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Naturopathic Care



The human body is all connected, so let's treat it that way.  In other words, you are not separated into your cardiovascular or respiratory systems within your own skin, so therapies should work to treat the whole person.  You may not be aware, but the way your liver is functioning effects the quality of your skin due to it’s function as a detoxifying organ.  Your digestive health affects your skin as well as your immune system.  Your body is in a constant ebb and flow, attempting to maintain balance. When that balance is interrupted, symptoms arise. 


The naturopathic paradigm looks to determine the underlying causes that lead to conditions and symptoms rather than covering them up.  As an example, if we treat your skin with an anti-inflammatory when the real cause of the problem is you liver dysfunction, things will get worse at a much deeper level.  Treatment must be of the cause to improve overall health.



The philosophy of naturopathy differs from conventional medicine. We have six principles that we invoke when choosing what therapy is best for your health and healing process. They are:


  • First Do No Harm – use the least forces and most effect therapies first, and do not use therapies that will harm.

  • Identify and Treat the Cause – symptoms are flags that give clues to the cause of ailments, so it is important to find the underlying reasons for these conditions and address them. 

  • Treat the Whole Person – body systems are dynamic and are affected by each other, so we address all systems together.

  • The Healing Power of Nature – you have an amazing innate ability to heal, the goal is to remove obstacles and promote health.

  • Doctor as Teacher – knowing why you experiencing symptoms and the reasons for recommendations is important to empower you in your path to health.

  • Prevention is Cure – why wait until you have a disease to do something about it? I believe that we can improve your health even after your particular symptoms have decreased. 


Naturopathic doctors currently working toward licensure in NY. This means we are unable to do physical exams, order labs, or prescribe drugs. Our naturopathic association, NYANP, is currently working to pass a New York State Bill, which will allow us to practice medicine in NY.


Naturopaths are currently licensed in:

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • District of Columbia

  • Hawaii

  • Idaho

  • Kansas

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • Minnesota

  • Montana

  • New Hampshire

  • New Mexico

  • North Dakota

  • Oregon

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • Utah

  • Vermont

  • Washington

  • U.S. Territories: Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands


Many of these states have laws that require insurance companies to recognize us as primary care doctors.


Since NY is still working toward licensure, Dr. Rebecca Lewis currently holds her naturopathic license in Vermont. (License # 099.0092028)



Common Conditions


Anxiety or Depression
Chronic sinus infections
Digestive disorders

Heart disease
Hormone imbalance
Menopausal symptoms
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sleep Disorders
Supplement management
Thyroid disease
Weight Management

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