Patient Visits

At AHAC healthcare is a partnership. You know your body, we know naturopathic medicine. Our job is to investigate, find the cause of your symptoms, and offer a treatment plan. You decide what part of the plan works for you; we will provide the best support possible. 

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New Patient Visit

90 minutes: $265

In your first visit with Dr. Andrews, your concerns, goals, and beleifs about your health will be discussed and used to create a roadmap for your healing. Your current health status will be evaluated through an in-depth medical history, focused physical exam, energy assessment, and discussion of your diet, exercise, life-style, and emotional well-being. Supplements, medications, current diagnosis, and currnet medical treatments will also be reviewed.  Neccessary diagnostics tests will be ordered, such as blood work, imaging studies, food sensitivity testing, stool analysis, heavy metal testing, nutritional assessment, thermography, and more. 

 

Your first session is primarily information gathering and assessment. Preliminary suggestions will be made for immediate action; however, the full treatment plan is developed in the second session.

 

When you come for your first visit, please bring the New Patient Visit Forms (see below), filled out and signed, as well as recent lab work, imaging results, and medical studies and any health files you keep.

We look forward to working with you!

 

Second Visit Action Plan

45-90 minutes: $100-150

In the second visit, Dr. Andrews will explain your test results and create a specific treatment plan that includes attention to diet, exercise, supplements, and additional modalities. The plan will integrate with your additional medical providers. Referrals for physical therapy or other treatments will be made as needed.

 

If you are interested,  this visit will also include a plan for Neuroplastic Facilitation based on brain research on your mind's ability to heal your body.  This approach is a learning adventure that stimulates your personal growth and support your body’s natural ability to heal.

 

You will leave techniques to maintain your healing progress at home.

 

On-Going Follow Up Visits

Acute Online Visit

Online video call

30 minutes: $65

For established patients only

 

If you are sick with a cold, flu, or other communicable illness, let us help you faster with an on-line video visit. Using evidence-based recommendations, we’ll get you back on track as fast as possible. Computer facilitated visits are greatly enhanced if you have a thermometer and home blood pressure cuff. 

Acute Medical Visit

In-office visit

20 to 30 minutes: $65

For established patients only

 

This is a focused appointment for diagnosis and treatment of an acute condition or adjustment of a prescription or treatment plan.

 

Progress Visit

50 minutes: $100

75 minutes: $125

In Office or via Skype, Zoom, or Google Hang out

For established patients only

 

This is a progress check to review symptoms, assess new symptoms, order tests, and evaluate your current treatment plan, updating as needed. It may include the application of hands-on Adjunt Treatments and/or Neuroplastic Facilitation.  For your convenience, most follow-ups that do not incorporate hands-on modalities can be done via internet using online video communication tools.

 
 

Adjunct Treatments

Acupuncture

Short Session 40 minutes: $85

Long Session 75 minutes $130

For Naturopathic patients only

 

An acupuncture session begins with an energy diagnoses to discern the pattern of disharmony underlying your physical and emotional symptoms. Very thin needles are inserted into points on energy pathways called meridians to restore balance.  Acupuncture treatments are rarely painful. Needles are used once and then disposed of in biohazard containers. Sessions are deeply relaxing, stimulate healing, reduce pain and decrease stress. Dr. Andrews often combines acupuncture with these additional modalities (which can also be used alone):

  • Myofascial Release: Hands on treatment that softens and unwinds restrictions in the fascia which contribute to pain and dysfunction throughout the body. Fascia is released through slow stretching, lifting, and separating of structures.

  • Visceral Manipulation: Gentle, hands-on therapy to organs with adhesions or restriction in order to normalize natural organ movement and function.

  • Lymph Drainage:  A light, gentle massage with circular, pumping movements that encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid. 

Neuroplastic Facilitation

Open to people who are not naturopathic patients

Initial visit: 75 minutes: $150

Follow up visit- 60 minutes $115

 

Neuroplasticity is the groundbreaking study of the brain’s ability to restructure itself, promote neurogenesis (the creation of new brain cells), and restore health through creating new neurocircuitry. Nine principles have been identified that instruct the brain to change its structure and function. Inspired by seminars with Lauryn Maloney-Gepfert, founder of the Neuroplastic Functional Institute (nfiheals.com),  Dr. Andrews incorporates the principles of neuroplasticity with energy balancing to create new health circuits in your brain and activate your innate healing potential. You will leave with a practice to continue at home.

 

To learn more about neuroplasticity, see my blog, here.

 
 

Energy Balancing:

Awaken your Energy Awareness

75 minutes $135

Open to people who are not naturopathic patients

 

Energy awareness empowers your connection with your inner wisdom and authentic self.  With awareness, you’re better able to ground, center, hold boundaries, and maintain your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Sessions address unresolved emotions and limiting beliefs within  energy imbalances with the goal of increasing meaning, creativity,, and health.  In a session, you are fully clothed, lying face up on a massage table. Sessions are often combined with Neuroplastic Facilitation and may incorporate one or more of the following modalities:

  • Acupressure: finger pressure, rather than needles, is applied to points on meridians that stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities.

  • Chakra Balancing: Chakras are energy centers in the body responsible for maintaining balance between our internal spirit and the external world. They also guide soul development.

  • Reiki: A Japanese technique that increases the flow of energy to augment the body’s natural healing abilities.

  • Sound Healing: Everything in the universe is in a state of vibration and has a signature frequency including organs, tissues, body structures, thoughts and emotions. Sound therapy restores harmony  to the body through a process called entrainment. 

 

Independent Therapist Modalities

Homeopathy

With Jared Coggins

Call Jared for pricing and appointments.

Disease has no energy except what it borrows from the organism.”  Samuel Hahnemann

 

Homeopathy is a vibration-based treatment first defined by Samuel Hahnemann in the 1700s. Unlike medications whose therapeutic effect is the result of a drug’s action on the body, the therapeutic effect of a homeopathic remedy is the result of the body’s reaction to the remedy. Consequently, homeopathic remedies stimulate the body into a healing response.

Homeopathy strives to match a remedy with the picture of the whole person, in order to change the person's internal environment. Then the disease no longer has access to the person’s energy and can’t maintain itself. 

A classic homeopathic  intake often lasts two hours and covers all aspects of a person’s life. Remedies are small sugar pills or water under the tongue that are infused with the energetic properties. Homeopathic remedies are inexpensive, easily obtained, and exceptionally effective when chosen correctly.

 
 

Massage Therapy

With Jeffrey Smolen

Call Jeff for pricing and appointments.

 

Andrews Healing Arts is excited to introduce Jeffrey Smolen, a highly skilled massage therapist. Jeffrey uniquely combines his extensive background in Pilate’s Physical Training with hands-on muscle therapy to relieve a multitude of musculoskeletal issues.  He excels at combining advanced techniques to relieve painful spasms, rehabilitate injuries, and create a sense of overall relaxation. While Jeffrey is versed in addressing muscular issues throughout the body, he specializes in back, hip, shoulder and neck pain. Whether you need to simply relax or address specific areas of discomfort, schedule a session with Jeff today to receive the healing benefits of therapeutic massage.

 

Plant Spirit Medicine
with Julie Netsch

Book appointments directly with Julie.

 

Plant Spirit Medicine is an ancient healing practice that brings balance and healing to the deepest reaches of the body, mind and spirit. Bringing balance allows a person to return to his or her greatest sense of self. By engaging the whole person and working with the client to find the root of imbalance, Plant Spirit Medicine offers support in all areas of a person’s life. As a Plant Spirit Medicine practitioner, I partner with clients to identify the underlying imbalance, choosing plants that provide what the client needs for sustaining their body, mind, and spirit. Plant Spirit Medicine is a deeply effective and elegant form of healing that must be experienced for its power to be fully appreciated.

Learn more about Plant Spirit Medicine at www.plantspiritmedicine.org or by reading the book Plant Spirit Medicine by Eliot Cowan.

Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest.

 Andrews Healing Arts Clinic, LLC.

20 Dunk Rock Rd.

Guilford, CT  06437  

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