Natural healing is about taking control of your life and being responsible for everything that goes in and out of your body, mind and soul.”
What is a “holistic protocol” and why do I need it?
Based your current health state against your health complain, a holistic protocol is a written assessment offering recommendations in the areas of diet/nutrition, lifestyle/exercise, herb or nutritional supplements, along with future recommendations, and lab tests suggestions to discuss with your medical team. This is provided at the consultation of the initial intake and if needed at most follow-up sessions as mentioned in another FAQ: “What is your process?”
Can I hide or disguise my face during a telehealth session?
A virtual session is a face-to-face meeting via an online platform. Actually, all appointments are handled safely within the client management application accessible from a mobile device or web browser. Please join our mailing list to stay abreast to if and when we’ll offer in-person appointments.
Do you offer free consultations?
Unlike others, instead of offering free consultations, we offer a low-cost pre-consultation for $25 USD. Pre-consultations are required for all new-client services unless otherwise indicated. If we decide to work together, that fee will be deducted from the price of the service or package selected. Otherwise, it is nonrefundable.
Where do we meet for “in-person” appointments?
At present, all services are delivered or handled remotely. There are a few exceptions for existing clients that live in the Northwest Louisiana area.
What is your step-by-step process? How does this work?
All sessions are provided 100% online and are conducted through a secure video conferencing platform with a client management software application. As a contemporary and alternative health providers, we are not licensed medical professionals and thus do not bill traditional insurance. Payment is due at the time of service unless otherwise stated.
- Pre-Consultation: Here’s where we meet virtually to see if we are a good fit to work together. This is typically a low-cost, 15-20 minute consultation.
- Initial Intake: This is our first holistic appointment in which we meet virtually and discuss your health complaints and review your intake form.
- Holistic Plan/Protocol: An initial holistic protocol is typically provided during the initial intake. On occasion, new information is provided during the initial (or even follow-up sessions) that may warrant additional research before a full nutritional protocol can be provided.
- Follow-Up Session(s): The average holistic package has two follow-up appointments and in which clients report an update on their progress.
- Close-Out: By this point, we’d hope that your goal has been met and you are satisfied with your own progress/outcome. At this point, there is nothing else expected of you. If you interested, you can pursue other services we maybe offering.
For more details of these steps, please review here.
Is there a physical exam or any tests to be run?
For nutritional appointments, we do not conduct any in-person, physical examinations outside of pulse, tongue, and/or face evaluations, which can be conducted remotely during one’s telehealth session or by answering questions via a holistic health questionnaire or within a session.
Presently, we do not offer any medical testing. Ideally, clients would have blood, urine, allergy and similar tests conducted through and by their traditional medical doctor/specialist. If desired, those lab results could be shared with us for holistic review for comparing traditional medical ranges against optimum health ranges. But ultimately, any tests needed should be conducted through one’s licensed healthcare provider especially since such testing is usually covered by traditional insurance.
Do you provide nutritional supplements or offer CBD products?
Through FullScript, clients can explore and purchase practitioner-grade nutritional supplements; however, you are not required got purchase from there if you can find the desire products elsewhere. At this time, we do not offer CBD products but we do make herbal recommendations for all holistic protocols.
Are you medical doctors? Do you write prescriptions?
No, we are not licensed doctors, dietitians, or other related licensed health care providers. We identify as unlicensed complementary and alternative health providers/vendors. In the simplest of terms, we are holistic wellness coaches thus we do not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Per the Louisiana law (exemption, RS 37:1742.1), we serve as unlicensed vendors meaning “Any person who provides information or makes recommendations regarding lifestyle modifications, food, dietary supplements, or homeopathic remedies, for a consulting fee….” Therefore, we are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment but we can and do work alongside you and your doctor. In all actuality, herbal therapeutics is not meant to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. However, we do offer access to practitioner-grade vitamins, minerals and supplements.
Do you offer a sliding scale or payment plans?
At present, we do not offer sliding scales. However, some packages allow for partial payments, starting with a deposit followed by regular monthly payments thereafter. Please join our mailing list for upcoming free clinic opportunities.
What are your fees for holistic consultations?
For available services, all prices are shown on our booking platform here.
Do you accept insurance? Are tests covered by insurance?
As an alternative health provider, we do not accept traditional insurance and thus operate as a self-pay practice. Clients pay for their visits or treatments (“sessions”) at the time that service provided unless on a payment plan. Packaged services for wellness packages are due in full at initial sign-up (or soon thereafter) unless otherwise stated.