Generative Health provides services in
naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy (CS), addressing
health conditions with natural approaches that are safe and effective,
including diet, genomic analysis and herbal medicine. They work on prevention,
rather than patching symptoms, to find the root cause of the health problems.
Dr. Meghan Gonick holds a doctorate in
naturopathic medicine degree and master’s degree in acupuncture. Dr. Javier
Palacios holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine, and certification in
CranioSacral Therapy, levels 1, 2 and 3. Both doctors passed national boards to
hold Connecticut licenses to practice naturopathic medicine. Gonick also
completed a residency with Dr. Peter D’Adamo in generative medicine, and is a
licensed acupuncturist. During her residency, Gonick expressed a desire to
bring Generative Health to Lancaster.
She says, “The interest and need for
well-trained naturopathic doctors and east Asian medicine providers continues
to grow. Both patients and doctors are looking for more options for wellness,
and that is where our clinical training and knowledge is indispensable.
Additionally, we take the time for a personalized approach, which benefits our
They offer naturopathic services,
nutritional counseling, (CS), acupuncture and nutritional supplements, herbal
medicine, Opus23, personalized diets (swami), prescription supplements (Thorne,
innate) and homeopathic formulas. The office carries locally grown and processed
loose medical herbs, tinctures and oils for custom herbal formulas.
Palacios performs CS as a gentle form of
physical medicine that corrects patients’ alignment to alleviate headaches,
muscle tension and other physical manifestations of stress. Generative Health
also provides individualized herbal formulas, salves and homeopathic
“We are the only naturopathic office in
downtown Lancaster. Not only do we provide symptomatic relief using natural and
other alternative health modalities, but we also educate the client on their
condition so they understand the nature of their problems to avoid future
flare-ups or unwanted events. We believe health is an investment, but does not
need to be costly. Our naturopathic services are thorough, and we take into
account pertinent details regarding someone’s health to provide a holistic,
evidence-based and free-of-questions plan to better health.” says Palacios.
“We are successful because our clients benefit
from the services we provide. We take pride in being holistic, safety-oriented
and personal with each case we encounter. Compared to other naturopathic
doctors, we offer affordable prices and services. One of my biggest business
challenges is not accepting insurance due to the licensing nature regarding
naturopathic medicine in the state of Pennsylvania,” advises Palacios.
“However, a bill is in the works to pass licensing, which will provide us and
the public more access to naturopathic care.”
Palacios is accepting new patients for
naturopathic and CranioSacral services, and Generative Health is planning to
increase offerings of their proprietary topical herbal formulas direct to the
public. “We are currently looking to hire another acupuncturist so we can
expand our offerings,” says Gonick.
People can stop by on First Friday open
houses to learn about their services and try delicious tea blends featuring
Lancaster Farmacy’s locally grown organic herbs.