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HELPING THE BODY HEAL ITSELF
“To find Health should be the object of the physician. Anyone can find disease.”
Dr. Andrew Taylor Still. Founder of Osteopathy
Dr. Higgins provides a holistic approach to healing. She is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and a faculty member of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. She completed Family Medicine Residency at Maine Dartmouth.
She is a volunteer physician at the Portland Osteopathic Children's Clinic in Portland Maine.
She provides an individualized, hands-on treatment of the whole body. Osteopathic Medicine appreciates the mental, physical & spiritual aspects of each person and works to encourage balance and harmony among these elements. She recognizes that the body is inherently capable of healing itself. When given self-acceptance, self love, healthy whole foods, clean drinking water, fresh air, sunlight, exercise, and an overall sense of well-being & happiness, our bodies are naturally equipped to handle any imbalance or dis-ease. Patients are evaluated with great consideration of the important relationship between body structure & function.
Dr. Higgins utilizes a variety of techniques to support the self-healing mechanism within each patient:
Osteopathic manipulation and Cranial treatments allow for the release of strains and restoration of blood, lymphatic, and energy flow.
Sound and vibration treatments - Dr. Higgins has become skilled in the use of tuning forks and toning for physical vibratory healing and harmonic healing on physical, emotional, and energetic levels of the body and aura.
Reiki sessions - Dr. Higgins is a Certified Reiki Master. Often times Reiki healing naturally occurs with sound and vibration treatments.
All treatments are unique in that she often combines several modalities into each healing, personalized for the needs of each patient.
Dr. Higgins is no longer a primary care provider.
Shawn Marie Higgins, DO, C-NMM
DO (Doctor of Osteopathy)
Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM/OMM)
Board of Directors Osteopathic Cranial Academy
Faculty of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy
Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Certified Reiki Master
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