What’s in a Name?

Why Equinox?  As you may well know, the equinox occurs twice a year (vernal equinox and autumnal equinox), when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth’s equator.  During the equinox, night and day have approximately equal length….a perfect balance if you will.

It is this perfect balance that is the inspiration behind the name Equinox Naturopathic Medicine [the balance between night and day (darkness and light) and is demonstrated graphically in the letter “o” in the word “equinox” in our logo].  I truly believe that balance is one of the keys to attaining optimal health.  That balance includes balancing our organ systems and the various hormones and chemical messengers that allow one system to be in communication with other systems, as well as balancing our relationships and the way we choose to live our lives.  At Equinox, we seek to treat the whole person while addressing the root cause of disease, not just treat symptoms.  This is the best way to restore function and bring the body back into physiological balance.