Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
The first step is to call in or come by and pickup (or have us send you) your initial health assessment questionnaire. The initial consult is approximately one and a half hours, and includes consultation on your overall state of health using a variety of techniques. As holistic health consultants, educators, and coaches, we do not provide medical diagnosis, nor do we treat specific disease, rather, we seek to balance the body to bring it to homeostasis. The cost for this initial consultation and evaluation is $195.00. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your appointment.
We are a fragance-free office. As many of our clients have multiple chemical sensitivities and immune deficiencies, please refrain from using any perfumes, colognes, scented soaps, body washes, or other fragrances when visiting Optimal Health Hub.
We also request 24 hour notice if you need to cancel your appointment. A fee of $45 may be assessed for missed appointments.
Do you take insurance?
No, we do not accept any insurance. The state of Texas does not provide for licensure for naturopathic or alternative medicine practitioners, and thus we are not considered "medical providers" within any insurance system. We are happy to accept cash, personal checks and most major credit cards. We will provide a receipt, upon request, that you may use to file with your provider.
What does it cost?
Optimal Health Hub operates on a sliding scale of $150/hr, based on the type of service provided. Regular office visits are typically 30-55 minutes duration depending on service provided. Package prices are available for discounts on multiple visits.
What do you mean by "alternative or natural medicine"?
We define natural medicine to include the broad spectrum of naturopathic medicines, alternative medicines, complementary medicines and holistic medicines. These modalities involve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts of the human being. There are many alternatives to pharmaceuticals with natural substances in the form of vitamins, minerals, accessory food substances, herbs, homeopathic remedies and many other modalities that are indeed safe and effective. Complementary and alternative health care practices here do not include medical diagnosis, surgery, x-ray radiation, administering or dispensing legend drugs and controlled substances, practices that invade the human body by puncture of the skin, setting fractures, physical therapy, massage therapy, the use of certain “licensed physician only” medical devices, any practice included in the practice of dentistry, or the chiropractic manipulation or adjustment of articulations of joints or the spine.
Our theoretical approach is: 1) First Do No Harm; 2) Respect the Healing Power of Nature; 3) Seek the Underlying Cause; 4) Empower the Patient; 5) Address the Whole Person; 6) Emphasize Prevention.
Although allopathic medicine has a definite role in overall health care especially with its major contributions to patients in emergencies and indicated surgical procedures, the extensive use of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy seem to be far from keeping within the moral obligation of the physician’s Hippocratic Oath to "do no harm." The ultimate goal of natural medicine is to create a healing response within the body that allows the body to heal itself. Traditional natural medicine and the more recent pharmaceutical-based allopathic medicine can work well together to achieve optimal health, and we would be happy to consult with your physician to develop a protocol that is just right for you.
What is kinesiology?
Some natural medicine modalities are based on the concept of "applied kinesiology". The word kinesiology means ‘the study of movement’ and was originally used to describe a field of science concerned with the working of joints and muscles. There are still people known as kinesiologists who work like this, but another type of kinesiology evolved from this. A process of muscle testing to monitor the effects of disease on muscle response was developed. It was noticed that seemingly healthy muscles would become weak for no apparent reason. It was during the 1960s that American chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart found that massaging specific points on the body not only improved related disease conditions but also improved the response of related muscles. He recognized the relationship between a disturbed muscle response and a disturbance in the related organ or system. For more information, click here.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a synergistic relationship between an accredited coach and a client designed to tap into your full potential. Just as Olympic athletes wouldn’t think of training without the added insight, objective perspective and enthusiastic support of an athletic coach, many of today’s most successful business leaders, professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and CEOs use the services of a life coach to take their lives, careers, or businesses to the next level. Entrepreneurs, executives, business leaders, actors, musicians, creative people, managers, small business owners, start-ups, professionals and home-makers all can reach their goals with the help of a life coach. If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, there is room for coaching. Not only will your coach help you close the gap, your coach will help you break through your limited beliefs and challenge you to think bigger. For more information, click here.