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Natural Family Healthcare
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christina K.
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Dr. Sleggs is an excellent practitioner. I have been her patient for nearly a year. she has been instrumental in helping me with my menopausal symptoms and insomnia. I have moved onto holistic treatments and natural alternatives. Dr. Sleggs treats all of me not just my symptoms. She is easy to talk to and readily available via phone or internet. I particularly like how she sends me updated plan of care after our visit. The plan of care has listed the treatments and why they were proscribed.

Holistically Healthy
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jennifer R.
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Colleen is knowledgable and kind. She does a great job explaining what your body needs and how kinesiology will help. She is helping me heal an autoimmune disease. I would recommend her services to anyone.


We are a wellness center located in the heart of Victor, NY. We provide acupuncture, Oriental medicine, Chinese herbal therapy, reiki, chi nei tsang, classes and more. Contact today with any query, or to arrange your appointment.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

A certified Reiki master invites all who suffer from chronic pain, insomnia, depression, and PTSD to be open to an alternative method of healing. Natural energy therapy sessions are offered here, as well as training in all levels of Usui Reiki. Revive, relax and rejuvenate with a healing session today!


I offer holistic and alternative medicine focusing on clearing energy blockages and restoring health. Reiki natural energy therapy can harmonize body, mind, and spirit. My clients have experienced rejuvenation, relaxation, and an absence of pain and distress. I am a master and teacher and can attune anyone to this practice. I also offer remote healing.


Pure Path is a world-renowned organization with its roots in Western New York. With spiritual counseling, personal training, intuitive readers, mediums, massage therapy and yoga to name a few, we are offering the Rochester, NY area a place where they can learn and grow on their terms. It's not about taking classes or collecting experiences to become something. It's about discovering who you are, by your own definition. Here is something about the owner. Jacquelyn will be assisting her clients with intuitive oracle readings, past life karma charts and spiritual counseling. Jacquelyn is the owner and founder of Pure Path. She utilizes both the dragon oracle cards as well as the karma card set. Your reading with her will give you a detailed look at your mind, body and soul. You will be given messages from the cards and the universe that are heartfelt and centered around helping you tap into your authentic self and being. Whether you are trying to break a cycle and/or pattern or help you create the world you want, Jacquelyn can help you get on track and realize you never go off. Whether you are dealing with the need for weight release, allergies, severe nerve issues or autoimmune symptoms, there are holistic and natural remedies and protocols that you can utilize to help your mind body and spirit. Jacquelyn Cuyler, the Owner of Pure Path, has been working in the area of holistic medicine for over 11 years. Trained in nursing and western medicine, as well as in holistic protocols, she can help you with mind, body and soul health. No body is the same. That is the philosophy behind creating a balance for mind, body and soul. Your online consultation will include health goals and diseases that you are looking to get assistance on. Although, we at Pure Path never diagnose or prescribe, we will work with you to help you develop the best program utilizing your mind, body and soul health. With so many modalities, let Pure Path design a program of mind, body health that will make your spirit soar. Jacquelyn started this journey at over 530 pounds and was in a car accident where her radial nerve was severed and was told it would be a long journey to recovery and what use she would have of her hand was to be determined but did not look good. She started utilizing essential oils, working out and body nutrition. She added in Ayurvedic medicine and as her journey has continued, she kicked stomach cancer in the butt. Within six months of diagnoses, she continued to release weight and help others find the modalities that work for you.


Masters degree in Acupuncture NYS License Acupuncture Masters degree in Oriental Medicine Nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (pending), Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Winner of Shen Nong Herb award at FL School of Acupuncture & OM 2010 Speaker for National Physical Therapy Convention at Thompson Hospital 2012 Training in Dr. Tan's Balance Method acupuncture system, Master Tung acupuncture, Medical Pulse Diagnosis, Motor Points Sports Medicine Acupuncture, Dr. Zhu scalp acupuncture, Dr. Jiao scalp acupuncture, Fu Zhen abdominal system I am an experienced practitioner and am very successful at treating musculo-skeletal pain (more than 93% effective). I have advanced acupuncture and herbal medicine training and have helped thousands of people.


We offer ancient acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. We, Jin Fang and John Shang, were medically trained in China from 1978 to 1983. We have been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for nearly two decades. The following have been applied to our practice since 1991 and 1992 with many satisfied patients: * Happy mood for depression, anxiety, insomnia * ADD/ADHD * Concentration * Focus * Recall information * Sinus care for seasonal or/and environmental-related sinus pain or infections * Baby boom I and II help fertility treatment John Shang was an orthopedic surgeon in China.


From a satellite school of the reputable Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Alberta College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Travis McIndoe (TCMP) received both his acupuncture and master herbalist diplomas there. He resided in Asia for more than 10 years and got his training in China and Taiwan, receiving certificates from both Taiwan International Medical Training Center in Taipei and the Zhe Zhang University of Chinese Medicine in Hang Zhou. He's a registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioners of British Columbia as a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. Travis has studied acupuncture with and has been taught by some of the most recognized TCM masters from America, China and Taiwan. Travis looks forward to assisting you and your beloved ones with your health issues.


I have a 600-hour teacher certification on Thai massage. Everyone I do massage on always comes back. People always tell me that I have a big talent at what I am doing. Aside from Thai massage, I also do many other forms of massage like acupressure, sports massage, classic massage, reflexology and deep tissue massage.

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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.   

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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