If you’ve been searching in the Indianapolis area for a natural health doctor, a medical practice that uses alternatives to western medicine, or a holistic medicine practitioner, you have probably come to realize that:
There are a lot of holistic health practitioners in the Indianapolis area.
But, very few doctors who have a M.D. or D.O. and regularly apply alternative therapies within their practice.
More often than not, you will find a doctor in Indianapolis who is either:
A physician who only uses western techniques to treat patients.
A practitioner who lacks a M.D. or D.O. degree and sells “natural health.”
Our doctors are not your typical doctors.
Catherine Rupp, M.D. serves patients seeking a healthy balance between traditional western medicine and alternative therapies.
After 22 years of serving as a pediatrician and internist at Indiana University Health, Dr. Rupp opened her own holistic health and integrative medicine office in April of 2015 to serve patients in Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Zionsville, and the greater Indianapolis area. Dr. Catherine Rupp specializes in Pediatrics, Internal, and Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Rupp’s specialty care:
- Certified NAET Practitioner
- Certified GAPS Practitioner
- Certified Acupoint Physical Medicine Practitioner
- Kalish Method Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Practical Homeopathy®
Anneliese Huntzinger is a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) who specializes in holistic primary care pediatrics and the utilization of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) for all ages.
Dr. Huntzinger completed her doctorate at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM) in 2018. She then went on to complete her pediatrics residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH with extra osteopathic training via the Osteopathic Recognition Track in 2021.
What is a Doctor of Osteopathy?
- A D.O. or Doctor of Osteopathy is a fully licensed physician and shares essentially the same medical training as an M.D. in the United States. A D.O. has additional training in how to use their hands to diagnose and treat disease. This type of musculoskeletal medicine is termed OMM (osteopathic manipulative medicine). Throughout training a D.O. learns a variety of manual techniques (frequently designated as OMT, or osteopathic manipulative treatment), which help to improve structure/function relationships of the body’s interrelated parts, i.e. bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue. Over time by improving structure and function, patients often see improvements in body mechanics and pain.
- A D.O. is trained to treat the whole person, seeing each patient as a combination of mind, body, and spirit.
- Doctors of Osteopathy believe that the body itself has self-regulating and self-healing properties. The job of your D.O. is to help your body find health.