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- Urgent call #616.450.0587 or online by clicking the gold button above.
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Naturopathy is non-invasive, whole person health care that utilizes natural remedies to support the return of balance or homeostasis. There are many aspects of health and wellness and they encompass the body as well as the mind and spirit. Each of these can impact the state of health. It is essential for a health care provider to not only look at each person as a unique individual, but also to be able to consider the entirety of the person.
Carey Horrigan is a Board Certified, Internationally Registered Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy, a Certified Holistic Doula, a Certified Fertility Specialist and a Lactation Educator. The foundation of her education is facilitating and supporting the body, in its intrinsic ability to heal itself, through natural, non-invasive means. Niamh Wellness is a family practice, with a special focus on women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and infant health. Consultation appointments can be made for those, seeking healthy lifestyle changes, preventative health care, and with needs of acute and chronic health concerns. Specific woman’s health issues include hormone balance, menstrual concerns, menopause, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and lactation. Carey brings a unique perspective to women’s and children’s health, in both her education and life experience.
Urgent Concern Phone Consult for Naturopathic, Fertility or Lactation
Sometimes an immediate need for guidance, recommendations and answers to questions, can be best met by phone conversation. Phone consults can be utilized for immediate, acute concerns, as well as a means of guidance following or between physical appointments.
A Holistic Doula has the unique ability to offer something beyond the traditional role of labour companion. Along with a strong trust in the innate wisdom of a woman’s body and a deep respect for the birthing experience, she has an extraordinary education in the healing arts and an understanding of evidence-based birth practices. As a Holistic Doula, Carey has extensive Naturopathic training in pregnancy specific Nutrition, Herbs, Homeopathic remedies, Essential oils and Flower Essences that address the specific needs and concerns of every stage of pregnancy through postpartum and newborn care. Holistic Doulas are trained to support, guide and advocate for each woman; understanding her individual story and meeting her unique needs, throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery and the 4th trimester of postpartum, as well as the special needs of newborn care.
Doula Services include pregnancy wellness visits, labour & birth support and postpartum visits for mother and baby. Services are offered in basic and customized packages.
*It is best to start interviewing Doulas very early or even prior to pregnancy.
A Fertility Specialist has additional, specialized training with respect to the specifics of both female and male fertility. An understanding of the normal functions of the physical and biological processes of fertility, including menstrual charting, cycle specific issues like PMS, amenorrhea & menorrhea. A knowledge of what the signs of a potential acute or chronic concern could be and how to support health and healing with respect to specific concerns. A unique ability to guide women and couples create strong foundations for healthy bodies, healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.
Lactation Support and Education
Carey has both lactation training and many years of experience. She is able to offer education and support for both mamas new to breastfeeding and mamas with experience, that are struggling. Carey is also unique in being able to offer guidance to mamas that didn’t give birth, but would like to be able to breastfeed their baby, as well as mamas wanting to relactate after a necessary or chosen pause in breastfeeding . The natural induction of lactation is possible and should be guided with the experience and understanding of the individual woman and baby.
CranioSacral Therapy is a light-healing touch that can dramatically improve overall wellness, facilitating self-correction and thus the healing of many conditions. CST is not massage, but does involve gentle, hands-on techniques to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion and the release of restrictions. This in turn frees the Central Nervous System, allowing for a natural reduction in pain and stress, strengthening the body’s resistance to stress and enhancing overall health and well being. Sessions can be integrated into other therapies, used in short-sessions for time constraints or specific needs and concerns found during a Naturopathic appointment. They can also be scheduled as full hour + sessions to address both acute and chronic conditions, including those related to Fertility and Pregnancy. Clients remain fully clothed while laying on a comfortable therapy table. It can be very relaxing and it is not uncommon for clients to drift off to sleep. Dr. Carey is Upledger Institute trained.
CranioSacral Therapy Appointments can be scheduled for Grand Rapids
The very foundation of a good Naturopathic Practice is education. It is essential that you are educated, so you understand how your body functions, what it means to really take care of your body, mind and soul, and what it looks like when something is out of balance. Carey offers classes on health topics on a regular basis including but not limited to; Reproductive Health, Preparing for Pregnancy, Nutrition, Heart Health & Cholesterol and Flower Essences. If there is a topic you are interested in and have a group, please contact. These events will be posted on the website. If you are interested in being notified via email, please send an email to NiamhWellness@gmail.com to be added to the invite list.
Please contact us via phone or email to inquire about class availability!