I use many tools to assess imbalances in the body, including laboratory testing, physical exams, symptom profiles, and functional modalities. This allows me to get the most specific and well-founded information about where and why dysfunction is occurring. My treatments are designed to have the most effective results as quickly as possible. We will discuss your concerns, symptoms, and goals, and collaborate on the best approach. My core modalities of practice are described below. If you have preferences or questions, or are being referred for specific treatments, please feel free to discuss them with me during your visit.
Dr. Noel Thomas
Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive health care system emphasizing the use of natural therapies to promote health and treat and prevent disease. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary-care practitioners who blend centuries-old non-toxic therapies with modern and advanced holistic approaches.
Dr. Thomas uses naturopathic medicine to:
Identify and treat the cause of health issues
Support the healing power of nature
Educate her patients
- Optimize physical and mental health
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive and scientifically-proven therapy that trains the brain to function more efficiently and remediates many otherwise “un-resolvable” conditions. Neurofeedback training is used for issues of attention (ADD/ADHD), focus, memory, motivation, depression, anxiety, PTSD, sleep disorders, brain injury, migraines, seizures, PMS, chronic pain, autism, and other conditions.
Functional neurology addresses imbalances in brain function which can affect the entire body or be the cause of specific symptoms. Assessment helps identify what the specific imbalances are for each individual and which specific brain tasks are useful to restore balance and improve function. Providing the right stimulus to the brain proves to have profound benefit in treating attention deficit, depression, anxiety, cognitive health, gastrointestinal issues, immune health, coordination, movement, and more.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a diagnostic and therapeutic practice developed in the field of chiropractic medicine and is used by doctors in many fields (dentists, medical, osteopathic, and naturopathic doctors). Its diagnostic principles are based in Traditional Chinese Medicine in which every muscle of the body and spinal vertebrae are related to an organ, gland or acupuncture meridian. By testing specific muscles, Dr. Thomas identifies the primary areas of dysfunction and applies the appropriate method of treatment. AK blends therapeutic modalities from cranial-sacral therapy, sacral-occipital technique, acupuncture meridian therapies, chiropractic, naturopathy, osteopathy, clinical nutrition, and energy psychology.
Nutrition is the cornerstone of all health and healing. What we eat directly affects our digestive health, and greatly impacts every system of the body, including how we feel mentally and emotionally. Dr. Thomas is knowledgeable and passionate about the link between diet and health, with expertise in addressing a broad range of digestive issues including food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, and celiac disease.
PEMF therapy is a reparative technique widely-used in Europe which involves exposing the body to a pulsed magnetic field that is naturally generated by the Earth and Ionosphere. More than 2000 research studies during the last 40+ years have demonstrated that PEMF therapy is effective for pain, inflammation, wound healing, immune function, neurological health, sleep, improved circulation, and more.