Modalities Used at Nourish Natural Health Clinic





Homeopathy is a very gentle and effective way of treating the whole person physically, mentally, and emotionally. This system and philosophy was first introduced by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, over 200 years ago, and is used today as mainstream medicine in many European countries, as well as India. In the practice of homeopathy, physicians use very dilute substances derived from plants, animals and minerals to address a range of acute and chronic conditions. The most fundamental principle of a homeopathic prescription is to choose a remedy that stimulates the body’s own healing processes. This very individualized treatment is very safe and effective for children, and adults.

Botanical Medicine

Plants have been and continue to be used throughout the world as a primary means of medicine. This can be a very effective approach to helping the body return to balance if used properly. It is always important to have a trained professional assess the potential side effects or drug-herb interactions before taking botanicals as treatment.

Biotherapeutic Drainage

Biotherapeutic drainage is a deep acting therapy that has been used in Europe for over the past 100 years. The plant and mineral based remedies, along with lifestyle modifications, assist the body’s individual systems to eliminate toxins that interfere with the body’s normal physiology, thus leading to chronic disease. This in combination with other therapies provides a deeply effective way of getting to the root cause of disease to then repair and restore that physiology back into balance.

Flower Essences

Flower essences are created from a variety of wildflowers in a similar fashion to homeopathy. First introduced by the English physician, Dr. Edward Bach in 1930, these help eliminate disease and physical imbalances by addressing the mental/emotional state of individuals.

Lifestyle Counseling

It is important that all aspects of life are addressed to reach your optimal health. To achieve this goal, Dr. Shannon works with her patients in evaluating and changing patterns that may not be supporting the journey towards a healthier, more radiant you.

Clinical Nutrition

Nourish Natural Health Clinic believes that whole food provides deep nourishment on many levels, not only in our own health, but our community at large. This is an integral part of our individualized treatment plans to attain the most profound changes in our patients.



Used for over 2,000 years, acupuncture is one of the oldest, continually practiced forms of medicine in the world. With it being one of the most researched medical disciplines, it has become well respected by both Eastern and Western physicians.
Acupuncture involves the use of sterile, non-toxic needles into the surface of the skin to stimulate particular pathways of “qi”, a bioelectrical force, in your body, to remove stagnation of qi and blood, which in Chinese medical theory, is viewed as the primary cause of pain and disease.
Acupressure with essential oils is also another means of connecting to the “qi” in the body for those with a fear of needles.


Moxibustion is a warming technique in Chinese medicine that uses the herb mugwort, or Artemesia vulgaris. This stimulates circulation and creates a smoother flow of energy and blood.


Cupping is an acupressure technique that creates a vacuum by utilizing glass or plastic cups over particular acupuncture points on the skin. This promotes circulation and movement through that particular area to help relieve ailments from upper respiratory infections to musculoskeletal pain.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a massage-like technique using a smooth edge, such as a ceramic spoon, as traditional to China, with repeated pressure strokes over lubricated skin to clear out blockage and promote circulation to that muscle and tissue.

Essential oils

Essential oils are the aromatic oils extracted from particular plants, and have been used medicinally at various times in history. Therapeutically, these allow us to stimulate the limbic system by activating our senses, and further facilitate the healing process.

Core Synchronism

Core synchronism is a gentle energetic body work developed by Robert Stevens NTS, ND, that uses a combination of osteopathy and polarity therapy. The practitioner uses light touch to palpate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and gently releases any restrictions felt while working on the patient. This can help improve the circulation of blood and oxygen to particular organs and tissues resulting in a reduction in pain, improved structural alignment, and a deep relaxation.