At Sustainable Health and Wellness, Dr. Dana Lapointe,
ND, takes the term holistic to a new level.
Whether a patient has a debilitating disease, a chronic issue, a serious weight problem or a myriad of other needs, Lapointe’s overarching philosophy of restorative medicine is the same. She believes “conventional” medicine too often focuses on symptoms.
“We treat the entire person,” she said. “I want to really go for the root cause.”
Each situation and Lapointe doesn't claim natural remedies always cure all but in some situations she said she's seen people get better through diet and lifestyle changes or homeopathic remedies. She's also seen them work wonders in controlling side effects caused by more "conventional treatments."
“I am always amazed at the healing power of nature and what our bodies can do,” Lapointe said. “I see things that shouldn’t happen all the time. That’s what really inspires me.”
Lapointe’s business is no simple doctor’s office. Its expansive spaces in the Tariffville Mill include an infrared sauna, rooms for massage and reiki, and a sun-drenched space for pilates, yoga, acupuncture and much more. The business even sponsors movie nights and art openings.
To further its holistic approach, Lapointe's also worked on ways to bring services to those who may not otherwise be able to afford them. Efforts in that area include community acupuncture and soon she hopes to start a similar program with a community naturopathic clinic. For about the price of typical co-pay people would be able to come in for short visits that could include general check-ups and let people know if they have pressing issues that need further attention.
This Sunday area residents have the chance to learn more about the business with an open house that will celebrate National Naturopathic Medicine Week.
Free events include:
10 am. — Top Ten Habits For Health with Dr Dana Lapointe ND
11 a.m. — Pilates Mat Class with Claire Malloy OR Natural Medicine Q&A with Dr Dana.
12 p.m. — Five Element Acupuncture Talk with Ginger Harris, LAc
Doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. , stop in for any of the scheduled events, or any time to talk to Lynn about Dr. Hauschka skincare (she'll have samples), check out the Infrared Sauna, sample red and green drinks from Innate Supplements, and enter to win raffles.
At 6:30 p.m. the business will show the movie Numen: The Healing Nature of Plants, with GMO free popcorn.
See more about the business, Lapointe and the other professionals at the business at http://www.sustainablehw.com/