Lawrence J. Caprio, ND

Naturopathic Medicine

After completing his medical studies in 1975 at the University of Rome, School of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Caprio attended the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1979. That same year, he established a practice of Naturopathic and Preventive Medicine in Westport, CT and New York City, where he was affiliated with a number of prominent integrative medical doctors.

Dr. Caprio soon recognized the importance of allergy treatment as an effective adjunct to the management of the majority of chronic degenerative diseases seen in medical practice today.  Subsequently, he was among the first to pioneer the Interro System of computerized testing developed in Provo, Utah and the science of ‘phenolic food compounds’ researched by Dr. Robert Gardiner at Brigham Young University. Dr. Caprio successfully integrated these modalities and developed a uniquely effective system of non-invasive allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy (“modified Rinkel technique”)which he currently uses. This system of computerized non-invasive electrodermal testing and optimal dose sub-lingual immunotherapy allows for the safe, rapid desensitization of acute allergy symptoms, as well as , the effective long term management of chronic allergic problems.

A broad assortment of acute and chronic illnesses including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, systemic lupus, fibromyalgia. and chronic fatigue syndrome respond favorably to treatment and account for the many patients who travel from distant parts of the USA and abroad to seek relief of symptoms. More frequently, patients come to the Westport facility for treatment of more common problems such as seasonal allergies, asthma, sinusitis, and dermatitis.

Every effort is made to better understand how the individual interfaces with his or her environment in accordance with the principles of Environmental and Preventive Medicine. State of the art testing is used to further determine hormonal status, immune integrity, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, and neurotransmitter balance. These and other diagnostic tools are essential to provide healthful therapeutic and lifestyle strategies essential for disease management and optimal life-long wellness.

Dedicated to the progress of naturopathic and alternative medicine, Dr. Caprio has served as president of the Connecticut Society of Naturopathic Physicians, is a former Board of Trustees member of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is an Honorary founding Board of Trustees member of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.  In addition, Dr. Caprio has been a member of many distinguished organizations involved with the advancement of integrative and complimentary medicine.

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