Enter your E-mail Address and we'll send you a link to reset your password.
How to Choose a Provider
To fully benefit from holistic health treatments, it's important to find a practitioner who is right for you. The below information may be helpful to consider when looking for a practitioner.
Questions to Consider When Choosing a Practitioner
Has the practitioner treated patients before with similar needs to yours?
Does the practitioner have sufficient education/experience to provide the treatment you are interested in safely? (e.g. do they have certification or education, or are they registered with a professional organization such as the NHPC?)
Questions to Consider When Choosing a Holistic Health Practice
Is the treatment covered by your health insurance? If not, is there another way to pay for treatment, such as through a wellness spending account or other employee benefits?
How long does each individual treatment take?
How many follow up visits are usually required for this type of practice?
Are there risks associated with this practice?
Are there any other practices that can address your specific needs? If so, what are the pros and cons of each practice?
What level of dress/undress is required for this type of treatment?
What follow-up care (e.g. at home stretches) will be required to benefit from these practices?
The Client's Role
Be an active participant in your health and the treatments you receive
Tell your practitioner what issues you are experiencing (e.g. pain, headache, trouble sleeping, poor range of motion, etc.)
Tell your practitioner what outcomes you would like from the treatment
Answer all of your practitioner's questions honestly, as this will affect your treatment outcomes
Disclose pre-existing conditions and all medications you are currently taking
Give your therapist honest, frequent feedback, including any concerns you have
Your NHPC Practitioner's Role
Conduct an initial assessment that involves a question component, and determine the course of treatment based on that assessment
Inform the client of the focus of the treatment, techniques to be used, and the symptoms being addressed
Treat the client with respect, dignity, and compassion at all times
Facilitate the health and well-being of the client
Adjust the treatment according to the client's needs
Accept feedback and respond appropriately to concerns
Obtain informed, ongoing consent from the client for any treatment they receive