Awareness, Empowerment, Choice. These are three qualities that guide how I interact with patients allowing them to rediscover the connection with their bodies, cultivate their passions and nurture their spirit. For when one is supported with wholesome nutrition, invigorating exercise, time for relaxation, scheduled playtime, close family and friends, a stimulating career and passionate activities, life flows with ease...
About Lorina Shinsato
When people ask me about what I do, I say that I serve as a catalyst for healing. I provide guidance and help individuals in their quest for reclaiming their authentic self, identifying factors that contribute or take away from their well-being. Contrary to belief, doctors do not heal their patients; the only person who can heal you is yourself. You indeed are your best Doctor as no one knows how it feels to live in your body!
According to Webster, the word Naturopathy dates back to 1901 and means a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents and physical means. Naturopathic doctors believe that people are naturally healthy, and our job as physicians is to remove obstacles on a path to healing and help the body use its natural healing abilities.
Medicine used to encourage a dynamic balancing state of the body, mind and spirit. People were encouraged to use food as their medicine, to grow their own herbs, to sleep deep, spend quality time with family and friends and to nurture their passions. When we are in concert with our environment, internally and externally, we begin to flourish in all aspects of our lives.