From the desk of Dr. Tara Greaves, Naturopathic Doctor…
Last month, O.M.B.E’s Open House was in full swing and we held our Kick off meeting for eco-friendly Moms. I had the opportunity to speak to seven women and one adorable baby. They learned about various treatments for their newborns and themselves for many common health concerns that come with having children.
Speaking about children, I just recently had an older child diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma (E.S). This cancer presented as a painful area in the left ribcage. After a conventional doctor and surgeon ordered MRI, biopsy, bone scan, and bone marrow aspiration, the diagnosis of Ewing’s Sarcoma could be confirmed. Fortunately, the cancer has not spread to any adjacent bones. Although, this childhood is difficult to treat, I am optimistic to have advanced oncological therapies. The natural medicines work directly on blocking biological receptors present in Ewing’s Sarcoma. tyrosine kinase, p53 and histone d’acetylase. I hope to resolve the cancer and give him a big hug.
On a more routine basis, I’ve had success with treating young children with asthma. The treatment I use, stopped the broncoconstriction and wheezing in the toddler as well as prevents cancer that may have developed years down the line. It’s great to experience the preventive aspects of Naturopathic Medicine and the parents are relieved to not have rely on pharmaceuticals.
We are still welcoming all who are interested in our new eco friendly mom’s group. We’d love to have as many people’s input as possible as we are planning some fun activities. Please contact OMBE to join our group. (617)447-2222
Tara Greaves, N.D.
Dr. Tara Greaves has been practicing naturopathic medicine since 2003 and is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Greaves received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Following her Doctorate, she successfully passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Exam to become a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She is also a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians in Massachusetts.
Dr. Greaves wants her patients to experience naturopathic medicine as an option for effective medical treatment and preventive care. She offers patients guidance through this unique health care approach to restore their health and well-being. The Latin origin of doctor, docere means to teach. Dr. Greaves prides herself as being a good teacher and listener. Areas of specialty include arthritis, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, as well as patients managing unresolved health conditions. Her extensive training in pharmacology allows her to recommend effective forms of natural medicine and supplements for her patients. Dr. Greaves enjoys working collaboratively with patients’ conventional providers and other health care practitioners to strive for the best health care for the patient.
In her free time Tara pursues swimming, cross country skiing, and surfing. She also volunteers her time to several non-profit organizations including Chelmsford Women of Today and the Open Gate Garden Club.