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Downey Holistic Medicine Practitioners

Browse these holistic medicine practitioners with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Downey.

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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Xochitl F.
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Michelle is a warm and inviting person who made me feel comfortable very quickly. She has been a great mentor and helped me overcome many obstacles in the aftermath of a serious life event I experienced. I felt I could be me without any concern for fear of how she may react. I have done traditional therapy but have preferred her holistic approach to combining therapy with a goal oriented approach to solving problems one may be experiencing. I have been able to get to a much better place in my life thanks to her support and the perspective she helps me obtain through self reflection. She encourages you just enough to help you push past your self-set limits without ever feeling like she is pushing you past your boundaries. Somehow, I always get to the realization I need on my own terms but with the help of her encouragement. I love her approach and feel that her respectful manner along with her warm, understanding attitude creates a space for one to really get down to one's core and find one's self in the process. She has truly been a gift to my life.

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Reiki Earth Mother
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven B.
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From: Dr. Steven Bartz My background in medicine spans over 30 years. Based in hard sciences, my first job was as a respiratory therapist working primarily in critical care units and E.R.’s. My doctorate is in chiropractic. The concept of “Reiki” seemed rather fringe and suspect to me at first. Then I began to study this concept, I came to realize that this system is actually based on modern day application of quantum physics, meaning that all life is based on energy substrates. Reiki to my understanding is based on manipulating these energy fields in a manner somewhat similar to how I manipulate the joints to affect the neurological system. My skepticism was thoroughly addressed when out of desperation and suffering for several years with debilitating back pain, “Yes, the irony is not lost in that of a chiropractor with a bad back.” I sought the treatment of Reiki by Katherine McBride. I have to say I’m rather amazed that in only 3 sessions I experienced a 80% (at least) improvement in symptoms. Now, due to my own positive results, I refer my patients to her for therapy. She is now available to see and schedule appointments through my office and the feed-back I have received from these patients has been overwhelmingly positive. Sincerely, Dr. Steven Bartz D.C.

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Acupuncture Westside
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole E.
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Amy is a wonderful acupuncturist and healer. She is very thoughtful in her approach and takes the time to get to know you and what you’re seeking. Her approach is very holistic, taking a range of factors into account to customize each experience. She has become a valued part of my life and now I can’t imagine life without her.

Goddess Holistic Wellness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Michael K.
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I've seen all the shrinks, tried all the "happy" pills and nothing worked. Holistic therapy is healing as a whole not suppressing and GHW has taught me that.

Personal Training For Women
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra L.
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I needed a personal trainer to come to my home and help me get back on a work-out routine. Going to school on the evenings and being a stay at home mom made it difficult to dedicate time to work-out. Pamela came to my home 2x a week for 8 weeks and motivated me to push myself for 30-min sessions. That commitment jump-started my new exercise routine which I have incorporated into my busy lifestyle. She has a firm, yet sweet approach to motivate you which is a great combination to have especially when you want to give up on the last rep! She also provides weight-training equipment such as yoga mat, weights and medicine ball. At the end of the 8 weeks, I reduced my BMI!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsty S.
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Justin gave me private tuition in New York. As a relative newbie to yoga and by no stretch of the imagination, still in my 20’s, I found the prospect of walking into a class quite terrifying! I was pretty nervous the first time he rocked up at my apartment at 7am, but really had no need to be. Justin is kind, caring, full of fun and brings a sense of lightness to his work. He gave me the confidence to carry on and to develop a great love for yoga! I also love the fact that Justin’s approach is completely holistic ... it’s not all about getting into that pose, but it incorporates breathing techniques, reiki and tools for meditation! He totally rocks ... so much so, that I signed up for his recent retreat in Hawaii - Paradise Found. It was a truly wonderful time, with a great group of yogis - all brought together through Justin! In brief he’s a rockstar and a beautiful person all at the same time!

Melissa Parke Rousseau
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle G.
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Melissa is a healer, holistic nutritionist, wellness coach, and a true spiritual guide. She holds vast knowledge on so many healing modalities along with understanding the human mind and the power it has on physical health. She also offers amazing services like helping to green your beauty routine and helping you find a healthy diet to thrive. I cannot say enough about this beautiful soul. If you are looking to transform your life, Melissa is the person to help you do so. Love and light! xo

Helena Cray
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Salpy T.
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    I have a very stressful job and constantly need a massage to release the stress. My. Healer is Helena, she alleviates all my stress and brings great relaxation to me. Her Reiki healing and Chakra balancing keeps me going for a while before I need to go back. Sometimes I just go to feel good. Her healing touch is better than medicines.

    CLUB HEAL
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Dr Justine A.
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    Tonda is the best functional medicine/energy medicine.... massage therapist/biofeedback practitioner that I have ever been treated by. She provided amazing/life saving treatment for my golden-doodle. She is way more than just a massage therapist - she uses her medical intuitive skills along with her 30 years experience as a biofeedback therapist to confirm the cause of the animals challenge- usually a combination of emotional blocks, with subclinical infection and chemicals/heavy metals- and then treats it with her device and gets amazing results! Dr J- Wholistic Physician

    CORE NATURAL HEALTH LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sydney D.
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    This was the best decision I have ever made! Dr. Arturo and Julie are wonderful. At the end of my initial consultation, I was jumping in with both feet. The amount of knowledge that Dr. Arturo shares with you in just the first hour makes you want more! I am so excited to be working with him. I have been doing his program for a few weeks and already feel so much better. I am gaining knowledge about nutrition in a fun way. Nothing forced with no restrictions :) This is definitely a life changing experience! The best part... they actually believe you can do it, they want you to succeed, and they truly care!

    Ayamanatara
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Mike O.
      Verified review

      'Natara has been my guide to the ultraworld for years. Her caring and open way leads me to discover new and exciting things about myself and others. Her integrity and sense of quiet balance are the gifts which set her apart as a teacher, healer, and shaman in a workshop or large ceremony gathering. I look forward each year to my month-by-month reading, and have traveled to participate in her sound bath therapy and Reiki sessions. I especially recommend her "Shift" workshop which is like an unrolling of one big bounteous medicine bundle for everyone to find something (or everything) to enjoy. Thank you, 'Natara for your unwavering and bright light in this time of great and accelerating change.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Vijay Surya S.
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      Shambhavi Kriyaban is a very knowledgeable lady in Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Ayurveda and other naturopathic ways of healing. Shambhavi teaches all sessions of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki with absolute patience. Having taken these lessons from her, I have been able to greatly control my mind, the root cause of many disturbances in the body. She truly shares, and spreads her knowledge with Unconditional Love, a true gift she received from her Guru Shri. Mangeshda. I would strongly recommend anyone to seek guidance from Shambhavi Kriyaban any day. Vijay Surya Sastry, Westlake Village, CA. 818-917-1274.

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Chris C.
      Verified review

      When someone loves what they do it is easy to see. Melani genuinely loves being an acupuncturist and helping people. Constantly striving to learn more helps her practice evolve. She treats patients as family and is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met.

      • 23 years in business
      About

      I am a Colon HydroTherapist. I have assisted individuals for 20+ in cleansing out the large intestines. I also have detox programs and liver flush directions. If you're interested in getting rid of the junk and start a healtier you, please contact me.

      • 12 years in business
      About

      I specialize in naturopathic medicine, craniosacral therapy, massage, and shamanic healing. All levels of being are given equal proportion in healing, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. You will leave your session feeling transformed and much better than when you came in!

      About

      I come from a long line of acupuncturist in my family. My grandfather was a acupuncturist in Korea, and my aunt is an acupuncturist in northern California and my mother is an acupuncturist and she's been in the business for 20 something years.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      I intuitively conect with a clients inner healer to ask what mode of healing is needed.

      About

      Our services include: * acupuncture * herbal prescription * cupping * moxa * aroma therapy * electrical stimulation * magnet treatment * hot pack * infrared lamp * Qigong, etc.

      About

      We do acupuncture and herbal medicine. We are specializing in fertility, mental/emotional wellness, internal medicine, and pain relief.

      About

      I have a passion for health & wellness that is contagious. My clients quickly pick up my enthusiasm and make it their own. I choose to focus on educating my clients because I want them to know how the body heals and what they can do to aid that process themselves on a daily basis.

      About

      We provide Japanese acupuncture and sports medicine. We are working for professional and Olympic athletes and regular patients by using Japanese classic acupuncture.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What is naturopathic medicine?

      Naturopathic medicine is classified as an alternative healing method, but licensed naturopathic doctors share some of the same academic background as conventional medical doctors and can often prescribe some medications. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), naturopathic medicine is holistic care that addresses a wide range of problems including (but not limited to) allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Naturopathic medicine aims to strengthen and empower the body and its organs to heal itself through low-force interventions. Here are some examples of the type of medical services often provided by naturopathic doctors, as cited by the AANP:

      • Clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing
      • Nutritional medicine
      • Botanical medicine
      • Naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy)
      • Hygiene
      • Counseling
      • Minor surgery
      • Homeopathy
      • Acupuncture
      • Intravenous and injection therapy
      • Naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth)

      Can naturopathic doctors prescribe medication?

      Licensed naturopathic doctors can prescribe some pharmaceutical medication. Naturopathic doctors complete academic training similar to that of conventional physicians: a bachelor’s degree with a focus on pre-med studies, followed by a four-year residential naturopathic medical program whose first two years have a similar foundation to that of a conventional medical school. After completing their studies, they must pass a post-doctoral exam. Although licensed naturopathic physicians are able to prescribe medication, they usually focus on prevention rather than treatment of symptoms. A naturopathic doctor will offer a holistic approach to your care that encompasses your mental, physical and emotional health. While they will prescribe medication as needed to treat illness, they are also likely to be creating shifts in your lifestyle and nutrition to effect deeper changes in your body’s response to illness.   

      How long do naturopathic doctors go to school?

      Like conventional physicians, naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous academic and clinical training prior to practice. Typically naturopathic doctors go to school for eight years. There are currently 20 states in the U.S. that provide licensing for naturopathic doctors. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a naturopathic doctor must complete a bachelor’s degree and an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical program, and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination, the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), in order to receive a license or registration to practice medicine.

      The first two years of the residential naturopathic medical program cover many of the same areas of study as conventional medical schools. Naturopathic doctors provide primary patient holistic care. The goal of naturopathic medicine is preventative care and a focus on low force intervention healing methods. This can include natural medicines, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and much more. Naturopathic doctors often work in tandem with conventional medical doctors, as the two practices complement one another.

      How do you find a good naturopath?

      It’s important not to get misled by the title “naturopath” when searching for a naturopathic doctor. A naturopathic doctor is a licensed professional, while anyone who so desires can call themselves a naturopath. A naturopathic doctor has completed eight years of schooling and is licensed to provide high-quality medical care. When searching for a naturopathic doctor, a good place to start is by researching your state’s licensing and regulatory body for that profession.

      Currently, 20 U.S. states license the practice of naturopathic medicine. For those seeking holistic, body-centered healing solutions, a naturopathic doctor can be a good fit. They use natural medicines as well as treatments such as electrotherapy and ayurvedic medicine to encourage the body to heal. Once you have determined a list of naturopathic physicians who are licensed in your state, look for reviews, ask for referrals, and interview the physician in person or by phone to find the right care provider for your health needs.

      Do naturopaths take insurance?

      Many naturopathic doctors accept insurance, but a separate question is whether your insurance covers alternative and naturopathic services. There are several steps you can take to find out:

      • Verify whether you live in one of the 20 states that currently licenses naturopathic physicians:
        • Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.
      • Confirm whether your insurance will cover naturopathic medical services. Read your insurance plan’s fine print, verify whether naturopathic doctors fall into your insurance carrier’s definition of a doctor, and confirm that the care you are receiving is considered medically necessary. Questions to ask your insurance provider could include:
        • Am I covered for this treatment by a naturopathic physician?
        • Do I need a referral?
        • Is there a list of approved naturopathic doctors in my network?
        • What will the co-pay be?
        • Are there limits to my naturopathic coverage?
      • Before seeking medical care, it’s key to understand the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a naturopath. Anyone may advertise themselves as a naturopath, while to be a licensed naturopathic doctor, a person must complete academic and clinical training.
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