Richmond’s only Integrative Medicine Nurse Practitioner specializing in plant medicine
Each plan of care is individualized with natural therapies utilized first, such as nutrition and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Blending of conventional treatment with natural medicine is sometimes necessary.
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Treat the person, focusing on wellness and disease prevention
Getting to know you is critical to partnering with you for your health and wellness. I am a Nurse Practitioner who practices integrative medicine, which is defined as a healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person – all factors that influence a patient’s health, wellness and disease are taken into consideration, including body, mind, spirit, lifestyle and community. I support the treatment of disease with appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative, to facilitate the body’s innate healing response. By blending traditional and modern healing systems, I recommend natural, safe and least invasive treatments first. Treatment of symptoms may be necessary, but finding the underlying cause is crucial to resolving the problem. As unique individuals, we all need individualized treatment plans. One size does not fit all.
Our Wellness Specialties
Are you trying to optimize your health? Are you concerned about your family history? Do you want to lose weight, improve your cardiovascular risk, and prevent cancer?
Nutritional and Diet Consultations
Are you concerned about your diet and how it’s affecting or could potentially affect your health? Are you wondering what vitamins and supplements you may need?
Alternative Allergy Treatment
Are you tired of struggling with allergies? Are you frustrated with taking antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays, yet still having symptoms?
Hormone Testing and Balancing
Many women struggle for years with mild to severe symptoms from peri-menopause through menopause. In our current world, we are exposed to many toxins that are called “endocrine disruptors”.
Are you concerned about your health in the future or your family history? If you are willing to commit to doing everything you can to keep your “bad genes” turned off
Environmental and Toxicant Assessment
Toxins are in our air, food, body, household and industrial products. We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis and this is a growing concern for our health.
Treatment of Lyme and tick-borne illness
Ms. Andrs is a member of the prestigious International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and follows their approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Reflexology is beneficial for stress release, improved sleep, improved mood, balance of hormones, paralysis from nerve damage, learning disabilities, skin challenges, neuropathy and many, many more health concerns.
Also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.