Getting advanced mind therapies in a diverse wellness space means that therapeutic services can be uniquely customized to you all in one convenient location. The Viva Center offers the following complementary services onsite:
Naturopathic Medicine has evolved with advances in science and medicine, and has grown into a recognized profession of primary care physicians who are specialists in conventional diagnosis coupled with natural treatment protocols. Naturopathic physicians attend a 4-5 year postgraduate medical institution where they are scientifically trained in both the medical sciences and natural healing modalities such as: clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, counseling, and physical medicine. Naturopathic physicians are currently licensed to practice as primary care doctors in fifteen states of the US. Naturopathic medicine combines safe and effective traditional therapies with the most current advances in modern medicine. It is appropriate for the management of a broad range of health conditions affecting people of all ages.
A holistic psychiatrist looks at every aspect of the patient‘s life for possible sources of the presenting problem to give information about potential solutions. That means inquiring in great detail about the issues that motivated the patient to come in for a consultation. A psychiatrist who practices in a holistic way may ask patients to describe a typical day in their lives and also explore family dynamics, family history of emotional problems, medical conditions the patient currently has and had in the past and childhood and adolescence issues. This kind of psychiatry emphasizes a pursuit of knowledge about the whole person in order to lead the psychiatrist to the correct diagnosis, to the optimal treatment approach, and ultimately to a greater chance for the patient’s success.
Body Based Therapies
Body based therapies include physical therapy, occupational therapy, craniosacral therapy or other therapies based in the anatomy or physiology of the body.
Acupuncture uses pre-sterile one time use very thin needles that lightly enter the skin and activate the internal systems of the body that restore health and healing. The body has pathways called meridians where energy (Qi) flows connecting all the body systems and internal organs. By stimulating the points along these pathways the body releases chemicals, enzymes and hormones to help the healing process. Acupuncture can effectively treat conditions such as pain, stress, headaches, allergies, weight loss, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, immune disorders, infertility, and others.
As massage is generally considered part of complementary medicine, studies have shown the benefits of massage therapy for an effective treatment in reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. Massage therapy may be helpful as a complementary service for anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, paresthesias and nerve pain, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, temporomandibular joint pain.
Lifestyle counseling includes career counseling, financial counseling, nutritional counseling or any other type of counseling that has a bearing on lifestyle.
Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching and strengthening exercises with a focus on controlled breathing and mindfulness. The benefits of yoga can be endless. Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function. These benefits can be enjoyed by anyone from seasoned practitioners to beginners, from young to old.