Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Judy Hinojosa-Sinks, N.M.D.
Dr. Judy Hinojosa-Sinks is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who received her degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, graduating with Honors. Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks works in Tempe, Arizona, at a leading Naturopathic Medical Center as a Primary Care Physician. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Women's Studies at Arizona State University. She worked in the field of Behavioral Health for 3 years prior to starting medical school. Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks is the founder of Vitality Natural Health Care. She has been a guest speaker on Channel 3 and Channel 44 discussing health related topics such as Cancer Prevention, Acupuncture and Natural Hormone Balancing.
As a licensed general family practitioner, Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks works with people of all ages, and has focused her work and training in the areas of women's health, chronic and acute illnesses, natural hormone balancing, gastrointestinal health, stress management, body detoxification, permanent weight loss, healthy aging, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, and depression.
Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks uses a variety of therapies to bring each patient into balance and achieve optimal health. She has received extensive training in Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Gemstone Energy Therapy, Botanical/Herbal Medicine, Natural Hormone Balancing, Functional Medicine, and Nutritional IV Therapy. When assessing the health of her patients she uses a wide array of laboratory testing techniques, including Food Allergy Panels, Body Composition Analysis, Hormone Testing, Toxicity Analysis and Nutritional and Oxidative Profiles, allowing her to determine the underlying causes of imbalances in the body. She approaches each patient individually by addressing all levels of health including mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks focuses greatly on prevention and education and does lectures around the Valley. She has mentored several students from the leading Naturopathic Medical School in Tempe and is currently featured by the school on their new student handbook as an outstanding alumni.
Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks understands the importance of compassionately guiding patients in their journey of achieving their own healing. She firmly believes that each person has the ability to heal. She focuses her assessment and therapies on finding and stimulating the body's inherent power to heal, which is known as a person's "vital force." Dr. Hinojosa-Sinks is kind and loving and establishes long term relationships with her patients. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AZNMA)
What is Naturopathic Medicine
"Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NMDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to prevent and combat disease. NMDs view the patient as a complex, interrelated system (a whole person). Disease is viewed and corrected by addressing all systems within the body. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.
Naturopathic physicians base their practice on six timeless principles founded on medical tradition and scientific evidence.
Let Nature Heal- Our bodies have such a powerful, innate instinct for self-healing. By finding and removing the barriers to this self-healing—such as poor diet or unhealthy habits—naturopathic physicians can nurture this process.
Identify and Treat Causes-Naturopathic physicians understand that symptoms will only return unless the root illness is addressed. Rather than cover up symptoms, they seek to find and treat the cause of these symptoms.
Do No Harm-Naturopathic physicians follow three precepts to ensure their patients’ safety:
1. Use low-risk procedures and healing compounds—such as dietary supplements, herbal extracts and homeopathy—with few or no side effects.
2. When possible, do not suppress symptoms, which are the body’s efforts to self-heal. For example, the body may cause a fever in reaction to a bacterial infection. Fever creates an inhospitable environment for the harmful bacteria, thereby destroying it. Of course, the naturopathic physician would not allow the fever to get dangerously high.
3. Customize each diagnosis and treatment plan to fit each patient. We all heal in different ways. Naturopathic physicians respect the patient's individual needs.
Educate Patients-Naturopathic medicine believes that doctors must be educators, as well as physicians. That is why naturopathic physicians teach their patients nutrition, relaxation techniques, body physiology and how to nurture themselves physically and emotionallly. They also encourage self-responsibility and work closely with each patient to achieve their health goals.
Treat the Whole Person-We each have a unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and spiritual makeup. The naturopathic physician knows that all these factors affect our health. For this reason the naturopathic physician includes them in a carefully tailored treatment strategy.
Prevent Illness-"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" has never been truer. Proactive medicine saves money, pain, misery and lives, by supporting a healthy life style. That is why naturopathic physicians evaluate risk factors, heredity and vulnerability to disease. By getting treatment for greater wellness, we’re less likely to need treatment for future illness.