Integrative Medicine combines natural healing methods with contemporary medicine. I focus on using less invasive proven healing methods whenever possible. Healing involves many aspects including mind, body, spirit and community.
For more information see about page
Why Integrative Medicine?
Frequently asked questions about my Integrative Medicine services
What conditions can you help me with?
- Being trained in both family and integrative medicine, I can address most issues. The core of integrative medicine focuses on healthy lifestyles, botanicals/supplements, and mind body work. These principles can be applied to anything from simple prevention to assisting complicated illnesses. Here are just a few examples:
- Chronic pain syndromes
- Chronic fatigue
- Mental health disorders
- Issues related to menopause
- Chronic stress
- Cardiovascular disease
- Lyme, COVID and other chronic infections
- Mens health related problems
- I will review in depth your medical history, lifestyle, nutrition, medications, and supplements to come up with a comprehensive plan to address the issues that you feel necessary. For more details, see services.
- No. I am providing consultation services only. I will be happy (and prefer) to work with your primary care physician so that the recommendations I make are integrated with your overall healthcare plan.
- I do not bill any insurances at this time. I accept cash/credit card or health savings account payments.
- In general, I will leave all prescription medications to your primary care provider.
Frequently asked questions about Acupuncture
Do the needles hurt?
What should I expect with a treatment?
- A typical treatment will last 45-60 minutes, sometimes shorter or longer. Treatments are usually done in 2-3 phases with between 5-10 needles in during each phase. After your treatment, you will often feel very relaxed.
Does it really work?
- Medical science has now shown benefit of acupuncture for many of the conditions listed above. It is considered a first line treatment for back pain. However, as with any treatment, not everyone will respond to acupuncture.
Are there potential side effects?
- The nice part of acupuncture is that it is very safe with few side effects. You can sometimes have a little bruising at the needle site. You may feel a little dizzy after a long treatment. If moxibustion (burning of herb at the base of the needle) is performed, slight blistering can occur on occasion.
How many treatments are needed?
- Response to acupuncture depends on a number of factors, but generally the longer the problem has been present more treatments will be needed. Acute problems may only need a 2-3 treatments, however longstanding pain conditions may need 6-8 treatments. Certain chronic conditions, once improved, may only need intermittent treatment.
What style of acupuncture do you practice?
- There are many different styles of acupuncture, mostly based on traditional Chinese medicine. I practice more of a Japanese style that is very structurally based. For more information please see the About tab.
Does insurance cover acupuncture?
- Most insurances do NOT cover acupuncture. At this time I do not accept insurances, however if you have a Health Savings Account, you can use that.
How much does acupuncture cost?
- Please refer to the services page for a listing of fees.