Family Practice Primary Care
Focus on the least harmful, most effective therapies
Recognition of the Whole Person:
All body systems - as an interactive system
Body, Mind, Emotions, Energetic / Spiritual
Empower the Patient - doctor as teacher
to pass on knowledge to optimize health
Treat the underlying cause
Believe in the healing power of the individual
and the body's innate wisdom
Naturopathic physicians are known as doctors who listen. Visits are 30-60 minutes.
Initial Consultations with Dr. Tanis are 60 minutes
What to expect: An extensive intake of symptoms and medical history, pertinent labs
A follow up visit for a full physical exam and discussion of lab results;
development of comprehensive treatment plan.
Follow up visits: vary from 30-60 minutes depending on necessity
What to expect for treatments
Lifestyle and Dietary changes - to optimize health and treat underlying cause of imbalance
Vitamin Nutrients and Herbs - to support health, healing, prevent future disease, address cause of imbalance
Detoxification - and minimization of exposures to toxins
Counseling / Interview - a chance to be heard on many levels and supported to obtain health goals
Flower Essences, Homeopathics, Therapies / Meditative focuses - to move through difficult emotions and patterns
Massage and Other Bodywork - to address pain and musculoskeletal / fascia imbalances
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine - see below - available in June 2018
Doctor-Patient Co-creative team - health and healing is a complicated process for which the patient must take
ownership. The doctor-patient relationship allows for expansion of knowledge, tools, and support for healing
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture - available after June 2018
Chinese Herbs - herbal formulas based on traditional formulas utilized for centuries for healing specific imbalances.
Cupping - therapy for relieving tight muscles
Moxa - burning of the herb mugwort for healing and rejuvination of yang energy.
Medicine based on 2500 years of herbal medicine, acupuncture, and moxa techniques.
Excellent for prevention of disease
treatment of pain
balancing hormones and cycles within the body: menstruation, sleep....
By balancing the energy and blood flow in the body, acupuncture and herbs have been used for the treatment of everything from digestive issues to rashes, colds, and most chronic ailments.
Massage and Bodywork
Shiatsu - a Japanese therapy where the practitioner uses their hands to apply pressure to the meridians of the body in a linear rhythmic movement to create balance within the individual.
Sotai - Japanese therapy using breath and both resisted and passive movements to relieve pain and musculo-skeletal imbalances.
Counterstrain - gentle therapy for relieving tight muscles through passive body positioning of spasmed muscles to re-set nerve/muscle firing patterns and relax muscle.
Deep Tissue - Deeper, more intense massage for relaxing muscles and releasing fascia adhesions
Shiatsu: 1 hour - $70
Sotai: 30 minutes - $45, 1 hour - $70
Counterstrain: often utilized with other therapies. 30 minutes - $45, 1 hour - $70
Deep Tissue: 30 minutes - $45, 1 hour - $80
Cupping and Moxa - $15 for 15 minutes. These are often added to other sessions
Essential Oils: Use of essential oils may be offered as part of other treatments.
Raindrop therapy - available upon request. 1 hour - $95
Tuning fork Balancing - available upon request. 30 minutes - $45, 1 hour - $70
maybe added as part of other sessions at no extra charge