Supervised by a naturopathic doctor, SCNM student physicians began to treat Anita with homeopathic treatment, dietary and lifestyle counseling. After a few visits she was able to reduce her medications and begin living a full and healthy life. Today she is on one simple medication to help her body utilize food in a way to keep her blood sugar under control. She is off hypertension medication and instead drinks a tea made from Agua de Jamaica, an indigenous herb. Most importantly, Anita has realized the importance self-care plays in taking care of others and is ready to take on her next parenting challenge, transitioning her 16 year old into adulthood.
*Patient’s name has been changed to protect privacy