Clinical Services2019-07-06T18:19:18+00:00

Clinical Services

We believe you are so much more than a symptom or a diagnosis.

Welcome to Onyx, where your healthcare experience will be refreshingly different.  Each new patient experience begins with a 90minute comprehensive initial consult to gather all your medical history & discuss your health concerns. Together, you and your doctor will customize a treatment plan to address the underlying causes of your symptoms & begin your healing journey.  We utilize a combination of holistic and conventional therapies for the lasting results allowing you to transform your health and restore your life.

Naturopathic Health Consult

Initial visit / 90 minutes                                  Follow-up visits / 30, 45 ,60 minutes            A Naturopathic health consult is the first step in establishing care. Your first appointment will consist of a comprehensive medical history and a focused physical exam. In addition lab tests and/or imaging may be ordered. Next, Dr. Nichols will thoroughly assess your case looking for patterns related to your concerns, helping to uncover the root cause of your symptoms. You and Dr. Nichols will work together to develop personalized health goals and a plan of action to begin feeling better this may include: Individualized nutritional/diet consults, bio-identical hormones, herbal and nutritional supplements, homeopathic medicines, Chinese medicine & acupuncture, and mind-body therapies

Nutrition & Diet Consult

Initial visit / 60 minutes                              Follow-up visits / 30 minutes                  Everyday we are bombarded with a variety of fad diets, as well as conflicting opinions about nutrition from different sources. You may have tried restrictive or extreme diets which work short term, but are impossible to continue long term. At Onyx we understand that food choices can be overwhelming. We take a personalized approach to nutrition as there is no ‘one size fits all’ diet. Your initial visit with Dr. Nichols will involve an in-depth discussion about your current eating patterns, identifying both your strengths and your obstacles, as well as setting realistic goals. In some cases, laboratory tests may be ordered. At each visit, Dr. Nichols will teach you about nutrition and how to make healthy food choices that work for your body and help you achieve your goals. Whether you are looking to lose weight and improve your cardiovascular health, balance your digestion, or simply optimize your general health and wellness, diet is the foundation.

Joint & Trigger Point Injections

Initial visit / 30-60 minutes                        Follow-up visits / 15-30 minutes                  We offer a variety of options for joint and muscle injuries and pain.

1. Prolotherapy Injections are a treatment for many types of musculoskeletal conditions and can improve pain, stiffness, and function in the joints or spine. A solution of dextrose, anaesthetic (i.e. Lidocaine/Marcaine), and other compounds are injected into the area of concern. This creates an inflammatory cascade that causes the tissue in the area to repair, including ligaments and tendons.

2. Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Injections are an option for more advanced injuries or degeneration, which involve the injection of growth factors derived from your own blood.

3. Trigger Point Injections Can help to relieve muscle pain or myofacial adhesions, sometimes referred to as ‘knots’ in numerous places in the body.

Homeopathic Consult

75 – 90 minutes
Homeopathic medicines are deep acting remedies and stimulate the body to heal itself. They are effective for a variety of concerns, and Dr. Nichols finds homeopathy to be especially useful in resolving mental health concerns. After establishing care with an initial Naturopathic Health consult, your homeopathic consult appointment will consist of discussing all of your mental, emotional, and physical symptoms in great detail. After assessment, you will be prescribed a remedy which best matches your symptom picture. The medicines are highly diluted forms of animal, plant and mineral substances; they are FDA approved, safe to use with other medications and supplements, and do not have side effects.

To learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for your homeopathic consult, see the links to the right. >>

Homeopathy Preparation
Homeopathy Questionnaire

Mind-body Therapies

45 minutes
Emotional imbalances can manifest as physical symptoms, and if left unresolved are an obstacle to healing which prevents symptom resolution. Dr. Nichols utilizes both in-office and at home techniques to uncover, address, and liberate negative mental and emotional thought patterns and beliefs.

Therapies include Emotional Freedom Technique, Holographic Imagery, biofeedback such as HeartMath’s Em Wave, and mindfulness. Mind-body therapies are most effective when combined with other treatment modalities such as homeopathy, and serve as a complementary piece of your overall treatment plan.

Acupuncture & Cupping & Gua Sha

Initial visit / 60 minutes                              Follow-up visits / 45 minutes                          Acupuncture opens your body’s nerve, lymphatic, and vascular channels, which allows proper signaling to be restored. This enables your body to deliver hormonal and nutritional resources, as well as remove metabolic wastes, which are both required for healing and to maintain health. Cupping and Gua Sha are methods for relieving pain and tension in the muscles. Acupuncture/Cupping/Gua Sha are effective for a variety of health concerns including, but not limited to chronic back pain, menopause symptoms, digestive concerns, and promotes relaxation and a general sense of well-being. It can be used as a stand alone or adjunct therapy to your healthcare plan at Onyx.

Your initial visit starts with a brief discussion of your relevant medical history, your current health concerns along with a limited physical examination including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tongue and pulse diagnosis. Dr. Nichols will then develop an individualized acupuncture treatment plan. The number of sessions needed varies, however typically 4-6 sessions once per week are required to achieve full benefit.

Acupuncture Consent
Acupuncture Visit