Frequently Asked Questions.
What types of conditions do you work with?
What happens during a visit?
We first begin by exploring your concerns in as much depth as necessary by filling in your history, where it is you want to go with your health, and what your goals are. Your intentions are an important part of the healing process.
Then we may either continue with a discussion of your symptoms, gaining a deeper understanding of the nature of your condition to prescribe a homeopathic medicine to help resolve your problem, or in other cases, we may do work on a massage table where I assess and treat your physical and energetic systems for imbalances and blockages. To assess, I often use your arm to muscle test and check specific body systems. Typically, I work with people clothed unless there are structural imbalances that need addressing. In that case shorts are provided.
As imbalances are found, structural corrections and energy balancing techniques are used to restore balance to your body/mind system. All the work is generally very gentle and some quite subtle. As the body processes the corrections most people relax deeply. If a homeopathic remedy or herbal medicine is indicated for you I will usually provide it for you during the session. Dietary recommendations to support your healing process may also be made.
After a treatment session, I usually recommend drinking water, taking a light walk, and getting fresh air. Homework or recommendations may be given for your own self care.
How long are sessions?
Most sessions are 40 minutes.
How long will it take for me to feel well?
In relatively simple cases, one or two sessions may suffice, while in more complex conditions a succession of treatments may be required. I strive to provide care which is non-dependent. The body contains its own self-healing mechanism. I simply assist this mechanism and let the body do the rest. Trust yourself that you can be well.
How often do I need to come?
Your first follow up is usually scheduled for 2 – 4 weeks after your initial visit. In some acute cases, I may need to see you sooner. Once you are feeling better, visits become less frequent, eventually leading to every few months and then to call me as needed. I generally suggest a maintenance tune-up every 3 – 4 months.
What about seeing a medical doctor?
The services provided in our clinic are a compliment to the health care that is already provided by your medical doctor. We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your medical doctor, especially for emergency situations.
What is the goal of treatment?
The intention is for you to become healthy and feeling well so that you have little or no reliance on any medications or therapies—including those we provide.