Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Where to start and what should I expect?
I take an educational approach to health and healing. I provide a customized approach based on your goals. First, I will ask you to fill out and return a detailed questionnaire, which I use as the basis for my initial consultation. I ask about your life and lifestyle as a whole, not only about medical or health issues. The initial consultation lasts about 75 minutes. During this time we discuss your life and health situation, your needs, goals. Based on this interaction, we will set goals and I will begin to make suggestions. In most cases expect to see positive changes within a couple of weeks. Many of the common health problem in our society can be resolved in about three months. This will depend not only on your condition but on you ability to make health choices and follow a health regimen. If this does not occur, we will discuss modifying our approach.
In some cases I might recommend appropriate medical tests.
Can we consult over the phone or through the Internet?
Yes. If you can’t see me in person we do our appointments via Skype. Skype is a free Internet phone service with live video capability.
Working at a distance in most case does not present a problem because of approach I take. Your health and healing needs are determined during the initial consultation were I determine your pattern of imbalance. detailed specific questions which will reveal a unique pattern of disharmony. Based on this I will make my recommendations to help you return to optimum health.
What kinds of recommendations might I expect?
My recommendations always depend on what your goals are. I often recommend a diet tailored specifically to you and your needs. I may make suggestions regarding exercise and lifestyle habits. The use of botanical herbal formulas, which are extremely effective, is central to my approach. In addition, I may recommend you seek acupuncture, acupressure, bodywork, some form of therapy, meditation, or Qi Gong—or some combination of these.
Is your approach only directed at physical ailments or conditions?
No they are not. My approach is based on the fact that the mind, body and emotions are inseparable. I often work in or on multiple dimensions and levels simultaneously as needed. Yet even if I work strictly with the body it will also affect ones whole being including the emotional dimension and mind.
Are your services covered by health insurance?
Generally, no I do not. But some policies might reimburse you directly for one or more of the services I provide. Consult your health provider.
Do you make referrals?
Yes. I have a network of skilled practitioners involved in traditional, complementary, and alternative health that I use for referrals. A client should always consult with a qualified biomedical doctor. Because I can’t always work personally with people, I may send clients to a practitioner nearby while continuing guide and oversee your health process.