Q: Is the clinic a state licensed or certified facility?
A: This center, its ministry, agents, representatives, and employees make no representation of being a Medical or Naturopathic clinic and do not represent themselves in any way as being certified or licensed physicians, naturopaths or psychologists within the State of Oregon. The State Board of Psychologist Examiners has granted us exemption under the ORS 675.090(f) code.As a Clinical Pastoral Counselor in the field of Biblical Counseling and Bio-Energetic Psychology, R.D. Mitchell and the clinic staff are committed to practice and maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics in the ministry of Christian Counseling and Care in Body, Soul, and Spirit.
It is understood that we do not have any ability nor do we at any time attempt to diagnose or treat disease. Additionally, any testing performed and care provided is done in strict accordance with manufacturers’ specifications of the technical equipment and all subsequent care is based upon the protocol indicted by the test results.
R.D. Mitchell holds a certification through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as an HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner) – http://www.aadp.net )
Q: WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT IF YOU VISIT US FOR TAP TESTING?
A: The T-JTA is a widely used personality assessment for individual, marital, premarital, and family counseling. The T-JTA measures 18 dimensions of personality (9 bipolar traits) that are important components of personal adjustment and in interpersonal relationships. The T-JTA’s unique “Criss-Cross” testing feature identifies pertinent differences between couples, family members, and others in significant relationships. The T-JTA pinpoints for the counselor where to focus counseling time and attention and significantly aids in discovering root issues of bahavior. The T-JTA Profile is a simple yet effective counseling tool designed for use in the counseling session to increase understanding, enhance personal growth and thereby reduce conflict. (PSYCHOLOGICAL PUBLICATIONS, INC.)
Q: WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT IF YOU VISIT US FOR MSA TESTING?
A: Meridian Stress Assessment is easy and painless. Our practitioners will use an ElectroDermal Sensitity (EDS)testing device known as an MSA Unit (Meridian Stress Assessment Unit – www.biomeridian.com ) such as pictured here to measure Accu-Points. A small brass point will be pressed gently into the meridian control measurement points (cmp) and the brass grounding cylinder will be held in the client’s opposite hand. All points tested are typically on the hands and feet. The test itself will only last about 40 minutes. The rest of the appointment will be focused on the recommended protocols indicated by the testing and correcting the imbalances as indicated by the testing. Lifestyle changes and appropriate nutritional supplementation may also be discussed.
Q: WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS TYPE OF STRESS TESTING?
A: This test would benefit anyone interested in examining and improving the functional health states. This applies to those who are unwell and looking to improve their health as well as those who have no diagnosable illness but would like to optimize their current state of health and possibly prevent future negative health issues.
Q: WHAT IS THE COST, AND WILL INSURANCE COVER ANY OF IT?
A: There is typically an initial consultation which is $125. From there is MSA Testing is determined to be desirable, the cost for the initial full work-up and report is a fee of $375. Temperament Analysis testing is $275. These tests can take about for a 45 min. to an hour. Any follow-up testing which includes the same full work-up and report is $100 which will also take about 1 hour. This does not include any nutritional products or homeopathics indicated by the testing that the client desires to purchase. All payment is expected at the time of service. Insurance will not typically cover this expense.
This test does not provide a medical diagnosis. If you suspect you may need medical intervention, you should consult your physician, who can provide a medical diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate treatment regimen.
Q: HOW MANY TIMES WILL I HAVE TO BE RE-TESTED?
A: It is recommended that you return after 1 month for retesting until “balance” has been fully restored to all of your energy meridians. Follow-up testing insures the continuance of dealing with priority issues in order that previous issues are resolved. This helps prevent the client from unnecessary expenditures and assures maximum effectiveness of the protocol. How long this will take depends on several factors such as: How far out of balance you are at the time of the initial exam; Your compliance with the nutritional and Homeopathic regimen and protocol as indicated by the testing. The results of the testing, what is indicated for you, and what your personal health goals are also can determine the length of time for the care.
Q: WHAT IS BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE?
A: “Bio” means life and “logic” means knowledge, hence biologic means knowledge of life. Biological medicine is a term summarizing a methodology of care that supports the bodily systems to heal with the wisdom of nature.
Biological medicine consists of many different therapies that follow a philosophy based on the laws of nature and actually follows the tenants of Natural Medicine. These philosophies acknowledge the healing power of nature and that the body is wise. This health system is truly integrative and holistic as it incorporates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual in the path from one of “dis-ease” to one of health. Do no harm is an important element to follow and of course to treat the cause. It is crucial to figure out what is the problem–the cause or causes of what is happening and how these problems relate to all levels of the human being.
Some therapies utilized in this approach are the following:
Infusions-alkalizing, nutrient and building, chelation, anti-oxidant, and immune
Anthroposophic Medicine- Using the philosophy of the constitutions, rhythmic cycles, organ flow
Homeopathy-energized, dilutions to repel out of phase frequencies and bring harmony to the system
Homeotoxicology- German low dose homeopathy to drain the organ and reverse the chronic disease process
Herbal Therapies- Western, eastern, Ayurvedic, Chinese, rainforest, mycology, ecclectics