Naturopathic Medicine and Holistic Wellness Services
Connie Hernandez, N.D. at Pacific Naturopathic is a Santa Clara County Naturopathic Specialist that provides a wide variety of naturopathic and anti-aging services. Connie Hernandez, N.D. specializes in asking questions that a conventional doctor may not have asked, and providing solutions that patients may not have thought of, solutions that address the cause of symptoms. Initial visits with Doctor Connie are up to 90 minutes. She considers each patient’s health history, health challenges and goals, supplements and medications, lifestyle, what has worked for them in the past, and what has not worked. Connie Hernandez, N.D. has guided many patients back to health and wellness with her customized wellness programs.
Many of Doctor Connie’s patients retain their primary care physicians for routine care and come to Connie Hernandez, N.D. for her perspective, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, natural health testing, and natural medicine prescriptions. She may order conventional laboratory testing or specialty testing. Among the tests, which Doctor Connie may order which your conventional doctor probably would not, are the following:
- Hormonal testing through urine, saliva, or blood
- Comprehensive digestive stool analysis
- Intracellular nutrients
- Functional cardiovascular testing
- Urinary bone loss analysis
- IgG and IgE food sensitivity or food allergy testing
An additional service provided at Doctor Connie’s office is Breast Thermography, a painless way to look at breast health and analyze risk for breast conditions.
The principles of naturopathic medicine unite the profession and are the foundation upon which naturopathic medical practice is built.
Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
The Healing Power of Nature
Nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. Naturopathic Physicians work to restore and support these inherent systems when they have broken down, by using methods, medicines and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes.
First Do No Harm
Naturopathic Physicians prefer non-invasive treatments which minimize the risks of harmful side effects. They are trained to know which patients they can treat safely and which ones they need to refer to other health care practitioners.
Find the Cause
Every illness has an underlying cause, often in aspects of the lifestyle, diet or habits of the individual. A Naturopathic Physician is trained to find and remove the underlying cause of a disease.
Treat the Whole Person
Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle and other factors. Naturopathic Physicians treat the whole person, taking these factors into account.
The naturopathic approach to health care can prevent minor illnesses from developing into more serious or chronic degenerative diseases. Patients are taught the principles with which to live a healthy life, and by following these principles, they can prevent major illnesses.
Doctor as Teacher
The original meaning of the word “doctor” is teacher. A principle objective of naturopathic medicine is to educate the patient and emphasize self-responsibility for health. Naturopathic Physicians also recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.
Wellness is a state of being healthy, characterized by positive emotion, thought and action. Wellness is inherent in everyone, no matter what diseases are being experienced. If wellness is really recognized and experienced by an individual, it will more quickly heal a given disease than direct treatment of the disease alone.
Connie Hernandez, N.D. with Pacific Naturopathic is a Santa Clara County Naturopathic Medicine Specialist that offers a wide range of naturopathic and anti-aging services. Doctor Hernandez takes the time to understand her patients’ concerns, and she thoroughly assesses patients’ medical history, environmental factors, and lifestyle habits when she is trying to get to the root of a health issue. After getting to the source of a condition, she then determines which therapies would benefit the patient the most, and she designs a customized wellness program that includes different treatments or recommendations. Connie Hernandez, N.D. at Pacific Naturopathic has helped numerous patients to regain their health and vitality.