Looking for a Massage Therapist

We are looking for a massage therapist with a minimum of 2 years experience one afternoon a week on an as needed basis. Must be a good match both ways. References and other required.

Please email us to PHACCraigslist@gmail.com

Sophie R Testimonial

Dr. Pautz has been tremendously helpful in my health and healing journey. She is unique in that she is a medical doctor who provides sincere and genuine customized care to her patients as well as unique medical protocols and solutions I have not experienced with other medical practitioners and doctors. In addition to her medical knowledge and expertise, she has a special “doctor’s intuition” which has helped me to address and find solutions for several of my health concerns, from women’s health issues to other general health concerns. The myriad of unique medical protocols, solutions and recommendations she has provided in conjunction with the recommendations I have received from other specialized doctors (OBGYN, Gastroenterologist, etc.) has been critical to me finding the right solutions and care. On many occasions, she has reached out – having given thought or done some additional research based on labs, reports or other information / data that she has either ordered for me to do or that I have sent her as a result of working with other doctors – and shared some information and medical advice she believes would be helpful to me, or has provided an additional solution or healing modality that would assist me with my issue at hand. I trust her judgement and know that the care I receive from her is genuine, unique and rare to find. She is a one-of-a-kind doctor, and I am grateful I found her. Although I have now moved out of state, I continue my care with her through telehealth sessions and will make periodic trips to see her when I am able to make the trip.  

Dr. Pautz’s YouTube channel

General link:

https://www.youtube.com/@Dr.PautzMDIntegrativeMedicine

What is Persephone about?

Welcome to Dr. Pautz’s YouTube channel. We will share videos about our practice at Persephone Healing Arts Center. I practice Integrative Medicine and hold Board Certifications in Internal and Integrative Medicine (ABIM, ABOIM/ABPS). I hold an Herbal and Integrative Neurology Certification (both with AARM) and am now also a Walsh practitioner (Walsh Research Institute). I also practice anthroposophic medicine, now an accepted modality by the World Health Organization. I see adults and also some children. And I work with autistic individuals. I have a 4 year movement training (eurythmy) that has helped with finer in between awareness. I do pain management without any prescription drugs, all natural things. I like to work with challenging cases as long as I am allowed to be creative and there is some type of inner connection. Medicine is an art. Join us at one of our monthly Open Houses where we discuss our approaches and you can tour the center.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyh1bDI_SmU

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Dr. Pautz: what is anthroposophic medicine?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9repC-l_2oo&t=51s

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What is the Walsh protocol about?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kogmfFnuybo

 

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Drew Beckie

The following link is a video documentary on Drew Beckie, a professional soccer player in regards to his journey with myocarditis. Dr. Pautz was intimately involved with the work up and also help to point Drew  towards a myocarditis specialist here in town.

https://www.stilldefendingdoc.com/

 

Dr. Pautz is a Walsh practitioner

Dr. Pautz has completed a practitioner training with the Walsh Research Institute (“Mastering Brain Chemistry”) in developing individualized nutrient therapies for neurotransmitter synthesis.

This may help some people with emotional imbalances such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and also more serious psychiatric disorders. It has also been helpful in some children with aggressive behavior or oppositional defiant disorders. Dr. Pautz is super excited about adding this tool to her toolbox.

See this from an excerpt from one of our recent newsletters.

  • Dr. Pautz is also working some of her patients up for the Walsh protocol (Walsh Research Institute). The Walsh protocol is geared towards balancing metals (zinc and copper mainly) that support brain chemistry and neurotransmission. This therefore may help balance emotional states of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, emotionally traumatic life experiences, PTSD, autism and other. There is a continued spectrum of where this is also branching out into dementias such as Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and others. This work also has been helpful in children with behavior problems, including violent behavior. The earlier this is addressed, the more helpful it can be in some cases. There is overlap into postpartum depression, anxiety and postpartum psychosis. There is overlap into some conventional medical issues such as hypertension, and many others, where stress can drive and make the physical illness worse. Dr. Pautz has witnessed where blood pressure medicine for instance was able to be reduced by addressing some imbalances through the Walsh work up.  So addressing the neurotransmitter balance through specific but simple “nutrients” may help directly or indirectly harmonize aspects of physical illnesses or physical challenges. Because we are all intertwined spiritual, emotional and physical beings, this makes sense. It is one of the most incredible things Dr. Pautz has come across in her medical career and frankly, in her life.

To learn more, you can call us at the office at 904.246.3583, or join us for one of our open houses.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Thoughts on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR):

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction can be practiced anywhere at any time: No mantra, no prayer. No meditation. No lotus position or any other particular position.

It is an awareness of the present moment in total OPENNESS and non- judgemental. It can be practiced in any physical position. Sitting, standing, kneeling, working, making yourself a cup of coffee, sitting in traffic at the light stop with your hands on the wheel. It is a total practice and focus on the present moment, OPEN and NON-judgemental. Present to the sensory perception, air, sound, feeling how the wind touches your skin, or the warmth of the sun,or the heat from the fire or air conditioning. Below is a list of some of the things that can be seen with regular practice of MBSR techniques. Stress reduction, decreased pain, decreased anxiety, depression, and panicky, or better management thereof. Decreased symptoms from a real or perceived medical issue. Better ability to not get stuck in negative thoughts and feelings. More kindness towards yourself (and others). Improved sense of well-being. The practice is that the grief or pain or any other life circumstance are still there, but there are less influential of how you feel about them. Like a little distanced.
Simply doing a body scan starting with the feet, and moving up, can be a start. Look it up on the web and maybe you find a way to incorporate it. It does not need to add any time commitment to your day and yet can be subtle and profound.

Testimonial Rosalinda

Dear Dr. Pautz,

My name is Rosalinda and I was a client of yours about nine years ago. I was about 15-16 years old.

I was looking back on my own healing journey today with a friend and how it all started with going to your space and being held in a safe space to spark my own inner healer. Thank you so much. I was in a very dark place and you helped give me hope and inspiration to heal from within and to use the herbs of the planet.  Thank you dearly. My life is so beautiful now and I just wanted to thank you so dearly for holding that space. It changed my life.

Many blessings to you.

Rosalinda

Procedural Updates to Pandemic

To our Readers and Patients,
 
I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to share some things and updates:
 
We are and have been open for business, for established and also new patients.
 
1. I am offering individual self-care sessions over the phone or in person to our established patients and their families relevant to the current pandemic. As we generally believe in Integrative Medicine circles, the better our own health situation and the better our own immune system functions, the better the chance for us to fight the virus, SARS-CoV2. We have worked for months getting homeopathic and integrative tools together to support our patients and also their families to heighten their general immunity and resistance. There is NO proven treatment for the current Covid-19 illness.
Please call us at 904.246.3583 to schedule either a phone consultation or an in person appointment, depending on what we decide together, makes the most sense. 
 
We are not a COVID-19 treatment center. Therefore, anyone ill with symptoms please call for a phone consultation but we will be unable to see you in person. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, headache, intense body ache, skin rash, changes in taste or smell, or are generally not well, please bring this to our attention. We ask that you do not come in for a physical appointment. We can decide on what would be the best avenue by telephone consult.
 
2. I am announcing a tentative Open House for this month for Thursday, May 21st between the hours of 5:30 pm and 8 pm. It will be, however, in a different format to accommodate our new reality in the current pandemic.

Each party will be asked to register for a 20 minute slot on the hour or half hour.
 
Details will be explained when you reserve your slot by calling. The goal is to have one party at a time only in the facility that will be well aerated and not to have guests overlap. You are welcome to have your family or partner join you for this meeting, with whom you may or may not practice social distancing because you live in the same household.
 
In order to allow for social distancing, we kindly ask that you wait in your car until your time slot begins. I or one of my helpers will come greet you at your car when it is your turn.  For example:  if your time slot is 5:30 pm, I will greet you at about this time, guide you into our office, answer any questions you may have about our services for a 15-20 minute period of what you may want to see and then walk you back to your car around 5:50 or so, then pick up the next party at the next half hour slot.
 
We also ask you to wear a mask covering your mouth and nose during your visit.  
 
3. To our existing patients and families: We do offer the above mentioned self-care consultations by phone or in person depending on the biggest need of the hour. In an attempt to contain and structure spaces, this is the procedure we have at this time: you will be seated immediately in the patient room rather than sitting in the waiting room. You will fill out your forms in the room you will be seen in, or I will receive any lab or other results that I need to make a copy of for your chart. Also, I will check you out at the end in that same room to contain exposure which increases safety for all of us. 
 
You are expected to bring your own face mask or cloth cover if you are seen in person. You are expected to wear it entering the building and while moving inside the building, including when you use the bathroom. An exception might be someone, for instance, with advanced pulmonary disease who wearing a mask might put him or her into distress. Same with children under two years of age. However, if you forget a mask or face cover, we have a couple of scarves or handmade cloth masks that you may use while you’re here that have been washed and are in a clean zip locked bag. We will wash them after you leave.
 
We have hand sanitizers following the standards of the WHO of over 65% alcohol. One hand sanitizer is as you enter or leave the main building to your left as you walk in in a glass bowl on the little wooden stand. Many carry their own sanitizer and of course you use it as you see fit. There is also a sanitizer in the office on the table where you will be seen.
 
When you call to schedule an appointment, we will decide together which way would be serving the greatest need at that time and whether a phone consultation versus an in person visit is best. It is very important that we all feel comfortable and safe in whatever arrangement we decide upon.
 
4. These are the circumstances that we have created at Persephone at this point in time. Some are in flux as we get situated to this new reality. Wherever possible we have open windows in our office space and have a nice draft inside the building and in or between rooms. Thanks to the fact that we have many beautiful sliding windows and two skylights we can open, we have been able to facilitate air movement throughout the facility during our open hours and also in between appointments. We also have ozonators that we use pre, during, and post appointments that help cleanse the air and facility. It is very difficult for the virus to be transmitted when the air is flowing versus stagnant.
 
Like all businesses, a lot of extra time is allotted for extra cleaning and sanitizing. With the open space and windows and ozonation, we feel we have a very unique situation.
 
We look forward to working with you and supporting you and have appreciated calls from some of you checking on us how we are doing too.
 
Again, we hope you are all well through these trying times. Remember: hand washing and social distancing slows the spread and flattens the curve and protects vulnerable individuals. We are all in this together. Working on your health and having it shine will strengthen not just you but also your community. No other time has mirrored so clearly that it is not only a luxury to work on your own health but an obligation not just for you, but for your family, friends and your community.
 
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you soon.
 
Sincerely,

Dr. Pautz, MD

Persephone Healing Arts center helps with:

  • Arthritis & Asthma
  • Supportive Cancer treatment, supporting your immunity with natural things in addition to the conventional treatment you might undergo
  • Natural Pain Management through different tools, including but not limited to some hands on techniques
  • Diabetes & Digestive Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis & Crohns Disease
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder & Autism
  • Depression, Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Weight issues through life style changes and herbal & supplement support

Thoughts on COVID-19

In these interesting and challenging times of watching waves of an epidemic, and now pandemic, weave through the different continents of our Earth, it is such a profound reminder of how connected and interwoven we are as humanity. As a human race no matter what color, ethnicity, religion, philosophy or spiritual practice we believe in, this pandemic knows no boundary based on status, race, or creed. It brings us all down to the core, together fighting for a viable Earth and place to live.

Despite having to practice social distancing, disinfecting surfaces and being mindful about how COVID-19 is transmitted, in our heart of hearts, it shows us that kindness and mindfulness is the only way to counteract the virus. We all come from the same spirit and are here to learn our individual lessons to continue our path of spiritual growth and development. Again, despite the absolute need to practice social distancing, and/or self-isolation, we at the same time need to work closely with our guardian angel to ask him or her to lead us through the physical experience of a possible infection, which experts say one third or more worldwide could become infected in the long run. This reminds us how close we are to other humans on other continents, we are very connected. Vigilance, mindfulness, and spiritual connectedness might be one of the only things guiding us through the exercise of keeping ourselves healthy.

So as you read this and make your daily decisions on who you are around and who you interact with, remember your health could be the difference in their life. Social distancing is vital to try to dampen the potential devastating effect of this illness. Practice safe cleansing and be vigilant of others. Our connectedness is what makes us and also what can break us.