Welcome to new approaches in health and healing!
COVID-19 Announcement—The Center is open to best meet the need of our patients and patrons. Measures have been and continue to be taken to promote safety for you and our staff. Our efforts meet and exceed those set down by the CDC & WHO.
In an effort to minimize contact points, we offer curbside delivery for purchases (for those who prefer not to come inside), and shipping to those out of area. Appointments are being scheduled to avoid waiting area contact. We also offer telephone consultation and video telehealth services.
We would like to thank those who are continuing to support the business. Your health and wellbeing is a priority through this viral outbreak and beyond.
Dianna Richardson, ND
Beth Pope, RN
Why Our Approach to Wellbeing?
When your body speaks, listen! Health is more than simply being disease free. It is an ongoing process developing and maintaining the highest level of wellness within an individual. The whole body is involved in this process. In this way, the healthiest results are attainable by each individual. The key word here is "individual." No two people are exactly alike. Lifestyle, body chemistry, likes and dislikes, not to mention all the little unique things that make you who you are differs from person to person.
"Root Cause" is more than just a buzz word here at the Center. Too often symptoms rather than "root cause" are addressed in healthcare. Naturopathic training is focused in looking well beyond symptoms and current healthcare trends to find the starting point, or root cause, of dis-ease. The methodology has been used successfully for thousands of years by trained professionals. It is a holistic, or whole body approach, that recognizes all aspects (mind, body, spirit, environment) will impact one another and your health.
The mission of HWNC is to help people achieve the highest level of wellness possible, using only evidence-based holistic health approaches. Evidence-based means studies have been completed on the methods used and found them to improve health in individuals. This approach allows the best of all avenues to be used in promoting health. Some of these approaches you may be familiar with and others may be new to you. All have been shown to improve health, wellness, and quality of life in thousands of individuals.
Long before buzz words such as integrative and functional, Naturopathic medicine recognized the depth of body system interactions. More importantly, over the decades documented evidence has show the validity of naturopathic focus in healing. This has resulted in other medical systems adopting some of the techniques and renaming their approach in treatment. Unfortunately, treatment and healing are words that cannot be used interchangeably. The core principles that drive wellbeing are often missing.
Core Principles of Naturopathy
1). The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
The body's inherent ability to heal itself is recognized. Naturopathic physicians
identify and remove obstacles to recovery to facilitate this healing ability in patients.
2). Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam)
The naturopathic physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than
eliminate or merely suppress symptoms.
3). First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
Naturopathic medicine follows three principles to avoid harming the patient:
1. Use methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects;
2. Avoid, when possible, the harmful suppression of symptoms;
3. Acknowledge and respect the individual's healing process, using the least force necessary
to diagnose and treat illness.
4). Doctor as Teacher (Docere)
Naturopathic physicians educate the patient and encourage self-responsibility for health.
They also acknowledge the therapeutic value inherent in the doctor-patient relationship.
5). Treat the Whole Person
Naturopathic physicians treat each individual by taking into account physical, mental, emotional,
genetic, environmental and social factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health,
naturopathic physicians encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual path.
Naturopathic physicians emphasize disease prevention, assessment of risk factors and hereditary
susceptibility to disease and making appropriate interventions to prevent illness.
Wellness follows the establishment and maintenance of optimum health & balance. Wellness is a
state of being healthy, characterized by positive emotion, thought and action. Wellness is innate in
everyone, regardless of disease(s). If wellness is recognized and experienced by an individual, it
will more quickly heal a given disease than direct treatment of the disease alone.
Check out our upcoming events at the center on the events page. PayPal button has been added to the events page for your convenience .
New Patient? Please download the intake form here
Interested in wellness tips? There is always new information on the Facebook page.
No time for Facebook? Shoot us an email at Dianna@drhwnc.com and we will periodically update you on various topics.
Check in on the wellness blog for recipes, wellness tips, and more. I have recently added a couple a categories to the blog and am expanding information you will find on the page.
Have a question or comment? The contact page offers direct email access. Also on this page find a monthly calendar of the the business hours.
Are you new to our services? Take a look at the rates & services page for a general overview of our offerings.
For existing patients and patrons, we have also added PayPal invoicing to save you a trip in for refills and purchases. Just send us your needs request and we will invoice you.When payment is received we will ship to you, or you may pick up the filled order during normal business hours!
The information contained on this site is for educational purposes. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician.All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult a healthcare professional before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.
The following tests are available in the office. These results are available within 5 minutes of testing. We also access outside lab for more extensive testing.
Cold & Flu Season has arrived! Testing available at the Center:
Influenza A & B $15
Strep test. $10
Mono test. $15
Total Cholesterol Testing ( lipid panel) including Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides). $20
Hemoglobin A1C. $25
Nancy Pope is accepting appointments for clinical therapeutic massage, myofacial release & cupping. Call and schedule "me time" today! 573-694-7279
The Center is now open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm! Saturdays by appointment or chance. We will continue our Saturday classes.
If you are a patient or patron of the Center needing refills or products, we now have the ability to invoice purchases and ship for your convenience. We appreciate our out-of-town patrons and understand the difficulties with timeframes and travels. Email your needs to Dianna@drhwnc.com and we will invoice you.
In the Jefferson City News Tribune, Dr. Richardson will be providing a monthly nutrition column. Check it out for recipes and health tips in the Wednesday edition. This is an ongoing feature in the Flavor section.
HER Magazine Jan/Feb 2016
Link to article on Center & Dr. Richardson in Her Magazine
Dr. Richardson's spice insights in HER Magazine