We offer individual consultations and group medical visits. More information below.
Group Medical Visits:
Available to any WCHC patient (18+), Group Medical Visits offer education, support, and tools for lifelong, healthy behavioral changes.
Current Group Medical Visits on ZOOM:
- Posture and Body Mechanics
- Meditation: The Art of Feeling Good
- Wellness Writing: Creative Expression for All People
- Aging Well Together
- Mindful Eating
INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CONSULTS:
A comprehensive, holistic evaluation of the patient’s overall health, with specific recommendations for improvement including the use of nutrition/diet, exercise, herbal medicines, affordable supplements and tools for effective behavioral change. A great ‘gateway’ to the Wellness Center’s other consultations and group medical visits.
OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION VISITS:
Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.), practice a ‘whole person’ approach to medicine. Rather than just treating you for specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard your body as an integrated whole. With specialized training in the musculoskeletal system – your body’s interconnected system of nerves, fascia, muscles and bones – osteopathic physicians have an understanding of how an illness or injury in one part of your body can affect another. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is part of the osteopath’s training and practice. By combining other available medical options with OMT, DO’s offer their patients very comprehensive care.”
Acupuncture is the well-known and ancient healing system developed over two thousand years ago in China and throughout Eastern societies. It is widely practiced today in the United States and is especially effective for many symptoms and syndromes, including: pain reduction (including chronic headaches and muscular aches and pains), nervous system balancing and emotional calming, women’s health issues, digestive disorders, and many other conditions.
During an appointment there will be a thorough conversation about various body systems, symptoms, and overall health in order to best tease out what could use the most support through herbs, food, supplements and/or lifestyle shifts. We offer herbal medicine, nutritional recommendations and self care tools, as well as wellness coaching designed to assist your unique and individual needs for optimal health and wellness.
Ayurveda, a 6,000 year old system of medicine developed in India, is based on balancing our unique constitutions. It recognizes that the very same elements in the universe: air, gases, water, fire and earth, are indeed present and at play in our bodies. When the elements get out of balance we experience dry, wet, cold, and/or heat and this leads to different levels of disease states. Ayurveda looks at our health with a fresh approach and considers the mind, body and spirit as one.
Ayurvedic practitioners, trained at the Dhyana Center in Sebastopol, will work with you to determine your unique constitution, develop a plan with you for diet, self-care measures for at home practice, and other remedies to establish more balance. This plan will be reviewed with one of our medical providers.
In HeartMath, we can use technology to measure heart rate variability and coherence in the heart rhythm. We can then show the patient how breathing in a certain way and accessing a positive emotion influences the efficiency of their heart rhythm. Because the heart is the strongest rhythmic generator in the body, all body rhythms will entrain to the organized, coherent heartbeat, leading to optimum physical functioning.
Goals of HeartMath are quicker recovery from stress, greater psychological and physiological resilience, and emotional self-regulation. These goals are achieved by regular practice of the HeartMath techniques. At Forestville Wellness Center, the patient may have up to six individual consultations, at which point, patient and practitioner discuss a plan for periodic check ins. Heartmath sessions are conducted by an RN trained in Heartmath techniques and integrative coaching. These consultations include evaluation of the patient’s practice, introduction to HeartMath techniques and suggestions for practice at home, all of which are reviewed by one of our medical providers.
Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.
Most chronic disease, including diabetes, heart disease and diseases of the digestive tract can be improved with eating good food. We have both a Certified Nutritionist and a Registered Dietician to support you in improving your health with food.
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Private Pay, Most major insurances, Medicare, Medi-Cal, CMSP, Medi-Cal for Families. Other low cost programs include: Sliding scale, FPACT, CDP, CHDP.