Natural Healthcare

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.."
-- Thomas Edison., Inventor

What is Natural Health Care?

As a licensed natural health care physician, I use a wide range of therapies including; nutrition, skeletal bone manipulation (chiropractic),
Acupuncture-Non-needle technique, homeopathy, stress reducing techniques and suggested lifestyle modifications. No surgery! No drugs! This whole body approach addresses where most health problems originate either from structural, biochemical, emotional, or electromagnetic causes.

How does Natural Health Care work?

Every cell in your body is programmed to be healthy.  This program is known as the genetic code. Interference with this program from a
structural, chemical, emotional or electromagnetic origin can cause health problems. Removing these interferences through natural therapies will allow your body's genetic code or innate wisdom to function at its best, and, we hope, bring about a resolution of your symptoms.

Why are people turning to Natural Health Care?

Functional illness is that gray area between optimal health and disease. Many people have some signs and symptoms of functional illness such as fatigue, headaches, indigestion, back pain, allergy and dozens of other complaints which interfere in the quality of life. It's a sign that something is wrong because it is not normal to have these problems. These signs and symptoms aren't really addressed by mainstream medicine which usually deals with disease. The shelves of grocery stores and pharmacies are loaded with products we use to medicate ourselves to cover up these minor illnesses. Functional illness isn't a problem with a specific name. Unfortunately, many people like having a name for their aches and pains. If a disease state is ruled out through proper evaluation, then you're left with a functional problem which may not have a name.  -- Dr Phil Maffetone, In Fitness and In Health.

Are there signs that the public is seeking alternatives to drugs and surgery?

In 1994, there were 425 million visits to natural health care providers compared to 388 million visits to medical doctors.
New England Journal of Medicine 328(4): 1993; 246-252

In 1996, there were 628.8 million visits to natural health care providers compared to 386 million visits to medical doctors.
Journal of American Medical Association 1998;280:1569-75

This increase in acceptance of natural health care therapies is here to stay for one simple reason.. THEY WORK!
Nutrition and Diet Therapy

"Out of 2.1 million deaths a year in the United States, 1.6 million are related to poor nutrition."
-- C. Everett Koop, Former Surgeon General

What is Nutrition/Diet Therapy?

There is a revolution in health care which is based on the scientific understanding that the types of foods we eat may be intimately linked to our state of health. Nutrition/Diet Therapy is a practice of evaluating a body's nutritional deficiencies and then replacing those essential nutrients through diet modification and nutritional supplementation with vitamins and minerals and other substances.

Could a nutritional deficiency be causing my health problem?

There are many scientists and health professionals who believe that diet and carefully chosen supplementation will successfully help many health problems that are usually treated with drugs or surgery. A deficiency in just one essential nutrient can cause significant health problems. For instance: a potassium deficiency will cause a person's heart to race uncontrollably, a condition known as tachycardia.

Should you take supplements?

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that our modern day food supply does not contain the vital nutrients to sustain a healthy body.  Polluted air, chemicals and pesticides, modern processing methods and refinement of food have led to the depletion of essential nutrients in our soil and therefore our food supply.

How does Dr. Barringer employ nutritional analysis in your treatment protocol?

He will use one or more of a variety of tests designed to identify if nutrition is part of your health concerns. These methods may include a
computerized nutritional assessment, 5 day dietary analysis, blood testing, and functional neurological muscle testing (FNMT).