How Can Direct Primary Care and Functional Medicine Improve My Health?

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The spirit, mind, and body all have an effect on one another, which is why Faithfully Guided Health Center (FGHC) focuses on the “whole” person.  Let’s take a closer look at FGHCs direct primary care and functional medicine services and philosophies:

Direct Primary Care

Direct primary care is designed to help you achieve, monitor and maintain optimal health.

We begin with a collaborative intake assessment which includes a medical history and physical, temperament analysis, brain health analysis and lab work. All of this data is then used to develop your customized wellness plan.  In addition to office visits with our practitioners, you can choose a direct primary care package that may include targeted LED therapy, infrared sauna therapy, holy yoga classes, Alpha-Stim treatments and more.

Functional Medicine

Commonly referred to as functional medicine, FGHC incorporates functional medicine principles and philosophies into our lifestyle and integrative medicine services. Kelly TIngler, PA-C, emphasizes that functional medicine does not just treat symptoms.  It involves evaluating the person as a whole, identifying the root cause of disease and developing a collaborative solution which encourages and promotes overall health.  Achieving optimal health involves a different process for each person.  Functional medicine at FGHC considers all aspects of your mind, body and spirit, including nutrition, stress, chronic diseases, hormones and more.

Do you feel like your health and/or overall outlook on life is not where it use to be or should be?  If so, then FGHCs direct primary care and functional medicine practitioners can help you better understand the connection between the spirt, mind, and body and develop a reasonable and comfortable wellness plan designed to not just treat your symptoms, but actually identify obstacles that are hindering your overall health.

Interested in learning more about FGHCs direct primary care and functional medicine services?  If so, give us a call today.

What is the Difference Between Holy Yoga and Traditional Yoga?


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Yoga was adapted in the West primarily as a way to reduce stress. Holy Yoga is a Christian form of yoga that encompasses many of the same positions and sequences as traditional yoga but instead on centering on “self”, participants focus on connecting with Christ.

Holy Yoga is an experiential worship designed to deepen your connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to facilitate a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity for believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship, and wellness. Holy Yoga exists to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth through the modality of yoga.

Our Holy Yoga instructor, Cealia Athanason, summarizes it like this:

“Holy Yoga helps us realize that it’s not about us being perfect or bringing anything to the table but ourselves—just as we are. It’s about our perfect Father filling us with His Spirit and the love of Jesus to lead us through the beautiful plan He has for us. Ultimately, Holy Yoga is a place of rest and refreshment in our lifelong journey toward wholeness, relationship, community and purposeful living.”

In a nutshell, Holy Yoga not only helps reduce stress, but it helps strengthen the body, mind and spirit by developing and nurturing a deeper connection with Christ.

Faithfully Guided Health Center (FGHC) is proud to offer Holy Yoga classes taught by the area’s most seasoned and popular yoga instructors.  FGHC is Ocala’s premier lifestyle & integrative healthcare provider.  Our practitioners concentrate on the whole person – body, mind and spirit.  FGHC offers comprehensive faith-based lifestyle and integrative healthcare services including general health and preventative care, weight loss support, nutrition and supplements, Holy Yoga classes, fitness classes, infrared sauna therapy, clinical Christian counseling (including Christian marriage counseling and family counseling) , targeted LED light therapy, Prolozone treatment, mud baths, portable hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments, massage therapy and more.

Are you ready to have more energy and feel better overall? If so, check out our Holy Yoga classes and fitness classes and make an appointment to learn more about how FGHC can help you achieve optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Featured Services: Holy Yoga Classes & Targeted LED Light Therapy


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Faithfully Guided Health Center is proud to be Ocala’s premier lifestyle and integrative medicine provider.  We differ from traditional integrative healthcare practices in that we are a faith-based health center, striving to not only serve our clients, but reflect the example of Christ in all dimensions of health.

Our lifestyle and integrative healthcare philosophy centers around caring for the whole person – mind, body and spirt.  Our collaborative approach focuses on physical health, personal growth and empowering our clients to achieve long-lasting, optimal results.

Some of our lifestyle and integrative healthcare services stray away from the traditional medical approach, which often tends to focus on pharmaceutical and drug therapies.  For instance, in traditional medicine, a person who has trouble sleeping at night might be prescribed a sleeping aid.  Lifestyle and integrative medicine takes a different approach in that we work to identify the root cause of the sleeplessness then treat from there.  An individual whose sleeplessness is caused by stress, for example, might benefit from faith-based counseling and/or holy yoga classes vs. taking a potentially addictive sleeping pill that often has side effects.

Let’s take a closer look at two of the lifestyle and integrative healthcare services offered at Faithfully Guided Health Center:

Holy Yoga Classes

While traditional yoga focuses on “self”, holy yoga centers on connecting with Christ.  Our holy yoga classes are designed to help you relax, enhance your physical and spiritual health, and deepen your relationship with Christ. Faithfully Guided Health Center offers regularly scheduled holy yoga classes designed for all ages and skill levels.

Targeted LED Light Therapy

This therapeutic healing technique has proven benefits when it comes to pain relief, cellular repair, inflammation, neuropathy, circulation problems, ligament tears, muscle performance and relaxation. Targeted LED light therapy is safe and painless. The goal is to utilize LED light to deliver healing energy to the body.

Are you interested in learning more about how holy yoga classes and targeted LED light therapy can benefit you?  If so, give us a call or schedule a consultation to learn more.