You are special - and not everyone's symptoms are the same. Healing isn't all about "one size fits all", or "here take this prescription for your symptoms". To get you started healing, what we need to do is to figure out what is out of balance in your life, and then start to take steps to correct that imbalance. This begins with an in- depth initial visit in our clinic which includes your health history, a screening physical exam, and a review of your recent labwork. And, because imbalances in our life may occur on other levels than just the physical level - namely on the mental - spiritual - emotional levels, we'll also talk about your life; what is working for you in your life, and what is not. The goal is to identify patterns and the underlying causes for your symptoms. When these patterns are dealt with, healing can start.
I'm Dr. Colleen Gagliardi. I am an old-fashioned Doc. I believe that the best way I can help you to heal is to get to know you and help you to uncover what is really going on and causing your symptoms. I am a Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist. I practice Vitalistic Naturopathic Medicine, which affirms that your body is naturally designed to heal, if given the right conditions. I specialize in working with the mind-body connection, and understand that what and how we think, impacts how we feel and ultimately the health and well being of our physical being. To address physical symptoms, we need to look at the whole picture - not just treat the symptoms.
At your very first visit, I will help you to take stock of your personal and health goals. This process starts with a thorough health history, physical, personal biography, and functional medicine lab testing.
"I have suffered from recurrent Crohn’s Disease flares, fatigue, reactive arthritis, and malaise for the past 10 years. Despite having gone to multiple doctors and taking serious medication, the Crohn’s disease was not even close to remission.
I started seeing Dr. Colleen 3 months ago, and her expertise, compassion, and commitment to discovering what was causing all my symptoms has been a life altering experience. The arthritic pain, fatigue and malaise have subsided. I am down to taking 1 medication for the Crohn’s. I have not felt this good in so long, I didn’t realize I could. It has been such a blessing to be under Dr. Collen’s care and guidance. I feel I have a new lease on life."
Dr. Gagliardi's Specialties
Natural Approaches to:
Digestive: IBS, heartburn, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation/diarrhea, food sensitivities
Musculoskeletal: Joint/muscle pain, fibromyalgia
Endocrine/Metabolic: Hashimoto's, hypothyroid and adrenal issues, weight gain, metabolic syndrome, elevated blood sugar
Neurological: Migraines, insomnia, pain, headaches, neuropathy
Hormonal - PMS, menopausal symptoms, headaches, Candida
Mood: Irritability/depression, anxiety
Fatigue: feeling tired, lack of motivation
Auto Immune Issues: RA, Lupus, Sjogren's
Dermatology: Eczema, acne or hives
In addition to Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Colleen is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, which allows her to provide you with additional diagnostic and treatment options for your health issues.
She believes that acupuncture should be an enjoyable and relaxing experience to help restore balance and function to the body, mind and spirit.
Many people know intuitively that we are composed of mind, body, energy and spirit, and that these aspects of ourselves are intimately connected with each other, and our health. Dr. Colleen specializes in helping people identify and address the underlying issues that are contributing to their particular symptoms.
When the fine art of acupuncture is combined with science-based natural medicine, and mind/body medicine, profound, deep and long-lasting healing is possible.
Treat the Cause
Your symptoms may be due to these underlying causes, which we evaluate and treat as part of our comprehensive approach:
Unresolved emotional issues - anger, grief, sadness, regret, pain
After appropriate testing and evaluation, we may recommend a program utilizing these natural therapies to help restore health:
Specific dietary recommendations
"I've been a patient of Dr. Colleen Gagliardi for almost three months. When I met Dr. Gagliardi I had severe digestive problems and acute, debilitating anxiety/panic attacks. I also suffered from muscle pain and insomnia.
Dr. Gagliardi has literally saved my life. She's taught me how to manage my anxiety and digestive problems by alternative medicine and therapy methods: naturopathic vitamin supplements, educating me about nutrition, offering different diet suggestions, acupuncture, and massage.
Dr. Gagliardi sent me for blood work and we discovered I was deficient in important vitamins. She takes the time to get to know the patient and works to help the patient understand how to get better.
I no longer have severe panic attacks, my digestion is 100 % better, I no longer have insomnia, and I have the energy of a teenager. I continue my path with Dr. Gagliardi and highly recommend her."