Beth Reiss, D.O. is a holistic physician specializing in Traditional
Osteopathy, a comprehensive form of manual medicine that works to find
and correct the true underlying causes of disease and dysfunction.
With a physician’s full understanding of the body, Dr. Reiss can
locate small irregularities in the anatomy - interruptions in movement
and flow that arise from everyday physical and emotional injuries -
by touch. She then applies gentle manipulation wherever needed
over the entire body (bones, muscles, organs, and all connective tissues)
to restore normal structure. By removing restrictions to full
motion and releasing old traumas locked inside the tissue, the circulation
of vital fluids is improved, bringing back to ailing areas the body’s
own powerful healing abilities.
Dr. Reiss also practices Cranial Osteopathy, an extension of traditional
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, which can balance and improve the
function of the central nervous system, and through that, the entire
body. This aspect of her treatment can make contact with the primary
rhythms of the body, allowing her to bring forth the deepest energies
and most powerful healing forces always present within. The manipulation
practiced by Dr. Reiss is on a more comprehensive and profound level
than that used by any other manual specialists, such as physical therapists,
chiropractors, or massage and cranio-sacral therapists, who sometimes
use simplified techniques isolated from Osteopathy.
As an adjunct to her Osteopathic treatment, Dr. Reiss counsels patients
on nutritional, exercise, stress management, and lifestyle modifications
to aid recovery, prevent future injury, and maintain long-term health.
Dr. Reiss also makes recommendations for safe and appropriate supplements.
While Board Certified in Family Practice, Dr. Reiss has a chosen to
cultivate a specialty holistic practice, and thus recommends that patients
continue with their current primary physician for conventional testing
and pharmaceutical therapies as necessary. Her practice has been
greatly influenced by the work of prominent Osteopath Robert Fulford.
Osteopathic manipulation, Cranial Osteopathy, and the special healing
techniques of Dr. Fulford are all highly recommended by well-known alternative
physician and author Dr. Andrew Weil.
Trigger point and
Neural Therapy injections, and the prescribing of Low Dose Naltrexone
(LDN) are also now integral elements of the practice, as is the prescribing
of Medical Marijuana.
With a strong emphasis on focused and active listening, Dr. Reiss gives
each patient the personal attention and dedicated time needed to fully
explore his or her physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Being a physician Board Certified in Holistic Medicine, she recognizes
unconditional love as life’s most powerful healer, and encourages
patients to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, fear,
anger, and grief. By using Osteopathic manipulation, nutrition
and exercise counseling, and by applying the Principles of Holistic
Medicine, Dr. Reiss can help relieve pain, prevent disease, eliminate
the need for surgery or other intrusive therapies, and speed the recovery
from nearly all medical problems.