Welcome to Dr. Wiancek's Natural Health Clinic
Your premiere source for optimal health care.
Experience how natural medicine can improve your health and help you to achieve the life style for which the Vail Valley is famous. Since naturopathic doctors focus on the whole person and not only symptoms, we successfully treat a wide range of conditions. We use safe and effective natural treatments. Learn more about our health and wellness programs below.
Naturopathic doctors are the nation's leading experts in natural medicine and natural healthcare. Learn more about naturopathic medicine here.
Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are primary care doctors specializing in the use of natural treatments. They have attended 4 years of clinical graduate level education, including training in medical diagnosis, herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, and physical medicine. They must successfully complete a series of licensing board examinations and hold a license to practice in many states. Naturopathic doctors take a holistic approach and focus on treating the cause of illness and pain, not just the symptoms. Naturopathic doctors take the time to get to know your personal health history and develop individualized natural treatment plans.
Naturopathic medical colleges are four-year postgraduate schools with admissions requirements comparable to those of conventional medical schools. The degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine requires four years of graduate-level study in the medical sciences including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, clinical and physical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, cardiology, neurology, radiology, minor surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology and oncology Throughout the four years, there is training in naturopathic therapeutics, including therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, and other therapies. The hours of coursework and supervised clinical training are comparable to traditional medical education. There are presently four professionally recognized universities of Naturopathic Medicine in the United States and two in Canada.
National University of Naturopathic Medicine
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
National University of Health Sciences
Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic doctors are currently licensed in 17 states and Washington DC, with many other states undergoing licensing efforts. Licensing is important to protect patients from practitioners claiming to be naturopathic doctors, but have not undergone the rigorous training of graduates from the six recognized naturopathic medical schools in the US and Canada. The scope of practice of naturopathic doctors varies from state to state, but normally includes physical and laboratory diagnosis, treatment with therapeutic nutrition, supplements, botanical medicines, homeopathy, physical medicine, and may include the use of certain prescription drugs and minor surgery.
1. First Do No Harm - Primum Non Nocere
The naturopathic doctor remedies and therapies that are safe and effective, to increase overall health and decrease harmful side effects..
2. Harness the Healing Power of Nature - Vis Medicatrix Naturae
The naturopathic doctor works to restore and support the powerful and inherent healing abilities of the body, mind and spirit. Naturopathic medicine harnesses the vast potential of the natural world to stimulate the process of healing and prevent further disease from occurring..
3. Identify and Treat the Cause - Tolle Causam
The primary goal of the naturopathic doctor is to determine and treat the underlying causes of illness, rather than simply managing the symptoms..
4. Treat the Whole Person - Holism
Each person is unique and requires individualized care. In treating the cause of any condition, the naturopathic doctor takes into account not only a person's physical symptoms, but also the person who has the symptoms. Disease affects the entire person, not just a specific organ or system. Thoughts, feelings, lifestyle, family history, environmental stresses, nutritional status and general physical state are all carefully evaluated and addressed.
5. Educate - Docere
The naturopathic doctor helps people understand health and illness, to give them the tools to live in balance and become responsible for their own health..
Naturopathic doctors focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
Dr. Wiancekis currently covered by Aetna and Cofinity in Colorado and by most insurance companies in Washington State. Please call your insurance company to request Naturopathic coverage.
If your plan does not cover Naturopathic healthcare you can still apply out of pocket expenses to your yearly deductable. Even without insurance coverage, many patients find that Naturopathic care is more cost effective compared to the fees and copayments of more traditional clinics.
Primary Healthcare using the Following Modalities
Botanical medicines are effective and safe when used properly, in the right dose and in the proper combinations with other herbs or treatments. A resurgence of scientific research in Europe, Asia, and the United States is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in clinical situations.
This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old, and is widely accepted in other countries (The Royal Family of England uses a homeopathic physician.). Homeopathic medicines act to strengthen the body’s innate immune response; they seldom have side effects. Some conditions that conventional medicine has no effective treatment to respond well to homeopathy.
A growing body of scientific knowledge in this area is reflected in numerous professional journals of nutrition and dietary sciences, validating the naturopathic approach to diet and nutrition. Many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as they can by any other means, but with fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic doctors receive more than 140 classroom hours in clinical nutrition; most medical doctors receive fewer than 20 hours.
We see children of all ages. We do well baby checks. We treat ear infections, colds, flu, allergies gastrointestinal problems, autism, ADHD, and ADD.
Physical medicine includes physiotherapy, using heat and cold, gentle electrical pulses, ultrasound, diathermy, hydrotherapy, exercise therapy, Craniosacral therapy, and manipulation.
Craniosacral therapy is a technique that releases tightened, constricted tissue. It is among the gentlest of the bodywork therapies. It is unlike chiropractic manipulation in that there is no jolting of the body. Craniosacral therapy also holds an adjustment longer than chiropractic manipulation. Many clients get the results they need in three sessions. Others have the treatment done weekly for several months.
We use all types of laboratory tests from chemistry screens, cholesterol, blood sugar, food allergy, environmental chemical testing, parasite testing, hormone and thyroid testing. We use blood, urine, salvia and stool testing. For virtual appointments we can send kits to your home to collect saliva, finger stick, urine, or stool samples depending on the test, or you can use a lab near your home.
I educate you on the cause of your health issues and recommend how to use the appropriate diet, lifestyle changes, and supplements to remedy your health conditions. I take the time to discuss the treatment plan recommendations so that you can choose the best course for your own health. Thus, each treatment plan is based on your unique individual health issues.
Commonly Treated Conditions
alcohol, drugs, food, nicotine
hypertension, hypotension, palpitations, poor circulation
acne, eczema, hives, psoriasis
diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism
abdominal pain & distention, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, food allergies, gall stones, hiatal hernia, indigestion, nervous stomach, ulcers
HIV, allergies, autoimmune conditions, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome
benign prostatic hypertrophy, infertility, urinary tract infections
accident-related injuries, arthritis, back & neck pain, bursitis, frozen shoulder, sprains, strains, tendonitis
carpel tunnel syndrome, epilepsy, herpes zoster, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, neuralgias, pinched nerves, post-stroke syndrome, sciatica
digestive & respiratory disorders, ear infections, hyperactivity
health enhancement, insufficient lactation, morning sickness, toxemia
anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders, insomnia, lifestyle modification, manic depressive disorder, poor memory, stress
allergies, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, cough, ear aches & infections, hay fever, influenza, laryngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, sort throat, tonsillitis
amenorrhea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, impotence, infertility, PMS, peri-menopause, post menopause, urinary tract infection, Bio-identical hormone replacement