Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Where we start
I take an educational and practical approach to health, healing and wellness, providing a customized regimen and plan based on your goals. We start with a detailed questionnaire used in the initial consultation and a review of your current state of health. I take into account your life circumstance and lifestyle as a whole, not only your current health condition.
The initial consultation lasts 60 to 75 minutes. During the consultation I identify the root patterns of imbalance and disharmony, we set goals, and I provide a plan to help you facilitate them. In most cases you can expect to see positive changes within a couple of weeks. This will depend not only on your health condition but also on your ability to follow a health regimen. We creatively explore any changes needed during the process. Based on this, I continue to make recommendations to help you return to optimum health and wellness.
The consultation is not a substitute for consulting with a biomedical physician or getting medical testing.
Can we consult over the phone or Internet?
Yes. If you cannot see me in person, I do appointments via Skype. Working at a distance in most case does not present a problem because of my particular way of working. I also make referrals to local professionals with specific expertise when needed.
What can I expect?
My recommendations always depend on your goals. I help you find a diet tailored to your body type and health needs. I may make suggestions regarding a diverse set of exercises personalized for your bodily capacity and requirements, as well as lifestyle habits. The use of diet and botanical herbal formulas, which are very effective, are central to my approach. In addition, I may recommend acupuncture, acupressure, bodywork, some form of therapy, meditation, qi gong, aerobic exercises—or some combination of these.
Is your approach only directed at physical conditions?
No. My approach is based on the fact that mind, body and spirit are inseparable. If you treat a part of the system and the root causes of problems in that area, that treatment transforms and heals the whole. I often work on multiple dimensions and levels simultaneously as needed, but always with the goal of healing the whole and affirming a new level of functional health. Even working with the body alone will affect your whole being, including your mental and emotional life.
Do you make referrals?
Yes. I have a network of skilled practitioners involved in traditional, complementary and alternative health whom I use for referrals. I also recommend that you consult with a qualified biomedical doctor. Because I cannot always work personally with people, I may refer you to a practitioner nearby while continuing to guide and coach you in your health process.
Do you mentor?
I provide coaching and mentorship to both professional and non-professionals in health and healing practices, yoga, and spiritual and personal development. I also provide supervision. Please email me for details.