Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a naturopathic physician?
- What makes the physicians at Insights to Health different from other N.D.s?
- What is the difference between symptoms and the cause of my problem?
- What do Insights have to do with Health?
- Who are our patients?
- What should I expect from my first visit at Insights To Health?
- What therapies do you use?
- Are there scientific studies that document the safety and effectiveness of your treatments?
- Will you interface with my other physicians?
- I am already on medications. How does that work with your philosophy of treatment?
- What are your hours?
- Do you take insurance?
- Healthcare costs are always increasing. With today’s economy, can you advise me on how to get the most out of my healthcare bud
- For what conditions is Neurofeedback helpful?
- How many neurofeedback sessions do I need?
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I started seeing Dr. Noska because I was having pain in my foot. He suggested I start wearing a zero-heel shoe with the Correct Toes and he usually also does a cold-laser treatment on my foot/ankle/leg. The cold-laser treatments and the new shoes seem to be lessening the amount of pain! Dr. Noska seems very knowledgeable and I am impressed with how he listens to what I have to say.
Dr. Noska has been a great support in improving my overall health and balance. In the time I have been working with him I have noticed huge improvements in my overall health and look forward to further advancement. There has been improvement in my energy levels, sleep patterns, and digestive health along with pain management/control. Dr. Noska’s evaluation was extremely thorough. I’ve been impressed with his support and understanding, as well as his knowledge of homeopathic and nutritional options while helping me to incorporate them into my daily lifestyle. I would recommend Dr. Noska to anyone who is looking to improve their ailments and achieve overall balance. A.V., 45 year old female, Portland, OR
I first came to Insights for Health to see Dr. Christie Winkelman about allergy and sinus issues. Within a few sessions she noticed that some of my headache problems were probably strongly muscular/skeleton in source and strongly recommended I make an appointment with their new associate, Dr. Nolan Noska. I am very glad to say I followed up on her suggestion to see Dr. Noska. Since childhood I had an area of my back that when pressed would cause a painful spasm. I would also get bad back aches from doing things such as washing dishes, canning foods, sitting at the computer and other activities. Another problem area was in my lower back. It would start aching and I would develop migraine like headaches and this was starting to get fairly often. I would always get “wash day “ headaches from the lifting and twisting motions of doing the wash. Well, after a few skeptical sessions with Dr. Noska I was very surprised and relieved by the load he literally got off my back. No more “wash day “ headaches and backaches. I now have much more twisting flexibility that I had before and that awful back spasm area is much much reduced. I have not had an intense headache stemming from my lower back since he popped some bones back into their proper place. Between his manipulations, impactor tool, cold laser and some home exercise my back is so very much better. I am able to do my regular activities and more now without developing nagging backaches and headaches. I wo…
Dr. Noska began treating my daughter in October for dance-related pain to her feet and ankles. She had been complaining of it daily and I was really concerned. Dr. Noska was able to do a few adjustments to her feet, some cold laser treatments, and he also fit Correct Toes for her feet. Within a few days I had not heard any complaints of pain, even after dance class! She told me, “The pain is gone, Mom!” She just went to a competition in Seattle this weekend and was pain free. She continues to wear her Correct Toes for some time every day, and I am confident that this protocol will help prevent much dance related pain and injury in the future. Thank you, Dr. Noska and Insights to Health Clinic! J. T. (mother of 9 year old girl), Portland, OR
Insights To Heath has helped me accomplish my goals as a dressage competitor by guiding me through a specific, yet gentle 21-day cleanse and helping me establish healthy new eating habits. Not only am I more focused and relaxed as I ride, but with my weight loss I have become more coordinated and effective with my seat aids! M. C., 53 year old female, Lake Oswego, OR
Dr. Christie Winkelman does one of the most detailed health histories I’ve ever seen. Not only did I have 6 pages of paperwork to complete before I got there, she had actually spent time reviewing it before I met her and jotted down some notes so we could discuss more. Their approach is holistic, and I mean it – they were counselors before they were NDs.Next, I’ll say you feel like you are being heard, and that you matter. They are not there to tell you what’s wrong with you – they’re there to help put everything in balance.This is NOT cheap – seriously. If you have insurance, use it. If you don’t… don’t be surprised if each visit is about $200, including medicinary. However, personally, I think it’s worth it.P.F., 48 year old female, Portland, OR
Working with Dr. Christie Winkelman has helped me to get my life back. When I first saw her, I suffered with fatigue, joint pain, digestive difficulties, and many other “minor” symptoms that I felt were messages my body was trying to send me. I’m a pharmacist, so was sure there was something wrong, yet II felt hopeless because doctors I’d gone to previously hadn’t been able to help, and worse, made me feel like I was a hypochondriac.Dr. Winkelman believed me and has worked with me and supported me through a journey that’s lasted 2.5 years so far. I have done my best to follow her recommended treatment plans. I have made changes in lifestyle, eating habits, sleeping patterns, and more. When I fall back into old habits, or am unable to follow a treatment plan 100%, I forgive myself and start up again as I am able.The results are that I feel energetic and alive again. My joints no longer ache, anxiety is gone, my digestion is improved, the other “minor” symptoms have all cleared up, and I’ve lost 30 pounds of excess weight effortlessly. We were able to facilitate these positive changes even in the midst of a chaotic period of life that included 5 moves, 2 job changes, and a divorce.The short message is that working with Dr. Christie can change your life. All it takes is the will to be better, the determination to change, and the perseverance to follow those treatment plans!Thank you, Dr. Winkelman!C.S., 50 year old female, Minneapolis, MN
Our son broke out in a severe eczema rash when he was 6 months old. He was uncomfortable, not sleeping well, and not gaining weight as he should have been. Through the thoughtful guidance of Dr. Huffman, we made significant changes to his diet to help find an allergen/food intolerance, and worked to strengthen and heal his digestive system through homeopathic remedies, probiotics and fish oil. Within weeks we saw improvement in his skin, sleep and weight gain. He is now a healthy, eczema free 14 month old boy, with a digestive system strong enough to handle a healthy diet. We’re thankful that Dr. Huffman took time to listen to our concerns, that she encouraged our role as parents and our ability to care for our son. We were always comfortable to ask questions and actively participate in our son’s care, and never felt that decisions were being made without us fully understanding our care plan. We recommend Dr. Huffman and the Insights to Health Clinic to anyone seeking improvement to their health.M.K., 30 year old female, Portland, OR
Dr. Noska and the doctors at Insights to Health really consider what you’ve done in your life, like your diet and your habits, and they think about it a lot and they tell you to do what they think will make you healthier. They don’t think about just using [allopathic] medicine to heal the body because it just takes over and doesn’t let the body do anything for itself. At Insights to Health they help the body heal itself so that you can be the same or better than you were before you got sick. The doctors have you sit and talk in the room, there aren’t any doctor tables and it’s not stressful. They consider what they think that you need, you’re not just another patient, they want to figure out what is the best way to heal you, not just what works on everyone else. Now I don’t have to worry any more about having tummy aches and I can just be myself. – NF, age 11, Portland, OR
I’ve seen Dr. Huffman for various health concerns over the course of the last year. She helped me to improve my overall health through diet and specific health-promoting protocols, as well as including some specific herbs and supplements into my daily routine that targeted my specific complaints. She addressed my chief concerns by treating the some underlying determinants of health, like my digestion. My problems have taken a long time to develop and can’t be fixed overnight. She helped me understand that. But I’ve already made great strides under her care and can see improvement that shows me I’m moving in the right direction. I couldn’t ask for a better cheerleader in this process.S.M., 32 year old male, Portland, OR