Copyright 2017 - Custom text here

Traditional Naturopathic Services to Transform your Health

Alternative health-care for all your health needs in Ojai, CA or on-line


Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a form of alternative health-care that favors a holistic approach with non-invasive treatments and generally avoids the use of surgery and drugs.

A traditional naturopath specializes in wellness. That is to say, teaching clients how an application of a natural lifestyle will facilitate the body's own natural healing and health building potential. The traditional naturopath does not undertake to "diagnose" or "treat diseases," but rather recognizes that the majority of sub-health conditions are cumulative lifestyle effects, and that the underlying cause of what we call "disease" (or, "dis-ease") is improper diet, unhealthy habits, and external environmental factors which cause biological imbalances leading to a weakening of the bodies' natural defenses and subsequent breakdown in health.  (The practice of Traditional Naturopathy is not considered the practice of medicine and is currently legal in all 50 states.)

Personally, I have been influenced by the teachings of Dr. Henry Lindlahr, Dr. John Christopher, Dr. Bernard Jensen and Dr. Richard Schutze and well as herbalist such as Rosemary Gladstar, James Green and Michael Tierra. In any case, when I utilize "western" treatments I individualize them based on Ayurveda principles.

"Naturopathy is a philosophy which encompasses a view of life, a model for living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid which can be defined as 'being close to or benefiting from nature.'" — Stewart Mitchell, Naturopathy: Understanding the Healing Power of Nature

Services

  • Nutritional counseling and meal planning
  • Whole-food supplementation
  • Western herbal medicines
  • Home remedies
  • Therapeutic oil treatments
  • Therapeutic skin care

"The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must come from nature, with an open mind. - Paracelsus (1491 - 1541)

The traditional naturopath's role is to create an environment of support that encourages the body's inherent ability to establish, maintain and restore whole health through assisting in removing obstacles and providing support for the creation of energetic equilibrium known as homeostasis.

How it works . . .

Understand your health

Initially, with health assessment questionnaires and other assessing methods, I will thoroughly evaluate your health condition, learn about your health history, understand your digestive system and determine your constitution-type [Ayurveda Dosha].   At each session where applicable, I will monitor as needed your body fat %, pH balance, blood pressure, blood sugar level, nutritional state and other indicators such as appetite, bowel movements, sleep state and energy levels throughout the day.

By journaling your dietary and lifestyle habits, I can further determine the nutritional value of your current diet.  With a deep and broad understanding of your health condition and nutritional needs, I can do proper meal planning with very specific guidelines.  With a clear understanding of both your health concerns and individuality, I can safely provide suitable herbal products as well as Naturopathic or Ayurvedic therapies.

Provide you with everything you need.

I do the footwork for you so you can concentrate on achieving the necessary tasks.  I will work with you to create menus of satisfying meals and a supplementation schedule that will give your body what it needs nutritionally. I know the "tricks" and have many helpful tools to make progress easy too.  I will provide teas for better sleep, digestion, energy, weight loss, allergies, inflammation, constipation, hormonal balance and more as needed.

I will recommend natural therapies that are appropriate for your health conditions, lifestyle and situation. These restorative methods may include nutrition counseling, cooking and meal planning, herbal remedies, body work or massage, detoxification, and other natural treatments.  In the long-term, however, my goal is to empower you to care for yourself.

Implement your health goals into your life.

Any plan, no matter how impressive or well designed, isn't worth much to you until you really follow through with it. To further support your path to restored health, I will make recommendations for whole-food supplements, superfoods, skin/hair/body products and products like juicers and air-filters.  If necessary, I will take you shopping, help you cook and plan meals, assist in cleaning out your kitchen cupboards and even speak with other family members.

Stay with you every step of the way.

No matter how important these changes can be to your health, we all know how difficult it is to stick with new habits especially dietary ones.  Modern life is stressful and fast-paced with responsibilities and time constraints so its easy to feel the urge to cut corners or fall back into old habits.  So I will communicate with you on a regular basis, monitor your progress and help keep you on track. As your partner, I will help you integrate your new habits into your life in a way that works for you and is still effective.

Consultations

Individual / Phone Consultations

A consultation generally lasts for 60 to 90 minutes, depending upon your health needs. I employ observation, questioning and touch to understand the current state of health. I also include an assessment of your [Ayurvedic] body-type (Prakriti) and examine your hair, nails, teeth, eyes, pulse and skin for indications of specific health issues and imbalances.  Then step at a time,  I provide detailed dietary guidelines with individualized meal plans, lifestyle recommendations, home-remedies, herbal formulas and wholefood supplements as needed.

For details see: Fees & Online Health Assessment Forms.


Member of the of the American Herbalist Guild & the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)

                 


Taking the first step is simple.

(805) 308-3480

Request for more information

 
Pin It

Recent Testimonials

  • Ann Dobroth, Ventura, CA

    I am always appreciative of your willingness to share your knowledge and wisdom with your patients. You do it as a service much more than as a “business” and that is evident in the time you give to the person and the direct concern you exhibit in making them “right” as you nudge them in the direction they need to go to cure themselves through their own efforts. You are a master of the subtle, and the direct instruction needed to heal. Most Americans do not easily come to an understanding of the holistic nature of the care of our bodies. You embody the life lived and the giving heart to be successful. Thank you for your service!  Ann Dobroth, Ventura, CA

  • Christine MacInnes, Glendive, MT.

    "I wanted to let you know that since I started the diet and herbs for my diabetes, I have lost 22 pounds.  My blood sugar numbers are now fairly steady and I'm confident that as I continue the program, it will only get better and better.  There was one time when I tested after a meal and my numbers were high and I took the herb and the blood sugar went down 30 points to normal once again within 20 minutes.  These herbs work!  I no longer need anything but the herbs to control my blood sugar.My celiac issues, using the digestive herb program, along with the digestive tea and diet, have resolved issues I never thought were possible!  I had suffered for so many years and to be free of digestive issues is amazing.I look forward to continuing my journey working with you until I reach optimum...

  • Veronica Castellanos, Santa Ana, CA (fatigue, energy, PMS)

    "Just wanted to say thank you for recommending the Vata Daily Superfood.  I feel great. I don't feel fatigued; I have good energy all day long.   I've also benefited from the PMS tea.  It has significantly reduced those PMS symptoms."   Veronica Castellanos, Santa Ana, CA

  • Ilse Oliver, Ventura, CA (class)

    "Another wonderful event at Khabir's! Everyone would benefit from this well organized workshop where Khabir covered most everything one needs to know to better balance his/her life for optimum health and well-being. Thank you Khabir for sharing your amazing knowledge and for another wonderful day at your home. Thank you Teena for the beautiful food." Ilse Oliver, Ventura, CA

  • Suzanne Streate, San Diego, CA (Class)

    Re: Full Day Ayurveda Workshop on Oct. 7th, 2017, Ojai CA I attended a great Ayurveda workshop Saturday with Khabir Southwick in Ojai, CA. The workshop was just what I needed to help me understand my Dosha better and learn some dietary changes I can make to bring myself into wholeness.  I met a nice group of serious students and found the workshop enjoyable at the same time. It let's me know I have much to learn, but like everything in life it is a process.  I would recommend Khabir to my friends and family!  Suzanne Streate, San Diego, CA

Khabir Southwick is available for [face-to-face] consultations in Ojai California or remotely by phone or Skype worldwide. Click here to request for more information.

Call 805-308-3480 for more information or to leave a message. For general inquires: email khabir@ksouthwick.com

Disclaimer: Khabir Southwick is not a medical doctor. The opinions expressed in Khabir's articles, videos and this website reflect his experience and understanding of the subject mater.  Services and programs promote health, healing and well-being and  are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any pathological disease.  Khabir Southwick is not intending to provide medical advice or offer a substitute thereof, and makes no warrant, expressed or implied with respect to any product, service or therapy, whatsoever.   Furthermore, he does not sell any nutritional supplements, vitamins or resell other products.   (He provides loose [herbal] teas and [Indian] spices and herbal formulations (not in capsules).  Pictures of other products on this website are not for sale directly and information will be provided to where other products can be purchased.) See Complete Disclaimer. *No statement on this website has been reviewed or approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Federal Trade Commission. Privacy policy.

Footer

Contact Info

Office Location:
723 Fernando St. Ojai - Business licence #8111 (by appointment)

Mailing Address:
226 W. Ojai Ave. Ste 101-177 Ojai, CA 93023

Contact Info:
Office: (805) 308-3480 - Call anytime.
Skype Name: KhabirOfOjai
Email: khabir@NaturalHealingOjai.com

© 2009-2017 Khabir Southwick