Dr. Chris T. Lipat, DC, CFMP, Reiki Master welcomes you to the unique experience of Niu Health for a New You! at Niu Health Chiropractic in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Chris taps into your own body's wisdom and provides guidance for self-healing towards powerful, sustainable transformation.
Dr. Chris intervenes at all levels - physical, emotional, mental and energetic/spiritual, to address imbalance and restore functionality and health. She gives you clues to help you understand what it will take and who you need to become to let go of your symptoms.
Frankly, restoring health naturally after years of dysfunction is a long road, but implementing key personalized lifestyle changes could provide lasting adaptability, vigor and vitality. Niu Health Chiropractic, an integrative wellness practice in Honolulu, HI, offers a multi-faceted nonjudgmental approach for compassionately supporting you in this process of change.
The people that thrive at Niu Health for a New You are highly motivated patients committed to making the changes necessary to transform your health for years to come. Read The Call to Evolve: Letting Go, Making Shifts, Vagal Tone: At the Intersection of Chiropractic, Nutrition and Emotions, The Total Stress Load Concept: Why Your Body May Not Be Healing ItselfWhy Your Body May Not Be Healing Itself and Root Cause Healing to understand Dr. Chris' philosophy and approach in preparation for your visit.
What to Expect at Niu Health for a New You!
1. At your initial visit, the Foundations of Health session, Dr. Chris will review your health issues with you, including all forms filled out prior to your appointment, and discuss with you how a holistic integrative chiropractic approach can help you to achieve your goals. If you decide to go to the next step, Dr. Chris will conduct various neurological, orthopedic and functional exams to establish a health baseline. Using kinesiology, we explore the possibility of electromagnetic sensitivity, food allergens, heavy metal burdens, toxin overload, energy clearing and neuroemotional aspects in a comprehensive initial visit, in addition to checking the health of your spine and nervous system.
After this assessment, Dr. Chris will treat you to your first Basic Deep System Reset - our signature holistic chiropractic session which exemplifies our unique integrative approach. Spinal alignment is gentle - Dr. Chris uses instruments to adjust and deep tissue percussive therapy to treat muscle tightness and fascial adhesions, rather manual spinal manipulation. She applies Reiki where needed, clears emotional blockages with neuroemotional approaches, and balances on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual planes. In addition to nutrition and dietary recommendations, you may be given suggestions such as regular sauna, exercise, meditative practices, affirmations, or even crystals, colors, gemstones, sacred geometry or essential oils to support your healing process. Bring your current supplements if you would like them to be assessed. You will receive the Niu Patient Workbook, which includes valuable recommendations for lifestyle modifications that you can incorporate into your life right away. The entire visit will take 1 hr 45 min to 2 hours.
Note that although the work we do is very gentle, it is potent. To maximize your body's healing, make sure to rest after your appointment, eat healthy and sleep early. You may feel wonderful and stronger than ever, or you may experience detox symptoms such as wanting to sleep, a passing headache, and/or muscle soreness prior to feeling better. Plan a low key day the following day(s) as your body continues to process all the work we do together at your first visit. Hold off on doing other bodywork for 3-5 days after to allow the work we do to be fully integrated. You may also want to wait until after your appointment to do major grocery shopping.
2. The first visit sets a foundation for healing. The doctor will then recommend a program of care to help you reach your health goals. Should you opt to choose one of our Niu Health for a New You! Programs, you can get deeper into transforming your health for years to come. Follow up visits are 75 minutes.
These visits are encouraged to solidify the healing momentum and to continue addressing the specific needs of the body at each level of healing. Those who come for regular care experience ever deepening levels of healing in support of their personal and spiritual evolution. The decision for moving forward lies fully in your hands.
To become a new Niu Health for a New You! patient, take these steps in preparation for your first appointment:
1. Book your appointment online at least 12 hours in advance. Or, email us via this website with your Name, Phone # and email address, or call or text Dr. Chris at (808) 783-1046 to schedule your initial appointment. Same day appointments may be available. Click here for payment policies and fees.
2. Fill out this online Niu Patient Questionnaire (no printing required). Your initials at the end of the Questionnaire serves as your signature for the Informed Consent and Arbitration Agreementand receipt of the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.
3. See this link for parking information and directions.
What to bring to your first appointment (click here to schedule!):
- Copies of your latest lab and imaging studies, if available. Click this link and print if your doctor requires an “Authorization to Release Medical Records” form. We can email you a HIPAA compliant link, upon request, if you would like to securely send PDFs of your records to our office.
- For your comfort, wear shorts, loose pants, or exercise leggings for the exam - no skirts or dresses. You are lying on the table for a while and may get a little chilly as your body relaxes. A blanket will be provided, but also consider bringing socks to your visits to keep your feet warm. Avoid using any perfumes due to allergies of some of our patients.
- Your ID for the kamaʻaina rate. Your insurance ID if you are covered by HMSA PPO or HMSA HMO (with referral from your primary care physician) or HMAA. *An additional co-pay will be charged to cover additional time and holistic modalities not covered by insurance.