YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR STORY
Each of us has a unique health history. Is someone listening to yours?
Many individuals, just like you, find themselves searching for some sort of better healthcare option than what they are currently getting. More and more people are turning to alternative medicine out of frustration and desperation to improve their lives. Perhaps you have arrived here looking for your own natural healthcare solutions. Alternative medicine has assisted many people with their chronic diseases and helped to show many people that complementary therapies have a strong place in today's healthcare system.
In studying naturopathic and functional medicine over the last twelve years, I have been repeatedly humbled by the people who have invited me to participate in their healthcare story. It is through their stories and our work together that I continue to come to new understandings about what it means to "practice" the art of medicine. These understandings are what have ultimately spawned my concept of The Tenets of Health.
I began to notice that even modern forms of alternative medicine are limited in their philosophical approach. Often, individuals who are suffering through persistent symptoms of chronic disease are met with the recommendation to eat vegetables, drink water, and get more exercise. While that is, indeed, good advice, it is hardly a new insight. I ultimately believe that there is something much deeper that regularly keeps us all from finding our greater place in our bodies, our minds, and our society.
The Four Tenets concept evolved out a desire to look deeper into what keeps us on the path we are on, and what sparks us to take a new direction toward growth and healing. I wanted to merge the insights of multiple medical philosophies such that we could get a deeper understanding of the fundamental energies that drive health or disease. The Tenets of Health came from a coalescence of naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, functional medicine, and other traditions.
As a naturopathic and functional medicine practitioner, I am thrilled to be able to work with you as we uncover what is keeping you on the road you are currently on. I am also well equipped to assist you with safe and natural therapeutic interventions to ease you through some of the difficult transitions that arise as you begin your walk down the path toward wellness.
About Dr. Chapman
Dr. Chapman first began his education into health and wellness by cultivating a strong curiosity into the factors that shape mood and behavior by studying neuropsychology and biochemistry as an undergraduate at Indiana University. It was also during this time that he began studying Tibetan Buddhism and integral philosophy which also shapes his approach to health and wellness.
After spending a year in pharmaceutical drug research awaiting and preparing for medical school, he decided to alter his course and pursue a career in naturopathic medicine rather than conventional medicine. He attended Bastyr University and focused his training in nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and biofeedback. It was during this time that he started to cultivate his own approach to medicine.
Dr. Chapman opened his own private practice in Asheville, North Carolina where he focused on getting to the root causes of patient's chronic conditions. While this often involved natural therapies such as herbal medicine and nutrient therapy, he also began to focus more on overcoming the barriers to behavior & lifestyle change.
The last 5 years, he has worked at Genova Diagnostics as Director of Product Innovation and Medical Education Specialist. Aside from educating and consulting with integrative and functional medicine practitioners, he is responsible for researching and developing new test panels such as Genova's Methylation Panel. He is Genova's nutrition, genomics, and endocrine product line specialist and has delivered presentations nationwide at functional and integrative medicine conferences such as A4M, IFM, and IHS.
Dr. Chapman is a writer and contributor to the upcoming edition of The Textbook of Natural Medicine, authoring chapters on urinary organic acid testing and urinary porphyrin analysis. His recent work is on his new integral approach to medicine called the Tenets of Health. Through this innovative approach, Dr. Chapman is bringing his unique insights to help patients discover their own obstacles to healing, which allows them to truly heal inside-out.