Your first visit to Ocean Park Natural Therapies will be quite different than what you have experienced in most medical appointments. When you come in, one of the doctors will sit down and discuss your health related concerns. We are interested in all of the illnesses, injuries, activities, surgeries, infections and stressors you have experienced.
You may be surprised at the details that we take interest in but a complete picture of your experience is necessary in order to best address your particular health challenge.
We will begin our physical assessment in that first visit using Autonomic Response Testing (ART). This method allows the doctors to begin to understand more clearly where your body’s challenges lie and how to address them more quickly than is otherwise possible. In this way, each patient receives individualized care. Using ART, we can often identify the source(s) of a dysfunction – be it a deficiency, a toxicity, structural blockage or an inability to integrate the necessary components together. All of these things can happen at several different levels: local, regional, systemic or complex systemic. ART greatly improves our ability to find answers to complex problems.
Once we have a general understanding of how to begin the process of moving you along your road to health, we will sit down with you and layout the approach that we will be taking so you can take an active role in helping yourself. It is not possible to know how quickly and efficiently your body will respond to treatment but we will let you know what we have seen in others and the timeline that our experience tells us is reasonable to start seeing improvements.
The Integrated Medicine Model at Ocean Park Natural Therapies:
A combination of interrelated components work together to create good health. We will experience symptoms or dysfunction if one or more pieces of the puzzle are missing or dysfunctional. There are six elements or zones to the Health Puzzle:
This exists when harmonious interactions occur between all aspects of the human experience. No treatment is necessary. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is crucial to remain in this zone.
Spiritual, psychological, emotional or physical obstacles interfere with harmonious interactions among the systems of the body. These obstacles can be removed by replacing disruptive configurations with more positive energy.
An accumulation of toxins, drugs, chemicals, heavy metals and environmental pollutants in your body interferes with healthy bodily function. These toxins can be removed using treatments and remedies that facilitate draining, detoxification and elimination.
A disruption of normal cranial, spinal, soft tissues and extremity function begins to interfere with energy flow and circulation. Structural integration can be restored using techniques like acupuncture, prolotherapy, massage and joint and soft tissue manipulation.
Like a car without gas, oil or transmission fluid, your body simply won’t work without the nutrients that are necessary for life. These include water, protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, fibers and enzymes in the right ratios. A healthy balanced diet is essential to reverse and prevent deficiencies. Underlying digestive problems must be identified and corrected to ensure proper absorption and incorporation of whole food.