Telehealth with Dr. Tetreault Now Available

Rachelle Tetreault, DAOM, L,Ac, NCCAOM Board Certified Eastern Medicine provider who is extending her services via telehealth to provide optimal health for both body and mind. Through quality pharmaceutically prescribed Eastern Medicine herbal formulas, optimum nutritional support, and proper food therapy this can be obtained. Your health should be your priority. Convenient, effective, and safe research-driven protocols utilized for a vast number of disorders. Immune tonics given seasonally or as needed based on your own individual constitution, or medicinal mushrooms , or simply foundational nutrition support with enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep immune system regulated and at peak.

Offering Many Protocols

 

  • Weight Loss
  • Loss of Vitality/Energy
  • Insomnia
  • Stress Management
  • Pain Management
  • Inflammation
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
  • Skin Disorders
  •  Asthma
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gut Health
  • Hormone Balancing
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholestremia
  • Auto Immune Disease

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR TELEHEALTH MEETING

With *first visit, expect a detailed health assessment consisting of several intake questions, health history, and tongue assessment. EASY TO DO! At start of visit, an email or text link will be sent. Simply, click link for a HIPPA Compliant, two way video to open. Telehealth visits are conducted via your telephone or computer.

Schedule Telehealth Visit

 

WHAT TELEHEALTH CAN PROVIDE

  • Full Assessment
  • Lifestyle Guidance For Maintaining Balance
  • Food Therapy Education for individual constitution based on both Wester and Eastern Studies
  • Foundation Nutritional Support Recommendation
  • Customized Highest Quality Available Eastern Herbal Recommendations/Prescriptions by a Board Certified Eastern Medicine Practitioner checked for both efficacy and safety
  • Treatment Recommendations for both Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Tongue Diagnosis
  • Exercise plan / Meditation/ Home exercises
  • Acupressure Points Education to self stimulate/massage/Meridia Massage Education

 

BENEFITS OF TELEHEALTH

  • **Cost Effectiveness
  • May Encourage More Continuity Of Care
  • Reduce Travel Time
  • Safer, If High-Risk Patient
  • Ability To Do From Comfort Of Your Own Home
  • Able To Access any time or location (with appointment) To address Individual’s Need
  • Helps Facilitate Both An Efficient And Reliable Health Care System
  • Flexibility Of Schedule- Great For Busy Lifestyles
  • Ensures Tracking Progress of Patient Regular Visits
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Education for Supplementing The Immune System And Reducing Anxiety
  • Healthy living guidance

 

HISTORY OF HERBAL MEDICINE

Eastern herbs are time tested well beyond western pharmaceuticals. With Traditional Chinese Medicine, whole herbs are used which allows better balancing with less side effects, whereas biomedical medicine typically uses extracts for replication. Eastern Medicine is based on an individual’s pattern and constitution. An herbal formula may consist of 4-12 separate herbs. The selection of combined herbals are used in a way to nourish the organ of interest, reduce toxicity, and harmonize the body treating the root care rather than only treating or masking symptoms

 

TYPES OF HERBAL PRESCRIPTIONS

  • Granule – powdered herbal concentrates which patient mixes with only a small amount of water to dissolve. Dosage can be twice a day or more depending on physician recommendation.
  • Pills- pre-made Formulas or Encapsulated from Customized prepared formula, easy to take
  • Tinctures- usually soluble plant constituents in a solvent such as alcohol or glycerin
  • Raw Herbs- whole herb, can come prepared and ready to take

 

DE-STRESS 

Sleep is sacred, have a wind-down ritual before actual bedtime

Exercise/stretch/move regularly

20 minutes daily- be still/meditate/calm yourself/allow yourself to find balance

Soy candles, essential oils, hot baths, find what evokes your ‘feel good’ response

Herbal tonics prescribed by your practitioner, tailored for your constitution to help regulate your immune system, you may take seasonally or as directed to find your balance

Eat whole foods, limit caffeine, no processed sugar, no processed foods

Limit phone/media by setting a curfew in the evening and limiting daily use to only what is essential

Find nature and connect to the smells, sounds, textures, and the feelings it evokes

 

TONGUE EXAM AND DIAGNOSIS

Tongue diagnosis is one of the primary methods for assessing what is actually happening in the body. During a telehealth visit, it is very important to assess many aspects of the Eastern Medicine Tongue Toungetongue. The coating on the tongue reflects the actual quality of the digestive system. Specific locations correspond to different organs of the body. The color of the tongue signifies if there is heat or stagnation throughout organs or meridians of the body. Teethmarks and excess coating reveal deficiency or excess of vital energy. All of this well be included in the exam ,  with a full history , and health intake assessment.

Tongue Diagnosis has been used for centuries and originated in Asia. Traditional Chinese Medicine’s principles reveal that using this technique by a trained practitioner can provide a greater understanding of one’s health thereby allowing proper treatment recommendations.

*Please be advised that telehealth is by appointment only.

**New Clients – $85.00. Existing clients – $55.00

 

Don’t  Wait, Prioritize Your Health!