The naturopathic doctors at Hälsa Naturopathic Medicine are committed to providing you with personalized care using natural, non-toxic therapies.
Focusing on the root cause of your symptoms rather than simply suppressing them can lead to long term healing and improved quality of life. Naturopathic medicine can be particularly effective in treating long standing illnesses that have been unresponsive to conventional medical interventions.
We view our patients as unique, complex individuals. Each patient’s interrelated physical, emotional, mental, genetic and spiritual characteristics are considered when creating an individualized treatment plan.
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and depression often present a seemingly hopeless array of complex emotional and functional challenges that vary widely from person to person. However, positive change is possible when the true underlying causes of these symptoms can be identified and corrected to restore balance to the body and mind.
All three doctors at Hälsa are experienced in treating both anxiety and depression, and use gentle therapies to address underlying dysfunctions in the brain and other body systems. They give each individual the tools to regain control of his or her physical and emotional wellness.
There are many facets of your health that should be explored to determine what dysfunctions or imbalances may be at the root of your symptoms. These include:
Neurotransmitter testing: Specialized testing reveals imbalances in the chemicals of your nervous system. Using gentle herbal remedies and nutritional therapies to restore equilibrium can provide rapid symptom relief that lasts.
Genetic testing and assessment: Our genes often predispose us to certain medical conditions or imbalances in our body chemistry. By assessing gene function, we can identify specific errors in your unique genes that make you more susceptible to experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mood changes. Gene testing can clue us in as to why you experience these symptoms and provide a highly specific, individualized approach to treating them.
Digestive healing: Over 80% of the hormones and chemicals involved in how you think and feel mentally are actually produced in your gut. By optimizing digestive function and reducing inflammation we can make profound changes in your mood, energy, motivation, and well-being.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on technique intended to release tension in the body to relieve physical and emotional pain, stress, and discomfort and to improve your body’s overall health and performance.
CST is based on the physiological principle that the flow of cerebrospinal fluid within the body is important to health, and that the brain and spinal cord are influenced by the craniosacral system – a network of tissues and fluids that protect and support the central nervous system. By using a soft touch, restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system can be released. These restrictions build up with the daily stresses and strains your body endures. They cause the craniosacral system to tighten and become distorted, which then prevents your central nervous system from functioning optimally.
Many patients find that CST facilitates the release of strong emotional and traumatic memories that are often stored in the body's connective tissues at the time of an event. The release of these negative emotions and related physical restrictions can lead to reduced physical pain and discomfort, allowing significant physical and emotional healing. CST can be effective for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as for a wide variety of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Dr. Mutti is an experienced provider of CST and has undergone extensive advanced training in its use. During your visit, she can detect, evaluate, and address restrictions by gentle touch to various locations of the body. After testing for ease of motion and the rhythm of cerebrospinal fluid, she works to release any restrictions with a soft touch.
Consider CST to address the following:
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mutti to see if CST can help you
21-Day Medical Detox Program
Most of us have a lifetime of toxins that have accumulated in our bodies from the food we eat, environmental pollution, and our own bad habits. Undergoing a detoxification program can cleanse your body and improve your overall well-being by eliminating these toxins. Our functional detoxification program, designed and led by Dr. Karly Powell, provides support for your body's natural pathways of elimination. This food-based system will optimize function of all your major organ systems and is specifically designed to help you:
Included in the medical detox:
We are now offering our wellness detox on an ongoing, individual basis. Please call our office at 719-551-5282 to schedule your initial appointment or email email@example.com for questions.
Nasal Specific Technique
Nasal Specific Technique is a form of physical manipulation to realign the bones of the face and sinus cavities. The treatment helps restore normal movement of these bones, particularly the sphenoid, which sits in the center of your skull and connects to nearly every other bone in the head.
Can I benefit from Nasal Specifics?
If you are suffering from chronic or recurrent sinus infections, sleep apnea, snoring, migraines, ear pain or headaches due to congestion, a nasal specific treatment may be the key to lasting relief from your symptoms. Some people who experience residual pain long after a trauma, like whiplash or a blow to the head or neck, may also benefit.
How does it work?
The small bones in our heads are actually connected by joints, which should move in concert as we move our head and neck. These joints, however, can become stuck. Diminished movement in the area will impair the normal function of the nervous tissue, blood vessels, and lymphatic drainage. This treatment restores normal movement to the area, allowing for improved fluid drainage, posture, and blood flow to the brain.
What should I expect during the treatment?
While you lie flat on an exam table, a small nasal balloon will be inserted into your sinus cavity. It is then quickly inflated, deflated, and removed. This process is repeated 6 times, once for each of the sinus cavities, during each treatment. The process takes approximately 5-15 minutes. Some patients may experience discomfort lasting several seconds during each inflation, and many patients experience immediate relief of pressure or sinus drainage. A series of 4 treatments over the course of 2-4 weeks is typically recommended to allow for maximum benefit as your body adjusts to its new alignment. One series is enough for many, while others may require an occasional “tune-up” months or years later if symptoms recur.
Dr. Karly Powell is an experienced provider of Nasal Specific Technique. Schedule an appointment to see if this treatment can help you.
Chronic Pain Management
Why do I have pain and what can I do about it?
Pain is one of most common complaints seen by primary care doctors today. It affects all age groups, and most people will experience at least one episode of lasting pain in their lifetime. Chronic pain currently affects an estimated 100 million Americans - more than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Although pain is one of the largest costs to our medical system, unfortunately we have few effective, conventionally available options for symptom relief. The good news, however, is that our understanding of the origins of pain has been growing rapidly in recent years, and novel new therapies to effectively manage pain without drugs or surgery are emerging. Dr. Powell uses a number of techniques to address pain.
The most foundational treatment for any patient with pain is Therapeutic Neuroscience Education, which is a complicated way of saying “educating patients about why they have pain.” This technique is at the forefront of pain management among both conventional and alternative providers because of its simplicity and great efficacy. The latest research studies have shown that educating patients using this technique results in significant pain reduction in 1/3rd of patients, far outperforming all other standard pain management techniques. When you start to understand why you have pain and the mechanisms your body uses to produce it, you will have the power to take back control of your pain, your activities, and your life.
Manual therapies performed in the office are another highly effective method for decreasing pain, improving everyday function and mobility, and decreasing healing time. The techniques used most commonly are massage, joint manipulation, and Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), which employs a small metal tool to break up scar tissue in muscles and ligaments. This technique is a highly effective way to decrease the sensitivity of the nervous system to pain and get quick but lasting pain relief.
Movement is critical to managing pain and healing injuries (with the exception of recent, acute injuries). Integrating movement and exercise into your daily activities helps to bring blood and nutrients to injured tissues and clear out stagnant fluids. Additionally, specific rehabilitation exercises to do at home can help retrain the nervous system and decrease the sensitivity to pain. Instructional videos are provided to complete these gentle, 5-10 minute activities, which are performed 3 times daily.
Because pain influences so many aspects of our lives, patients with chronic pain often experience anxiety, depression, or other mood changes. Pain often forces us to change or limit our work, to give up the hobbies we enjoy, or modify our daily activities. This can lead to feelings of isolation, discouragement, or loss of control. Not only may these feelings decrease your quality of life, but they have actually been shown to make your pain worse! By addressing pain of the body and mind in concert, we can stop this vicious cycle of chronic pain and mood depression.
Finally, as part of our whole-person approach to health care, Dr. Powell will assess all aspects of your health that may be contributing to your pain or inhibiting proper healing. Depending on your individual need, nutritional and herbal supplements may be helpful to moderate pain levels and decrease healing time.
Dr. Karly Powell is specially trained in non-pharmaceutical pain management. Schedule an appointment today to learn about why you have pain and simple interventions that can help you control it.
Establishing good health begins in childhood, and the best gift you can give your child is the foundation for a lifetime of wellness. At Hälsa Naturopathic Medicine, we strive to optimize your child’s health and prevent the future development of chronic disease.
We believe in doing more than simply treating your child’s symptoms. We listen to you to determine the underlying causes. We then provide gentle, safe, and effective recommendations and treatments to restore health naturally, without medications when possible. Our compassionate, collaborative approach offers you, as a parent, a safe forum to discuss your child and your medical decisions, and results in individualized treatment plans that work for your child and your family. We want your child to thrive!
Pediatric visits at Hälsa include discussing nutrition and lifestyle choices, how to prevent common illnesses, how to address common and more complex childhood health problems, vaccinations, developmental milestones, and what to expect in the months and years to come. Bring your questions to these visits and we will discuss your child, your interests and your concerns in depth.
Services we offer & concerns we address include:
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests well-child visits at 2, 4, 6, and 9 months for the first year of life; 12, 15, 18 months for the 2nd year; and annual visits thereafter. Children under 2 years of age can be seen by a naturopathic physician for adjunctive care alongside a licensed pediatrician. Dr. Mutti’s goal is to work collaboratively with your pediatrician to bridge the gap between conventional and alternative medicine, and to provide your child with the best care possible.
Dr. Mutti is an experienced provider of pediatric care and a mother of two. Schedule an appointment with her to put your child on the path to lifelong wellness.
Forget fad diets. We focus on sustainable changes for lasting health.
Many of our patients are looking to lose weight in order to improve their health and boost confidence. But for most, diet is not enough. At Hälsa, we aim to identify and remove the functional deficits and imbalances in your body that may be standing in the way of your long-term success.
We live in a toxic environment. We are constantly bombarded with toxic chemicals in our food (and plastic food containers), skin care products, and even the air we breathe. These chemicals tend to accumulate in our body in our fat cells. Our body doesn’t necessarily want to let go of those fat cells because that would mean liberating all those toxic substances from their holding cells. While that liberation is an important part of the process, it can have detrimental consequences for your health if done incorrectly (and it can make weight loss even harder). Dr. Powell has extensive training in safe and effective detoxification to get rid of the toxins and their fatty storage containers.
Eliminate Problem Foods
Problem foods like sugar, processed foods, and refined carbohydrates tend to encourage weight gain by altering our metabolism. But other foods may also become problematic if we have negative reactions (or sensitivity) to them. These foods tend to light up our immune system to generate inflammation in the body. Inflammation bogs down our detoxification systems and causes water retention and bloating, resulting in weight gain. We often test for food sensitivities to identify your individual problem foods, and guide patients through controlled elimination trials to see what health benefits you experience when you get rid of those triggering foods.
It’s not just what you eat, it’s how
The way you eat is just as important as what you eat. This may mean changing the timing of your meals, as certain patterns of fasting can help shift your metabolism into fat burning mode. It may mean improving your “food hygiene” - how you prepare your food, the number of times you chew, or the environment in which you eat - which can all dramatically effect the way your body breaks down and utilizes the food you eat.
Imbalance in our metabolic or sex (estrogen, testosterone, etc) hormones can trigger weight gain, even when we’re doing everything else right. We can identify some of these imbalances based on your medical history or specialty lab testing, and use natural therapies to get your hormones back in check. Once your hormones are working for you rather than fighting against you, the weight often melts away!
Stimulate your metabolism
Increasing your metabolism means you will be burning that fat away into energy, and exercise is the best way to accomplish this. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), like weight lifting or running sprint intervals, is the best way to get your metabolism up quickly and get the weight off, while too much long, slow cardio can actually make your body hold on to the weight. Getting more frequent movement throughout the day is also better. Walking around your office for 1 minute every half hour will give you more benefit than a 30 minute block at the end of the day.
Losing weight and keeping it off may mean making some significant behavioral changes. To give yourself the best chance of success, ensure you are armed with all the appropriate information before you get started. Dr. Powell can help you figure out what barriers are standing in your way and how to make lifestyle changes that actually last.
Women have healthcare needs that require individualized attention and that are often inadequately addressed by conventional medicine. At Hälsa, we see patients for a wide variety of women’s health concerns. We take into account your unique symptoms and potential underlying causes, as well as your personal and family health history. We consider a range of naturopathic treatments and remedies to ensure that your specific health concerns are addressed. We work with your other health care providers to improve outcomes and to optimize your overall health and well-being. Drs. Mutti, Powell and Klein offer holistic support and guidance for a wide range of gynecological, hormonal and general health conditions, including:
We also offer preventative gynecological care and wellness screening for women, including
There are additional general health concerns that disproportionately affect women, that present differently in women than in men, or that are often diagnosed or treated differently depending on gender. These include:
Drs. Mutti and Powell take the time to understand you and your individual health concerns, and create personalized treatment plans that integrate naturopathic treatments with conventional medical care. Call to schedule an appointment.
CONGRATULATIONS! Your decision to schedule an appointment is the first of many steps to your journey to better health. You may do so by contacting us via telephone, or e-mail. You may find our contact information for each of our locations, in the contact section at the bottom of this page.
Are all of the doctors licensed?
All Naturopaths listed on Advisable Source's website, have been properly vetted, to ensure that they have the proper qualifications. Below, you will find the license numbers for each of the doctors that have been listed in the "Our Team" tab.
Kelly Moyaert - ND.0000172
Brita Mutti - ND.0000067
Karly Powell - ND.0000084
Dr. Kelly Moyaert
We are happy to announce the addition of Dr. Kelly Moyaert to Hälsa Naturopathic Medicine beginning September 17, 2018. Dr. Moyaert has been practicing in Seattle for the last nine years and is moving back to her hometown of Colorado Springs. Dr. Moyaert is a naturopathic doctor, licensed massage practitioner and certified yoga instructor. She has an integrative, patient-centered, hands-on approach to medicine and wellness.
Dr. Moyaert’s clinical specialties include stress-related concerns and nervous system imbalances that affect the endocrine, immune and musculoskeletal systems, and often manifest as chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, low energy/fatigue, dizziness, muscular tension, fascia restrictions, chronic inflammation, lymphatic stagnation, jaw pain/clenching, TMJ, headaches, chronic sinusitis, digestive disorders, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, chronic interstitial cystitis, hormone imbalances, and issues with thyroid and adrenal function.
Dr. Moyaert maintains special interests in craniosacral therapy, lifestyle counseling, nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, botanical medicine, and biotherapeutic drainage, as well as the integration of women’s health with gentle hands-on healing such as the Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal and Uterine Therapy™ and Bowenwork Therapy. She strongly supports the restorative capacity of releasing fascia restrictions to facilitate a deeper healing, as well as uses counseling skills and other integrative modalities to identify where patients are “stuck.” She aims to identify and facilitate in the letting go of old patterns that act as obstacles to overall wellness. Currently she has an entire tool box full of hands-on modalities that she offers patients to support their healing, balance their nervous system, counteract stress, release fascia and decrease muscular tension and pain.
Dr. Moyaert earned her ND degree from Bastyr University and her BA in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She completed a one-year General Family Practice residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health after serving as a medical brigade volunteer in Nicaragua. Dr. Moyaert received her massage therapy diploma from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in 2001. She became a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker and a Washington state Licensed Massage Practitioner in 2004. Her training includes Craniosacral Therapy, Bowenwork Therapy, visceral manipulation, massage cupping, KinesioTaping, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Release, Tensegrity Medicine™ and Mayan Abdominal and Uterine Massage™. Dr. Moyaert has been in private practice as a Licensed Massage Practitioner for seventeen years. She also completed a two-year certificate program with the New England School of Homeopathy and was a counselor at Bastyr University's Counseling Center. In the spring of 2014, Dr. Moyaert completed her 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) training. She has since been teaching weekly vinyasa-style slow flow yoga classes and therapeutic restorative yoga sessions; additionally, she has personally been practicing yoga for ten years. She is extremely passionate about the health benefits of yoga and meditation, especially in chronic conditions that persist despite conventional medical treatment.
Dr. Moyaert’s personal healing philosophy embodies finding balance in life and facilitating healing from within. “Using a naturopathic model my approach to practicing medicine is simply to connect with my patients, to listen and care for them, and to facilitate healing through growth, awareness of self (including mind body and spirit,) and creating a foundation for health and wellness. I am a firm believer in the doctor-patient therapeutic relationship and feel that establishing a genuine connection is a vital part of the synergy allowing healing to occur.” She adds, “Essentially, as a doctor, I am a source of education and support for my patients and it is my intention to work together to find the balance of what will resonate with each of them as they journey down their path of healing and wellness.”
Dr. Brita Mutti, ND, FABNO
Dr. Mutti is a registered naturopathic doctor and a board-certified naturopathic oncologist. Her primary interest and strength is in providing compassionate care through close patient-physician relationships in a collaborative environment. Her goal is to help patients understand health issues they may be experiencing and the treatment options available through conventional and alternative medicine. She works with her patients and other health care professionals to develop plans for improved health and optimal wellness based on the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.
Dr. Mutti specializes in treating cancer, hormone imbalances (including adrenal deficiencies), thyroid disease, sleep disorders, immune conditions (including autoimmune diseases and improving immune function), as well as digestive dysfunction (including leaky gut, heart burn, candida, diarrhea, constipation, and IBS). She is an experienced provider of craniosacral therapy, homeopathic medicine, pediatric care, geriatric care, and men’s and women’s health – including optimizing fertility, menstrual irregularities, peri-menopause and menopause support, and bone health. She is knowledgeable about genetic SNPs (including MTHFR), environmental medicine and detoxification, optimizing diet, and providing support through lifestyle changes. Dr. Mutti has a special interest in addressing the special needs of men and women in the military, particularly by supporting mental and emotional wellness (including PTSD, anxiety and depression) and by optimizing detoxification due to increased exposure to vaccines, chemicals, and environmental pollutants.
Dr. Mutti completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, where she also completed the Cortiva Institute’s massage therapy program. She was selected for the Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care’s prestigious in-hospital residency program in naturopathic oncology. She coordinated naturopathic care for cancer patients by working with patients and MDs in an integrated environment. This included prescribing vitamins, minerals, dietary modifications, herbs, and homeopathic remedies to enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy, improve healing times after surgery and radiation, and to treat the side effects of traditional cancer treatment. As a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology, Dr. Mutti applies the art and science of naturopathic medicine to the field of cancer care and treatment, providing alternative and complementary medicine to patients living with cancer.
Dr. Mutti is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Dr. Karly Powell, ND
Dr. Powell is a registered naturopathic doctor who works in partnership with each patient to guide them toward their highest wellness goals. She believes strongly in the power of preventative medicine because of its potential to maximize patients’ enjoyment and quality of life. She ensures that each patient understands how they have arrived at their present state of health as well as the available conventional and alternative treatment options to address disease. With individualized, creative problem solving, Dr. Powell empowers patients to take control of their own health and understand how altering daily habits can result in significant improvements in physical and emotional health.
Dr. Powell specializes in men’s health, pain management, and nutrition. Her expertise includes treatment of depression and anxiety, autoimmune conditions (including thyroid disease), joint diseases, weight loss, and neurological disorders (like headaches, vertigo, and chronic pain), and gynecological health. She is experienced in treating cardiovascular diseases, fertility disorders, and digestive disease and dysfunction. She offers comprehensive preventative care, including coaching for lifestyle and nutritional modifications as well as laboratory and physical exam screenings (such as pap smears, genetic testing, and functional lab analyses). She uses herbal therapies, nutrition, homeopathy, soft-tissue mobilization, and bodywork to treat disease and work towards genuine wellness, frequently working with conventional medical providers to offer comprehensive solutions to these diagnoses. As a marathon swimmer, triathlete, and outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Powell has a special interest in working with athletes to enhance performance and prevent and treat injuries.
Dr. Powell earned her naturopathic doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR. She was selected for and completed NCNM’s competitive teaching residency in naturopathic primary care, where she integrated pharmaceutical, surgical and naturopathic treatments to provide the best care modern naturopathic medicine has to offer.
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