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A key element of Anatara Medicine’s Convergence Medicine practice
Natural, or naturopathic medicine has its roots in 19th-century Europe and honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal and govern its metabolism, physiology, growth and adaptation. Naturopathic philosophy favors a holistic approach, and seeks to find the least invasive measures necessary for symptom improvement or resolution, encouraging minimal use of unnecessary medications. Thus, prevention through healthy diet, stress reduction and lifestyle is emphasized.
Functional Medicine is an aspect of naturopathic care focused on personalized primary prevention. Much like venerable Chinese disciplines, Functional Medicine looks at the balance of different organ systems, in this case from a biochemical, as well as a bio-energetic standpoint. The biomarkers we collect to track and assess patients’ responses also provide information for Functional Medicine diagnosis.
Functional Medicine Testing
We maintain relationships with outside laboratories across the country that conduct the following specialized tests in support of our diagnostic strategies.
- Adrenal Stress Testing
- Amino Acid Profiling
- Cardiovascular Markers
- Comprehensive Digestive Analysis
- Genetic Testing:
- Drug Interactions
- Comprehensive Lipid / Atherosclerotic
- Comprehensive Parasitology Analysis
- Food Allergy (Serum) Testing
- Food Allergy Testing
- Comprehensive Immunology Profiles
Anthroposophical Medicine was founded in Europe in the 1920s and is practiced in over 80 countries, primarily Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia. The system was developed to expand on Western Medicine and to minimize overuse of pharmaceutical medications. It involves physiological archetypes that guide diagnosis as well as patient-specific treatments using homeopathic preparations and herbal botanical extracts. At the core is a movement aimed at connecting humanity to the natural world and to themselves, sharing many philosophical and spiritual principles with ancient medical traditions such as Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine.
Homeopathic Medicine was developed in the early 1800s based on research by a German physician who found that treating with a dilute substance was curative for the same symptoms the substance produced when used in excess. He postulated that many diseases were the result of a familial influence he called miasm and that influence dictated the way that your body would eliminate toxins. By treating miasm, the body would be able to naturally regulate detoxification systems and more readily come into physiological ease and balance.
DEVIN WILSON, ND
Dr. Devin Wilson is a licensed naturopathic doctor, who received his doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. In 2013, he was awarded The Lime Light Award by NCNM. Before relocating to San Francisco Dr. Wilson served as the Executive President of the Student Alliance of Integrative Medicine (SAIM), Oregon’s largest student led integrative medicine group.
“Dr. Wilson is great, I have never had a more thorough consultation in my life!”
“Thanks very much for your help and advice over the past year, including your consultation yesterday and introduction to Dr. Wilson. Your advice, my changes in diet and supplements, and the therapy I got last summer seems to have made a big difference the overall improvement of my health and autoimmune condition.”
“Thanks again and wishing you the best in your life and work going forward back in Connecticut.
“Very friendly staff and patient with me. Very comfortable waiting room. Extremely thorough ND, and wonderful time spent with Dr. Herskowitz. I feel very comfortable and confident I am in very good hands. Also a very caring IV technician. I look forward to working with everyone in my pursuit of good health in such a caring and professional environment.”
“I have told my friends in the Bay Area and Monterey Bay Area about Anatara because of the holistic approach to overall health which I have come to subscribe to. Also, as I get healthier, I know I can trust Anatara to inspire me to optimum health which I have sometimes lost sight of.”