Thank you for visiting the web site of Dr. Whimsy Anderson, ND, a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing alternative and holistic medicine in the West Hollywood and greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Anderson’s practice focuses on diet and nutrition, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, optimal health, weight-loss, adrenal issues, digestive health, and emotional and mental well-being. She is also a medical intuitive and trained shiatsu and energy medicine practitioner and addresses issues of chronic pain and muscle fatigue.
Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to heal itself. NDs view the patient as a complex, interrelated system (a whole person).
Recently, while attending the Integrative Addiction Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I was introduced to the medical device alpha-stim as an effective tool in the treatment of anxiety, depression and addiction.
Because I treat many patients who suffer from these conditions,alpha-stim has been an intriguing and exciting addition to my existing practice.
One of the key ideas—that is integral to the philosophy of naturopathic medicine—is the importance of treating the causes of disease and not just the symptoms. In the case of treating mental-health conditions like PTSD, depression, anxiety and addiction, we are forced as practitioners and patients to address trauma as a primary cause.
Trauma is at the heart of much of what I treat. And in the case of someone in recovery from drug and or alcohol addiction, trauma is often one of the leading contributing factors in the progression of the disease.