April 2017 News

Harness the healing power of oxygen to overcome your ailments with Ozone Therapy! Offered by Dr. Robert Grafton at Holistic Care Approach, Ozone therapy is an effective treatment for many different illnesses, from endodontic infections and herniated disc pain, to arterial plaque and Lyme disease. Ozone therapy may also used against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Ozone therapy, like exercise, delivers measured doses of oxidative stress – activating the body’s internal antioxidant systems. The primary natural enzyme in ozone therapy is super oxide dismutase, which stimulates another enzyme called telomerase. This keeps DNA young by maintaining the telomere, which protect the ends of each DNA strand.

Medical ozone therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many infections. It has been shown to be particularly effective for sinus and endodontic infections, osteonecrosis of the jaw, ear infections, hepatitis, cystitis, HIV, intestinal and blood infections, and Lyme disease.

Ozone therapy may also be used to treat:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Degenerative joints
  • Disc disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Autoimmune diseases

If you have any questions about Ozone Therapy, or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us by email or give us a call at (616) 361-9221.

February 2017 News

Did you know…. That IV, or Intravenous Therapy is comprised of nutrient treatments administered directly into a patient’s bloodstream, which prove more effective than regular supplementation. Higher blood concentrations can be achieved to improve immunity, wellness, or relief from a wide array of symptoms. Our different types of therapy can be tailored to your unique needs by our certified practitioners.

The IV treatments have been especially helpful to pre or post chemotherapy patients, those suffering from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, malabsorption, and many other conditions, viruses and illnesses. Below are a few of the different types we offer

  • Felice is a mixture of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. These are helpful for chronic fatigue, malabsorption, viruses and illnesses, pre and post chemotherapy treatments, pre and post surgery. They are also helpful for persons with depleted vitamins and minerals, decreased energy levels and compromised immune systems.
  • Ultra Violet (UV) draw blood through IV tubing and run it through a device that exposes it to UV light, then the blood is oxygenated and infused back into the person. Highly effective for treating viruses and bacterial infections, excellent for treating shingles, mono, and Epstein Barr Virus.
  • Medical Ozone Therapy has been used for many years and can be an effective treatment for arthritis, autoimmune disorders, infections, cancer, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. This therapy oxygenates tissues of the body with an increased supply of oxygen. This can be administered by IV therapy or by injection.

If you would like to learn more about the different IV treatments we offer, Click Here or please feel free to Contact Us with any questions or to schedule a consultation.

November 2016 News

Ayurvedic Medicine & Lifestyle Consultation

Ayurveda is the oldest healthcare system in the world. Just as with holistic medicine, Ayurveda focuses on the person as a whole, and takes into account that every person is unique. If you are looking for a way to improve your overall health, vitality, and emotional well-being, visit us and schedule an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation.

Your consultation will be tailored specifically to you, but here is an example of what to expect from your session:

  • Identifying your constitution and current imbalances.
  • Nutritional practices that help maintain appropriate weight and optimize digestion.
  • Techniques to reduce emotional turbulence and re-awaken the senses via yoga, meditation, breath work, and mindfulness exercises.
  • A daily balancing routine that helps eliminate toxins and provides rejuvenating effects.

Ready to begin your journey? You can read more about Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations on our website, or Contact Us to get started.
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Nanette Bowen, PA-C, is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher 500-hour, and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. Nanette has worked in the healthcare industry for over thirty years, first as a Registered Nurse, and currently as a Physician Assistant. She is also registered with NAMA as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Through her unique access to these two healthcare models, she is able to guide others toward regaining their equilibrium and offer them tools to take control of their health. Read Full Bio

 

Dr. PreetiDr. Preeti Sali-Kasatkar, BAMS, DASA (India), LE, RABT (USA) is a Licensed Esthetician & Ayurvedic Practitioner. She joined the staff at Holistic Care Approach in 2016 after moving to Grand Rapids and obtaining her aesthetician license. She is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) and registered with AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Physicians of North America), and will leverage her years of experience during your Ayurvedic Consultation. Read More

October 2016 News Breast Cancer Awareness

Thermography IMAGE is EVERYTHING… Safety & Peace of Mind a Unique Concept for Preserving Your Breasts and Your Heart!

IMAGE of SAFETY… Today, with the recognized potential harm of routine over-exposure of radiation to healthy men, women and children, the trend is toward “safer testing”

Thermography is the ULTIMATE safe test. Nothing enters or invades the body; the body has it’s own method of illuminating it’s signs and symptoms that reveal themselves as thermal changes on the skin. Today we can safely see them with thermography… so why not take a look? CLEAN.PURE.SAFE

IMAGE of PRESERVATION… Hippocrates’ directive of “Do No Harm” is exactly what patients expect of health and well-care today. heart-of-healthy-foods

If your images reveal no abnormal or suspicious activity, then take steps to preserve your status.
If your images reveal early abnormal or possible suspicious activity, themography offers you time to change it.
The good news is with themography, you never have to compromise your cellular DNA or disrupt any other biological function to find out. SAFE.PURE.PEACE OF MIND

IMAGE OF PREVENTION… Decades of experience has taught us that the ONLY way to control disease is to prevent it in the first place.

First, you must become aware of the subtle changes that are typically developing unseen for decades. They can no longer hide.. not when you have the “Infrared Eyes” of thermography.
It is possible to change the course of everyone’s medical history by seeing, believing and making subtle changes in everyday habits to reveal the reality and power of prevention. EARLIER.SAFER.PREFERRED

IMAGE of HEALTH

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IMAGE of CONFIDENCE… We invite you to experience this professional preventive medical test in our office.

Have you considered Thermography for your next breast exam? Thermography uses ultra-sensitive infrared cameras alongside sophisticated computers to detect, analyze, and produce a high-resolution mapping of your body’s temperature variations. Because of its extreme sensitivity, these temperature variations may provide subtle, yet vital clues to the detection of cancer or a precancerous state of the breast. There’s no radiation, no compression, and the technology is supported by more than 800 peer-reviewed studies.

As a special offer for Breast Health Month, Holistic Care Approach will deduct 10% from your initial Thermography screening cost. To schedule your appointment, Contact Us or visit our website for more information on Thermography

September 2016 News

September Specials of the Month

$50 off any BBL service- ( Includes dark pigmentation, reds, hair removal, skin tyte, and acne.)

Turn Back the Clock on Aging with Special Offers on Eminence Products and BBL!

Holistic Care Approach has many ways to heal, nourish, and protect your skin. This month, we’ll be exploring a number of different ways we can turn back the clock on the aging process and help you glow.  Let the aromas treat your senses and the ingredients impart health and beauty to your skin. Contact Us to schedule your skin care consultation today!

Broadband Light Anti Aging Treatments

Broadband Light Treatments, or BBL, are one of the most comfortable, safe and non-invasive ways to restore skin’s youthful appearance. SkinTyte II delivers uniform, targeted infrared light to effectively stimulate collagen contraction and re-modeling. Since there is no downtime, patients may resume their regular activities immediately following a skin tightening treatment. SkinTyte II offers fast, safe and effective treatment tailored for all skin types.

Safe and optimized for all skin types, SkinTyte II can predictably, effectively, and comfortably treat any area of the body, giving patients a firmer, more youthful appearance. Skin tightening is an ideal treatment for wrinkles, tightening skin on the abdomen, and firming neck and lower facial tissue.  This technology also treats sun-damaged and aging skin. The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently be absorbed by the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions in the upper layers of the skin. Over the next few days the pigmented lesions will darken and actually fall off.

All BBL treatments are non-invasive and allow patients to experience quick recovery with smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, and an immediate change in skin texture and tightness.

Free Skin Care Consultations

Holistic’s Grand Rapids Skin Care Center offers a free initial consultation and evaluation as a first step in reaching your skin care goals.

During your complimentary one-hour consultation with one of our estheticians, we’ll take a look at your skin using our Woods Lamp. Next, we create a specialized plan based on your skin, your likes and dislikes, and your personal goals.

This is the best way to determine which of our treatments will be the most beneficial to you. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a Free Skin Care Consultation, and start your spring on the path to clear, healthy, and younger-looking skin!

 

April 2016 News

April Specials: Acne Treatment

With the arrival of spring, many of us are out and about enjoying the warmer weather as the trees and flowers begin to bloom. Looking ahead to the summer months, Holistic Care Approach has a wealth of natural and effective treatments for beautifying your skin as well as treating one of the most common skin conditions: acne.

For April, we’re offering 10% off all products, facials, and peels for treating acne. In addition, you can receive $50 off all acne Broadband Light treatments. Get started on the path to clear, healthy skin just in time for summer days at the beach!

Enjoy Clear, Acne-Free Skin with our Natural Skin Treatments

This month, we’re putting a spotlight on the many holistic treatments available for acne. Did you know that there are several natural options that can help treat your acne? Often, there are underlying causes of acne that need to be assessed, and utilizing prevention over treatment can be a better option. Just some of the natural holistic treatments for acne available at Holistic Care Approach include:

  • Natural Peels for the Face, Back, and Neck – we offer many different skin peels, some of which can be used to specifically treat acne. Ask us about Arctic Berry Peels, Yam and Pumpkin Peels, and Blueberry Detox Peels. We have other specialty peels for treating your face, neck and back too.
  • NAET for Allergy-Related Acne – In many cases, we have found that a patient’s acne is caused by an underlying allergy. NAET helps us identify and eliminate that allergen in your body. NAET is painless, non-invasive, all-natural, and completely safe.
  • Broadband Light Acne TreatmentsPhototherapy BBL is a breakthrough technology for effective management of acne. When used correctly and at the right intervals, this procedure will lead to the reduction of acne and can improve acne scarring non-ablatively. This form of acne treatment is less invasive than other methods and results in considerable improvement in skin appearance for most clients.
  • Supplements and Homeopathic Remedies – other acne treatment methods and products include all-natural offerings from Avene and Eminence, as well as all options regarding detoxing and homeopathic solutions.

Contact us for a FREE skin care consultation today to find out the best acne treatment solution for you!

Featured Event

Conversations with Barb: Grow Your Own Tower Garden
Tuesday, Apr. 19th 7 – 8 p.m.
We think you will find it a healthier, easier, and smarter way to grow your own vegetables and fruits – right outside your own backdoor. Learn more about hydroponic, vertical gardening for inside or out! There’s no weeding, no tilling, no kneeling, and no messy dirt! This event is FREE to attend. Check out our events calendar for more information, and to view other free events this month. We look forward to seeing you!

Product Spotlight

Eminence Facials for Acne
Eminence of Hungary produces all-natural organic skin care products made with hand-picked ingredients. Many of their offerings are extremely effective as acne treatments, such as their Probiotic masques, moisturizers and cleansers, and their Willow Bark Exfoliating Peels. The Clear Skin Collection from Eminence focuses on keeping your skin clean and healthy with several carefully-selected ingredients. Each of these has its own individual benefit, but their synergy can alleviate many skin problems, including acne. Stop in to Holistic Care Approach in Grand Rapids to view our full product line.

March 2016 News

March Special: SkinTyte BBL Treatment

As winter begins to give way to spring, you can usher in your own renewal by giving yourself clearer, healthier skin.
This month, we’re offering $50 OFF any SkinTyte BBL Treatment.
Broadband Light (BBL) Therapy is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage.
BBL skin tightening is an ideal treatment for wrinkles, tightening skin on the abdomen, and firming neck and lower facial tissue.
During a BBL treatment, The light energy gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen, restoring your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant, and younger-looking.
These treatments are safe and optimized for all skin types. BBL technology can predictably, effectively, and comfortably treat any area of the body where improvement is desired.
View even more March savings on our specials page, or contact us to schedule an appointment today!

Pamper Yourself in Celebration of Spring

Celebrate the waning of winter by pampering yourself with one of our many massage therapy options available at Holistic Care Approach. Our wide range of expert practitioners in multiple disciplines gives you the best selection to choose from.

Featured Event

Conversations with Barb: Are Allergies Affecting Your Life?
Tuesday, Mar. 15th, 7 – 8 p.m.
Are allergies affecting your health? Learn how you can use Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques to eliminate your allergies! This class will introduce you to NAET, show you how it works, and teach you how to muscle test at home. This event is FREE to attend. Check out our events calendar for more information, and to view other free events this month. We look forward to seeing you!

Featured Product

Chartreuse Organic Herbal Teas
Holistic Care Approach is a proud distributor of Chartreuse Organic Tea, makers of high quality loose leaf herbal teas. Chartreuse Teas are sugar-free, caffeine-free, gluten-free, and are grown locally in Michigan. All teas are USDA Certified & Fair Trade with herbal benefits. This month, we’re offering a 10% discount on our collection of Michigan-made Chartreuse Herbal Teas. Stop in to see our selection today!

Take Time! Great words of wisdom to start the New Year!

I spent some time today cleaning out a cupboard that had been left untouched in my condo after my mother in law passed away several years ago. I found this amazing old cookbook of hers from her birth town of Oswego, New York. The cookbook has a date of 1890 and while it has some pretty cool recipes it also held this little treasure that I would like to share with you as we begin a new year. The title is:

Take time for 10 things:

  • Take time to Work- it is the price of success
  • Take time to Think- it is the source of power
  • Take time to Play- it is the secret of youthTake Time
  • Take time to Read-it is the foundation of knowledge
  • Take time to Worship-it is the highway of reverence and washes the dust of earth from our eyes
  • Take time to Help and Enjoy Friends-it is the source of happiness
  • Take time to Love- it is the one sacrament of life
  • Take time to Dream-it hitches the soul to the stars
  • Take time Laugh-it is the singing that helps with life’s loads
  • Take time to Plan-it is the secret of being able to have time to take time for the first nine things

 Blessings for a wonderful 2016!

Barb

 

Featured Treatment of the Month: CranioSacral Therapy

Close-up of neck of woman beig manipulating by a therapistThis therapy can open up new avenues of healing for many people. By addressing a person’s cranial sacral system (the fluid that flows inside the head and spinal cord of our bodies), healing begins at the internal core, thus yielding more pure and elongated results. Gentle pressure focused on balancing the rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid releases restrictions from the sacrum to the cranial area.This therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages natural healing mechanisms to dissipate stress on the central nervous system. Virtually anyone can reap the benefits of  CranioSacral therapy, for encouraging brain and spinal cord performance is critical in creating balance and flow to the human body. This method of therapy may improve or prevent a variety of conditions. Click here to learn more.

Please contact us if you would like to talk to someone or schedule an appointment.

HCA Sponsors Gazelle Girls Half Marathon April 13

ggirlHolistic Care Approach is delighted to join community sponsors to support the Gazelle Girls Half Marathon! Whether you are looking to complete your first 5k or half marathon or are looking to set a PR, this race is for you! Grab your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, cousins, grandmas, aunts, or a co-worker and sign up for this event! You won’t regret it! We promise!

Don’t forget to use #GazelleGirl throughout the year to stay connected!

Holistic Care Approach is supporting Gazelle Sports to actively pursue, encourage and celebrate a healthy lifestyle. We have a vision to change West Michigan by making it the healthiest region in the country. In 2013 over 3000 women came together to run the streets of Grand Rapids. Over 700 women ran the half marathon or the 5k distance for the first time. That’s what it’s about! This year’s event is going to be even better and we hope you will join us!

Gazelle Sports is hosting this event:

  • To celebrate Title IX
  • To honor women
  • To actively encourage new runners to participate in the sport
  • To build relationships
  • Because women’s health impacts family health
  • To enhance partnerships within the community
  • To raise money for women’s charities
  • To HAVE FUN!!

Event Schedule for 2014: 

Expotique & Packet Pickup
12-8pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Race Day
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Packet Pickup (no race day registration) 6 – 7:30 am
National Anthem: 7:55 am
Half Marathon Start: 8 am
5k Run/Walk Start: 8:15 am
Award Ceremony (top three overall): 10 am