Dr. Amy Haynes

Dr. Amy Haynes

Who is Dr. Amy  Haynes

Dr. Amy Haynes is a naturopathic doctor who has been practicing holistic medicine in Missoula, Montana for over 40 years. Using natural means to treat the whole body, rather than simply masking symptoms, Dr. Amy is able to determine the root cause of an ailment and help her patients heal from the inside out and experience a better quality of life. 

Dr. Amy grew up in a suburb of Detroit and was inflicted with numerous health issues. Her own conditions drove her to pursue a career in medicine. After attending the University of Michigan and realizing that traditional western medicine wasn’t the right place for her, she transitioned the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland Oregon. Upon graduation, she moved to Montana and started her practice, where she has been working towards helping the community with their health since 1984.

Dr. Amy is passionate about utilizing methods and natural substances to minimize the risk of harmful effects and apply the least possible force or intervention necessary to diagnose illness and restore health. With long term patients, Dr. Amy focuses on preventative care so her patients to obtain their optimal health.

What does Dr. Amy Haynes believe?

Naturopathic medicine is centered on treating the whole person, including body, mind, and spirit. In alignment with this philosophy, Dr. Amy practices holistic care, attending to the body’s needs in order to support the mind and the spirit. 

She holds a belief that the gift of life gives us the opportunity to become more than what we were born to be, to expand our potential beyond our birthright. For that to happen, health has to be a number one priority. Wholesomeness and integrity bring us into alignment with our place in this beautiful web of nature. When we live in alignment, when our body and mind are nourished, we can become our best, healthiest selves. Ideally, we want to flow quickly and effortlessly.

 

Dr. Amy believes we are as healthy as our relationships with each other, with the land, and with our creator.
Dr. Amy believes that some answers live outside of the box of our beliefs, our opinions, and our feelings.
Dr. Amy believes that clarity happens when we shift our paradigms.
Dr. Amy believes that fixing cellular inflammation is the key to relief from chronic disease.
Dr. Amy believes that for her to help you, she needs to know you.
Dr. Amy believes that there is a reason for pain and suffering.
Dr. Amy believes that the story needs to make sense.
Dr. Amy believes that all living beings possess an intelligent, divine spark called the Vital Force, which gives us an innate ability to heal.

How Can Dr. Amy Haynes Help You?

Dr. Amy is highly skilled in a wide array of natural healthcare treatments. Some of the ones she is most passionate about are:

Ozone Therapy

Dr. Amy loves providing ozone therapy for her patients. It seems so simple, such an obvious treatment because it uses oxygen, an essential element to life! Ozone works beautifully—killing microbes and stimulating healing. Because it can’t be patented, it’s available to everyone. The applications of ozone therapy are endless—from treating bacterial infections to enhancing anti-aging. It can insufflate into an orifice, be injected into a joint or sinus, and infused into the blood. 

Prolotherapy

Chronic Pain is horrible. It alters the course of lives by limiting our decision-making abilities.  Like a thief, It steals our ability to feel pleasure in our lives. Patients come to us broken and in pain and, using prolotherapy, Dr. Amy enables their bodies to heal themselves. A month or so after treatment, they are better, without the use of drugs or surgery. Dr. Amy uses and loves prolotherapy as a means of treating chronic pain because it proves that our bodies are designed to heal. 

O-Shot

As the name suggests, the O-Shot, or the orgasm shot, was created to enhance sexual pleasure in women. It has proven effective in decreasing pain, discomfort, and vaginal dryness, and increasing libido and, yes, orgasms! Another use fot the O-Shot is treating incontinence or bladder leakage. Incontinence is a lonely and restrictive limitation with no good solution. Women stay home, limit their activities, and often avoid public situations altogether. The O-shot uses our own blood to treat this embarrassing condition. Dr. Amy finds this treatment, as opposed to mesh implants and surgery, to be elegant and sophisticated. There is something poetic about taking the cure from the patient’s own blood. and it works. 

Other Services Provided By Dr. Amy

Dr. Amy is experienced in everything from acupuncture to labor and delivery. She is capable and experienced in full body healthcare, including every service offered in our clinic. See the full list of services here. 

 

Dr. Stephanie Raven

Dr. Stephanie Raven

Dr. Stephanie Raven Missoula

Who is Dr. Stephanie Raven

Dr. Stephanie Raven is a naturopathic doctor and herbalist. She earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and holds bachelor of science degrees in genetics & psychology from Clemson University.

Dr. Raven grew up on the East Coast and move to Portland, OR to pursue her passions. While in Portland she studied naturopathic medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and bodywork (Cranialsacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Pelvic Floor Therapy, and Active Isolated Stretching). Dr. Raven’s partner is a Missoula native, so they recently relocated to the area to be closer to family. They enjoy a minimalistic lifestyle and live in a tiny house that they built themselves.

As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Raven is trained to integrate physical, mental, and emotional aspects to understand an individual’s overall health. Each person has a story to tell and she wants to hear your story. Dr. Raven strives to create a judgement free space in the clinic and approaches healthcare from a trauma-informed, body-neutral, and gender-inclusive perspective.

 

What Does Dr. Stephanie Raven Believe?

Dr. Raven believes that the definition of health is to live our lives with freedom – to have the freedom to participate in activities that we want to do, and to enjoy all of the pleasures that life has to offer. She approaches healing with the mindset that there is always something that can be done. Her goal is to help every patient maximize their health and live as the best possible version of themselves.

Dr. Raven also believes that healthy community is critical to our wellbeing. Community has been de-emphasized in our current culture, which has been to our detriment. As a doctor, she feels that part of her role is to build community and to share knowledge with others in her community. One of her favorite naturopathic principles is docere, which is Latin for “instruct, teach, or point out”.

Dr. Raven believes that making simple lifestyle changes can have a dramatic effect on your overall health.
Dr. Raven believes that we all have the right to live life pain-free.
Dr. Raven believes that self-care and self-love are some of the most important things that we can do for our health.
Dr. Raven believes that many people suffer from burnout because our culture promotes over-working and has unhealthy expectations.
Dr. Raven believes that weight is not a reflection of health status.
Dr. Raven believes that living in harmony and connection with nature is essential.
Dr. Raven believes that only you can heal yourself. While she can share the knowledge to facilitate this process, each patient is ultimately
in charge of their own healing journey.

How Can Dr. Raven Help You?

Part of the beauty of naturopathic medicine is the diversity among practitioners. Some of the modalities that Dr. Raven is most passionate about include:

Physical Medicine

Dr. Raven incorporates bodywork into many of her treatment plans and is trained in Cranialsacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, and Active Isolated Stretching. Important information can be gained from slowing down and listening to the body. All of these therapies are useful in addressing stress/anxiety, brain fog, head injuries, headaches, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, physical pain and much more. Visceral manipulation is also especially useful for gastrointestinal complaints.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Holistic Pelvic Floor Therapy is another type of bodywork that Dr. Raven performs, but it deserves a category of its own. Pelvic Floor Therapy is a type of internal massage that can be helpful in pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, postpartum recovery, urinary incontinence, constipation, hemorrhoids, back pain, coccygeal pain, and sexual dysfunction. Pelvic Floor Therapy is regularly prescribed in other countries following childbirth and can also help foster a greater connection to self.

Herbal Medicine

Dr. Raven has done extensive training in herbal medicine as a supplement to her naturopathic studies. Her training has been primarily focused on learning plants in the Pacific Northwest Bioregion because her previous home-base was Portland, OR. She believes in the importance of working with local plants and is excited to start learning the intricacies of plants that grow in Montana and the Rocky Mountain States. Working with local plants allows us the opportunity to develop more intimate relationships with the herbs we are taking medicinally.

Lyftogt Perineural Injection Therapy® (PIT)

This is a type of injection therapy that is extremely effective for treating chronic pain. This treatment consists of a series of small, superficial injections, targeting areas of nerve pain and inflammation. D5W (5% Dextrose), the substance injected during PIT, is immediately analgesic (i.e. pain-relieving), this effect typically lasts for 4-5 days post treatment. These injections also help decrease neurogenic inflammation and heal your nerves. Thus, after a series of 6-8 treatments, preferably done weekly, there is typically a significant and long-term reduction in pain.

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