Dr. Lauren Tessier

Naturopathic Medicine


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Greetings, and congratulations on taking your first steps toward achieving your health goals! I am Lauren Tessier, a Naturopathic physician, with love for all that is New England. As a native to the region, I have spent much time around the ocean, mountains, and forests of the area, and am continually enamored by our beautiful environment, and of course, our ever changing seasons. My love for all things related to nature is the source of the passion I have for Naturopathic Medicine. At a young age, I realized I had a fondness for helping people and also a strong interest in alternative and healthy lifestyles. It was this passion, influenced by a life changing service trip to the Guatemalan rain forest that spurred me towards the study of Naturopathic Medicine.
 
During the final year of my undergraduate study at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, I was faced with the decision of how to pursue my developing interests. When I realized that becoming a Naturopathic physician would fulfill these interests, the choice was made. I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Premedical Sciences and Health Psychology.
 
I attended Bastyr University, a Naturopathic medical school, the leader of innovation in natural health education, just outside of Seattle, Washington. There I underwent five years of in depth, and at times arduous academic and clinical training. Although extremely challenging, I loved every minute of it, and I look forward to sharing the information I have learned with my New England community.
 
As a Naturopathic physician, I have developed a vast amount of knowledge and strong problem solving skills. Although such traits are important, they must be accompanied by empathy and compassion in order to be truly effective. I have made this simple human truth the cornerstone of my practice. I believe that patient-centered care, education, and personal empowerment are the keys to success. We will work side by side as we achieve your goals on your journey towards health.
 
My interests, aside from Naturopathic Medicine, share the underlying commonality of environmental awareness and appreciation. I support eco-conscious living, locavorism, and sustainability. I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family, doing the things I love most, such as cooking, gardening, skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking.
 
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me, my practice, and Naturopathic Medicine. I look forward to hearing from you and hope to work with you in the future.
 
Sincerely,
Lauren Tessier, N.D.
 
 


About Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a whole person approach to primary healthcare, which works to address the mind, body and spirit using a combination of natural, modern, integrative, empirical and preventative strategies. The goal is to determine the most efficacious, cost effective and safest medicine available to restore and optimize health. The practice of Naturopathic medicine is guided by six major principles:

  • Vis Medicatrix Naturae- “The Healing Power of Nature”Naturopathic physicians recognize the inherent ability of the body to heal itself. Therefore Naturopathic physicians work to find and remove the obstacles preventing recovery. In doing so they are able to support and develop the body’s natural healing ability.
  • Tolle Causam-“Identify and Treat Underlying Causes”: Naturopathic physicians work to remove any underlying sources of disease. In doing so efforts are focused on resolving the root cause, as compared to simply suppressing or eliminating the symptoms.
  • Primum Non Nocere- “First Do No Harm”: Naturopathic physicians incurring harm by avoiding suppression and using the least force necessary to treat the underlying cause. Moreover, Naturopathic physicians also prevent harming the patient by working with their inherent pace and process of healing, rather than against it.
  • Docere- “Doctor as Teacher”: Naturopathic physicians not only educate their patients, but they also encourage a self-empowered journey to health.
  • “Treat the Whole Person”: Naturopathic physicians examine and work to balance all aspects of each patient. Mental, physical, social, genetic, environmental and even spiritual factors are considered on an individual case-to-case basis.
  • “Prevention”: Naturopathic physicians concentrate on the prevention of illness. Risk factors, genetics, and general susceptibility are considered when making cooperative decisions regarding prevention.

Naturopathic physicians are trained for four years at accredited graduate-level Naturopathic medical colleges. Education involves the same basic sciences as traditional medical doctors in addition to education in natural and holistic therapeutic approaches. Such approaches include but are not limited to botanical medicine, nutrition, physical medicine, psychology, and homeopathy. Naturopathic physicians also must complete over 1,200 clinical training hours, and a minimum of 132 preceptorship hours.

Following graduation from an accredited Naturopathic medical program, a Naturopathic physician must undergo rigorous professional examination in order to receive licensure. After passing the required board examinations, Naturopathic physicians may then be licensed as a primary care physician by their local state authority, barring any state mandated examinations.

Naturopathic physicians are also a part of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and other local state organizations, such as the Vermont Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Conditions Treated

As a Naturopathic physician my utmost goal is help individuals return to optimal health, rather than to suppress symptoms. Symptoms are the result of the body’s attempt to communicate a systemic imbalance due to illness. In solely focusing treatment on symptoms, the underlying cause is dismissed, and rarely resolved. Therefore, the major goal in any Naturopathic treatment is to identify and treat the underlying cause. In using a multi-tiered approach, wherein the whole person is addressed, the underlying cause can be treated and thus optimal health achieved. This system of medicine is far from esoteric, and is logically based in a sound and thorough understanding of biochemistry.

Although a list of conditions is offered, treatment is not limited to only those ailments. By concentrating on the whole person, and bringing the body into balance nearly any conditions can be treated.

  • Heart disease
  • Endocrine disorders 
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Women's health issues
  • Chronic pain 
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Sleep issues
  • Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Respiratory complaints
  • Colds & Flu
  • Diabetes
  • Detox
  • Men's health issues
  • Skin complaints
  • Fatigue
  • Wellness & General Primary Care
  • MTHFR & Methylation Defects (out of pocket)

 

To be seen for illnesses related to mold exposure & water damaged buildings please visit Life After Mold



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