Third Stone Health:
Around the world, stone guides called cairns mark the path, helping travelers find their way. These guides may be simple or elaborate, but all have a carefully balanced third stone that distinguishes a cairn from a random pile of stones.
This thoughtful and deliberate human intervention for the benefit of others characterizes our mission at Third Stone Health: to be your health guide at every juncture in your journey of life.
Navigating health problems, and the health system, can be scary and isolating. Even just knowing how to maintain good health can be confusing and feel overwhelming. Working with a trusted, experienced professional can help you make the right decisions to optimize your health, and prevent the wrong turns that so often lead to problems down the road.
Integrative Medicine bridges the gap between different traditions of medicine, promoting healing with the most proven therapies available. Doctors of all specialties, along with other health professionals, both conventional and alternative, uncover the underlying causes of disease and understand the unique needs of each patient.
Doctors and patient then work together as a team to develop a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan that empowers the patient to make better choices regarding their health. No longer do you have to guess which treatment or doctor might be most helpful, Dr. Anne Procyk will help you navigate all your options and determine the most effective and efficient course of action for you.
Naturopathic Medicine is based on two fundamental principles: first, that within every human being are intrinsic, natural healing mechanisms, which are responsible for our ability to maintain health and overcome illness. Second, that the therapies used should promote these healing mechanisms in the least invasive and most effective manner possible. Therefore, naturopathic physicians serve both as primary care doctors as well as specialists in treating a wide variety of diseases with therapeutic nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicines, physical therapy techniques (exercise, massage, ultrasound), acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counseling. Diagnosis includes identifying the underlying causes of disease, and all treatments are customized to meet the unique needs of the individual. By activating the natural healing mechanisms of the body, treatments are usually very gentle, safe, and create lasting results.
All licensed naturopathic physicians have graduated from a four-year naturopathic medical school after completing conventional pre-med requirements at the under-graduate level. Upon completion of training, students are awarded a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree (N.D.). Graduates of accredited naturopathic medical schools must pass a national professional licensing exam to become licensed as naturopathic physicians in Connecticut.
To learn more about naturopathic medicine, visit the website of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicans at www.naturopathic.org.
To learn more about naturopathic medical education visit the website of the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges at www.aanmc.org