Naturopathic Alternatives®, LLC is a company developed to produce safe, all natural, dietary supplements to treat various health conditions.
During the past year, Naturopathic Alternatives® has conducted significant research into developing its first product, Colic Care®, a dietary supplement aimed at relieving the abdominal discomfort experienced by infants with colic. The research revealed that there is a lack of products on the market that can safely and effectively treat this condition. There have also been clinical trials conducted on the two main ingredients in Colic Care®, which have shown significant reduction in the symptoms of colic. We believe that Colic Care® is a new innovation in the field of treating colic and that no other product can match our unique combination of ingredients.
Research and development is already underway for our next products. These will aim at a similar population of consumers and will treat conditions of ear infections, colds, and coughs. Eventually we will be moving to the adult market to target conditions such as pain relief, insomnia, and immune system support.
Naturopathic Alternatives® was founded by Dr. Tara Hickman. Dr. Hickman received her medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Tempe, AZ. The 4-year, graduate-level, naturopathic medical program at SCNM trains students to become primary care, naturopathic physicians. Education includes the same basic biomedical sciences and laboratory diagnosis found in allopathic medical schools, while combining education in natural therapeutics such as clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, physical medicine, hydrotherapy, counseling, and others. The first two years of the program consist of basic medical sciences, followed by basic science national board exams. The following two years are a combination of clinical training and didactic clinical courses. Clinical education includes over 700 patient contacts and rotations with NDs, DOs and MDs, within a primary care setting. Students must sit for the clinical science board exams to receive their license.
Although Dr. Hickman see patients of all ages and health concerns, her primary focus during her clinical training was in naturopathic pediatric medicine, especially within the Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is extensively trained in alternative pediatric treatments, including biomedical treatments for ASD. She completed over 500 hours of additional clinical rotations and observation in pediatric medicine.
She is currently practicing at Northwest Arkansas Natural Health, a clinic she founded in 2008 in Fayetteville, AR. More information about her and her practice can be found at www.NWANaturalHealth.com.