Meet Dr. Mari Sammis
Mariaehel Sammis, MSW ND has been working in Clinical Nutrition and as a Naturopathic doctor since the early 1990’s. During the past 25 years, Dr. Sammis has developed a nationally acclaimed technique for facilitating a patient's release of long held trauma from the body and the body's energetic cell memory changing body patterns that may cause disease to form or reoccur. Her professional credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-medical studies, Master’s level nutritional studies from New York Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, and a Naturopathic physician degree (ND) from the University of Natural Medicine, one of seven nationally accredited naturopathic medical universities in the country. Dr Sammis graduated with the designation Magna cum laude in all of her graduate degrees. Dr. Sammis currently spends her work time in various offices on the East Coast and provides Telemedicine services nationwide.
She is an avid runner, cyclist and equestrian with a love of pugs.
The Principals of Naturopathic Medicine
First, do no harm
A naturopathic treatment plan uses therapies that are gentle, non-invasive, effective, and do not have adverse side effects. A conscious effort is made to use methods that do not suppress symptoms.
The healing power of nature
The body has an inherent ability to maintain and restore health. Naturopathic physicians facilitate this healing process by removing obstacles to cure and identifying treatments to enhance healing.
Identify and treat the cause
Naturopathic physicians treat the underlying causes of illness rather than just the symptoms of disease. Symptoms are an external manifestation of an internal imbalance due to any combination of physical, mental, or emotional causes. Symptom management may be important, but it is more important to identify the underlying cause of disease.
Treat the whole person
Naturopathic physicians identify specific weaknesses or dysfunctions in their patients and tailor treatment based upon the patient's individual presentation. It is the patient that is in need of treatment, not the disease state or symptom. Naturopathic physicians are interested in finding characteristic symptoms that define the patient rather than common symptoms that define the disease. William Osler, MD, once said, "It is more important to know what sort of patient has a disease rather than what sort of disease a patient has."
It is far easier and more cost effective to prevent a disease than to treat a disease. Naturopathic physicians evaluate both subjective and objective information necessary to uncover potential susceptibilities to future disease states in their patients. They can discuss specific lifestyle strategies or nutritional supplementation as a means for disease prevention and supporting health.
Doctor as teacher
The Latin root of doctor is docere, which means "to teach." The primary role of naturopathic physicians is educating, empowering, and motivating patients to assume more personal responsibility for their health by adopting a healthy mind, attitude, and lifestyle. Thomas Edison once said, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the maintenance of the human frame, in diet, and in the prevention of disease." It is more effective to teach than treat patients.
"Doctor, just wanted you to know that since I began working with you my life has changed. My new website is ready to launch, my practice is busy, I am filled with such love and purpose AND I believe I have met the love of my life! Your table work cleared so many blocks from old wounds and I attribute all of this incredible change to your love and healing work!"
— Dr. Teresa W.
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