Frequently Asked Questions
What is integrative healthcare?
Integrative Healthcare is a cohesive and multifaceted approach to your wellness journey. We offer several health and healing services at the Pursue Wellness Integrative Health Center and Spa that include functional medicine, functional nutrition, massage, mental health care, infrared BioMat therapy, and yoga to foster your path to vitality. Upon request, we can offer referrals to additional providers outside of Pursue Wellness, such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical therapy.
What is functional medicine?
The goal of a functional approach is to restore wellness and regain optimal function of the whole body, no matter the issue you are experiencing. As functional medicine practitioners, we promote wellness by focusing on the fundamental underlying factors that influence every patient’s experience of health and disease. We often work side-by-side with your current healthcare providers to advocate on your behalf since we are not considered primary care providers.
In functional medicine, we like to say that you have “issues with your tissues” that can ultimately be reversed or managed when looking upstream for the root cause. No longer are we looking for just a disease diagnosis that is a permanent condition. We do more than labeling a condition as a disease and we are unaccepting that unknown conditions can be left unanswered. We look deeper into a patient’s symptoms, background, environment, nutrition, lifestyle, and habits, and offer a holistic wellness plan that is actionable and personalized. The integrative journey to wellness also utilizes results from certain labs and functional testing that differs from what the fragmented model of traditional medicine can offer. Your personalized wellness plan is then developed exclusively for you and includes the tools to make lifelong changes that will help you restore your health and take back control of your wellness.
What is functional nutrition and how is it different than conventional approaches?
While conventional nutrition therapy provides recommendations that are centric to a specific disease state, functional nutrition uses a whole-body approach to optimize health by providing targeted recommendations to address the root cause of a symptom with the uniqueness of each individual in mind.
Does Pursue Wellness replace the need for a primary care provider?
What type of visits are available at Pursue Wellness?
Do you accept health insurance for functional medicine and nutrition care?
If requested, we can provide you with a ‘superbill’ to capture the billing codes for services received at Pursue Wellness. It is the individual’s responsibility to submit all claims to insurance companies for deductibles, accruals to health spending accounts, and reimbursement.
What forms of payment do you accept?
All consults with practitioners are payable using a credit card through our electronic medical record platform. Pursue Wellness does not accept checks or cash for consults with Cindy and Kerah.
Payment for use of our spa’s infrared BioMat therapy, and all yoga classes are payable through our online scheduler, Vagaro. All spa appointments for yoga classes must be booked and paid for prior to the scheduled start time. Walk-ins are discouraged. Check or cash payments are not accepted at the Pursue Wellness Integrative Health Center and Spa.
Independent private practitioners at the Pursue Wellness Integrative Health Center and Spa utilize their own payment methods. Please contact them separately to discuss acceptable forms of payment.
What is infrared BioMat therapy used for?
The infrared BioMat is designed to enhance circulation, reduce stress, heighten relaxation, improve sleep, and reduce inflammation.
It is an FDA approved medical device for pain management. Those who use our BioMat boast immediate results of pain reduction and feeling a peaceful relaxation. Using the BioMat on a frequent basis will provide long term health benefits.
The BioMat is a warm, full body treatment, in a private relaxing room with soft music. A session is for 25 minutes.
What is a Yoga Wall? Why You Should Use It?
The Yoga Wall was originally developed by B.K.S. Iyengar who used it as a prop to either support or intensify the effects of Asana Practice. He named the use of ropes “Yoga Karunta” which means “Yoga Puppetry”.
The Great Yoga Wall can offer a feeling of security and also allow a participant to experience the benefits of a posture without straining. By using gravity as a natural form of resistance, the Wall allows you to safely create space, release tension, and stretching of the entire muscular skeletal system using a system of straps and harnesses.
Practicing on The Great Yoga Wall is especially beneficial for spinal health. The straps and harnesses provide traction and decompression of the vertebral column. Adding inversions to your practice helps nourish the organs, improves lymphatic flow, soothes the nervous system, and quiets the mind.
The Wall enables beginners and those with functional alignment issues to learn and experience correct postural alignment. Added benefits include building strength and stability in weaker areas without straining, and allows focus on the breath. For those more advanced in their yoga practice, The Wall enables progression in your Asana practice and fine tune advanced postures such as backbends.
What other services are offered at the Pursue Wellness Integrative Health Center and Spa by independent private practitioners?
We are fortunate to offer several additional services to improve mind, body and spirit, such as massage therapy, mental health therapy, and several types of yoga practice. Each of our independent private practitioners are available through their respective contact information. You may schedule and pay for yoga classes directly through our website or on the Vagaro app.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
- Restores balance of nervous system and relieves accumulated stress in the body resulting in deep relaxation and stress reduction
- Emotional and energetic balance
- Improved sleep and digestion
- Eliminates deep toxins and improves Lymphatic flow
- Increased peripheral blood flow to aide in healing
- Reduction of acute and chronic pain
- Increased kinesthetic awareness
- Improved range of motion and structural balance
Who can benefit from mental health therapy?
What is Integrative Psychiatry?
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
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What is Biomagnetism?
Biomagnetism or Biomagnetic Pair Therapy (BPT) is a scientific, therapeutic, and bio individual approach to wellness that balances the body’s internal pH allowing our innate immune system to work optimally. When the body is stressed, (physically, chemically, or emotionally), one area will draw ions (H+ or OH-) from another thus altering the local pH and creating a hyper-acidic and hyper-alkaline terrain. The altered pH creates an environment where pathogens thrive, and the immune system is hindered. BPT strives to attain bio-energetic balance by investigating the root cause to promote restoration to the body at the cellular level. When accurately applied, this therapy encourages the optimal function of organ systems, normalizes response to inflammation, and stimulates detoxification. This is what sustains the bio-energetic phenomenon. Experience the incredible benefits of Biomagnetism.
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