Substance Use Recovery on HealthBook ME

HealthBook ME is dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to recovery from substance use. disorder (SUD)  Our platform offers a comprehensive suite of resources designed to empower users with the tools they need for a successful recovery path. From immediate access to crisis support and mental health resources to financial assistance via our innovative voucher system, HealthBook ME ensures that help is always within reach. With a focus on user privacy and ease of access, our platform fosters a supportive community where individuals can find hope, connection, and the means to reclaim their lives.

Here's a concise outline for how substance use recovery works on HealthBook ME:

  • Easy Navigation: Users start with an intuitive interface, making it straightforward to search and locate reentry resources tailored to their needs.
  • Resource Connection: The platform facilitates seamless connections with a broad network of support services, including mental health care and substance use recovery programs.
  • Peer Support: HealthBook ME enables users to engage with peer support groups, offering comfort, advice, and shared experiences to foster recovery.
  • Provider Access: Direct access to providers ensures timely care, with options ranging from counseling to medical treatment.
  • Voucher System: Financial barriers are minimized through vouchers, granting users access to essential services they might otherwise afford.
  • Continuity and Rewards: The platform encourages continued engagement and progress in recovery through a rewards system, enhancing motivation and supporting long-term recovery goals.

At HealthBook ME, we provide a compassionate, stigma-free environment where individuals can immediately access the support they need. Our platform connects you directly to mental health providers and peer support groups, whether through direct access or via your community service agency. This ensures everyone has the opportunity to receive the help they need in a timely and supportive manner, fostering a journey towards recovery in a welcoming and understanding space.

  • Comprehensive Support: Access a wide range of mental health recovery resources tailored to individual needs.
  • Immediate Assistance: Connect with crisis support and mental health professionals for immediate help.
  • Peer Networks: Engage with supportive community networks for shared experiences and recovery encouragement.
  • Customized Care Plans: Personalize your recovery journey with tailored programs and interventions.
  • Easy Resource Navigation: Utilize an intuitive search function to quickly find and access necessary mental health resources.
  • Continuity of Care: Benefit from consistent, ongoing support to ensure long-term recovery and wellness.
  • Confidential and Secure: Trust in a private and secure platform dedicated to your mental health recovery.
HealthBook ME's flagship initiative is the Voucher Assistance Program (VAP). This innovative solution is crafted to enable the swift disbursement of grant funds to individuals who need assistance in connecting with MAT and housing programs that accept these pre-funded vouchers.

The VAP is designed with a specific focus on individuals impacted by the Opioid crisis. It facilitates their access to crucial services such as Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment and connects them with vital housing resources cost-effectively and expediently. Our program aims to significantly enhance the availability, accessibility, affordability, and diversity of these services, prioritizing the needs of the most underserved populations.

Responding to an urgent demand to accelerate and streamline the delivery of aid, the VAP program is currently aiding individuals in Buncombe County, McDowell, and Marion counties by deploying the necessary grant funds.

To gain a deeper insight into how the VAP operates and how it can benefit you or your organization, please feel free to reach out to us.

County-Wide Automated MAT and Housing Assistance Program on HealthBook ME

Introducing an innovative solution designed to forge a robust connection between housing resources and needy individuals - the Automated MAT and Housing Assistance Program. Leveraging the transformative power of technology, our program uses HealthBook ME as a platform to centrally manage SUD/MAT and Transitional and Halfway Housing Providers across multiple counties.
Our system enables counties to effectively distribute pre-funded modes of MAT and Housing Assistance in the form of vouchers. Once these vouchers are issued and utilized, the corresponding payments are swiftly reimbursed to the respective Housing providers. This strategic approach empowers counties with a streamlined process and improved visibility into various critical areas such as per capita expenditure for each individual, the status of new and pending applications, efficient utilization of funds, and seamless integration of payments. 

Program Goals

Goal #2:  Individuals in need can apply for pre-funded vouchers, making the assistance speedy, more accessible to those in need.
Goal #3: We aim to empower counties with effective management of per-capita expenditure. Our program helps facilitate the timely disbursement of payments to service providers offering essential resources such as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and housing. This ensures an efficient allocation and utilization of funds.
Goal #4: Our program provides access to detailed reports for comprehensive impact assessment. With real-time analytics and insights into various relevant metrics, counties can evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of the program, fostering informed decision-making and continuous improvement.

Voucher Assistance Program Includes

  •  Platform Administration: Our expert team is dedicated to offering administrative services and refining the powerful platform to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

  •  Data Analytics Dashboard: We offer a comprehensive dashboard that provides a concise and transparent overview of the program's operations.

  •  Payments Integration: Our program ensures seamless integration of payments, promising prompt reimbursements to the respective housing providers.
Join us in this revolutionary approach to housing assistance. Together, we can foster better connectivity between resources and those in need, enabling counties to operate more effectively and transparently. We commit to making the sud/MAT and housing assistance process as efficient and user-friendly as possible.

An example of a  Pilot Voucher Assistance Program on HealthBook ME for a County:

Housing resources for recovery, transitional, and halfway refer to different types of housing options that can help individuals who are transitioning out of difficult situations and working towards long-term stability.

  1. Recovery housing: Recovery housing provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals who are recovering from substance abuse or addiction. These types of housing may be located in a residential community or a specific facility, and often involve structured programming and support services to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety.
  2. Transitional housing: Transitional housing is temporary housing that provides individuals with a stable living situation while they work towards obtaining permanent housing. This type of housing can be helpful for individuals who have recently experienced homelessness or who are transitioning out of institutional settings, such as hospitals or prisons.
  3. Halfway houses: Halfway houses are another type of transitional housing that specifically focuses on individuals who are returning to the community after a period of incarceration. These houses provide individuals with a supportive environment to help them reintegrate into society and reduce their risk of recidivism.

Overall, housing resources for recovery, transitional, and halfway provide individuals with a safe and supportive environment as they work towards achieving long-term stability and success. These types of housing can be instrumental in helping individuals overcome difficult situations and regain their independence.

Contingency Management for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Recovery

At HealthBook Me, we understand that the journey to recovery from substance use disorders can be challenging. That's why we've introduced our Contingency Management system as an integral part of our Voucher Assistance Program (VAP). This system is designed to empower individuals in their recovery journey and promote positive behaviors.

How It Works:

Encouraging Positive Behavior:
Our Contingency Management system operates on the principle of rewarding each positive step taken toward recovery. It serves as a motivating force, encouraging users to stay committed to their journey.

Reward Voucher Issuance: As users accomplish recovery milestones, they are rewarded with vouchers. These vouchers can be used to access various benefits, reinforcing the value of their sustained recovery efforts.

Notification System:
To keep the recovery process seamless and well-coordinated, our system automatically sends notifications each time a voucher is issued. These notifications reach key recipients, including the healthcare provider overseeing the recovery, community health services involved in the user's journey, and any other relevant parties. This ensures that a supportive network is well-informed and actively engaged.

The Impact:

Our Contingency Management system has a profound impact on the recovery process:

Continuous Progress: By providing tangible rewards, it encourages individuals to make continual progress in their recovery journey.

Stronger Support Network:
Keeping key stakeholders informed and involved strengthens the user's support network, fostering a sense of community and shared commitment.

Enhanced Effectiveness: Through positive reinforcement, our system enhances the overall effectiveness of the recovery process, ultimately improving the chances of successful and sustainable recovery.

At HealthBook Me, we are committed to offering innovative solutions that make a real difference in addiction recovery. Our Contingency Management system is just one example of how we are revolutionizing the path to recovery.

HealthBook Me's Innovative Approach to Substance Use Disorder Recovery

Navigating the path to recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) is a formidable challenge, and HealthBook Me is dedicated to making this journey smoother and more achievable. We are proud to introduce our cutting-edge Contingency Management system, a cornerstone of our Voucher Assistance Program (VAP). This system is crafted to bolster individuals on their recovery path, fostering positive habits and choices.

System Highlights:

  1. Positive Behavior Incentivization: Rooted in the philosophy of rewarding each forward step in the recovery journey, our Contingency Management system acts as a dynamic motivator, inspiring users to remain steadfast in their commitment to recovery.
  2. Voucher Rewards for Milestones: With each recovery milestone reached, users earn vouchers as a token of their progress. These vouchers unlock various benefits, symbolizing the tangible rewards of ongoing recovery efforts.
  3. Seamless Notification Integration: Our system instantly dispatches notifications upon voucher issuance to ensure a cohesive and efficient recovery process. These alerts are sent to essential parties, including healthcare providers, community health services, and other pertinent stakeholders, ensuring an informed and active support network.

Impactful Outcomes:

  • Sustained Recovery Progression: The system's tangible rewards continuously motivate individuals, spurring consistent progress in their recovery journey.
  • Reinforced Support Networks: By keeping key figures in the loop, the system strengthens the support network surrounding the user, creating a community ethos of mutual commitment.
  • Enhanced Recovery Effectiveness: Our approach, centered around positive reinforcement, amplifies the overall effectiveness of the recovery process, significantly boosting the likelihood of a successful and lasting recovery.

At HealthBook Me, our mission is to innovate in addiction recovery. The Contingency Management system exemplifies our commitment to revolutionizing recovery pathways, offering tangible, effective solutions for those embarking on this challenging but rewarding journey.

  • Holistic Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine


A holistic employs a variety of therapies to treat an individual as whole, not the illness. Holistic providers believe if one area of the body is suffering it can influence the entire body. Integrative medicine focuses on healing an individual, including their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Practitioners in this field combine traditional medicine with approaches like lifestyle changes and nutritional changes, acupuncture, counseling, homeopathy, and chiropractic treatments.


Part of the holistic medicine discipline, integrative medicine considers the whole person and combines modern healthcare with treatments like homeopathy, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, massage, and yoga.
An integrative medicine provider uses conventional medicine along with less conventional ones to keep medications to a minimum.


Person-centric or Patient-centric care is the most desirable approach to modern medicine. Placing the individual at the center of care enables various healthcare methodologies to work in conjunction with each other to produce the best outcome for the person.
Functional medicine attempts to pinpoint the root cause of illness and offer personalized, and comprehensive care for a patient. It is important for a functional medicine practitioner to gather the history of the disease, understand the patient’s healthcare journey, their unique behavioral and environmental factors impacting his/her disease, and come up with a complete wellness treatment plan to treat the disease. Diet, exercise, stress factors, allergies, hereditary, and various other factors are taken into consideration while building a long-term treatment plan for a patient. Constructing the right dietary plan is at the center of functional medicine, in addition to various other lifestyle changes.

Various types of Functional medicine and wellness include:

  • Cardiovascular Wellness/Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Services
    Cardiovascular wellness is a comprehensive approach to person-centric cardiovascular wellness. The program may include a supervised diet, nutrition plan, exercise plan for a holistic approach to an individual’s complete cardiovascular wellness.
  • Alzheimer’s Wellness: Online education and training for caregivers
      Alzheimer’s wellness requires both individual and family support. Online Alzheimer’s training helps families of Alzheimer’s patients understand the risk factors and warning signs of the disease, as well as providing support for the patient and his or her family members.
  • Arthritis Wellness
      Arthritis wellness services are aimed at holistic healing, providing pain management, and various other integrative healing techniques.
  • Diabetes Wellness 
    A diabetes wellness program helps address the underlying causes of the disease, rather than just treating the symptoms, by focusing on an individual’s lifestyle, diet, nutrition, and physical activity. The goal is to effectively manage and hopefully reverse, Type-2 diabetes, rather than just treat its symptoms.
  • Digestive Wellness
      Digestive wellness aims to understand the root causes leading to poor digestive health. Digestive wellness is about treating and managing the problem by combining traditional gastroenterology and natural methods. Recently, scientists have been investigating “gut health” and the intestinal microbiome as the major factors in health or disease.
  • Allergy Management and Wellness 
    Allergies are a common problem, caused by an inappropriate response to the environment or a food substance. While symptoms are often treated by antihistamines, holistic approaches to treating and managing allergies focus on helping an individual regulate and improve immunity in a natural way.
  • Allergy Management and Wellness
      Allergies are a common problem, caused by an inappropriate response to the environment or a food substance. While symptoms are often treated by antihistamines, holistic approaches to treating and managing allergies focus on helping an individual regulate and improve immunity in a natural way.
  • Women’s Health and Wellness
      Women’s health and wellness is focused on managing specific challenges faced by women during the different phases of their lifetimes.
  • Metabolic Syndrome 
    “Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors associated with increased risk of multiple chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.
  • Thyroid Wellness 
    Over 20 million people in the US suffer from thyroid dysfunction, a relatively unknown disease. Restoring thyroid function without the use of medication is the goal of thyroid health and wellness services.
  • Cancer Prevention and Wellness 
      Complementary and alternative medicines and healthcare practices are not usually used by doctors to treat cancer.
Reference: CDC Health


For certain students, virtual assistance is desirable over direct physical sessions. The commonality of virtual cooperation permits students to open up more and discuss genuinely with school counselors and guides in a "private" way. Nonetheless, challenges concerning how to reach, assess, and screen students and graduates residing several miles away are no more an issue.

With a team of experts available to connect via HealthBook ME, you can conduct your counseling sessions virtually, safely, and securely.
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What is Online Educational Counseling?

Making career choices can be a pretty daunting task on its own and having to do it all by yourself can make it even more taxing.

Especially in today's world where new opportunities arise every day and every step up the ladder is a test, children, and adolescents are more susceptible to challenges and are more prone to making bad choices.

Educational or Academic Counseling is closely associated with vocational counseling that helps students reach their desired career. It guides the students towards customized pathways that help them select the most valuable career resources and information bases and enables them to comprehend the deterrents in their favored scholastic way.

But not everyone has access to an educational counselor!

Particularly in the post-COVID world where half the planet is still under lockdown and the other half is too scared to go places, people are avoiding in-person contacts and are preferring to switch to virtual services where they can have online access to their counselors with no boundary of space or time.

Depending upon the current situation, Access to educational counseling services is offered through the network of educational counselors on HealthBook ME platform. It allows everyone to have easy access to highly professional academic experts in the comfort of their homes.

How Does Virtual Educational Counseling Help?

Online school advisors work with their students to help them all through their schooling years. From high schoolers to graduating seniors, instructors can assist students with exploring social circumstances, creating compliant abilities to manage school and home-life stressors, and developing through social and emotional constructs.


Often used interchangeably, Career Counseling focuses primarily on the professional path of an individual. Career counselors of job coaches provide help and guidance support to individuals seeking direction in their professional job search, interviews, resume building, navigating the job market, etc. Career coaches can also provide additional.
Career coaches focus on the following aspects:

  • Resume Writing
  • Interview training and help
  • Salary negotiations
  • Career change
  • Work from home and other changes
  • New skills acquisition
  • Help with testing and certifications required for a job

What are the benefits of Online Educational Counseling on HealthBook ME?

  • Easy Accessibility to Educational Counselors
  • Safer, less emotionally exposed
  • Time Saving
  • Opportunity to Control Disclosure medium (Text, Audio, Video)

How to find a Career Counselor or a Career Coach on HealthBook ME?

  • Create an account on HealthBook ME (It is free)
  • Log in to your dashboard
  • Click on new booking and choose “Educational Counseling”
  • Find a provider of your choice and set up an appointment

Introduction to Women’s Health

Women’s health has come to the forefront of all health topics. Women, as healers and bearers of generations have their own challenges, unique to them. Only those healthcare professionals can succeed in helping women meet these challenges, who fully understand their “uniqueness” and “fine details” of their overall health and well-being. Understanding the patient’s backgrounds, diversity and lives closely can help enable healthcare professionals to provide better service to women seeking care.

Understanding woman’s current symptoms and medical history has been the norm in treatment. However, it is also important to understand her beliefs, intuitions, and preferences to enable best quality of care. Integrative Women’s Health practices seek to serve their women patients a unique treatment plan that fits a particular woman, her story and situation.

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Online Counseling

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is pattern of physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms occurring 1-2 weeks before and remitting with the onset of menses. PMS is a common condition, affecting from 30-80% of women of reproductive age.
When symptoms are more acute, they take the form of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). Approximately 3-8% of women suffer from PMDD. PMDD management often requires proper treatment of symptoms and therapy.

  • Psychological Symptoms include Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Irritability, Sense of feeling overwhelmed, Sensitivity, Social withdrawal
  • Physical Symptoms include Abdominal bloating, Appetite disturbance (usually increased), Breast tenderness, Headaches, Lethargy or fatigue, Muscle aches and/or joint pain, Sleep disturbance (usually hypersomnia), Swelling of extremities
  • Behavioral Symptoms include Fatigue, Forgetfulness, Poor Concentration

How to chart PMDD Symptoms?

The most desirable way to confirm the diagnosis of PMDD is by prospective daily charting of symptoms. Women with PMDD will experience a symptom-free interval between menses and ovulation (the proliferative phase). Although there is no one standard method t by which to confirm the diagnosis of PMDD, several well-validated scales for the recording of premenstrual symptoms include:
  • Calendar of Premenstrual Experiences (COPE)
  • Daily Record of Severity of Problems (DRSP)
  • Prospective Record of the Severity of Menstruation (PRISM).
Online Premenstrual Counseling is available for ease of access

Women’s Fertility Counseling and Preconception Counseling

To ensure the safe and healthy 9 months, it is important to seek counseling and care in time. Preconception counseling reviews overall health of a woman, her health history that could affect the conception and baby when it is born. Usually, family history of both parents is investigated.
Online Premenstrual Counseling is available for ease of access

Pregnancy and Lactation Consultation Online

Online pregnancy consultation takes a holistic stock on mother’s health and wellbeing. To-be mother’s current and medical history, family history of diseases, genetic conditions, menstrual history, allergies and mental health review is often considered in this assessment.
Online consultation with a lactation expert, who is usually a Board-Certified Lactation consultants can help women through their early post-partum period and ensure healthy experience for both mom and baby. A lactation counselor can help with the following:

  • Prenatal breastfeeding awareness and education
  • Infant latching and positioning
  • Increasing milk transfer for sleepy babies
  • Evaluate causes of pain and solutions
  • Treat engorgement, blocked ducts, mastitis
  • Issues like overactive letdown and oversupply vs undersupply
  • Work with you to increase milk supply
  • Pumping Plan to increase output
  • Storing & proper handling of breast milk
  • Bottle feeding the breastfed infant
  • Using other forms to supplement baby (lactation aid, finger-feeding)
  • Supplement formula feeding
  • Re-lactation
  • Infant weaning
Online Fertility Counseling is available, to ensure ease of access.

POCS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Fibroids online consultation

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal condition that affects many women. While the exact cause of PCOS is not known, It may present it self anytime between puberty and at a later stage of a women’s age. Weight gain may impact the presence of PCOS in women. Usually, the signs of PCOS include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Cysts on the ovaries
  • High levels of androgens, which are male hormones found in small amounts in women
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop within the uterus and can continue to grow to the size of an orange or even larger. When they are small, the presence of the fibroids may not cause any symptoms, and they may not get diagnosed until they are large enough to cause pain. There is no single cause for the development of these fibroids, though risk factors do exist, such as age and genetics.
Online consultation and counseling for Fibroids and POCS is available, to ensure ease of access.

Endometriosis Online Consultation

Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body. It is one of the most common gynecological diseases, and its primary symptoms include pain and infertility.
NICHD conducts and supports research to improve understanding of the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatments of endometriosis.

Healthcare providers may use the terms “implants,” “nodules,” or “lesions” to describe areas or patches of endometriosis. Most endometriosis patches are found in the pelvic cavity:

  • On the ovaries
  • On the fallopian tubes, which carry egg cells from the ovaries to the uterus
  • Behind the uterus
  • On the tissues that hold the uterus in place
  • On the bowels or bladder
Online Consultation for Endometriosis is available to ensure ease of access.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Online Consultation

Chronic pelvic pain is a complex condition that requires evaluation of the reproductive, gastrointestinal, urologic, musculoskeletal, psychological, and neurological systems. Usually, diagnosis and management entail identifying a network of disorders rather than a single cause of pain with a definitive cure. Only disorders that we commonly encounter in our practice will be discussed in this review.
Online consultation and counseling for Chronic Pelvic Pain is available to ensure ease of access

Online Menopause Counseling

Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It's diagnosed after you've gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s, but the average age is 51 in the United States.
Menopause is a natural biological process. But the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy or affect emotional health. There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy.
Online consultation and counseling for Chronic Pelvic Pain is available to ensure ease of access

Cervical Cancer Prevention Counseling

Primary care clinicians will continue to play an important role in cervical cancer prevention, particularly with regard to administration of the newly licensed human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and continued administration of Papanicolaou tests. Little is known about the factors that influence cervical cancer prevention counseling, particularly in the adolescent encounter. We conducted a qualitative study to better understand the implications for counseling about cervical cancer prevention by primary care clinicians who care for adolescents.
Online consultation and counseling for Cervical Cancer Prevention is available to ensure ease of access

Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment Counseling

Can I Lower My Risk of Breast Cancer? There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things you can do that might lower your risk. Many risk factors are beyond your control, such as being born female and getting older. But other risk factors can be changed and may lower your risk. For women who are known to be at increased risk for breast cancer, there are additional steps that might reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism Counseling

The term hyperthyroidism refers to any condition in which there is too much thyroid hormone produced in the body. In other words, the thyroid gland is overactive. Another term that you might hear for this problem is thyrotoxicosis, which refers to high thyroid hormone levels in the blood stream, irrespective of their source.
Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism means that the thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally. People are hypothyroid if they have too little thyroid hormone in the blood. Common causes are autoimmune disease, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, surgical removal of the thyroid, and radiation treatment.
Online consultation and counseling for Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism is available to ensure ease of access

Anxiety in Women Counseling

Anxiety is a normal response to stress. But when it becomes hard to control and affects your day-to-day life, it can be disabling. Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States.1 Women are more than twice as likely as men to get an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.2 Anxiety disorders are often treated with counseling, medicine, or a combination of both. Some women also find that yoga or meditation helps with anxiety disorders.
Online consultation and counseling for Anxiety in Women is available to ensure ease of access

Depression in Women Counseling

Depression in women - Being sad is a normal reaction to difficult times in life. But usually, the sadness goes away with a little time. Depression is different—it is a mood disorder that may cause severe symptoms that can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working. Depression is more common among women than men, likely due to certain biological, hormonal, and social factors that are unique to women.
This brochure contains an overview of five things that everyone should know about depression in women.
Online consultation and counseling for Depression in Women is available to ensure ease of access

UTI Prevention and Treatment Counseling

A urinary tract infection (UTI) happens when an infection develops in your urinary system. It most often affects the lower urinary tract, which includes the bladder and urethra. If you have a UTI, you’ll likely have a persistent need to urinate. Other common symptoms include burning when you pee and cloudy urine. UTIs are common, but it’s possible to minimize the risk of getting one. In this article, we’ll explain the steps you can take to lower your chance of having a UTI, as well as ways to reduce the risk for people of all ages.
Online consultation and counseling for UTIs in Women is available to ensure ease of access

IBS- Irritable Bowel Syndrome Counseling

The cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not completely understood. For various reasons, the symptoms appear to result from altered patterns of muscle contraction in the gut and increased sensitivity to distension and movement of food, gas, or fecal material through the gastrointestinal tract. There also appears to be a predilection for the bowel to be overly reactive to various triggers: eating, stress, emotional arousal, gastrointestinal infections, menstrual period, or gaseous distension, which can exaggerate or perpetuate the symptoms.
Online consultation and counseling for IBS in Women is available to ensure ease of access

Headaches in Women Online Counseling

A bad headache can ruin your workday, strain your relationship with family members and affect your ability to exercise. In the U.S., headaches cause 112 million sick days each year. While one-third of the population gets headaches, women suffer more than men do.
Changes in hormones could be among the reasons women have more headaches than men do.
These hormone-related headache triggers include:

  • menstruation
  • taking oral contraceptives
  • pregnancy
  • lactation
  • menopause
Online consultation and counseling for IBS in Women is available to ensure ease of access

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue in Women- Online Counseling

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals.

Symptoms often begin after an event, such as physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event. Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.

Online consultation and counseling for IBS in Women is available to ensure ease of access

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women Online Consultation

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that is chronic (ongoing). It occurs in the joints on both sides of your body, which makes it different from other types of arthritis. You may have symptoms of pain and inflammation in your:

  • Fingers
  • Hands
  • Wrists
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet
  • Toes
Online consultation and counseling for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women is available to ensure ease of access

Eating Disorders in Women Counseling

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions. Four eating disorders are currently recognized in the DSM and although they can affect anyone, they are most common in females
Online consultation and counseling for Eating Disorders in Women is available to ensure ease of access

Cardiovascular Disease in Women, Online Counseling

Cardiovascular disease is NOT just a man's disease!
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women over age 25 in the United States, regardless of race or ethnicity. The death rate from cardiovascular diseases has decreased among men but continues to increase in women.
Unfortunately, only 1 in 3 women identify cardiovascular disease as the greatest health problem facing women today. Most women think that cancer is the leading cause of death in women. But cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death for women in America and claims the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.
Online consultation and counseling for cardiovascular disease in Women is available to ensure ease of access

Osteoporosis in Women, Online Counseling

Osteoporosis weakens bones, making them more susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures. The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain, and is not found until bones fracture. You can take steps to prevent this disease, and treatments do exist.
Online consultation and counseling for Cardiovascular Disease in Women is available to ensure ease of access

Sexuality Women Issues, Online Counseling

Sex therapists are mental health providers who address emotional and relationship issues in the same way that other therapists do, but they use their special training to offer a more targeted approach that emphasizes learning to talk about sexual feelings openly. The goal is to empower couples to understand the nature and sources of their sexual problems, better express their sexual wants and needs, and broaden their menu of sensual and sexual expression. A frequent aim is to enhance the pleasure and intimacy of a couple’s sexual activity without the pressure to always have intercourse or achieve orgasm.

HealthBook ME is a platform that connects Women’s Health and Wellness Providers to diverse women populations across the globe.

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Nutrition plays a huge role in leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, diet can help and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of diseases and promote overall health.

Whether you want to prevent diseases or nourish your body, you can now sign up for virtual diet and nutrition counseling online, with one of the Health Book. The one-on-one nutrition programs will provide you with guidance to reach your health and fitness goals.

The network of nutritionists and dietitians on Health Book will help bring positive changes in your life through their positively reinforced diet plans and more. 

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What is Virtual Diet and Nutrition Counseling?

Living a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. The world has turned into a scary place ever since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Not only has it affected the global economy but also the people’s health and mental wellbeing. The economic recession and lockdowns have made it even more difficult for people who were struggling to manage their weight. Some are striving to find sustainable health regimens while others are becoming victims of numerous health complications, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and psychological disorders.

As a result of research conducted at the University of Texas, around 70% of people reported difficulty in achieving their weight loss goals while 56% had less intensity in exercise, due to the pandemic.

In such critical times, hiring a virtual certified nutrition specialist is the best solution available to treat your health and diet-related problems. Not only would it help you stay in shape but also help combat your pre-existing health conditions.

Understanding the emerging need for staying healthy, Health Book is at the forefront of guiding people in terms of health and nutrition. We offer virtual counseling about diet and nutrition and recommend customized diet meal plans and fitness routines to our clients, helping them hit their health goals in the comfort of their homes.

Importance Of Virtual Diet And Nutrition Counseling

Today, there is a growing demand for virtual diet and nutrition counseling platforms more than ever. Even for patients who haven’t contracted the coronavirus, but happen to suffer from any health or diet-related issue, it can still be risky to visit hospitals and clinics in the neighborhood. The only safe way to opt for, this pandemic is utilizing virtual healthcare services.

COVID-19 has pushed dietitians and nutritionists to offer their services using video-conferencing and other virtual platforms. Whether it is a patient suffering from cardiovascular disease or someone wanting to reduce weight, he/she can now book an online appointment for their required services and receive an online consultation for their issues.

Many people have developed eating disorders and phobias during this stay-at-home period. We have all seen tensed-up customers hoarding food items at the local grocery store. Some people are experiencing recurrent episodes of binge-eating during which they end up eating abnormal amounts of food. This compulsive overeating disorder can be treated following a strict diet meal plan devised by a certified nutrition specialist.

You should not feel miserable if you have been stress-eating during quarantine when you were cooped up in your house. You might feel relieved to know that it is a treatable disorder, and thousands of people are getting diagnosed with this psychological problem during the pandemic.

You can now try out various smartphone-based exercises and healthy eating plans by signing up for our trustworthy virtual counseling service. You don’t even have to worry about preparing a separate space for video calls in your house. You can simply attend the live call regardless of whether you are outside for a walk or in the supermarket.

Benefits Of Virtual Diet And Nutrition Counseling

With the virtual diet counseling in place, you can instantly connect with your preferred nutrition specialist on HealthBook ME. You no more need to wait for hours or go through the hassle of hiring a babysitter for your kids at the clinic – common problems confronted by the patients in in-person visits. You don’t have to worry about driving to and from appointments at your local nutritionist’s clinic.

No matter where you are, you can regularly receive your nutrition and diet meal plans. You can conveniently schedule your appointments via Health Book scheduler and discuss your health records with your dietitian during your virtual session. Your nutrition specialist would design a personalized healthy eating plan and fitness routine according to your health needs and requirements.

What's Typically Included In Virtual Nutrition Counseling Sessions?

Many new clients might be skeptical regarding how things work in the virtual counseling space. Despite how complicated it might sound, you would be surprised to find out how easy and straightforward it is to attend a virtual session with your Dietician. All you have to do is sign-up at and get started with your online Diet and Nutrition consultation.

Complementary and Alternative (CAM) therapies are based on a holistic approach that takes the entire body into account when treating any ailment, rather than just focusing on a specific symptom. For example, someone suffering from a severe migraine might be advised to practice deep-breathing exercises and meditation, rather than using over-the-counter prescribed drugs, which can offer benefits but can also cause unwanted side effects.

What Are Complementary Therapies?

Complementary medicine is a set of diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare treatment methods that are used alongside conventional medical care. For example, the use of aromatherapy can enhance the benefits of traditional medications for post-surgery discomfort and pain.

Note: There are many types of complementary and alternative therapies. It is important to remember that NOT ALL of the below-mentioned therapies can be done via video conferencing or by virtual means. Many of these therapies can only be delivered in person, while consultation for many others can be done online.

What Are Alternative Therapies?

Alternative therapies are used as an alternative to standard traditional medical practices or used to augment those traditional practices. Because of their non-invasive approach, alternative therapies are gaining traction in Western countries. Although the efficacy of some of these treatments may not be documented by scientific evidence, they still have helped thousands of people reduce symptoms, reduce pain, and cure ailments. An example of this is the use of specific types of diet as a treatment for diabetes as an alternative to traditional medical practices.

What Are the Benefits Of Using CAM Therapy?

Help You Feel Better

Many people prefer using CAM therapy to help them cope with pain and physical discomfort. These therapies are directed to help lessen the impact of stress on the entire system. Ancient curing methods, such as Reiki, can act as a catalyst to your body's natural healing process. Those who have experienced the healing effects of Reiki say that it helps them to relax the mind and body fully. In this peaceful state, the body can begin to heal itself.

Fewer Side-Effects

Compared to conventional pharmaceuticals, CAM therapies have relatively fewer side effects. Herbal medicines and dietary supplements might be perfect for you if you don't want to expose yourself to the potential side effects of taking conventional prescription medications.

Focus on Prevention

Conventional medications typically intervene at the crisis point, when a disease has fully manifested. On the other hand, complementary and alternative medicines are preventative in nature and can keep the body in a relaxed, harmonious state—one that may prevent the disease from occurring in the first place.

Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Types


What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an alternative, or a complimentary treatment, based on the idea that if a substance causes symptoms of disease in a healthy person, then minuscule amount of those elements can be used to treat the symptoms in unwell individuals. This is similar to inoculating a person with a vaccine. Generally, homeopathy medicines are taken directly from nature, mostly from distilled plant extracts. These diluted compositions can be made into either tablet, liquid, or cream formats.

Is homeopathy effective?

There is currently no evidence to support the effectiveness of homeopathy to prevent or treat any disease. There is experiential data and testimonials, but the scientific community does not consider such to be empirical evidence of efficacy.

Is homeopathic treatment safe?

There are no FDA-approved products labeled as homeopathic. This means that any product labeled as homeopathic is being marketed in the U.S. without FDA evaluation for safety or effectiveness. These products are often marketed as natural, safe, and effective alternatives to approved prescription and nonprescription products, and are sold online and in major retail stores.

Products labeled as homeopathic can contain a wide range of substances, including ingredients derived from plants, healthy or diseased animal or human sources, minerals, and chemicals.

Products labeled as homeopathic generally include:

  • The word “Homeopathic”
  • The ingredients listed in terms of dilution, e.g., 1X, 6X, 2C

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Questions to ask your doctor about homeopathy

Your doctor is in the best position to determine if homeopathy is appropriate for you. Here are some questions you might ask your doctor:

  • Can I use homeopathy to complement my medical treatment?
  • Is it safe for me to use homeopathy?
  • Is there any evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy for my condition?


One of the oldest forms of medicine is Ayurveda, which is an ancient Sanskrit word that means “Science of Life.” Ayurvedic medicine has its origins in India more than 5,000 years ago. Vedic culture incorporated this discipline throughout the Indian subcontinent, and it has become a traditional form of medicine in the region since then. The principles of natural healing in Ayurveda have since become widely known and have been adopted by the western world, as alternative healing methods.

“The goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help one achieve a state in which the mind, body, soul, and senses interact harmoniously to experience a feeling of Self, wellness, and even bliss. It works by classifying various bodily humor (doshas), determining where they are out of balance, and offering solutions to help the body and mind return to balance—and optimum health. A practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine might prescribe dietary changes, herbal supplements, or meditation as venues to achieve health and wellbeing”.


Traditional Chinese Medicine is typically a preventative form of medicine. One would visit a practitioner of TCM for a whole-body wellness regimen, before the onset of disease or illness. TCM encourages and teaches managing and optimizing your health to prevent serious illness.

Your TCM provider can adopt several treatment options and will usually employ a combination of methods, ranging from acupuncture and herbal medicine to education and lifestyle coaching. Some treatment modalities are used in the clinic (such as acupuncture, moxibustion, and therapeutic massage), whereas others can be handled online on a platform like HealthBook ME.


Reiki is a traditional Japanese technique used for relaxation and stress management. Reiki aims at natural healing within the body. Reiki is a form of energy that can culminate physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Reiki gives a feeling of balance and overall wellbeing by calming the body, mind, and soul. Since Reiki is a non-invasive technique, it can be done virtually on zoom. Book an online reiki session with a reiki provider online on HealthBook ME today!

Disclaimer: *The HealthBook ME platform is a virtual platform to provide online consultations by accredited experts. All therapies and treatments proposed by providers on HealthBook ME are their own. We do not claim, nor are liable for any treatments or therapies provided by providers on this network.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned yogi, you can practice both yoga and meditation in the comfort of your own home. There are certainly plenty of curated platforms and websites that you can tune into to follow pre-recorded content. It may take some time, however, to scroll and search for exactly what you're looking for to suit your specific needs. Perhaps you are looking for a short tutorial on how to do backbends. Maybe you need a guided lesson on how to breathe appropriately during a vinyasa yoga class. Finding the perfect course online can be an arduous task.
At HealthBook ME, we make it extremely easy for you to find a Yoga and Meditation expert, what’s even better, it is 100% virtual!
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What is Virtual Yoga or Tele Yoga?

Virtual Yoga or Tele Yoga refers to the “virtual yoga consultation visits” that take place between an expert Yoga teacher and client online. The video conferencing technology and connectivity allow these “virtual yoga sessions” to happen in real-time, virtually from any location.

Why is virtual yoga consultation better in these times?

You can save time, though, by using resources like the HealthBook ME website to find exactly what you need for your health and wellness needs. If you are in need of professional assistance for your yoga practice, for example, you can rely on an expert in the field to guide you. Instead of wondering if you're doing a pose properly while watching pre-recorded videos, you can have a Tele yoga session with an instructor who will provide assistance, corrections, and encouragement as you practice. To learn more about the yoga sessions, visit find a wellness professional on the HealthBook ME website.

What are the benefits of working with an online yoga instructor?

The convenience of working with an online yoga instructor gives you the opportunity to ask specific questions. Maybe you are not sure if you are moving into Downward Facing Dog safely. An instructor can watch your technique then give suggestions on how you can improve your pose. With virtual yoga practice, your lesson can be tailor-made to suit your intentions. If you need suggestions on how to improve your balance, gain more strength in your upper body, or help recover from a recent back injury using safe yoga stretches, a virtual instructor is highly effective.

For experienced yogis

Perhaps you are an experienced yogi and want to receive more of an advanced lesson. You can have a Tele yoga session that will give you a full yoga workout that results in the strength you desire. Maybe you want more detailed information on how to engage your core muscles while practicing an arm balancing posture like Crow Pose; your teacher and assist you. One usually is not able to ask such specific questions in a regular yoga class. Having a personal instructor gives your insight into a more unique yoga experience.

Set and achieve personal goals through online yoga lessons

Using this type of system allows you to set personal health and fitness goals. An instructor can give you step-by-step instructions and guidance to achieve your goals. There is a level of accountability when you're working with an online yoga teacher. You can set up regular sessions to maintain a sense of consistency as you progress with your yoga practice. You will find that you can achieve your goals faster with this mode of instruction.

For Guided Meditation Practices

Your Tele yoga sessions can also include guided meditation practices as a balance to your asana work. Having a balanced practice will also provide balance and grounding in your everyday life. A virtual instructor can teach you various ways to meditate and even lead you in guided meditations like Yoga Nidra and Pranayama. Again, if you have a specific need, like reducing stress or you need a meditative practice to help relieve a tension headache, your teacher can design an appropriate practice for you.

If you don’t like to begin a yoga practice or take the next step along with your established yoga journey, consider investing in a virtual yoga instructor for private lessons to guide you along the way.

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What is Virtual Fitness Training?

Virtual fitness training uses technology platforms –laptops, smartphones, and tablets – to help people with stable internet connection reach their health and wellness goals, with all the convenience of training in their homes or some other personal space. Think—your own personal trainer just a few clicks away! 
In this format, you are provided with a personal fitness coach—guiding and motivating you virtually--through video conferencing. Your virtual personal trainer specializes in improving body composition and fitness and suggests nutritional changes, physical training exercises, and motivational thinking, to help you achieve your goals.

COVID and Personal Fitness

COVID-19 has altered how we live our everyday lives, including how we handle therapeutic services and wellness treatments. With more people practicing social distancing, staying fit now requires a more creative approach. If you don’t want to exercise in a germ-filled, crowded gym—or pay the exorbitant monthly fees--book your appointment for a virtual fitness session with a HealthBook ME professional today!

Workout At Your Own Time

Instead of being locked into a specific class schedule at the local fitness studio, you can now have the freedom to choose your own preferred time. Many people drop out of their fitness programs because of scheduling issues, drive times, or the inconvenience of traveling to and from the gym. Virtual fitness programs put you in charge of the when and where of your health and wellbeing.

It’s Cheaper Than The Gym!

Many of us cannot afford the hefty price tag of hiring a personal trainer on a long-term basis. Luckily, HealthBook ME offers extremely affordable online sessions, in the comfort of your own home.

You Gain Access To Limitless Opportunities And Trainers

HealthBook ME opens the door to countless varieties of training programs and classes offered by trained instructors across the country. You select your trainer, the fitness level, and the type of workout you desire.
Qualified, fully vetted, and certified fitness trainers standing by to help you with your fitness goals!

Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is always important, no matter what type of workout you’re doing. A virtual personal trainer makes sure that your workout is safe and tailored to your body type and fitness level.

Maximum Output

Your virtual personal trainer will help you achieve maximum results. After evaluating your needs and requirements, and getting to know your background – health issues, injuries, etc. – and goals, they come up with a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals efficiently. Whether it’s losing weight, keeping toned, or packing on muscle, your personal trainer will help you stay on track towards achieving your goals


To reach your fitness goals, there must be a built-in method of accountability. Your virtual fitness trainer will help you stay motivated, stick to the program and keep your eye on the prize!


Virtual fitness training saves you time and money. You only pay for the sessions you want. There are no monthly gym fees, no commute, no squeezing your sessions into your busy schedule. Simply roll out of bed, slip into your favorite workout gear, and be ready to rock and roll within a matter of minutes!

What constitutes Virtual Fitness Consultation?

A virtual fitness consultation allows you to accomplish your fitness goals in the comfort of your own home. Besides: You will gain access to the expertise of highly professional virtual personal trainers on the HealthBook ME platform. Your health coach will educate you about your diet and lifestyle needed to support you in the long run. You will receive a personalized fitness plan, tailored to your body type, personal schedule, and fitness goals. With HealthBook ME, you have access to a wide range of health and wellness experts, nutritionists, stress management consultants, all of whom can help you to reach your fitness goals. Your personal fitness plan can be tailored to include muscle growth, fat burning, and core strength training.
With HealthBook ME, you can take total charge of your health and fitness!
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