Fairhaven Integrative Health currently provides Naturopathic health care. As our practice grows we will add those services and practitioners that are most frequently requested by our patients. Currently our services include, but are not limited to:
Physical examination used to be the backbone of the patient visit, but now in the midst of technology this crucial part of the doctors visit is disappearing. At FIH we continue to offer a full physical examination at every first office call and a focused examination during repeat visits. We also offer sports physicals, annual gynecological exams including PAP’s, and male pelvic exams including DRE. At FIH we take great care in investigating and following-up on your complaints through physical exam, lab tests, and focused intake questioning.
At FIH we utilize diet, exercise, and detoxification to help you achieve healthy body composition. Today, most diets are primarily concerned with fat loss as opposed to finding a lifestyle that maintains a healthy body weight. While fat loss is an important part of body composition management, it is important to know how to keep it off through individualized programs. We do not utilize calorie counting or deprivation diets, but instead work with your physiology and constitution to find a healthier way of eating and living.
Detoxification is a natural process that happens mostly in the cells of your liver. It’s the process by which something that is toxic to the cells/tissues of the body are made less or non-toxic. Most people who talk about detoxification are really referring to the process of depuration, which is the removal from the body of any toxins or waste products. We can help design programs to optimize the detoxification and depuration of the tissues by supporting your liver and optimizing routes of elimination.
Herbs have been used for centuries to treat common conditions that still plague us today. Herbal medicine also known as botanical medicine – involves utilizing plant flowers, berries, leaves, bark, roots, or seeds for medicinal purposes. Herbal medicine’s when used properly, can be safe and powerful medicine for both symptom management and as nourishing tonics for the various organ systems of the body. At FIH we select only the highest quality herbal products, to ensure safety and optimal results.
We recommend a wide range of nutritional supplements. Examples of nutritional supplements include; vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, fish oil, probiotics, etc. At FIH we only recommends products that are physician-grade and are the highest quality and most standardized potency. Over-the-counter products, which are unregulated by the FDA, not only contain very low-levels of active constituents but are also frequently contaminated with heavy metals, fillers, and adulturated product. Ideally we wouldn’t prescribe supplements, but in the beginning of your treatment they may be necessary.
As we age, hormone levels decline in both men and women and is a natural process. For women, the decline is most noted at menopause. Often times this reduction in hormones can produce unwanted symptoms and make the transition difficult. Through individualized assessment we can make this transition as comfortable and as safe as possible using the most current research and purist of products available.
Every few months there is a new book out, touting the healthy benefits of a particular diet. However, just as we are all unique individuals, there is not one diet that fits everyone. We all have different constitutions that require different types and quantities of food. What may be good and nourishing food for one person, may be unhealthy and disease promoting for another. At FIH we can help you find the diet that works best for you, for short term health management and long term disease prevention.
Often times laboratory testing will be necessary in making a diagnosis or tracking the effectiveness of our treatments. At FIH we try to order as few labs as possible to save you time and money. Anytime we want to order a particular lab we will fully explain the rational for ordering the lab and you will receive an explaination of the results at your next appointment. Our clinic works with several laboratories in the surrounding area such as LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics, to be sure you get the most appropriate lab at the lowest price.
Biotherapeutic Drainage (“Drainage” for short) is an approach to healing that was developed in Europe over 100 years ago and brought to the U.S. only in the last 15 years. It synergistically combines the philosophies of Anthroposophy, Chinese Medicine, and homeopathy to produce highly effective, healing remedies. Drainage remedies are designed to increase the natural ability of your cells, tissues, and organs to excrete toxins that may inhibit healthy function and contribute to chronic disease.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. It is based on the principle that you can treat ‘like with like’, that is, a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. Homeopathy is a gentle medicine, yet it can create remarkable results if prescribed correctly.
Visceral manipulation includes an assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. Strains in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury. Tension patterns form through the fascial network deep within the body, creating a cascade of effects far from their sources for which the body will have to compensate. Visceral manipulation can help to break down theses adhesions and create mobility.
Biofeedback is a process of becoming aware of physiological responses in the body. This will offer our patients the opportunity to establish control over such processes as breathing, blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension. The aim of biofeedback is to help people recognize the link between mind and body, and more specifically to recognize the role of specific thoughts and emotions in the onset of physical symptoms. Successful treatment with biofeedback therapy puts people in control of their physiology and their health.
Constitutional hydrotherapy is a treatment that uses hot and cold applications with low-volt electrical sine-wave stimulation. Constitutional hydrotherapy is used to increase the delivery of oxygen, nutrients and immune system elements to the major organs of the body. At the same time, it speeds the removal of metabolic wastes, inflammatory substances, and environmental toxins by enhancing venous and lymphatic flow away from the major organs.
Fairhaven Integrative Health practitioners are trained to treat both acute and chronic conditions in patients young to old. While we are quite successful in treating most conditions there are a few that our practitioners focus on, which are listed below. This is not a complete list and if you’re unsure if we can help or what our approach may be, please call for a free 15min consultation.
- Weight Gain
- Sleep Disorders
- Mood & Depression
- Cholesterol, elevated
- Sluggish digestion
- Gas & Bloating
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Food Allergies
- Irritable Bowel Disease
- Crohn’s disease
- ED & Libido
- Prostate Cancer*, adjunctive
- PMS symptoms
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Hyper/ hypothroid
*we provide supportive care, only if co-managed with a medical urologist