Health By Design: A Team Approach to Wellness
Oct 31, 2014 07:01PM
● By Gisele Siebold
A thoughtful, purposeful move brought the Health By Design Natural Clinic (HBD) to its new location at 266 West Main Street, in Leola. “The spot is perfect for our clients and us,” says owner Jeannie Peck, who holds a Doctorate of Natural Medicine degree. Light streaming through expansive windows creates a warm, open and inviting atmosphere where clients are welcomed on the first floor and invited to relax, browse in the retail area or proceed to the large space where fitness classes are held.
Peck says, “My first floor office location keeps me connected with clients.” Many of them have commented about the tranquil space. One said, ‘I just exhale when I come in here.’” Additional offices and classrooms are located on the second floor.
Joining Peck on the HBD team are staff members Emily Givler, a certified dietary supplements counselor; Mark R. Reinhart, a Chinese healthcare practitioner and tai chi/qigong instructor and Missie Salters, a licensed holistic esthetician.
The team provides functional assessments of the body systems affecting the hormones, digestion, the intestinal barrier, immunity and detoxification. Using non-invasive health screenings, the underlying cause of symptoms associated are addressed with simple healthy lifestyle changes, nutritional counseling and professional supplementation. The clinic hosts fitness classes that include tai chi, qigong, yoga and interval fitness. Healthy meal preparation classes are planned for the future.
Peck, who has studied and worked in the natural health field for more than 20 years, is also a functional nutrition clinician and a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, often referred to as needleless acupuncture. She holds a lifetime certification through the Health Preservation Association to teach Tai Chi and Qigong for Wellness, and is certified by the Arthritis Foundation as an instructor in both Self Help and Tai Chi for Arthritis.
With more than a decade of experience as a pediatric nutrition consultant, Givler leads the children’s nutrition department, offering family dietary education and food sensitivities counseling. Using the PSYCH-K method, developed by psychotherapist Rob Williams, Givler provides clients a simple, direct way to change self-limiting beliefs into behaviors that support their goals and aspirations. She is also a certified Jade therapeutician, using the electronically assisted (microcurrent) bodywork system called Jade Esthetics.
Reinhart, a Chinese healthcare systems practitioner, is the founder and creator of The Path of Three Pure Rivers (San Qing He Dao), an approach to helping individuals become rebalanced through education, cultivation and self-empowerment. Using energetic psychology based on the five element philosophy of earth, water, fire, wood and metal, he assists clients with stress management, emotional balancing and weight loss management. Additionally, he works with addiction and addictive disorders via his signature program, Three Rivers/12 Steps: Qigong For Recovery, which combines the principles of Chinese medicine, movement and spiritual practice with the 12 Step Program.
Salters is a licensed holistic esthetician, certified Jade therapeutician and member of the professional organization Associated Skin Care Professionals. With more than 10 years of experience, she educates clients about skin care and provides facials that include warm/cool steam treatment with essential oils and holistic, detoxifying microcurrent therapy.
The WIN system–Wellness, Weight Loss and Wellbeing Integrated Naturally–is a new package of services created by Health By Design. The comprehensive eight-week nutritional and weight loss program comprises a total combined consultation time of seven hours shared between Peck, Givler and Reinhart to customize and integrate nutritional plans, weight loss management and emotional/stress balancing techniques for individual clients.
“Our vision has always been to offer education and services to the community,” shares Peck. “By setting goals and creating that vision, we are making it happen.”
Gisele Siebold is a contributing writer for Natural Awakenings magazine, Lancaster-Berks edition, who lives in Lancaster.