The Sagewood Medical Clinic utilizes unique technologies and diagnostic techniques that permit qualified examiners to quickly and effectively visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature. The infrared scanning device actually converts heat that the skin emits into electrical impulses colorfully translated onto a monitor. This visual image, known as a thermogram, graphically maps the body temperature and easily relays information to our patients.
Sagewood is a clinic with the primary objective of promoting the general good health of our patients by providing the latest state-of-the-art therapies and treatments from Europe, South America, and the U.S. We teach patients how to live healthfully and spend time discussing and explaining principles of health maintenance, as well as their medical condition.
This relationship begins with a thorough medical history and interview process designed to view all aspects of the patient's lifestyle. If needed, the physician will perform standard diagnostic procedures including a physical exam and blood and urine analysis. Once a good understanding of the patient's health and disease status is established (diagnosing and illness is only one part of this process), the patient and physician will work together to establish a treatment and health promoting program unique to that patient.
Sagewood has established itself in the spirit of naturopathic medicine. The essence of naturopathic medicine is an approach to illness using tools provided by nature, without significant reliance on the tools made by man such as pharmaceuticals. In this way, it is very similar to nutritional medicine and holistic medicine.
Naturopathy conceives of a "vital force" and the enhancement of that vital force by whatever means, is thought to hold the key to lasting health. Nature is thought to possess a natural healing force, a "medicatrix naturae," and the object is to remove obstacles to the expression of that healing force.