Dr. Hilary Sandell
Musculoskeletal injuries can be acute and self resolving or can manifest into a chronic issue. Whether it’s from a previous sports injury or a random occurrence these issues can be addressed and resolves with proper care. As an athlete herself, Dr. Sandell understands the frustration of working around chronic injuries and pain. She has training in a variety of hands on therapies including bodywork, hydrotherapy, Chinese cupping and trigger point needling techniques to help reduce pain and scar tissue and increase joint mobility. In addition to physical modalities, Dr. Sandell works with vitamin and mineral supplementation and diet to address circulation and inflammation which can contribute to joint an muscle complaints.
Dr. Sandell has a huge passion for working with individuals with mental/emotional complaints like anxiety, depression and fatigue. Dr. Sandell has a variety of tools for working with these conditions including vitamin and mineral supplementation, botanicals, homeopathy, stress management techniques and energy work. With her Masters in Acupuncture, she views the disease of the body through many philosophies, which can help with stress, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Sandell aspires to find the root cause for mental and emotional processes that are holding individuals back from living fully. She has trained in a variety of energy and body work therapies that she uses for working with mental and emotional imbalances.
Dr. Sandell completed a year clinical internship with Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis working with GI disorders of all kinds. Including complaints ranging from heartburn and gallbladder disorders to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Sandberg-Lewis is an expert in the naturopathic gastrointestinal field and Dr. Sandell has been privileged enough to gain extensive knowledge from that experience. She has a passion for helping patients find the root cause of their symptoms and help bring balance back into their life through diet, vitamin and mineral supplementation, botanicals and physical modalities.
Dr. Sandell feels the gastrointestinal tract is pivotal in restoring health on many levels. By bringing the gut back into balance, any issues can be resolved. Aside from digesting food, The body uses the organs of digestion to protect the body from pathogens, detoxify, cleanse, metabolize, and to give the body access to the nutrients it needs to function well.
Dr. Sandell works with optimizing individuals’ hormone levels to address concerns of fatigue, moodiness, weight gain, sleep issues, headaches, and more. Hormones are very influential in the body, with too little or too much of any hormone a person can feel out of balance. Addressing the glands can be an important key to dealing with these issues. Through vitamin and mineral supplementation, glandular therapies or nutrition, a patient can start to feel balanced again.
Although Dr. Sandell knows the importance of maintaining an appropriate weight for health purposes, she is more interested in teaching individuals how to live a healthy lifestyle. Making appropriate food choices can prevent individuals from gaining excess weight. Dr. Sandell realizes "diets" can be hard to stick with, but through her individualized treatment plan she makes dietary changes attainable. Dr. Sandell realizes that weight gain is not just a matter of food intake and calorie counting. Therefore addressing hormone imbalances, blood sugar dysregulation, and unmanaged stress or food allergies can be key to maintaining a healthy weight.
Western medicine tends to separate systems of the body when looking at pathology. While there have been great advances in many areas--surgical techniques, early detection of cancers and lifesaving technologies, to name a few-- many doctors are now looking to other modes of treatment for patients suffering from chronic inflammation and illness. For these patients, it is important to step back and view the body from a systemic perspective. That is what we do at MediPro Holistic Health.
Using naturopathic insight, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture, we look at all systems of the body in order to understand the inter-connectedness and heal the whole. In this way we address the body as a functional unit, creating balance and encouraging health over the lifespan.
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