Dr. Crystal Song

Dr. Crystal Song is the owner of and primary physician at Song of Natural Medicine, an integrative family practice. Dr. Song is a state-licensed, board-certified naturopathic physician. She is committed to providing high-quality, individualized naturopathic care for your whole family. She believes in patient empowerment and prevention of diseases. She also believes that optimal health can be achieved by everybody through a healthy diet and lifestyle, and correcting any underlying imbalances with naturopathic therapies.
Adjunct Treatment to Cancer Chemo Therapy - A Case Report

Adjunct Treatment to Cancer Chemo Therapy – A Case Report

When I went back to China with my two kids in July 2013, one of my missions was to help my 85-year-old aunt with her lymphoma. She was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma at the end of May of 2013. It was progressing rapidly. Her left leg and foot swelled...
Patient Reviews

Patient Reviews

Derek Verified Patient –  August 13th, 2013 my first visit with a naturopathic MD, and it went very well. Dr. Song was professional and thorough. She was genuinely interested in sorting through the details to help form a plan of remedy. Enjoyed the acupuncture and am grateful for having found...
Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine combines the science of conventional medicine with the time-proven wisdom of nature. Naturopathic medicine focuses on prevention of diseases, patient education, treating the whole person and treating the root cause through the use of conventional diagnostic tools and preferably non-pharmaceutical treatment modalities, such as diet and nutrition, botanicals,...
Asthma

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by reversible episodes of bronchoconstriction, or airway narrowing with an underlying inflammation. The narrowing of the airway leads to obstruction of airflow and produces the classic asthma symptoms of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. The symptoms often occur at night or in...
Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment modality that inserts dry needles at certain points on human body. It was originated in China at least a few thousand years ago and has been an important part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). There are a total of 14 meridians and more than 360 points....
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Healthy Alternatives, Really?

Healthy Alternatives, Really?

The article Revealing Ingredientsin the April issue of Experience Life really caught my attention. It talked about some of theunhealthy ingredients in processed food that are labeled “natural” or “organic.” This is very much in line with my belief that a healthy diet is based on unprocessed and wholesome ingredients that come directly from the field. If...
Ride of Silence in Mesa

Ride of Silence in Mesa

This ride is being hosted by Kim Saks in honor of her husband Brett and the Brett Saks Foundation. On May 15th, 2013 we would like to invite everyone to join together and ride their bicycles in honor of all people who have been killed or injured while riding their bicycles. This will be the...
Skirt Chaser 5K Run 2/16, Tempe

Skirt Chaser 5K Run 2/16, Tempe

Inspired by one of my patients, I signed up and completed the Commitment Day 5K run on New Year’s Day. It was definitely an eye-opener for me, as it was the first race I’ve ever done. Surrounded and inspired by jolly little kids, active seniors and many others, I managed to run the entire 5K,...
Oscillococcinum for Influenza

Oscillococcinum for Influenza

Believe it or not, flu season just started in Arizona! You may have had the flu shot, or you may be taking a handful of supplements, such as extra vitamin C, probiotics, for prevention of flu. Either way, I want you to be prepared for the season. Over the years, my favorite treatment for influenza...
Infertility and Acupuncture

Infertility and Acupuncture

In the July/Aug issue of Experience Life, acupuncture was listed as one of thenatural ways to increase fertility (http://experiencelife.com/article/fertility). This comes as no surprise to me, as acupuncture has been used extensitively in China and around the world to treat male and female infertility. Many research studies and reviews support the positive effects of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in...
Glucosamine and Joint Pain

Glucosamine and Joint Pain

Glucosamine, often in a combination with chondroitin sulfate and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), is a popular over-the-counter supplement for joint pain. Glucosamine is a precursor to key components in the cartilage, therefore helps to maintain the integrity of joint cartilage. Numerous studies have documented the efficacy of glucosamine in the treatment of Osteoarthritis. Several studies also show...
Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmunity is a phenomenon when the body’s immune system has lost self tolerance and started to produce antibodies that attack body’s own tissues. Depending on which part of the body is affected, autoimmunity can manifest as a wide range of medical conditions. Some common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves disease, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel...
Spices, too hot for you?

Spices, too hot for you?

Spices have become a hot health topic these days. Cinnamon lowers blood sugar, tumeric prevents cancer, ginger helps lose weight, and garlic lowers lipids (cholesterol and triglyceride). Some people are carried away by these claims and start taking these spices on a daily basis as supplements. Here I must remind everybody that no single food is a magic food. Tumeric...
Plastic Water Bottles

Plastic Water Bottles

As the summer approaches and the temperature goes up to the 90s and 100s, things get heated up quickly in our cars. It is time to take out that pack of water bottles out of the trunk of your car. The recent news of BPA (bisphenol A) in plastic products being a hormone disrupter has...
Salt, Iodine and Thyroid

Salt, Iodine and Thyroid

Salt, Iodine and Thyroid    During my consultation with patients, I have realized that a lot of people are not aware of the difference between regular salt and iodized salt. If your salt container says just “SALT”, then it doesn’t contain iodine. Sea salt, unless it is iodized, does not contain iodine either. Unless you are sensitive to...
Our new location

Our new location

Starting from Thursday April 26th, our office will be relocated to Chandler at: 2979 W. Elliot Rd, #3 Chandler, AZ 85224 It is located in the Elliot and 101 Professional Village at the southeast corner of Elliot & Freeway 101. Also effective on April 26th, our office will open Monday through Saturday with flexible hours.   If...
Diabetic Neuropathy and Alpha Lipoid Acid

Diabetic Neuropathy and Alpha Lipoid Acid

Neuropathies are the most common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), affecting up to 50% of patients with type 1 and type 2 DM. The most common symptoms are sensory symptoms in distal extremeties, i.e., hands and feet, such as: numbness or deadness, as if trying to feel through gloves and socks. burning, tingling, electric shock-like...