What We Treat

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Treating mental illness, autism or addiction requires expertise, innovative technology and mercy. The expertise and mercy will be felt when you meet us, but the technology is important as you decide what's right for you. When we reviewed the practices in healthcare, we noticed there is a lot of hammers running around looking for nails. We do not see the landscape of neuroscience and psychiatry narrowly. We, instead, look at the individual. A treatment plan is built around the symptoms, from impairment to impulsivity, from absent verbal language to cravings. The possibilities to heal are endless when hospitality and science link arms to honor your dignity. An integrative, functional approach is necessary to give you the tools you need for the long term. Before we get there, lets look at a patient profile.

What is an example of a treatment plan?

Patient with Major Depressive Disorder and Fatigue

Conventional Lab studies:
Thyroid Panel, Metabolic Panel, Anemia panel

Functional Lab studies:
Micronutrients testing, Organic acids panel

Treatment:

Individual therapy, group therapy, sleep cycle rebalancing, low-dose antidepressant therapy, amino acid therapy, aggressive micronutrient supplementation, breathing exercises, yoga, gradual dietary changes.

Patient with Major Depressive Disorder and Fatigue

Conventional Lab studies:
Thyroid Panel, Metabolic Panel, Anemia panel

Functional Lab studies:
Micronutrients testing, Organic acids panel

Treatment:
Individual therapy, group therapy, sleep cycle rebalancing, low-dose antidepressant therapy, amino acid therapy, aggressive micronutrient supplementation, breathing exercises, yoga, gradual dietary changes.

Why Does Functional Medicine Seem More Expensive?

Because functional and alternative medicine look for underlying causes, it requires a thorough evaluation of each individual. This can mean more diagnostic testing and supplementation costs. However, when compared to the cash price of conventional medicine, it is actually less costly in the long run, especially if the underlying cause is cured.

Most functional testing and treatments are less widely accepted by insurance companies, so costs are paid out-of-pocket. To the individual, it appears to be more expensive. Despite this truth, we've taken note: individualized, empathetic care is worth more than a price tag. Some providers benefit from you staying sick. At Pacific Solstice, we gain the greatest pleasure and joy from watching you scale mountains. We can treat so many conditions while caring for the family because we utilize technology and good old-fashioned common sense medicine.

Why Should I Choose Functional Treatment at Pacific Solstice?

We believe functional therapy is the key to addressing long term health. Unfortunately, individual visits with alternative medicine providers are typically not covered by insurance (Naturopathic Doctors, Licensed Acupuncturists, etc). Because Pacific Solstice is contracted with numerous insurance providers including Tricare, Aetna, and Anthem Bluecross, your medical visits with our medical providers are covered. This alleviates cost burden while still pursuing long term, effective care. We are proud that our medical team provides thorough education, empathy, and lifestyle guidance to ensure true improvement for you and your family. Relaying information to you about the treatment plan begins at Intake. Usually your questions arise from larger problems, therefore we determine what type of response is appropriate for constructive learning rather than telling you what to do. We provide straightforward answers wherever possible. And while you wait on information, you have a team and a peer community. If you feel like you are defined by a condition, please call us. We are the first to tell you that you are not defined by a disorder or disease, you are far too valuable. Your history with western or eastern medicine will not dictate the success you can experience in your healthcare needs. You decide, you're the pilot and we'd love to co-pilot a treatment plan to help you improve your quality of life.