Urban Zen Integrative Therapy
Dr. Nathalie Guillaume is an alumni of the University of Miami where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Foreign Languages and a minor in Piano Performance. She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, and a Clinical Doctorate in Pain Management & Oncology from Bastyr University. She specializes in lifestyle medicine with an emphasis on nutrition, meditation & Qi Gong, and is dedicated to promoting the benefits of holistic health to the community. She is currently adjunct faculty for the Graduate School of Oriental Medicine at the New York College of Health Professions and practices in New York City where she is the CEO and Medical Director of Healing Happy Hour.
$70 and up
An approach that uses a new generation of dietary supplements, or "informational supplements", based on trace minerals complexes that speak directly to the body's intelligence to strengthen its vitality and support its self-regulation. Suited for all ages, without any contra-indications, they provide interesting responses to various stresses that diminish psychophysical well-being.
This is not a treatment but a holistic approach to the person that offers highly effective tools to strengthen the field upon which psychosomatic, functional, biological, or even lesioning illnesses can develop.
Started in France in 1985, Nutripuncture has become known in Europe, North America, and Asia, and in countries where doctors and health practitioners, sensitive to the need for strengthening, well-being and supporting overall psycho-physical vitality, use it with satisfaction
According to numerous studies, the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder is estimated between 1-10% of the world’s population. The analysis of these variations is complex. Most are due to the nature of the various criteria selected to pose the diagnosis, and according to various versions of the systems of classification of the diseases between the publications of the DSM III through to the current publication of the DSM IV TR. With Nutripuncture, one can treat the root of the problem by rebooting the cellular memory and speed up the healing process.
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*Rates vary per group or private session
The mission of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program is to change the present healthcare paradigm, to treat the patient and not just the disease. Through our partnerships, we are transforming patient care in hospitals, healthcare education in nursing schools, self-care in the home and emergency relief in disasters. The curriculum is an intensive in yoga therapy, Reiki, essential oil therapy, self-care and nutrition. The goal of the session is to both improve the experience of illness and the overall quality of life for patients and for the healthcare professionals that treat them.
A 2008 research study at Beth Israel Medical Center showed a marked reduction in the intake of pain and nausea medications among those patients receiving a session with an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, resulting in cost savings for the hospital. Patients also reported an increase in satisfaction with their hospital experience.
Urban Zen Integrative Therapists started in Southampton Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Unit in 2010, and four years later our therapists are present on clinical floors in the hospital. UZIT’s have also given pre-operative care to breast cancer patients along with weekly classes for survivors of women’s cancer. Here is a selection of testimonials from people at the hospital who have witnessed the benefits of the UZIT program.
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Meet our Urban Zen Partner:
Premier yoga studio, led by world-renowned teachers Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee. The studio offers a wide range of classes, with a perfect combination of alignment, flow, and inquiry. Recognized as one of the most welcoming, uplifting and safest styles of yoga to practice, there truly is a place for anyone willing to step onto a yoga mat.
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Healing Happy Hour is dedicated to promoting a wide variety of wellness services in convenient private and mobile settings allowing the community to benefit from the therapeutic properties of Oriental Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient practice of holistic healing modalities that has been proven effective for over 5,000 years that considers the whole person, body, mind, spirit and emotions in a quest for optimum health and wellness.
$80 and up
Thin needles are inserted into the body in order to facilitate the balancing of the flow of energy or life force — known as Qi or chi (CHEE) — that flows through pathways (Meridians) in the body.
*Rates vary with session length
Moxibustion is the use of ground herbs burned to warm the body points.
Cupping is the use of cups that create suction moving stasis of fluid and energy.
Gua-Sha is the use of stones and shells to expel stasis from the body via massage and friction.
$40 and up
Tui Na is a form of Chinese Medical Massage that uses manipulation of the tissues to relieve muscle tension.
*Rates vary with session length
$60 and up
Qi-Gong is a form of moving exercise and meditation with focus on breath, which prevents disease and improves healing for chronic and acute conditions.
*Rates vary with session length
Dietary Therapy Consultation
Dietary Therapy is based on Taoist and Naturalist views of eating simply and holistically with reflection of the season and local region of growth.
*FREE with any service
Foot Detox Bath
Whether we are walking, working at a standing desk, chasing after the kids or participating in athletic activities, our feet are one of the hardest working parts of our bodies. To relieve the stress that accumulates in our lower limbs, a regular foot soak is not only pain relieving but also detoxifying for the circulatory system.
Chinese Herbal Medicine RX
$50 and up
Considered as the complimentary internal treatment to acupuncture, the benefits of medicinal herbs can enhance the body's metabolism and harmonize major imbalances in the body. After your consultation, you will receive a customized herbal formula prescription that will be monitored, modified and tailored to your unique constitution for optimum health
*Rates vary with prescription dosage
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture
If you are thinking of getting a little work done on your face, a more radiant glow may lie closer than you imagined. This ancient Oriental technique that involves the use of silicone-coated needles, aromatherapy and acupressure massage will smooth fine lines and plump the volume back into your cheeks. Rejuvenate your whole skin with this luxurious treatment! Top it off with our exclusive HERBORIST Facial for best results.
The time-honored cosmetology of China is still charming in today's modern civilization. Following the Traditional Chinese Medicine integral ideas, these products are infused with therapeutic grade herbal essences that balance the skin and bring out your natural glow. By following a 5-element protocol of 1.cleansing 2.toning 3.purifying 4.nourishing 5.protecting, you will experience physical and mental clarity with this personalized facial
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