At Wellspring Natural Medicine, Dr. James Fialk, ND, L.Ac. serves as a general integrative practitioner for all ages providing holistic personalized care for a wide variety of health concerns from wellness and disease prevention to chronic disease management. He also has a special focus in integrative orthopedics treating acute injury and chronic conditions associated with pain or impaired function.

Integrative Family Medicine

Dr. Fialk’s clinical approach draws from naturopathic medicine, functional medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine perspectives while also considering conventional standards of care. This spectrum of integrative approaches enables him to identify contributing factors or underlying causes for your condition making it possible for him to assess and treat your symptoms even if they do not fit into a western medical diagnosis or if you do not tolerate, respond to, or desire conventional medical treatments. 

 

Dr. Fialk prioritizes taking the time to fully understand your health concerns. The initial appointment includes a 45-60 minute consultation. If acupuncture and/or other in-office treatments are provided, your visit time will be extended by 30 minutes. For established patients, consultations are typically 30 minutes. Appointments specifically for acupuncture treatments are available for established patients and include a brief (~10-15 minute) consultation.

 

All treatment plans are individualized and comprehensive, yet targeted and efficient. Clinical evidence and risk vs benefits are always considered and discussed. Depending upon your circumstances, naturopathic and/or traditional Chinese medicine therapies may be used alone as treatment or alongside conventional treatments to improve effect or prevent/reduce unwanted adverse effects. When appropriate, Dr. Fialk makes use of standard pharmaceutical medications, however, he prioritizes the use of effective natural interventions first. Dr. Fialk collaborates with all care providers involved in your treatment to ensure that your health care needs are met.

 

Personalized recommendations and treatments may include one or a combination of the following:

 

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Lifestyle and movement recommendations

  • Acupuncture treatments 

  • In-office physical medicine treatments: Cupping, Tui-na (Chinese Massage), Trigger point therapy, Naturopathic manipulative therapy (NMT), etc. 

  • Professional grade supplements (vitamin, mineral, nutrient, antioxidant, etc.)

  • Herbal medicine (Chinese and/or Western herbs)

  • Pharmaceutical medications

Telemedicine consultations are available for those unable to travel to the office of Wellspring natural medicine. 

Integrative Orthopedics

Dr. Fialk's approach in treating acute injury or chronic conditions associated with pain and/or impaired musculoskeletal function involves a comprehensive assessment that may include obtaining a health history, review of medical records, and a physical exam. 

 

In-office therapies to decrease pain and improve function may include:

 

  • Acupuncture (with or without electrical stimulation)

  • Cupping

  • Tui-na (Chinese massage)

  • Gua-sha

  • kinesio-taping

  • Infrared heat therapy

  • Prolozone joint injections (coming soon)

While a single treatment can sometimes resolve an acute condition, a series of five to fifteen treatments, or more, may needed for many chronic problems.

Dr. Fialk collaborates with all involved in your care to ensure your health needs are met. When it is in your best interest, Dr. Fialk can refer you to another practitioner (ie. massage therapist, chiropractor, behavior health therapist, etc.) or to a medical specialist (cardiologist, hematologist, oncologist, orthopedic surgeon, etc.) for evaluation and/or treatment.

Integrative Approach

"Our task is not to treat the disease, but the patient" 
-Vincent Preissnitz

130 Petaluma Ave, Suite 2E

Sebastopol, CA 95472

707-492-5356

Wellspring Natural Medicine

130 Petaluma Ave, Ste 2E

Sebastopol, CA 95472

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