Over the past 5-7 years of my practice I have found that there is an increasing need and desire among many of my patients for nutritional guidance and lifestyle changes to achieve the health they want.
I’ve seen an increase in people suffering with food sensitivities, poor digestion, weight gain that just won’t budge, candida and autoimmune conditions. It can be overwhelming to know what steps to take to improve digestion and then how to maintain good gut health with proper nutrition. Sometimes further testing is needed with a naturopath to determine if infections or food sensitivities are the root of the problem.
We help people start figuring this out step-by-step.
We will also assess different diets or ways of eating that have worked or not worked, and all the myriad of different options out there. Often people try different diets for awhile only to give up within a few weeks or month because its ineffective or unsustainable. Or many go back to original eating patterns that got their health or weight to a bad point in the first place.
With all the different options out there whether it be paleo, gluten free, keto, etc…it can be overwhelming to know which diet is best for you. Sometimes one works well or a combination of different diets. We help guide you through this process as well.
First and foremost we will do a full intake and Chinese Medicine assessment to help determine your constitutional type as well as your individual patterns of imbalance, and how to best help improve those patterns from a nutritional standpoint.
Nutritional and lifestyle counseling has become a separate service for people who would like to focus on this area in more depth than the usual time allotted in a typical acupuncture treatment. These sessions are also great for people who don’t want acupuncture, but are seeking to improve their health and make some changes to live a healthier and happier life.