gentle moves across muscle and connective tissue. It is similar to tuning a stringed instrument that sends harmonic vibrations that balance the body. Because it works in harmony with the body, the Bowen Technique is incredibly effective for any muscular, skeletal, or nerve imbalance. It has also been successful in treating chronic pain due to injury. It produces a deep relaxation and can release blocked emotional energy, which can accelerate the healing process.
Flowers and plants have innate healing capabilities when prepared as a homeopathic compound. They are used as needed within the framework of a larger treatment plan.
Homeopathy is a very gentle and yet powerful form of medicine that can address physical, emotional and spiritual well being. It uses minute amounts of substances to treat symptoms based on the principle of “like cures like”.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water as a therapeutic tool. We offer constitutional hydrotherapy treatments, which consist of a series of alternating hot and cold towels, coupled with sine wave. It is used to stimulate the lymphatic system, increase digestive powers, enhance detoxification and support the immune system
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
IV therapy is a way to introduce nutrients and therapeutic agents directly into the bloodstream. It can be used to correct deficiencies, enhance immune function, increase energy and assist in maintaining optimal health. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other natural agents can be administered in a pleasant relaxing atmosphere while a person reads, listens to music, or chats with other patients. IV therapy is often used to support a person with chronic or severe illness. It can be used as an adjunctive therapy in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments. It is extremely effective in helping patients with Mononucleosis to recover more quickly. It is also used as a part of our cleansing programs, to provide nutrients essential for detoxification.
Nutrition Naturopathic physicians are highly trained in medical nutrition. Part of a treatment plan will almost always involve individualized dietary analysis and/or the use of high quality, specific nutrients to address a patient’s specific nutritional needs.