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SPOKANE, Wash. - Dr. Al Morgan has been a full-time Naturopathic physician since completing his studies in 1983 at the National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon. He received his pre-medicine degree from Western Kentucky University in 1974. He then went to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to study nuclear medicine and laboratory diagnosis.

Since finishing his N.D. degree, he has completed years of specialty training in hormone imbalances of both men and women, bio-identical (human-identical) hormone replacement, stress-related illness and brain chemistry, and longevity medicine.

Dr. Morgan is qualified to prescribe most prescription drugs, while emphasizing the natural medicines that enhance their effectiveness and safety. He cooperates eagerly with all other branches of medical science by sharing patients with many other care providers.

Dr. Morgan's personal path of healing and recovery has helped him develop an empathy for and understanding of his patients' needs.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic practice covers all aspects of family health by blending centuries-old, non-toxic, natural therapies with advances in the science of health and human systems.

Conventional (mainstream) or allopathic medicine, as it is sometimes referred to, generally treats symptoms with drugs. Allopathic medicine attempts to create a force opposite to the system. For example, a persistently runny nose might be treated with a drug to dry the sinuses.

Natural medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness while emphasizing prevention and self-care, and it de-emphasizes over-reliance on the doctor and "crisis medicine." Naturopathic physicians attempt to find the underlying causes of illness rather than focusing mainly on the treatment of symptoms. For example, that persistently runny nose might be caused by a food allergy or environmental factors.

Five Forces of Illness

One way to describe the uniqueness of this wholistic system is that in most diseases or conditions, five common and interrelated forces can be found years, or even decades, before the ailment has progressed far enough to be diagnosed. They are:

1) Malnutrition ("sludge" or insufficient fuels)

2) Impaired metabolism (including burnout or any stress-induced imbalance that weakens you from the

inside)

3) Inflammation (heat)

4) Impaired detoxification (waste)

5) Oxidative stress (rust)

By addressing these five forces of illness through less-invasive methods of earlier detection and "balancing" treatment, many disease chain-reaction processes can be prevented or slowed before the crises occur and heroic intervention is needed.

For more information you can go to www.AlMorganND.com.



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