Everspring Health (2)
Welcome to Everspring Health a new lifestyle, health and healing cooperative serving Minneapolis, St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities metro area. Our focus is on developing a community healthcare resource where health, wellness and quality of life are the same ambition of holistic (whole life) health and healing programs. Everspring practitioners serve as your advocate for better quality of life and more effective use of health and healing resources. Everspring Health's programs are custom designed to each individual's needs, including supporting any current medical program, but specifically designed to accomplish your goals for improved quality of life. Direct clinic service resources may include acupuncture, tuina medical massage (acupressure), dietary therapy, herbal therapy, exercise therapy and lifestyle consulting. Our services are available to the general public and we are currently accepting cooperative memberships for those interested in supporting our mission and benefiting from more convenient access to service.
2012 has been a big year for us as we work to expand our membership and grow into the full capacity our model is designed to embrace. Our ambition is to continue to expand our service offering to present the next generation of integrated qualified medical services including chiropractic and physical therapy among many more supportive health services to the Minneapolis/St. Paul communities. If healthcare is to truly be revolutionized it must be begin with the partnership between the practitioner and the client. We are the first of a kind healthcare cooperative where health advocacy is the core around which we will build the model for the next era in healthcare. We are looking forward to offering daily living programs (yoga, tai chi/qi gong, meditation, cooking classes, biking/hiking trips, retreats, etc.) via our Everspring Living resources bringing our model closer to the lives of our clients.
Examples of our programs
Detailed constitution based daily living programs – Everyone has certain tendencies or patterns from which they approach most daily practices. These tendencies are what make each individual unique with regards to their talents and capabilities but they also tend to lead towards most of the chronic symptoms and disease patterns as well. By identifying and helping our clients understand their constitution they can begin to understand their own tendencies thus allowing for their talents to be maximized all the while tendencies for illness can be significantly reduced. This then begins the practice of actual preventive medicine, where quality of life care becomes a practical principled system from which to work rather than just throwing darts in the supplement isle hoping to stumble onto something that might be useful. We help you understand all the opportunities and then work with you to develop a lifestyle that supports your goals for your best life.
Surgery preparation - We help our clients develop a plan for surgery preparation and post op recovery for when they get back home. This can help shorten recovery time allowing for a more pleasant experience, a more complete recovery and shorter down time from work.
Chronic disease support – We develop programs that use proven techniques to address many chronic conditions addressing many of the most pressing symptoms that may interfere with quality of life. We help many people who experience digestive disorders (GERD, IBS, colitis, Crohn's, gluten sensitivity), woman's health, weight-loss, chronic hives, among so many others.
Pain management – These programs can range from simple post workout soreness (thus shortening recovery time) to joint pain to chronic back pain to conditions like Fibromyalgia, EDS, Chronic Fatigue, headaches, TMJ, etc.
Quality of life programs – Some clients are looking for greater refinement, the opportunity to do more with less to experience life at a personally optimized level. We help clients develop programs that support daily living lead to better experiences of life whatever those goals or intentions might be. We work in partnership to discuss opportunities with clients and then develop a plan to create the desired experiences.
We have come out of a decade of skyrocketing healthcare costs and declining, marginal or absent “healthcare” (emphasis on health) services. We have experienced an era where we have had access to some of the best tools and knowledge ever in our history but seem to lack the collective wisdom to apply either to the benefit of the individual on a broad scale. What we do know from the last 50 years in healthcare is that when we have unlimited resources as a group we can overcome some amazing challenges. However, in a many cases we fall victim to the lure of shiny new tools and neglect to embrace the humanized beauty and personalized productivity of hands on attention provided by practitioners to clients who are looking for support for normal everyday living.
We know that having access to technology is helpful but we also know that if we make the best technology available to everyone, everywhere it will likely be out of date by the time we plug it all in. Then consider the costs and we understand one reason why costs have risen. In our own lives how do we handle the fact that as soon as we buy a computer or HDTV a new model will come out to replace it? The reality is that we have the ability to be comfortable enough with who we are to embrace what we have rather than continuously hoping something better will come along. This is the point where we are in our quest for better healthcare. We know that we have unbelievable resources available for use in our pursuit for greater health but we also know that we don’t need a MRI for a paper cut. It is time for us to challenge ourselves to use our tools and resources more effectively for improving the quality of our lives.
A master of any trade has not become so because of the tools they have available but rather they have become a master due to their ability to use those tools in a more refined manner. This intuitive wisdom is the inspiration and the reason why Everspring Health exists today. Waiting for top-down reform, the next best thing on the market, seeking to blame someone for something certainly keeps people busy but the reality is that a better quality of life begins with the individual. Everspring Health exists for the purpose of asking what is appropriate for this individual, for this experience, at this moment, an experience that can only be defined through a one-on-one partnership. Only through personal interaction can the client and practitioner seek to gain an understanding of where they are and where they would wish to be. Once this understanding has been reached then resources can be considered and tools can be utilized to create the life experience that is intended for this client at this moment.
“Ever-Spring-Health" to us means that everyday is a new spring, a new opportunity to take one step at a time to refine the experience of our lives. We readily admit that flashy tools, 10 steps, 30 pounds in 30 days makes for great marketing and billboard material but dealing with this dichotomy is the challenge we have come to accept. For sure we seek to provide the best possible resources but how about we begin by asking “What does health mean to you?” and “How can we invest our experience into your life?" This is what it means for us to care about someone’s health, someone’s wellbeing. This is healthcare as we see it today and everyday into the future.
We as individuals and as a collective are smarter and wiser than we often give ourselves credit for and it is time to for us to seek a more honest and genuine experience of our own lives. An experience where health is inspired from within rather than prescribed from without and where the best resources are applied in the most appropriate manner for the benefit of the individual. This is the purpose of Everspring Health - a new era in healthcare, a new era of quality of life. So welcome to Everspring Health, we hope you will join us in person or in spirit as we seek a new level of health and healing in our daily lives and in our community.