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Saco Holistic Medicine Practitioners

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Natural Oils For Health
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jasmine T.
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Tuesday's work comes from a pure authentic place. She provides excellent guidance and ideas to help you in your holistic health journey. She recently treated my 9 year old daughter for anxiety and within with reiki and an essential oil regimen.. and I am so happy to report that my little girl is back to herself after months of struggle. Tuesday provides a safe nurturing environment to help heal your soul and body.

Sparrow Maine LLC
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah K.
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I loved working with Erin! I hired Erin to photograph our wedding in the backyard of my husband's house. She really showed a lot of interest in my vision and making sure she captured our day in the best way possible. We did one phone call around the time I hired her and another one as the day neared. I also loved that she was so open to being helpful in general - I was like I have never planned a wedding before I have no idea what to do haha. Something else worth noting is that I myself am a photographer so I was very picky with photography when planning my wedding. Erin is truly an artist and I was confident she was the best one for our day. I would hire her over and over again if it wasn't for the reason that I hope I don't ever have to have another wedding hahah! The day of, Erin was overall really pleasant and great to have around! She was a great personality with my makeup artist Nikolina (who was also awesome). Our preview images came back beeeeautiful and I can't wait to see the rest!

  • 6 years in business
Arthur S.
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Over the last 25 years due to back problem I have had multiple massages. Grade one spondelotheisis and three degenerative disc. A lot of them were with long time veterans in the therapy field. After not getting any massages for the last 15 years I was starting to have more pain, spasms and other ailments due to lack of care and maintenance . Today I had my first massage by Deb Gordon and came away feeling a great deal less pain and l stress. Her Technique’s, Knowledge and sense of just where, and how much pressure to apply to my needs where amazing. She was up front with what she was going to do so there were no surprises. Keeping lines of communications open made for a first relaxing experience. Her ability and knowledge of work place stresses and strains on the body helped her to find and work on specific area for a lasting pain and stress free time. She had full knowledge and great advice about getting healthy and how to stay healthy. Her office and linens were clean and fresh. I didn’t feel rushed or hurried at any time during the session. The results lasted for the next week and then some. I would say this; if you have never had a massage or have had multiple massages that you would be very pleased by getting a massage by her. Thank You Deb

  • 18 years in business
Terri V.
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I have been seeing Erica in various capacities for many years. She is a particularly gifted psychic/intuitive. She has taught me many things about living a full and happy life through "dropping the story, feel the feelings, and move on". I especially enjoy the Presence workshops, her meditation groups, her books and CD's. Erica is a great catalyst for change!!

  • 11 years in business
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I am an energetically based healer who combines Swedish massage, Reiki, reflexology,and polarity into a balanced session tailored to each client's needs. I also travel for chair massage events. I am also certified in companion animal Reiki and communication.

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We provide natural medicine for whole body healing specializing in women's health, fertility, pain relief, stress management, and emotional disorders. Insurance discounts and coverage are available, please see our website.

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My approach is different than a typical nutritionist or a personal trainer. We look at your lifestyle and eating habits holistically so that you understand more about yourself and why it has been difficult for you to stick to healthy lifestyle habits. We work together in creating small changes at a time that will last and you will see big results. We incorporate yoga as a movement therapy but also as a relaxation technique.

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Five Element Chinese medicine based on the classical Taoist texts. Addressing the root of illness. Offering appointments in Brunswick, Portland and Whitefield Maine.

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I am a holistic health coach. I provide nutrition counseling, anti-inflammatory diets, diabetes management, pain management, anti-cancer diets, infertility, and celiac. I also handle autoimmune diseases, chronic and acute diseases and wellness coaching to create lasting lifestyle changes for optimal health. I am a certified member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

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Swedish Massage and Polarity Therapy for relaxation

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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.   

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.

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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