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Healthy Directions For you
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria C.
Verified review

As a vegetarian (working toward a vegan) and eating lots of leafy greens, whole grains and other healthy foods, and exercising, I was surprised when I began feeling poorly. I was miserable, suffering from bloating, headaches, and overall just feeling awful. My regular doctor was no help, nor was the GI specialist he sent me to--both just wanted to prescribe drugs. I suspected it had something to with the food I was eating, but didn't know where to turn for help. I did some research and am so thankful I found Donna Wolfe. After reading her qualifications I knew she was someone who could help me. At our first appointment she spent over 90 minutes with me, asking questions about my symptoms and listening to my answers (such a change from my primary care doctor). She did the MRT test and when I went back to hear my results, she again spent quite a bit of time with me, explaining everything and patiently answering my questions. It was a lot of information to take in all at once! As I had questions between appointments, Donna answered my emails promptly. Having her available gave me confidence to make the dietary and lifestyle changes she recommended. Within two weeks of beginning the LEAP protocol, I began feeling better, and now most of my symptoms are gone. I have more energy and am running more often, which is a huge bonus for me. I have learned so much about nutrition and how the foods we eat and products we use impact all aspects of our health. I am so thankful that I took the step to contact Donna. It really has changed my life.

Noah Thai
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adri B.
Verified review

I'm a mom of two little ones (newborn and 2yo), and I pinched a nerve in me neck. After going to the chiropractor, and seeing my regular doctor, I was taking strong pain killers, but I wasn't able to move my neck or care for my children. That's when I called Noah. He came to my house and worked on releasing the tense muscles in my neck. I don't think I could have recovered as quickly as I did without his help. Thank you, Noah!!!

East West One Center
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Jessica P.
Verified review

Hello world- What can I say Tassy Hennessy is phenomenal! Tassy is a modern day medicine woman with 14 years of college experience under her belt. Taking great pride in her level of knowledge and service she is able to convey normally difficult medical terms and relay them into more graspable palpable understandable terms. You will leave the appointment feeling comfortable and knowledgeable about your specific issues and concerns. I would honestly say that the wealth of information and immense research that Tassy gives each patient is alone worth her fees - but lets keep that between one another. Constantly she is researching the latest in Eastern medicine and searching out new remedies and therapies to pass on to each of her clients. There are a variety of treatments offered from cold laser therapy to massage and of course acupuncture combined with herbs - topical and oral forms. The symptoms for the above treatments, all of which I have personally experienced, can vary from acne to migraines, swollen ankles or to the more extreme such as partial paralyzation of limbs and diabetes. Upon your initial appointment there is a full history and thorough exam which can take up to 2 hours, this is to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. The level of service and care is unparalleled to any other physician, doctor, or specialist I have every seen in my life. Her approach to looking at the body as a "whole unit" and not just the lesser of the parts is essential when trying to fix systems (digestive) that rely on one another. From seeing Tassy on a semi regular basis I have gotten my health back, she has aided me in long term weight management, skin - acne issues, menstrual issues and overall health care throughout a pregnancy did I mention that she also specializes in fertility problems. From taking my blood work and requesting certain panels and tests be ordered she was able to read, translate and find what was going on inside me, things that a doctor charging triple the amount was unable to achieve in their 40 minute time slot. I feel that visiting Tassy is beyond worth - monetarily and for the sake of your health. Please do yourself a favor and schedule the visit!! Jessica Panoutsopoulos 28 year old married female...

Carlsbad Acupuncture
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Dale G.
    Verified review

    Dr. Whooly is completely on your health and wellness team. He will provide quality and caring treatment. As a doctor of 20 years I can testify to his skills.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sue S.
    Verified review

    I have been going to Karen for over 3 years now. She is patient and knowledgeable. My 9 year old son recently got injured in gymnastics and was in so much pain. She was able to reduce his pain by half after just one treatment. He was able to return to gymnastics after 10 days, 3 treatments. Injuries like this normally would take at least 6 weeks to recover. He's now also a firm believer of acupuncture and thinks Karen is the best doctor around. We highly recommend Acupuncture Continuum. 5++ stars!!

    Fit from Within
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Shaun B.
    Verified review

    Life saver! I have been "off" for a few years now. I've been to Doctors and chiropractors only to get temporary relief. I knew there had to have been an underlining issue. I only wish I found Neil sooner. After only a few stretch sessions with him I started to feel relief. The best part is now the way I feel. Don't get a temporary fix. Call Neil and get better!

    ViBo Touch
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    Amie B.
    Verified review

    I started experiencing intense, unilateral exertion headaches out of the blue. Every time I would laugh, cough, work out, etc., I would feel pain. I was extremely concerned because I had never had headaches of any kind in the past. I visited a neurologist and was told that it could be something minor or something as serious as a brain tumor, but that he wouldn't know unless I got an MRI/MRA. Almost $2,000 later, I was told that the imaging results were normal, and the doctor still didn't know what was causing the headaches. I got blood work done to rule out some other potential causes. Again, all results came back normal, yet the headaches persisted. I've known Bo for years, and at the time I was experiencing this problem he was the Assistant coach of the team I run. He heard me complaining about the headaches to our team's AT on a bus trip to an away game. He suggested I try a session with him. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain, so I agreed. I will say that I am a big skeptic of any kind of alternative therapy, and I honestly didn't think it could possibly do anything to help something this serious. I was so wrong. I kid you not when I say that the VERY NEXT DAY my headaches (by this time now present for about 3 months) were completely gone!!! Bo is very good at what he does. I would recommend anyone experiencing any type of issue to be open to trying this before spending a bunch of money on doctors and medicine. You just might be surprised. It works!

    • 19 years in business
    Debbie R.
    Verified review

    Michelle is a wonderfully gifted and intuitive healer and Doctor of Holistic Medicine as well as a Master Herbalist. She has been working with me via phone consultations for over 3 years helping me to clear blocks that have kept me from living my life fully and successfully. We have worked on many levels, physical, mental and spiritual with positive results. I am forever grateful for having her in my court as she is always there for me 100%!

    The Vitality Studio
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Marc M.
      Verified review

      It's easy to be impressed when you feel like your NTP does more work, is more knowledgeable, and always actively trying to learn about new wellness discoveries when compared to your doctor. And I love my doctor. Christa has been a dramatically helpful part of my difficult health journey. I was introduced to her through my doctor for supplemental help with dietary education and some other issues, as I was really quite new what having digestive and autoimmune problems really entailed, and I was surprised that her help encompassed so much more than that. Food education and dealing with my emotional attachments to food was great, but she had so many ideas and suggestions for my other problems. Her suggesting I take HCL has made me 'regular' and well formed (as well as resolving some upset tummy issues), better suggestions for probiotics (and helping me find good quality brands so Im not wasting my money). She introduced me to oil pulling which, teeth aside, really helped ease my scalp irritation and scalp pain. She is always responding to my complaints of symptoms with really relevant suggestions, and through her help, I am different person who has been able to grow up and take his health in to his own hands. There are a lot of little things that I used to suffer from that I no longer do, things that I think I take for granted now, since they are part of my daily life, but my health journey really amped up when I started seeing Christa, and I know I would not be as well as I am now without her help.

      Etheric Health
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Justine C.
      Verified review

      I found Dr. Hendershot through a friend that raved about her and I'm glad she did! I can honestly say that my life has gotten so much better. I didn't know how much suffering I was putting up with until Dr. H helped me 180 degrees!! I feel great and my symptoms are long gone :)

      Relax Release Rejuvenate
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Luke C.
        Verified review

        To be honest with my review, I expected an average massage when I crawling up on Jerisses massage table with all my aches and pains. I am a fifty five year old contractor, I pretty much work every day some times late into the night, my work is my exercise,I do not make time for Yoga or the gym, I spend many of my days carrying heavy beams of wood and steel, hauling hundred pound bags of concrete up or down stairs, then on other tasks I will be on my knees for hours at a time if not days. I shared this same information with Jerisse because she asked me," what kind of work had I been doing and what parts of my body did I feel needed healing the most"? She than began my message explaining about the different regions of my body. She then stated that she has developed a technique has an ability to get excellent pressure into the most problem points explaining how releasing these points would open circulation into these areas that have been so locked up for so long. This is what my body has been needing ,I just did not understand where to go or what to do, like many others out there, we just lean how to live with our aches and pains. I have heard 'Take care of your body It is the only one you have", and now with Jerisses healing hands I feel much stronger, with more full range of movement, allowing me to stretch, reach and complete everyday tasks with out the aches and pains that limited movement in the past. Jerisse believes in my ability to heal my body and encourages me each time we meet, She has a positive, genuine,caring attitude that in not so common in her field of work. She has helped me lose weight and I have started eating better, using more homeopathic and herb related remedies as an alternative to your every day Doctor recommended anti-inflammatory and pills for aches and pains, She has a wealth of knowledge from her schooling as well as self thought remedies. I would not only recommend her I would suggest she be the change in your life and body you have been looking for!! I will continue to use Jerisse, I hope you do to, she is a great value for the money :)

        A Peace Within
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Leanne O.
          Verified review

          Rio mezta is absolutely amazing! I can't think of another person I would speak more highly of. How can I even begin to describe my experience working with her as a life coach and reiki master. I came to Rio seeking help when traditional western medicine was not working. My father had passed away and I was faced with many struggles settling a very complex estate. I was so overwhelmed with anxiety I could not sleep. I would go for 3-5 days with no sleep at all. The doctors I saw put me on an endless cycle of the strongest antidepressants and nothing was working. I was so medicated and more depressed as all this medication just heightened my anxiety and did nothing to improve my sleep. Through meditation , reiki, and a program of juice fasting Rio not only helped me completely ween myself off all the western medicine I honestly think she saved my life. I have so much respect for her life experiences. They give her a unique perspective that really allows space for you to learn and grow. She is compassionate, kind, gentle and very wise. The reiki was the most powerful I have ever experienced and the work I ended up doing with her went so far beyond what I came to her for help with. I am happy to call this woman a dear friend :) You have been guided here and you are reading this for a reason! Don't hesitate everyone needs a little help sometimes

          The Cleanse Expert
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 17 years in business
          Mary T.
          Verified review

          I came to see Annette when I was in true crisis. I was working too many hours for not enough money, having extreme financial hardships, and was experiencing all kinds of physical symptoms as a result of that overwhelming stress (depression, back pain, sleeplessness, anxiety, etc.). I didn't have medical insurance through my employer, so seeing a 'traditional' Doctor was not an option for me without spending an extreme amout of money out-of-pocket that I didn't have. I was introduced to Annette and her intuitive healing practices. She really took the time to listen to me during our initial consultation so she could understand what was happeing in my life, & how she could best help me. She explained to me the relationship between emotions/stress, and how that can manifest in the body, thus causing the physical symptoms I was experiencing. She confirmed her intuitions with a quick muscle test, and then promptly sent me home with a customized, easy-to-follow supplements program. I had astounding results in just 48 hrs!! I was starting to feel enough relief from my stress, anxiety, & depression that I was finally able to get restful sleep, which in turn, healed my back pain. Within a week, I felt like I was rejuvenated & able to deal with the challenges I was facing in order to get my life back on track. Annette showed me that that treating the symptoms isn't enough. When you work with your body naturally to regulate all your body systems you get lasting results, and the symptoms 'disappear' all on thier own. It's been almost 3 years since I first met with Annette, and I am still feeling amazing! I really appreciate her for caring more about me, and my quality of life, instead of turning me away because I didn't have insurance. She made my wellness plan affordable & easy to follow so I could live a happy, balanced life!

          David Nohr Acupuncture
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 1 hire on Thumbtack
          Debbie V.
          Verified review

          I found David to be both an excellent acupuncturist and a very compassionate health care provider, which seems to be missing with so many other doctors these days. I highly recommend him.

          Holistic Solutions

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            About

            Holistic Solutions offers naturopathic medicine that is safe, scientific and effective. Dr. Dubroff has created a strong reputation for helping clients in a personal and caring manner. Dr. Joseph Dubroff, ND treats individuals with menopausal issues, hormonal imbalances, depressions, anxieties, obesity, conditions relating to poor nutrition, chronic fatigues, and a slew of other conditions and illnesses as well. He is located in San Diego.

            About

            Dr. Joseph Dubroff practices naturopathic medicine and classical homeopathy in San Diego. He offers treatment for the following illnesses: * Allergies * Anxiety and depression * Bio-identical hormones * Chronic fatigue * Diabetes * Hormonal imbalances for men and women * Hyper/hypothyroidism * IV therapy * Low testosterone * Menopausal symptoms * Prolotherapy * HCG weight loss

            About

            Revive your health and vitality! Revive Naturopathic Medicine, Inc. is a naturopathic family medical practice that's based in Carlsbad, California. Our doctors believe in using 100% natural therapies to revive the health and vitality of your body, mind, and spirit. Our doctors understand the importance of having good health, so that you may enjoy all aspects of your life. We pledge to listen to you, hear your challenges, and understand your personal health story. Our focus is to alleviate your symptoms and pain, while revealing and treating the root cause of your "dis-ease". Revive Naturopathic Medicine focuses on the following areas: Areas of focus include: * Chronic Disease * Natural Pain Management * Gastrointestinal Disorders (e.g., IBS, IBD, UC, Crohn's, etc.) * Endocrine Health and Hormonal Balance * Disease Prevention * Allergies (Food and Environmental) * Chronic Stress and Related Illnesses * Women's Health * Skin Conditions * Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Injuries * Emotional Freedom * Spiritual Health and Energy Medicine * Personalized Therapeutic Yoga Low-level laser therapy is also a popular treatment at Revive. This therapy uses infrared and near infrared light that's applied to a certain area of pain or inflammation. The specific wavelength of light promotes healing, tissue degeneration, lowers inflammation and a pain relieving effect, similar or better to NSAID (ibuprofen) therapy. Another popular program at Revive Naturopathic Medicine, Inc. is our "save your soles" health program. This program focuses on restoring the natural shape of your foot, and in turn allowing the foot to function as nature intended. It is designed for people with common foot and ankle complaints, such as pain, bunions, hammer toes, planter faciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, arthritis and many more. In fact, anyone and everyone can benefit from the save your soles program.

            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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