DOCTOR’S ORDERS AKA SERVICES OFFERED
If you’re like, wait, what is that again? Don’t worry, it’s not a dumb question.
In a nutshell, it’s all about addressing the root causes of illness and then using natural therapies to promote health and healing. You’ve probably heard the terms “alternative health” thrown around a lot in reference to conventional healthcare models. As naturopathic physicians, we marry (or integrate) standard medical diagnostic with a broad range of natural therapies. You could say it’s the best of both worlds. Most people just say, “Oh my God, I feel so much better.”
If meditation training and physiologic data had a baby, and that baby helped you heal your stress, anxiety or pain ... yeah, Biofeedback would be that.
Using sensors and real time computer analysis, Biofeedback shows patients their heart rate, muscle tension, respiration rate, temperature and sweat production to help them learn to mindfully control their body’s reaction to stressors. This one on one service is led by Dr. Pabst who has over 15 years of experience in Biofeedback Therapy and holds a Doctor of Psychology. This mindfullness training is excellent for people who have high-performance occupations, such as lawyers, doctors, athletes and performers but is also beneficial for children. Peace out, anxiety, pain and stress.
More than just cracking your back!
Chiropractic medicine is rooted in the philosophy that in order to achieve optimal health, one must optimize their nervous system function. This is done through a myriad of techniques that act to mobilize your joints, muscles, and connective tissue to allow proper nerve impulse signaling. Our daily 21st century lives unfortunately put a lot of strain on our bodies and nervous systems, which is why regular spinal manipulation is important to live your healthiest life.
Poking your skin with purpose.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine, combining the treatment approaches of both physical and energetic healing. It can be used for a vast array of conditions ranging from mental emotional ailments to physical pain.
You eat what you consider a healthy diet. (Or maybe you don’t and you need help here too.) What you’re dying to know is this: why don't I feel better?
Many of us unknowingly eat foods that produce inflammation in our bodies. We may even assume these foods are good for us, but the inflammation they cause can lead to all sorts of issues such as irregular moods, chronic pain, and even weight gain. Is there a way to find out what you should and should not eat? We've developed a streamlined process to figure it out. Through a simple finger prick test and a food elimination program, we can determine your unique food sensitivities and build a nutritional plan that works for your tastes and lifestyle.
It’s getting hot—and healthy—in here.
Sauna Therapy involves an infrared sauna to improve and heal a variety of issues. It's known to:
- Increase the healing process and improve the immune system
- Address chronic skin problems like eczema, hormonal acne and psoriasis
- Help with musculoskeletal pain
- Speed up the breakdown of fat cells and liberate toxins (up to 600 calories can be burned in a 30 minute treatment)
- Improve brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in patients with neurological disorders
Basically, this sauna can improve almost anything short of fixing your marriage. With environmentally-sensitive and chemically-sensitive patients in mind, we chose the best sauna on the market in terms of non-toxic standards. Think: no toxic glues, varnishes or paints made of low-reactive wood (poplar wood) and a very low EMF. Also think: the healthiest sauna experience in Chicago.
You’ll notice that no blanket statements (“Just be vegan!”) were prescribed in the making of our services. That’s one of those alternative health stereotypes we’re trying to shake. Our jam? Solutions rooted in biochemical and genetic individuality. Because there’s (so much) more to you than your symptoms and one solution rarely fits all.