Each new patient begins with an Initial Consultation to determine if our programs are right for you (this can be a phone consultation). From there, we decide what path is right for you depending on your specific needs or desires.
We call this Uncovering Your Path-Uncover Your Body’s Priorities and Develop an Individualized Program for You
The visit is something like this:
An Initial Examination including gathering vitals, bio-impedance analysis, zinc test, nutrition reflex body scan, and a review of your medications or current supplements. It is important to bring the actual bottles of drugs or vitamins along with you to your initial visit. At the end of your first visit you will be given a food diary to complete and a date to return for your report of findings. Dr. Prahl may decide to send you with one or two products to get started.
Your follow-up Report of Findings Visit is a review of your findings, food diary, and to see how you are doing with her initial recommendations. It is at this visit that Dr. Prahl will make her recommendations for continued care for your health journey to help you to reach maximum improvement and to manage your health concerns.
Below is a list of the types of treatments she provides. Each person is an individual and has individual needs, so recommendations will vary.
Visits to determine the exact right nutrients for your bodies needs. Further functional testing may be recommended specific to your case, such as blood work-up or stress hormone evaluation.
Creating a Clean Slate
Detoxification of environmental toxins
removing foods- bugs- or metals that impact your health
Reviewing Your DNA
Adding in the right nutrients to support your unique genetics. This is not a test to find out what diseases you might develop but is to help you optimize your function and prevent illness in the future.
Emotional/ Holistic Services
N.E.T. -Neuro-emotional technique
Emotions are perfectly normal but sometimes they get “stuck” in negative patterns that affect us long after the original event that caused them. When our body fails to “let go” we can find ourselves with unexplained aversions, self- sabotaging or destructive behaviors, phobias or chronic physical problems. N.E.T. is a safe, effective and natural way to resolve long-standing problems that have an emotional component. Many people report that if feels as if a weight is lifted and that they feel lighter and less stressed after a session. It can be a catalyst for change as you break through these old stuck patterns. A N.E.T practitioner tests muscle response, usually using your arm, to identify which nervous system “circuit” in your body is holding a particular emotionally charged memory. The practitioner will assist your body in letting go of that stuck emotional event by having you think about the incident while the practitioner taps on a few points. Often just a single session can cause reduce stresses enough to allow you to heal, however, if you have had chronic stress for a long time it may take a number of sessions. This is not talk therapy or a replacement for it. It taps into the way you are holding the emotion in your physical body.
For additional information check out the NetMindBody.com web site.
Who Benefits? NET is especially helpful for people who suffer from depression, anxiety attacks, or phobias, but it can be beneficial to anyone who feels there is something that is keeping them from being the best they can be.
Chakra Evaluation and Illumination
Chakras are energy centers in the body that have been identified through many different healing practices over many centuries. An emotional or physical trauma can energetically imprint on an individual’s chakras. If left unhealed or untended it can develop into a chronic emotional, mental or physical condition. Attuning, cleansing, or opening an individual’s chakras can provide great benefit if an illness has a spiritual and/or psychological origin. The Shamanic/Reiki practitioner uses healing ceremony and selects the most appropriate energy medicine techniques. The goal is to use a sacred healing ritual to facilitate the elimination of dis-ease and restore harmony and integrity. A typical session includes an interview/assessment of the concern/issue. The practitioner determines the location of the source of dissonance and then disengages the energy form. A healing ritual is performed to alleviate the discomfort, pain or symptom(s). Session(s) conclude with further directions and a blessing to complete the healing.
Once you understand the difference between illness and symptom, your approach to illness becomes transformed. No longer is the symptom an enemy to resist and destroy. Instead, you discover in the symptom a partner that can help you see what you lack and overcome your illness. At that point, the symptom becomes a teacher, helping you take responsibility for the growth of your consciousness–though one that can show severity because illness knows only one goal: to make us whole. - RUEDIGER DAHLKE
Physical /Functional Health Services:
There is nothing that improves the function and motion of joints like a chiropractic adjustment. Adjustments reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, enhance nerve supply to the body’s tissues and organs and support the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Dr. Prahl is happy to provide a chiropractic treatment; however, she does not file to insurance at this time. If you are currently seeing another chiropractor and are happy with their service know that she supports your selection.
Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a valuable tool for measuring your body composition. It measures the body fat in relation to lean body mass. BIA indicates where your fluids are located in the body – whether it is in the cells or between the cells. This is a good indicator of body toxicity. In addition, it measures phase angle, a measurement of the health of your cell membranes. It is an important part of any comprehensive health and nutrition assessment.
Detoxification is removing any bugs (yeasts, bacteria, viruses, parasites), heavy metals, environmental chemicals, or offending foods, repairing the digestive tract lining, replacing enzymes that are depleted that help with digestion and liver detoxification, and then re-inoculating the gut with healthy bacteria. It is also about adding in what might be missing in your life so that the changes have a long-term effect. The protocols include a modified elimination diet, shakes and supplements and can be done for 14 or 21 days. It is implemented in such a way that you can feel comfortable about going on with your normal day-to-day activities and not be tied to your home during the elimination period.
Have you ever been told that your blood tests are just fine, yet, you continue to have symptoms? When a traditional medical professional looks at blood tests they are looking to see if ranges are so out of normal that you have disease or require medication. Dr. Prahl’s goal is to have her clients well within normal ranges and into optimum ranges.
Sometimes a variance in the blood panel can indicate a need for specific nutritional support. This support can prevent the need for medication. In addition, Dr. Prahl will check inflammatory markers and for certain vitamin levels to ensure optimum nutrition program can be implemented.
Other Functional Testing
Dr. Prahl is able to send out for other testing as well including female and stress hormone testing, food allergy testing, Lyme’s Disease testing, leaky-gut testing, comprehensive digestive stool analysis, and more. She uses this testing when patients are not responding quickly to recommendations or if they hit a barrier and stop improving.