Wellness Exams: Don't feel like your symptoms are being managed?
Regular medical exams with your primary are important, but what is a Wellness Exam and how is it different?
The Naturopathic Wellness Exam with Acupuncture Pros includes blood tests, physical and diagnostic assessments specific to you, and most importantly, nutritional and dietary examinations--particularly as they relate to your laboratories. Blood draws are through are partner at Health One Labs and can be done from home with us guiding you on the phone. Pick the labs, schedule a blood draw day. Simple. These are very affordable, transparent, cash pay services. Or we can make a list for you to request from your primary care the needed labs, to be billed to insurance. We are flexible.
In addition to our Wellness Exams, including laboratories, assessments and nutritional counseling, we offer two unique services to the community: Personalized herbal medicines in both tincture and pill form and our proprietary F.A.S.T. Needle Therapy, which is the only acupuncture treatment of its kind.
At our integrated Wellness Center and with our partners at Family First Chiropractic, we work together not only to provide therapy options but to offer well-rounded care for the whole you. Our aim is to help you and your family live well every day, not just live day to day.
Our Wellness Exam takes into account details your typical physical usually doesn't. Rather than looking mainly for red flags, we examine patterns specific to you--not just what the numbers say. What might seem "normal" in a routine physical may indicate room for improvement to us based on your unique profile and symptoms, not to mention how much stress you experience and what you do for a living. All of this matters. Sometimes "within normal limits" is actually not normal at all--not for you.
For example, the adult TSH reference range for the thyroid is from 0.5-5.0. According to a study published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), a TSH measurement of 3.0 and higher actually may be diagnostic of hypothyroidism.
These exams are about being a better you. They do not replace the need for bi-annual physicals with your Primary, nor are they eliminating the need for diagnostic assessments from other qualified specialists. We are not screening for cancers, for example. We are not replacing nor replicating what many other medical offices adequately provide, particularly for advanced disease. We are offering a way of addressing issues in life that are often not taken seriously because they are not advanced: Fatigue, impotence, mental fog, dermatitis, etc.
All individuals have unique needs within their nutritional environment. Our exam can give us information that may not show up in standard tests, which will allow us to tweak that environment to your benefit. Perhaps you need more vitamin D than average, due to age or other complication.
Our Wellness Exams are $60. This includes our review of your labs, formulating dietary plans, physical assessments and herbal guidance. The blood is drawn by certified technicians at a local lab, taking only twenty minutes, and are ordered online for a simple, clear, cash pay prices. If you already have insurance and prefer, we will send our recommendations of tests to be ordered in cooperation with your primary whom you will see separately, bringing us the results.