Consultations

 

 

Initial consultation (This is for first time patients with Josh and lasts approximately 90 minutes)

What to expect:

 Initial consults with Josh include an in depth clinical review of your health history and primary health concerns. Whether you are struggling with serious health concerns, or simply interested in learning how to apply Ayurvedic principles to your daily life, a consultation with Josh will be of benefit in guiding you along your path. We will discuss in a collaborative manner the ways in which we can work together to help correct any health concerns you may have as well as evaluate your past and current efforts and treatment results.

Once we have a clear idea of the potential causative factors involved, we will create a plan to help put you back on track to improved health and well being. Understanding your Prakruti (constitutional nature) and your Vikruti (current state of health) provide the key framework to work with from a clinical Ayurvedic perspective. We will determine these factors through pulse, tongue, and body diagnosis as well as from our intake form and in person consultation. Josh also applies the assessment and treatment techniques of Chinese medicine into your session where applicable to clarify and fill out the big picture of your health journey as well.

At this point recommendations will be made based on our findings and your stated goals that will be tailored to your individual needs. These often include diet and lifestyle practices, custom made or bottled herbal formulas and Ayurvedic products (not included in appointment cost), detoxification, yoga & exercise practices, breathing techniques (pranayama), home remedies, marma (acupressure), Jyotish and Vāstu remedies (Vedic astrology & Feng Shui) and other health practices as needed. We will work together to create a short term and long term health improvement program for you.

My goal in these clinical consultations is ultimately to help empower you with the tools that will allow you to take control of your own health and well being.

 

Return visits (These are for patients who have seen Josh within the last 18 months and last approximately one hour)

What to expect:

Return visits are a great way to check your progress and see how far we’ve gotten with your health goals. It is recommended that you come back in, usually in about four to six weeks’ time from your initial consultation. This is a general recommendation but may also be adjusted based on your particular case. This allows time for you to integrate the changes and give us a big picture view of how your health is evolving as well as return with new observations and able to dive deeper into your overall well being and balance.

This also gives us the chance to reassess and modify recommendations and herbal formulas as needed or address new health concerns that may arise. Return visits may include treatment therapies (marma pressure, cupping, trigger point therapy, topical herb application, etc.) as time or need permits, and potential future visits will be discussed at this point as well. Established patients can benefit from the occasional “tune up” to check in and make adjustments when something just feels “off” or when faced with acute conditions such as colds/flus, stressful life events, aches and pains, etc. Specific Ayurvedic practices you have found helpful can be discussed more in depth during this time as well.

Health is a process of continual awareness that takes effort and can often be challenging. Consultations with Josh will help to instill and support these healthy habits and shift difficult patterns to ones that serve you more fully.

 

Payment and fees

All fees are due at time of appointment by cash, check, credit card, or prepaid on the website through Paypal.

  • New patient consultation fee is $120
  • Return patient consultation fee is $80
  • Package of three (new  1.5 hour new patient consult + two 1 hour follow ups) $250
  • Custom herbal formula prices can vary, but if herbs are appropriate, the most cost effective option will be discussed with you during your appointment.

Cancellation policy

Please consider carefully the date and time that you schedule your appointment. I understand emergencies happen, but cancellations often prevent another patient from booking that time slot. Cancellations made with less than 24 hour notice are subject to a 50% charge of scheduled appointment fee. Thank you for your understanding.

Intake forms

Download and complete intake forms here. Please have these completed and submitted by email, or bring them in completed to your appointment so that we can spend the maximum amount of time possible discussing your health.

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