New Patient Information & FAQs
At this time, our office does not accept insurance, but we are able to provide super bills and accept Healthcare Savings Accounts (HSA), if either of those are options for you.
Private Practice FAQs
My specialty lies in the approach I take, the journey of the consultation and the transformation my patients experience within the framework of Holistic Counseling, Functional and Eastern Medical Principles. My primary objective is to bring you into balance by helping you let go of, learn from and transform the challenges in your life so that you can live life to the fullest and experience your full potential. I do this by working on the following 4 aspects of your life.
1. Foundation: here we build a solid, strong and resilient foundation, so that later we can build a framework that will be able to withstand all challenges as we fine tune accordingly.
2. Relationships: here we work on the relationship you have with yourself, family, friends, your body, life, thoughts, feelings, food, etc.
3. Mental & Emotional: this is where we transform your perspective, clear issues, release the old and bring in the new through unique affirmations and other exercises.
4. Physiological: here we look through a physiological lens, identify your body’s imbalances and treat them accordingly through personalized nutrition, supplements, environmental and lifestyle changes that optimize your systems.
Although I am confident in working with a wide variety of issues and conditions because I see the whole person (their body, mind and life as one), I have extensive experience and training in helping women with the following:
Personal Growth and Development
Mental and Emotional Well Being
Functional Medicine is simply evidence based medicine focused on the patient.
Functional Medicine is focused on patient centered care and addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle
factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual, as it looks beyond just the absence of disease.
Functional Medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead
to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
Functional Medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a
focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed
combinations of botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.
Acupuncture is actually part of Chinese Medicine which is a complete system in it of itself. Chinese Medicine is much like Functional Medicine in that is looks at the whole person, their choices, and underlying patterns.
The World Health Organization states that acupuncture itself has been proven effective in the treatment of over 40 health conditions- including in the treatment of mental/ emotional, musculoskeletal, reproductive, genitourinary, neurological, respiratory, gastrointestinal, digestive, endocrine disorders, addiction, pain management and more.
Acupuncture has been proven time and time again to optimize blood flow, decrease inflammation, improve immunity and reduce pain.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), many studies in both animals and humans have demonstrated that acupuncture can cause multiple physiological responses, both locally at the site of insertion and at a distance through sensory neurons to structures within the central nervous system. Acupuncture points are areas of electrical sensitivity that have been clinically effective in the treatment of specific health conditions. This response leads to the activation of pathways that affect the brain and all systems in the periphery.
Acupuncture may also activate the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, which results in a wide range of systemic effects. One of the most important functions of the hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland.
The hypothalamus also controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, and circadian cycles. The pituitary gland, called the ‘master’ gland of the endocrine system, controls the functions of other endocrine glands and produces certain hormones like growth hormone, TSH to stimulate to the thyroid gland, and ACTH to stimulate the adrenal glands.
From an eastern perspective, acupuncture moves and balances qi, which restores proper function and health. Acupuncture treatments are cumulative, where the benefits of each treatment build upon the previous one. Over time, the body’s immune system and all other systems improve their function and ability to work harmoniously.
The foundation of Oriental medicine is that Qi (pronounced chee) flows through the body through channels known as meridians that connect and influence all of our major organs. A harmonious balance, or homeostasis, is maintained in each system and organ if Qi is abundant and flowing freely. Qi is defined as the ‘life force’ or ‘vital substance’ or ‘oxygen’ that controls the energy and function of all living beings. According to Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the flow of Qi becomes unbalanced or is blocked.
Let Go & Grow FAQs
Let Go & Grow is 6 week program. However, most people take about 45 days to complete with the addition 3 extra days to prepare, schedule and complete the tasks found in the Welcome section.
None of my products, sessions or services are able to be returned or refunded.
This is the standard for online programs and healthcare services.