Services


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What Greenman Health Offers

Greenman Health Care services from Dr. Brent Mathieu include:

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Scheduling

 Appointments for any of the below services can be made via phone 208.338.5590.  It is best to call first for an appointment to assure the office is open, and Dr Mathieu is available.

 

General Naturopathic Health Care

Review of symptoms and medical history based on your current health condition and complaints, functional and limited physical exams, laboratory exams as necessary, and individual holistic treatment plans integrating nutrition, herbal therapy, therapeutic lifestyle programs and homeopathy. For example, how to use food as medicine.

 

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Dr. Mathieu is certified in classical homeopathy by both the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and the Council for Homeopathic Certification. Classical homeopathy treats the whole person using a single, ultradilute, potentized remedy based on the Law of Similars, of “like cures like”.

 

Urgent Natural Care

Anyone in the Boise area interested in natural or holistic health care based on naturopathic medicine as an alternative to conventional medicine is welcome to visit me at Greenman Health from Monday through Friday, by appointment only.  Please call for information on how to schedule an appointment, and be well.  208-338-5590

P1000499Caring for health is like gardening, working with Nature to create and sustain life. Health is cultivated by providing the right conditions for Nature’s life principle to restore itself. Plants need proper soil, water and sun to thrive. Humans need food, water, air, movement, community, and purpose for health. Toxins, trauma and insufficiency of life’s necessities are primary causes of dis-ease.

As a naturopathic doctor, I seek to understand the cause of disease through listening, observing and taking considerable histories in order to explore symptoms in detail. This is an expression of Greenman Wisdom.

From this process, an assessment of the individual’s health condition is made, and a treatment plan is created. Typically, treatment includes nutritional counseling on food habits and recommendations for quality nutritional or herbal supplements. Common in my practice is the use of classical homeopathy – finding one homeopathic remedy that P1000504energetically treats the whole person. As a Greenman physician, my goals are to respect and assist the healing power of Nature to act to restore health, i.e. to empower the individual to access the healer within one’s self.

Despite the breadth of my assessments and the attention that I give each patient, my services can be provided in as little as one session, and with my new Urgent Natural Health Care Service, I provide an option for individuals looking for natural, effective solutions to immediate and acute problems. In as little as 30-60 minutes, I can provide affordable, urgent, and natural care. My ability to help a patient find immediate relief is the result of my 29 years of experience in the field of natural health care, and the wisdom, knowledge, and intuition with which life has granted me. In one session, I can assess the severity of the condition, whether or not an M.D. is needed, and provide an integrated protocol of natural therapies. In the interest of making Greenman Wisdom and Urgent Natural Health Care accessible to everyone, my services run $80/hour or $40/half hour, with low-income sliding-scale option upon request. The natural, herbal, and homeopathic P1000508products that I recommend are available through the new Greenman Health Shoppe in the same building as my office, so clients can go home with the guidance and products they need to start healing.

So for a person with fatigue, for instance, a naturopathic physician encourages the individual to explain what their experience of fatigue is. What does fatigue mean to him or her, and what symptoms accompany the fatigue? The person is asked about lifestyle, exercise, employment, diet, rest, family health stresses in the person’s life, and especially what is unique about how the person reacts and adapts to those stresses? A review of other aspects of health is done, for example how is the digestion? Are there headaches? dizziness? allergies? etc. A limited or extensive physical exam and laboratory tests may be performed as indicated.

 

Body Composition Analysis

Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis, or Bio-Impedence Analysis, commonly known as B.I.A. is a method of assessing your body composition; which is the ratio between fat and lean body mass. As an integral part of health and nutrition assessment, BIA can assist health practitioners help with weight management and natural health in numerous ways. Excess body fat in relation to lean body mass, a condition known as ‘altered body composition’, can greatly increase your risks to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses.

BIA fosters early detection of an improper balance in your body composition, which allows prevention, and, if necessary, intervention, to counteract negative health effects. BIA also serves to measure your progress as you work to inmprove your health.

Dr. Mathieu is trained and experienced in performing correct BIA surveys, and we would love to see you in our office some day! Please download the .pdf document, and take a look at the great benefits of a deeper understanding of what your own body is telling you. Thank you for your interest.

 

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Brent has over 30 years experience with therapeutic massage and energetic healing. Dr. Mathieu provides convenient 15-20 minute chair massage using acupressure, and longer therapy sessions that integrate massage with Reiki, polarity therapy, intentional healing, and prayer.  Visceral manipulation such as the stomach for GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder) helps tone and restore healthy function of the organ and tissue.

 

Health Coach

Health coach services are available, to assist you in successful therapeutic lifestyle program of diet, P1000483exercise, nutritional supplements and stress management. Dr. Mathieu is certified by Metagenics, Inc as a ,”First Line Therapy Healthcare Provider.”

Health coaching is becoming recognized as a new way to help individuals “manage” their illnesses and conditions through lifestyle choices, especially those of a chronic nature such as Metabolic Syndrome. Health coaching is a method of guiding another to “discover” and address their own ambivalence to health behavior change. Health coaching gives health care providers a framework by which they can assist someone to identify issues, beliefs, and concerns that may hinder or support his/her lifestyle change or responsibility for health that lies ahead for the individual. Like traditional coaching, health coaches utilize goal setting, identification of obstacles, and use of personal support systems. The relationship between the coach and coachee is an accountability partnership focused on the overall health outcome goals as defined by healthcare practitioners and the patient.