Will I be able to get off all of my other medicines?
We will not start by removing medicines. However, in most cases, once the root cause has been treated and the tissues have had an opportunity to heal, the number of medications and/or the dosages of medications can be significantly reduced.
How long will it take for me to feel better?
Honest answer is …it depends. Depends on what we find, how long it’s been present, how severe it is, how quickly changes can be made in patterns that have contributed, etc… Realize that whatever the diagnosis has been, the process didn’t happen over night. Likely, there are things that have occurred throughout life to get to the place you currently reside. The body is an incredible creation with an immense capacity to heal itself given the right tools. It may take some time, but ultimately it will be worth it to regain your health. That said, the majority of people start feeling better within the first month of an established treatment plan.
Do you take insurance?
At this time, I do not take insurance. It may be possible to use funds from health saving plans, but would need to check on that with provider. While I do obviously charge for my services, I will always be willing to work with patients as my ultimate passion is to help people heal.
Will you be my PCP?
I will require that you maintain your relationship with your PCP (if you have one) for acute conditions that might arise or emergencies that might require hospitalization. I will also strongly recommend that you discuss stopping any medications that they have placed you on with them prior to actually stopping them. If we’re working with blood pressure, depression, diabetes, pain, etc…your symptoms and physical findings should improve enough for them to approve that medication change.
Are there any procedures in FM?
Not specifically within FM, but I may recommend other healing modalities like massage, acupuncture, counseling, chiropractic, energy work, etc…if the situation indicates a need.
What is Ayurveda and how does it come into play?
Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that is 5-6000 years old. Many of the concepts taught in FM are in line with these ancient teachings. To me, FM has access to the scientific evidence that supports what Ayurveda knew to be true, before the science was available. It’s holistic, in line with nature, and has withstood the test of time as a legitimate healing method.