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  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I am Dr. Jeanne Petan I have a Phd in Biological Medicine. I had Lyme Disease 3 years ago and Theresa & Connie at Light Hand helped me completely resolve the chronic pain i was experiencing. I see a Light Hand Therapist every Friday at 10: for lymphatic detox, muscle integrity, skin hydration and spinal /nervous system rejuvenation! This is the most important part of my health care. I recommend all my clients to their services. It is the most important hour of my week!

Bodhi Body Studio
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  • 10 years in business
James L.
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An incredible professional. A true Healer and very effective in both holistic health and wellness as well as spiritual guidance. Amy guided me in both balance of my work life as well as understanding the nature of learning to be present. It has helped both in my professional and personal life, which I am grateful for! I am still a student in many ways, but Amy has been an incredible guide and aide, and I look forward to her thorough guiding and effective results in helping me learn and grow more!

Equilibrium Zen Gym
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ken M.
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a great massage and very professional.definitely recommend!

  • 4 years in business

Sozo is not a medical practice , but a marketplace ministry that utilizes biblically based healthcare along with natural medicine, to being a person into a state of wholeness.


I have over 30 years of experience in coaching people from a holistic approach. I empower my clients to make different choices not just physically but mentally, emotionally, relationally and spiritually. I am trained as a naturopath, certified natural health professional, certified personal trainer and certified group ex instructor -- strength, step, cross-training, aqua, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, precision cycling, seniors, kids, weight loss, and diabetes prevention and reversal.


The Summerall Acupuncture Center is an integrable provider of Oriental medicine, offering unparalleled quality and service. The center focuses on preventative medicine and complimentary healthcare for the entire family. The landscape of Oriental Medicine is rich in diversity of modality and technique. We offer an array of services within this rich tradition including but not limited to: * Chinese Herbology * Tui Na Massage * Korean Hand Therapy * Japanese Acupuncture * Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Additionally, we provide our patients a wide range of homeopathic formulations and nutritional supplements.


Don C. Farrow, Jr., Ph.D., is a board-certified holistic healthcare practitioner.   It is my belief that living fully in the moment is the key to a happier, healthier and prosperous life.   I am a proponent of safe, effective, and personalized holistic care; which is not meant to take the place of physicians or primary care givers. Through education and self-care, achieving a happy, healthy and prosperous life is possible!   My philosophy is to provide inspiration, guidance, and education for the whole person. This integrates the mind, the body and the spirit in restoring a state of balance and harmony. 

  • 7 years in business

My service stands out because I dont have a cookie cutter program, I have personalized program that suits the individuals needs of the trainee. Every person I train has specific weaknesses and strengths, habits and tendencies that either need to be improved upon or completely broken out of. Understanding this is the foundation of my program for I know that everyone learns differently. More importantly, my training does not just consist of basketball skills but things that support the game as well such as diet and nutrition, exercise and weight training, basketball concept knowledge, video assessment and study as well as making sure the student understands the importance of education in connection with the success of the sport. I also take pride in helping develop quality people who make positive contributions to society through the discipline and training in this wonderful sport that I adore and love. First if all let me say that I absolutely love the game of basketball and I even more than playing it I love to teach it tomothers who sincerely want to learn. When I played I was a student of the game and studied every naunce of the game. I still play to this day because imsimply cannot put the ball down. I will play this game as long as I possibly can. But what I have grown to love as trainer and coach is watching someone grow in the game under my instruction. Watching that light bulb go off in the players head is truly inspiring and motivating.

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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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