Brian J. Henninger, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Brian J. Henninger is a clinician, speaker, former chef, and a father of two on achieving optimal health.
Dr. Brian Henninger, N.D. focuses his practice on Pediatrics and Family medicine. His passion for natural medicine began with pursuit of culinary arts (Johnson and Wales University), which led him to study Nutrition (University of Rhode Island). Here the application of food as medicine began while working for the Women, Infant, and Children's program getting vital experience in pediatric and prenatal nutrition.
Brian has 17+ years in the field of food and nutrition. He completed a four-year degree in Naturopathic medicine from the University of Bridgeport after writing his thesis on Natural Treatments for Cerebral Palsy. He has taken numerous seminars in Craniosacral therapy and pursued postgraduate training in Homeopathy. He has been a Defeat Autism Now! Doctor since 2002. In addition, he began attaining his fellowship with the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) in September of 2012.
He gained excellent pediatric experience during externships with both naturopathic and allopathic doctors. He spent his first three years as a clinician in an integrated Pediatric clinic the first of its kind in Connecticut.
Dr. Henninger believes that the integration of body, mind, and spirit can do wonders for his patients and their family. He holds true that your body is designed to heal on it’s own. Emotional stress, dietary stress, chemical toxins, physical pain, and the decline of our environment all effect how we function in today’s society. Through many years of practice Dr. Henninger has learned to provide effectiveness and value in his treatment strategies combining skills of a physician, homeopathy, biomedical approaches, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture to guide patients through their healing journey.
Keeping in mind that each individual possesses a unique medical puzzle that is waiting to be solved. That is why Dr. Henninger treats each person individually, providing care with one goal in mind – to unlock this puzzle and allow each individual to thrive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Naturopathic Physicians (N.D.s) are the highest trained practitioners in the broadest scope of naturopathic medical modalities. In addition to the basic medical sciences and conventional diagnostics, naturopathic education includes therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, classical Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, pharmacology and minor surgery.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is based on the fact that the human body has the power to heal itself. Naturopathic Medicine is founded upon a holistic philosophy; naturopathic medicine combines safe and effective traditional therapies with the most current advances in modern medicine. Naturopathic medicine is appropriate for the management of a broad range of health conditions affecting all people of all ages.
In the state of Connecticut, Naturopathic physicians diagnose and treat all manner of illness: first-aid, acute and chronic conditions. Naturopathic physicians attend four year, post-graduate, in-residence medical schools where they study much of the same material their medical colleagues do with regard to anatomy, physiology, biochemistry as well as the diagnostic course work such as physical and clinical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis and X-ray diagnosis. Instead of using pharmaceutical drugs and surgery, naturopathic physicians work with a wide range of therapeutic modalities all of which attempt to help the body heal itself.
Naturopathic physicians are unique in providing diagnosis and treatment that bridges both conventional and natural medicine perspectives; they integrate scientific research with the healing powers of nature.
Benefits of Naturopathic Medicine
Evaluate the whole person, not just a particular organ or system.
Consider all aspects of the patient including emotional, environmental and lifestyle factors in order to understand the dynamics of health and illness that are influencing that particular patient's condition as well as their health risks.
Promote health care, not disease care.
Seek to address the underlying cause of disease, instead of just treating symptoms.