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Troy Holistic Medicine Practitioners

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  • 9 years in business
R. M.
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Four years ago I had a really bad bout of bronchitis and painful ear infections. Four doses of antibiotics weren’t doing anything to bring my heath back. I felt prematurely old and completely run down. I was aware of Osa’s expertise with Tibetan Medicine and Ayurveda but just didn’t think that these traditional practices and knowledge would be more helpful than what “Western Medicine” could offer. But I had reached rock bottom and was open to any suggestions Osa could offer. She immediately set about recommending a course of action to build up my depleted immune system and energy. It took a month, but I was back to my normal self. Over the next few years, with Osa’s help, I have learned how to care for imbalances in my health, understand my pitta-dominant dosha, the value of periodic cleanses, and benefited greatly from herbs and medications that address the cause of health problems rather than just covering up symptoms. Osa knows how to listen, ask good questions, and has a wide range of resources to back up her advice and “prescriptions” (just wish they were in an easy single capsule form!). She’s always just an email or skype call away, kinda like having your own private medic! - R. Montero

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julie H.
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Abi'l-Khayr is highly skilled and intuitive in his Myofascial work. His studio is warm, comfortable and inviting. Abi'l-Khayr has done wonders to relieve the pain and tension that I have in my neck and shoulders due to an accident years ago. I especially appreciate that each time I see him, he takes the time to reassess my needs and talk with me about what might be happening in my body. I highly recommend Myofascial bodywork with Abi'l-Khayr!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff K.
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Audrey provides caring counsel. She goes a long way to explaining ideas that can be very new to her clients. Her attitude fosters participation from clients in their own therapy.

Food & Mood Coaching, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ruth Ann S.
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I was stressed from multiple caregiving responsibilities when I went for a coaching and Reiki session with Joan. Her background and skills make her a "smart listener," with a genuine desire to help each individual find practices that fit their lives and needs. I felt very supported by Joan's suggestions (and she gave me some great recipes!), and rejuvenated by the Reiki. If you are looking for someone with a gentle, holistic approach, Joan is the real thing!

Going Beyond Wellness
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Nancy K.
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    I originally tried accupuncture for my lower back pain, but quickly learned everything improved! Unlike western medicine where treatment may wait for test results and/or require powerful (and dangerous) prescriptions, accupuncture gives immediate results. Becky is a caring and experienced practitioner who will listen to your concerns and symptoms and treat them right away...I felt greatly improved after only one visit! It's the best I've felt in years!

    Source Reiki LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Erin P.
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    Amber is a natural healer and care taker. She has always had strong intuition in regard to the people around her, and has now complimented that with powerful Reiki training. Her approach is equal parts academic and spiritual. Prior to my first treatment she made sure I understood what we were about to do, and why. She explained the seven chakras of the body, and how each related to my day-to-day existence. The more informed I became, the more clear it was that Reiki -- which literally means “God’s Wisdom” or “Higher Power” meeting “Life Force Energy”-- is not an obscure, new-age concept, but a proven alternative medicine we should all practice. Developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist, Reiki aims to heal by establishing balance. We are the sum of our parts, if we do not deal with the negative emotions and situations we encounter then they fester within us, creating emotional and physical distress. By seeking the help of trained Reiki specialist, and practicing meditation and affirmative thinking, patients can identify and release those destructive forces. I have seen and felt significant changes in my body and state of mind since I began seeking Amber’s help. I have lost weight, my insomnia has weakened, my surgically-repaired knee is recovering much more quickly, and I feel more confident, happy and secure in my life in general. Furthermore, the holistic approach of Reiki has felt like a natural evolution of my strong catholic faith, rather than a contrast to it. I would recommend it, and Amber, to anyone seeking an elevated life experience.

    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jeff P.
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    Amazing massage. Top class.

    The Crows Healing Nest

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      About

      I am a gifted psychic, shamanic and Reiki energy healer who also has a hair salon of 16 years. I have been a hairdresser for 26 years. I also do paranormal investigations through my psychic gift of communication and healing. I'm a spiritual counselor, and I can retrieve your spirit guides and retrieve who you have been in a past life. I can contact and communicate with your ancestors. I believe that a holistic wellness approach starts with how beautiful the mind feels, then how that mind's beauty transfers to the soul and last your outer image and appearance should portray your true spirit from the inside. If you feel beautifully on the inside, then your spirit must be beautiful on the outside. I also specialize in beauty makeovers! I'd say I definitely work in a holistic manner! Let me help you connect with your divine will and your spirit guides, so that you can conquer all your fears and anxieties; therefore, helping you to become beautiful on the inside than I can help you look great on the outside too!

      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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