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Everspring Commitment

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Our commitment is to quality of service.  As our values state: Our focus is on service; service to our members, to our community, to the environment, and to ourselves.  Our commitment to better care is rooted in principle, strengthened by values and dedicated to cultivating a healthy community.

 

Everspring Health Community Principles

As cooperative members of Everspring Health we recognize the benefits of a community healthcare resource and agree to pursue the fulfillment of the following principles for personal and community benefit.
  • We agree to work to internalize the mission and values of Everspring Health and demonstrate the benefits of this cooperative resource to ourselves and our community
  • We agree that it is important to seek a more effective, compassionate health and healing resource within our own lives and within our community
  • We agree to hold ourselves to a higher standard in the pursuit of a high quality, sustainable health and healing services for ourselves and our community
  • We will embrace patience and persistence for our own personal efforts and understand as individuals we are personally responsible for health and healing within our own lives
  • We understand that health is not a static experience and that it requires a personal daily commitment to maintain and improve the experience of our lives
  • We will approach each day with intention and gratitude for the lives we are blessed to experience and use cooperative resources to help refine that experience
  • We seek to create partnerships between clients and practitioners to better our own lives and those of our community
  • We understand that as cooperative members, benefits are provided through active use of cooperative resources and are not guaranteed or granted through entitlement
  • We will seek to encourage others to believe in our cooperative resource, because we will believe in them and in the wellbeing of our community
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Holistic Medicine Principles

Principles embraced by the Members of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

 

  1. Optimal Health is the primary goal of holistic medical practice. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest level of functioning and balance of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of human experience, resulting in a dynamic state of being fully alive. This creates a condition of well-being regardless of the presence or absence of disease.
     
  2. The Healing Power of Love. Holistic health care practitioners strive to meet the patient with grace, kindness, acceptance, and spirit without condition, as love is life's most powerful healer.
     
  3. Whole Person. Holistic health care practitioners view people as the unity of body, mind, spirit and the systems in which they live.
     
  4. Prevention and Treatment. Holistic health care practitioners promote health, prevent illness and help raise awareness of dis-ease in our lives rather than merely managing symptoms. A holistic approach relieves symptoms, modifies contributing factors, and enhances the patient’s life system to optimize future well-being.
     
  5. Innate Healing Power. All people have innate powers of healing in their bodies, minds and spirits. Holistic health care practitioners evoke and help patients utilize these powers to affect the healing process.
     
  6. Integration of Healing Systems. Holistic health care practitioners embrace a lifetime of learning about all safe and effective options in diagnosis and treatment. These options come from a variety of traditions, and are selected in order to best meet the unique needs of the patient. The realm of choices may include lifestyle modification and complementary approaches as well as conventional drugs and surgery.
     
  7. Relationship-centered Care. The ideal practitioner-patient relationship is a partnership which encourages patient autonomy, and values the needs and insights of both parties. The quality of this relationship is an essential contributor to the healing process.
     
  8. Individuality. Holistic health care practitioners focus patient care on the unique needs and nature of the person who has an illness rather than the illness that has the person. 
     
  9. Teaching by Example. Holistic health care practitioners continually work toward the personal incorporation of the principles of holistic health, which then profoundly influence the quality of the healing relationship.
      
  10. Learning Opportunities. All life experiences including birth, joy, suffering and the dying process are profound learning opportunities for both patients and health care practitioners.