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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 102 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 24 reviews
  • 36 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 19 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 18 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.

Holistic Nutrition by Aaron
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maryia K.
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Life-changing. I've had chronic migraines for as long as I can remember, and with Aaron's help, they have decreased almost completely. Aaron focuses on holistic nutrition, which is such a welcome change from most doctors and pharmacists I have spoken to about the same issue, and truly listens to his patients. With a simple vitamin supplement and small dietary change, my condition has improved incredibly. His recommendations are simple, spot-on, and effective. Aaron also followed up multiple times, which is extremely appreciated.

Soul Spa Healing
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 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!

Quantum Transformations
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Pegi D.
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I found myself in intensive care once again, on oxygen with double pneumonia that wasn't responding to medication when Gosia, looking like the angel she is, showed up at my bedside. Her heartfelt compassion and healing hands pulled from me a deep-seated grief of which I'd not been aware. I quietly fell asleep. The next day my doctor came by to shake my hand and whisper in my ear "We thought we were loosing you..." and then exclaimed aloud "Look! All your tests are normal! It's a miracle." Whether your situation is life threatening or just a matter of bliss, Gosia is an Earth-Angel you don't want to miss.

Reiki-Health
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Melissa B.
    Verified review

    Katie has a beautiful heart and her love for Reiki healing medicine radiates. She is accommodating but mostly she is present to her work and has a gift to share with the world.

    • 18 years in business
    Bill G.
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    Meghann is amazing! She knows every muscle and nerve in the body and the reasons for their troubles. Not only will she work with you on correcting muscular problems, she will give you simple home exercises to keep them from coming back. She truly take a holistic approach to wellness and healing. This is not just a back rub!

    Point. | Holistic Wellness
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Sara C.
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    I've had Tara treat me several times for various reasons - sick with the flu, extreme muscle pain/ soreness, tweaked neck, sciatica pain, etc. She has used both acupuncture and cupping. My body responds extremely well to cupping and in times where I have had severe back or neck pain cupping along with an electric stem via acupuncture had me feeling like an improved person after coming off the table. Tara is very knowledgeable and passionate and will even educate you along the way as her goal is for you to achieve optimal health by gaining a proper balance in life. She has two great locations and will even do house calls. I highly recommend her!

    • 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.

    CLUB HEAL
    5.0
    from 1 review
      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

      About

      My job is to help people who have chronic pain or increase immunity and maintain the general health physically and mentally with the use of acupuncture, moxa, and herbs. I also was an RN before I studied eastern medicine. I can make people happy without discomfort.

      About

      I've treated patients for neck pain, low back pain, migraines, tennis elbow, arthritis, frozen shoulder, PMS, hot flushes, pre- invitro treatment, weight loss, stop smoking, depression, etc. Some of my treatments are combined with electro stim, infra lamp, cupping, and ultra sound. I prescribe herbal formulas or supplements.

      About

      In the pursuit of the high quality of the integral healthcare with a friendly and individualized treatment procedures, we offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, and acupressure for pain management, infertility, hormonal imbalance (men or women), autoimmune disorder, anti-aging, facial rejuvenation, weight control, etc.

      About

      Holistic Musician is an organization dedicated to using the power of music to heal and to inspire others to live a long fruitful life by re-attuning mind, body, and spirit with the divine essence within! Holistic Musician offers, consultations, Sufi healing, sound healing sessions, seminars, lessons, books, recordings, and herbal and holistic remedies to enrich life and expand creativity!

      • 6 years in business
      About

      Naturopathic medicine is a system of health care that focuses on the use of natural therapeutics to promote health and address the root causes of illness and imbalance, rather than covering up symptoms. This distinctive field of medicine has a primary focus on the prevention of chronic disease to allow the healing power of nature transform the body and mind towards greater health and vitality. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature's inherent self-healing processes via a combination of conventional and holistic fields of medicine, which in turn leads to an integrative and individualized, therapeutic approach. In her office, Dr. Galina sees a wide range of health concerns ranging from acute to chronic. She individualizes her approach for each patient and utilizes a holistic approach while enabling the patient to play an active role in their care. The path to healing is achieved by a combination of supplementation, nutrition, counseling and lifestyle recommendations to enhance the mind-body connection. Although Dr. Galina is trained in general medicine and cares for people of all ages and for many conditions, her special interests include functional medicine, weight loss, hormones, women's health, holistic dermatology and pediatrics and autism.

      • 13 years in business
      About

      I have been practicing Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in California since 2005, serving thousands of patients. In my treatments, I apply a wide variety of holistic techniques for improved Mental and Physical wellness including acupuncture, therapeutic acupressure , as well as nutritional & lifestyle counseling, Chinese herbs, and diet therapy. I specialize in treating Autoimmunology.

      About

      I offer goddess holistic health therapies in many different modalities including the following: 1. Yoga 2. Massage Therapy 3. Nutrition 4. Holistic Health 5. Tantra 6. Life Coaching

      • 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

      Dr. Gu is a Chinese Medical Doctor with strong medical training backgrounds. She has more than twenty years of practical experience in both U.S., China, and Japan. Through Dr. Gu's abundant clinical experience, she has researched and designed a revolutionary needling technique that, quite simply, is administrated with the absence of any pain or other discomfort. Literally, there are often instances where the patient is totally unaware that any needle has been inserted. Subsequently, Dr. Gu has been labeled with the moniker "Magic Hand". This "No-Pain" technique is facilitated through the utilization of several simple advancements: The disposable needle is sheathed within a tube that affords a steadier, more expeditious insertion. The needle literally penetrates the skin at a speed too great to cause pain to the patient. Following the needle insertions, a magnetic heat therapy is used to relax the patient's muscles and eliminate any feeling of discomfort. Finally, a multi-purpose health device is used to reduce the number of needles previously required obtaining the desired therapeutic results.

      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)

      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.

      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 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.

      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.

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