Kristina C. Barlow, N.D., C.S.T., is a native Western New Yorker who moved to Ellicottville at the age of 5. At 18 years old, she ventured to Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Psychology. After years of varied experience in the Tri-State area, she returned to Connecticut to study Naturopathic Medicine. In 2009, she received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a board certified, Connecticut licensed naturopathic doctor and has continued her education with further study of homeopathy and craniosacral therapy.
Naturopathy is a combination of nature cure, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, spinal manipulation, massage, craniosacral therapy, Bach flower essences and many other natural therapies. Nature cure is a system for treating diseases with natural agents such as water, air, diet, herbs and sunshine. Homeopathybrings healing to physical, mental and emotional symptoms caused by a disturbance or imbalance in one’s vital force. Hydrotherapyuses water in many forms and applications as a force of healing. Craniosacral therapy is a light, hands-on touch therapy producing deep relaxation and released of restrictions in the connective tissue. Naturopathic medicineapplies the principles of naturopathy within the context of modern scientific knowledge that has evolved throughout the last half of this century.
“What I love about naturopathic medicine is the support it provides for any disease. Neither the symptoms nor the diagnosis are treated but rather the person and their health. It makes sense that all of us need to be treated with anything that promotes healing,” said Barlow. “As we continuallytreat our bodies with beneficial modalities we always see positive changes. Conversely, continue to treat your body abusively and you will see changes … just not positive ones. My goal is to find out how to eliminate the ‘trash’ from the body, to stop the ‘trash’ from coming into the body, to replenish what is depleted and to stimulate the Qi or the energy. This provides freedom for the body’s innate ability to heal itself,” said Barlow.
For more information about Kristina, please call (716) 353-0786, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Nature’s Remedy at 26 Monroe St. in Ellicottville, (716) 699-4372, www.holistic-wellness-center.com.