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Lee Dennis, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Call (503)408-0790

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Location

Namaste Natural Healing Center
12616 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97233

Physiotherapy

Dr. Dennis uses a number of physiotherapy treatments including ultrasound, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and interferential. These therapies can be used for a number of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal pain and inflammation to the promotion of tissue healing and more.

Ultrasound

You've probably heard of using ultrasound for imaging during pregnancy and other times, but did you know there was a type of ultrasound that can be used therapeutically? Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that penetrate the skin to promote various effects including local heat production, increased blood flow and increased production of proteins. This type of ultrasound is typically used for musculoskeletal conditions such as strains/sprains, joint pain, inflammation and trigger points.

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as cold laser therapy, is an emerging treatment that is finding it's place in musculoskeletal conditions and beyond. LLLT can be used for many of the same complaints that ultrasound can be used for, but it can also be used for a number of non-musculoskeletal conditions including skin rashes, fibromyalgia, chemotherapy induced oral mucositis, wound healing, stroke recovery and more! There is still much research being done in this area, but LLLT is thought to work, in part, by increasing mitochondrial activity within cells, repolarizing damaged or malfunctioning cells, decreasing inflammation, increasing the production of endorphins and increasing blood flow.

Interferential

Interferential is a type of therapy that uses electrical stimulation to incite various physiological effects such as pain reduction, muscle relaxation, reduction of swelling and the promotion of tissue healing. When used in combination with NMT, interferential can help to improve the effectiveness of manipulations by enhancing muscle relaxation.



Nutrition

Optimal nutrition and a balanced diet is a necessary component of any healthy lifestyle. Food, however, not only provides the building blocks of our body, but can also modulate inflammation, alter immune function and affect a multitude of other biological processes as well. Naturopathic physicians are trained to use food and nutrients as medicine. As such, a visit with a naturopath will most certainly involve some aspect of nutrition -- either dietary changes or... - read more -


Homeopathy

Homeopathy was first developed by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, in the late 18th century. Homeopathy is based on the principle that "like cures like". Hahnemann first observed this principle with the use of cinchona bark to treat malaria. Hahnemann discovered that when cinchona was given to healthy individuals, it caused symptoms similar to those seen in malaria patients. Through experimentation, Hahnemann found that by using small doses of a substance he could avoid the toxic side... - read more -


What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine as a profession finds its origins dating back to the practitioners of nature cure in the early 19th century. From the early hydrotherapy techniques developed by Vincent Priessnitz to the father of naturopathy, Benedict Lust, to more modern contributors such as John Bastyr, naturopathic medicine has become an amalgamation of natural therapies that are guided by the 6 fundamental principles... - read more -