Why Try a Holistic Health Consultation?
Natural Medicine Matters
Acu-Na Owner Mary Houge offers this comprehensive integrative health evaluation and education session. She is an acupuncturist and naturopath, and has over 20 years of experience applying the principles of natural medicine to helping people overcome their health concerns. The unique perspective she offers combines knowledge of functional medicine principles with the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is a rare combination of medical philosophies that you cannot find in most wellness practices. This approach is unique to Acu-Na and has helped countless people enhance their wellness and reduce their symptoms. We are proud that we can offer such a valuable service at a fraction of the cost charged by integrative medicine practices.
Functional Medicine Principles Applied to your Life
This comprehensive consultation is an ideal choice for people who have a complex health history and multiple symptoms that have been unresolved with conventional treatment. Examples of conditions that can be evaluated include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Autoimmune disorders
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia
- Heart disease, Cholesterol
- Neurological disorders:
- Nervous system issues
- Memory problems
- Digestive complaints
- Acid reflux
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Celiac disease
Our goal during your evaluation and treatment is not to just alleviate symptoms. Instead we wish to discover patterns of disharmony that contribute to your condition, uncovering any root imbalances. The goal is to understand how you have arrived at your current situation and what can be done to reverse or improve the symptoms that affect your daily life.
What you will Learn
Mary’s heart-centered approach is also anchored in scientific principles, which she will help you understand by telling you exactly how your body works and what systems are out of balance. Instead of just telling you what is wrong, she will help you conceptualize HOW your body has manifested your symptoms and what you can do to return to your natural state of balance.
We may recommend in-house lab tests to determine exactly what functional imbalances may be present. This may include:
- Spectracell micronutrient testing
- Sanesco neurotransmitter testing
- HPA axis/Hormone saliva testing
- ALCAT food sensitivity testing
You will be prescribed a treatment plan that may include acupuncture as well as natural supplements and herbal medicine.
What you will Feel
You will feel heard. Many people with complex health conditions have been to many doctors. We hear many stories of folks feeling ignored or belittled by their providers, who may shrug off their suffering or promote intimidating surgeries and costly treatments. One thing we will always do is listen to you and hear your story with open hearts. We offer empathy, compassion, and authenticity so you can feel free to share openly and never fear judgment.
You will feel empowered. You become empowered to shift your health picture and reach your goals with loving guidance and support. You will feel heard, understood, and inspired.
What you WON’T Feel
You won’t feel taken advantage of. We take care not to make you feel coerced or unsure about your results and treatment plan. We offer guidance and suggestions, and trust you to make your own decisions about your health. We will never try to sell you unreasonable services or products in an attempt to profit off you. On the contrary, we keep our prices lower than most integrative medicine practices because we want our care to be accessible.
Any testing we do is offered at rates that are competitive to the market. Testing is a valuable investment because it allows us to tailor your plan and products to your exact needs, so you’re not buying anything extraneous that you don’t need.
The supplements we offer are part of our healthcare arsenal because we have extensive clinical experience and have found they work for people. We don’t sell anything that we don’t believe in.
You won’t feel confused. We explain everything in easy-to-understand terms and invite you to take part in your wellness rather than having us simply tell you what to do based on our “authority”.
Acu-Na Holistic Health consultations are offered at a rate of $150 per hour. We recommend a full hour for your initial evaluation, which includes your treatment plan and recommendations. Follow-ups are not always necessary, but you may wish to have a 30-minute follow-up to discuss changes in your symptoms or address any questions you may have as your treatment progresses.