29 North Avenue

Ellijay, GA 30540

(706) 698-4002

YOU CAN LIVE A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER, AND MORE balanced LIFESTYLE.

NATURAL WELLNESS CENTER

Naturopathic Services

Naturopathy is also known as natural or “alternative” medicine

Based on six principals:

  • “The healing power of nature”
  • “Identify and treat the cause”
  • “First, do no harm”
  • "Evaluate and educate the whole person”
  • “The doctor as teacher”
  • “Prevention”

The healing power of nature has two aspects: (1) basically the body has the ability to heal itself and it is the naturopathic doctor’s role to facilitate this natural process, and (2) nature heals.  This includes getting enough sleep, exercising, feeding the body nutritional food and, if needed, eating additional earth food such as natural nutritional supplements.  Plants can  and will gently move a body into health without the side effects of synthetic chemicals like many pharmaceuticals.

 

Identify and treat the cause

The underlying root causes of disease must be removed for complete healing to take place.  These root causes can exist at many levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  It is the naturopathic doctor’s role to identify this root cause, in addition to alleviate suffering by treating symptoms.

 

First, do no harm

The process of healing includes the manifestations of symptoms, so that any therapy that interferes with this natural healing process by masking symptoms is considered suppressive and should be avoided.  The natural life force of the individual should be supported to facilitate healing.

 

Evaluate and educate the whole person

One of the biggest tenets of naturopathy is the belief that conventional medicine does not treat the “whole person,”  and that naturopathy goes beyond treatment of symptoms and treats the entire body, as well as the spirit and mind.

 

The doctor as teacher

It is the role of the naturopathic doctor to educate an individual in their practices and encourage that individual to “take responsibility for their own health.”  This cooperative relationship between doctor and patient is essential to healing.

 

Prevention

The ultimate goal of the naturopathic doctor is prevention.  The emphasis on building health, not fighting illness.  This is done by fostering healthy lifestyles.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Jennifer Houle, ND, LMT is an approved provider of

Continuing Education by the National Certification Board

of Therapeutic Massage

and Bodywork.

For more information,

visit her website at

www.massageceus-nwc.com

Educational Services

Massage Therapy Services

Knowledge offers powerful insight into understanding the human body.  Jennifer Houle, ND, LMT offers educational services including informative Health Talks, Lectures, or Seminars for the general public, as well as, Continuing Education Courses for health care professionals.  Please contact us directly for additional information.

The Natural Wellness Center of Ellijay offers a variety of massage therapy services.  Our licensed massage therapists are trained in both therapeutic and relaxational massage techniques to provide you with the highest quality of care.

 

Your licensed massage therapist will work with you to determine which combination of massage therapy techniques best suit your needs. Massage therapy techniques can include any combination of:

  •  Swedish Massage
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Decongestive Therapy
  • Energy Balancing
  • Cellulite Reduction Therapy
  • Paraffin Wax Hand Treatments
  • Body Scrubs & Wraps