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Approach

For Complex Health & Longevity

Not Your Ordinary Clinic

About

No matter how complex your health story, we're here to support you, so you can feel safe to grow, heal, and do your best work in the world.

(Yes, that's a nod to our vision. Check out our vision here.)

Your life is bigger than your health. 

You're unique in all the world. (Your job is to be you. So we're here to help you be you.)

You're a symbiotic creature with biggers and smallers. (Microorganizms, the human microbiome, creatures and relationships, institutions and systems of influence) 

You are wired to connect.

You will change throughout your life. You have power and there are options.

There's infinite possibilities, like fingerprints.

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Integrative Approaches

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples.

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. It is a science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.

Herbal Medicine

Plants evolved over millions of years to give us natural forms of relief for many ailments. We can use a single herb as treatment, or tincture, extract, and elixir formulations of various herbs for maximal benefit.

Mitochondrial Medicine

Mitochondrial medicine understands the role of mitochondria in each and every cell and organ and the effects of metabolic and biologic stress on this organelle’s ability to efficiently and effectively produce the energy the body needs. At NVH, we understand the chain of enzymes and its many co-factors involved.

Regenerative Medicine

The body is continually finding equilibrium between repair and breakdown through constant regenerative processes to counteract the constant turnover of cells. Regenerative medicine therapies like perineural therapy, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy to help to shift the body back towards repair allowing the bodies natural healing response.

Naturopathic Medicine

Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples.

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are complete systems of healing that have been practiced for over 5000 years. The focus of this type of medicine is to treat the root cause of illness. It views every aspect of a persons’ body, mind, spirit, and emotions as part of the whole being.

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Why Start with Neurology?

What is neurology? Conventionally, it’s the medical silo that addresses disease, illness and degenerative function that occurs within the brain, central and peripheral nervous systems. Our nervous system, however, doesn’t act in a vacuum. Our neurology truly includes all the tissues of the body which sense, process perception and respond with behavior. This behavior might be metabolic (as in the mitochondria, methylation, even in the epigenetic transcription of DNA to RNA the translation from RNA to the protein structures of our body), musculoskeletal, immunological, psychiatric, and within the function of the gut.

 

We recognize our neurologic systems are deeply connected to every other aspect of our being. No nerve, tissue or organ stands alone. Ayurveda calls our attention to every cell existing as a center of awareness. These discrete centers link and loop back on each other many iterative times to form the networks that nest our human experience, which can be electromagnetically measured to extend way beyond our fingertips.

 

We welcome each patient as a whole person, as the captain of your ship being sovereign in your Self (see our podcast with Acharya Shunya regarding her book with this title), inclusive of any current state of your body, heart or brain. We will all encounter challenge and suffering. Congratulations, even you will die successfully! 
 

We are here to support your whole human experience, from the neurological perspective, using tools and techniques from time immemorial to hot off the research bench.

 

Our toolbox continues to evolve as the research grows, but our lasting commitment remains from our whole person to your whole health, to walking this journey together, across the arcs of our lifespan.

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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the 5,000+ year-old tradition of medicine and care that is still a licensed medical degree in India today with at least a million of Ayurvedic doctors practicing. Ayurveda prioritizes the diet and lifestyle of the daily life to prevent disease but also offers evaluation and treatment techniques once disease has taken hold.

 

One of the foremost insightful elements of Ayurvedic medicine is the way in which each person is seen as a unique individual requiring a personalized medical plan to recover from disease and optimize health, happiness and longevity.

If you are interested in Ayurveda for yourself but are not sure where to begin, know that there are two easy ways to get started:

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Learn more about Ayurveda from our Neruroveda Podcast for Complex Health wherever you get your podcasts. (Especially episodes #2, 24, 25, 28, 36, 60, 63, or 68.)


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If you want to experience a supportive Ayurvedic treatment, come for a bodywork session. We recommend starting with an abhyanga (warm herbal oil massage), with or without warm herbal boluses (abhyanga and pinda sweda), or a marma treatment (Ayurvedic acupressure). If you want an even more luxurious and direct way to target your nervous system, consider abhyanga and shirodhara, a warm stream of oil poured onto your forehead and scalp. 
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Book a personalized consultation with our Ayurvedic practitioners who can spend 90 minutes exploring your unique constitution and determining a treatment plan just for you.
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"Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system; it is a science and an art of appropriate living that helps to achieve longevity. It can guide every individual in the proper choice of diet, living habits and exercise to restore balance in the body, mind and consciousness, thus preventing disease from gaining a foothold in the system."
~Dr. Vasant Lad

 

"Ayurveda teaches us to cherish our innate nature, to love and honor who we are, not be identified with the name of our disease or as what people think or tell us we should be."
~Prana Gogia
 

Additional Resources:   Our Ayurveda One-Pager  |  Nadi Shodhana: Alternate Nostril Breathing  
Agni: The Power of Our Digestive Fire

We Love Medicine. All Kinds.

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