Whole Body Care

With Integrative Experts from Greater Hartford

Caring for and supporting our bodies as an integral system that moves and flows is necessary for optimum health. Too often, people seek treatment for individual physical ailments or see the emotional mind as operating independently from the body. Different medical treatments are tried to help these individual “parts” feel better. While this might provide temporary relief, the cause and entirety of a physical or mental health issue may not be adequately addressed. Over time, physical or emotional issues may begin to build on one another with little relief; treatment may become desperate and undertaken in insolation or worse, one may learn to “live” with a chronic ailment that can truly be healed. There is another way.

In this section, two of Hartford’s integrative practitioners are highlighted. These doctors examine the whole body system and take time to ask their patients organic questions. In this caring approach, both the doctor and the patient can better understand the origin of discomfort or illness by looking at root causes of pain, depression, disease and allergies, just to name a few.

Dr. Ayelet Connell-Giammatteo of Integrative Wellness and Physical Therapy in Bloomfield specializes in supporting individuals and families who want to transition to a healthier, cleaner way of living. With a focus on holistic physical therapy and Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) and incorporating nutritional changes, Connell-Giammatteo treats autoimmune issues, sports-related injuries and pain. Her holistic approach to examine the body’s response in its entirety and treating the underlying cause of a symptom, gives each patient the needed care, attention and support for recovery, balance and total body care. According to Connell-Giammatteo, “we try to ‘meet people where they’re at’ and then move them forward by educating them on new strategies for gaining better health.”

At the Center for Natural Wellness in Glastonbury and in Canton, Dr. Stephen Karpenko integrates homeopathic and allopathic treatment modalities to support his clients’ individual needs.

“I see what may be manifesting behind the obvious symptoms and then combine both Eastern and Western healthcare philosophy to resolve the issue,” states Karpenko, adding that each patient’s treatment plan is based on a doctor-client interview followed by a chiropractic session and/or a kinesiology assessment. Karpenko is also a licensed acupuncturist, so this gentle practice may also be recommended to support other modalities. Most importantly, Dr. Karpenko colloborates with each patient to determine the best approach for supportive treatment and healing.

Both Connell-Giammatteo and Karpenko accept health insurance and provide associated administrative support. Please see their professional profiles for more personal information and to schedule an appointment that will change your approach to self-care and holistic nurturing.

For more information, contact Connell-Giammatteo at 860-519-1916 and Karpenko at 860-693-0255.



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