• ALLERGIES

    We start by learning about you and your experience with allergies – the specific allergens, symptoms you might have, severity of the reactions - to find a personalized solution Read More
  • ARTHRITIS

    Whether your joint pain is mild or severe, chronic or acute we seek a diagnosis that is accurate to your specific needs Read More
  • ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

    Whether you are running 2 miles or 26.2 miles, playing softball or hitting the links we can help you make sure you can thrive in your everyday life and play as you desire. Read More
  • BACK PAIN

    Back pain is one of the most common issues we deal with, acute or chronic we can help Read More
  • CHRONIC FATIGUE

    Our integrative therapy focuses on peeling back the layers of chronic fatigue to sufficiently dissolve the issue. Read More
  • CHRONIC PAIN/FIBROMYALGIA

    Many people suffer from chronic pain in their daily lives, our therapeutic solutions can help. Read More
  • DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

    Digestive issues are some of the most common challenges individuals face on a daily basis. Read More
  • HEADACHES/ MIGRANES

    Headaches should not be a daily occurrence and a chronic headache should not become strong enough to be considered a migraine or cluster headache. Read More
  • HEALTHY WEIGHT

    We help you create reasonable health goals and create a lifestyle that results in optimal weight. Read More
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Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

Stress/Mood Disorders

Stress is one of the three primary elements we deal with at Everspring Health for every program we provide because it plays a role in everyone’s quality of life. Stress often reveals itself as anxiety which when chronic can lead to exhaustion and even depression. Many people who come to us don’t feel the need to go to a counselor, but are looking for more energy or relief from their anxiety. Others come with a clinical diagnosis and treatment plan already in place and we can integrate and work alongside your current program to support the progress you might already be experiencing. We can work with you, regardless of whether or not you’re already being seen for stress, anxiety, or depression, toward a better future.

We start by examining your past history and going through a series of constitutional diagnostics: some people may have experiences labeled as anxiety that are actually normal despite them not being ideal, while some are experiencing discomfort that should not be considered acceptable. These diagnostics will help us understand what’s normal for you and what can be improved upon. We can employ acupuncture and massage, as well as using herbal therapies to help ease stress and get you functioning at peak capacity. We also examine how your diet and sleep might be affecting your mood because these two components are crucial to a stable, productive mood. With time and patience, we can help you find long-term solutions to what you’re experiencing and enable you to be in control.

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Monday, 28 July 2014 00:00

Allergies

While treatment plans for allergies vary greatly, with results ranging from temporary relief to complete remission, the appropriate therapeutic program can often relieve allergy symptoms within a short period of time. The first objective is to reduce the acute allergy symptoms so that an effective strategy can be developed to address the underlying condition. As we are able to develop a holistic program we can effectively work to prevent the disease process from reoccurring in the future.

Allergies usually occur when our immune system is unable to digest or effectively process (i.e. metabolize, expel or protect against) something within our environment. Allergens can vary from pollen, pet dander, mold, various foods, drugs and more. The body tends to react via an inflammatory process as a means of trying to remove the allergen or protect the body from it doing further harm.

Symptoms may include a stuffy nose, copious mucus, lung/sinus congestion, fatigue, headache, indigestion, irritable bowels, redness, swelling, etc. To develop a holistic program to reduce or eliminate the condition it is important that we consider the whole pattern of symptoms that the client is experiencing. This includes considering dietary habits, energy levels, sleep patterns as well as other lifestyle practices.

At Everspring Health, we start by learning about you and your relationship with allergies – not only the specific allergen that your body reacts to and the symptoms you might be experiencing, but the severity of the reactions, when they began, if they change depending on the season or the time of day, and any other relevant information.

An in-depth knowledge of your personal experience helps us develop a treatment plan that will address your individual needs. In general, in order to relieve allergic reactions, we need to reduce your body’s exposure to the allergen, which could mean avoiding the allergen entirely, or washing the area the allergen is exposed to.

Effective therapy strategies will first focus on the acute symptoms in an effort to reduce them enough to address the underlying condition, then follow-up care for the chronic, remission stage begins. Oftentimes the acute stage is so influential that the chronic symptoms must be addressed in the opposite season (i.e. fall vs spring, winter vs summer) to make an effective investment in the underlying cause.

We might employ acupuncture and herbal therapies to help reduce inflammation around the allergic site and regulate the immune system. Dietary changes are likely to be very beneficial in the effort to control the symptoms through the elimination of food and drinks that may cause mucus to form. When our diet is optimized for our constitution and for our presenting condition, clients will experience less mucous, less inflammation, increased energy, better breathing and a greater sense of well-being. As always, we will examine the effect that stress, diet, and sleep have on your health, and make changes if need be in order to help your body combat the allergic reaction.

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Holistic Medicine Principles

Principles embraced by the Members of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

 

  1. Optimal Health is the primary goal of holistic medical practice. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest level of functioning and balance of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of human experience, resulting in a dynamic state of being fully alive. This creates a condition of well-being regardless of the presence or absence of disease.
     
  2. The Healing Power of Love. Holistic health care practitioners strive to meet the patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition, as love is life's most powerful healer.
     
  3. Whole Person. Holistic health care practitioners view people as the unity of body, mind, spirit and the systems in which they live.
     
  4. Prevention and Treatment. Holistic health care practitioners promote health, prevent illness and help raise awareness of dis-ease in our lives rather than merely managing symptoms. A holistic approach relieves symptoms, modifies contributing factors, and enhances the patient’s life system to optimize future well-being.
     
  5. Innate Healing Power. All people have innate powers of healing in their bodies, minds and spirits. Holistic health care practitioners evoke and help patients utilize these powers to affect the healing process.
     
  6. Integration of Healing Systems. Holistic health care practitioners embrace a lifetime of learning about all safe and effective options in diagnosis and treatment. These options come from a variety of traditions, and are selected in order to best meet the unique needs of the patient. The realm of choices may include lifestyle modification and complementary approaches as well as conventional drugs and surgery.
     
  7. Relationship-centered Care. The ideal practitioner-patient relationship is a partnership which encourages patient autonomy, and values the needs and insights of both parties. The quality of this relationship is an essential contributor to the healing process.
     
  8. Individuality. Holistic health care practitioners focus patient care on the unique needs and nature of the person who has an illness rather than the illness that has the person. 
     
  9. Teaching by Example. Holistic health care practitioners continually work toward the personal incorporation of the principles of holistic health, which then profoundly influence the quality of the healing relationship.
      
  10. Learning Opportunities. All life experiences including birth, joy, suffering and the dying process are profound learning opportunities for both patients and health care practitioners.