Natural Health Georgia Health Healthcare Acupuncture Naturopath

Natural Health Georgia Health Healthcare Acupuncture Naturopath

Natural Health Georgia Health Healthcare Acupuncture Naturopath

Oconee Natural Healthcare

Wyler Hecht, N.D., L.Ac.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What kind of training does Wyler Hecht have?
Wyler Hecht received her training and completed both a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and a masters level degree in acupuncture at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ. SCNM is one of five accredited naturopathic medical schools in the US. For more information regarding these medical programs please go to

2. What conditions can be treated with naturopathic medicine and / or acupuncture?
Because naturopathic medicine and acupuncture are both systems of medicine based on a philosophy of restoring balance and removing the causes of disease, a vast array of conditions, both acute and chronic, can be treated effectively. Below is a list of conditions commonly treated or co-managed at Oconee Natural Healthcare. If you have a health concern which is not listed below, please call to see if Wyler Hecht can help you.

Chronic fatigue
Chronic pain
Gall bladder disorders
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER and GERD)
Heart disease
Hormonal imbalance
Interstitial cystitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
Kidney stone prevention
Ovarian cysts
Sinus infections
Adrenal dysfunction
Autism spectrum disorder
Colds and flu
Cancer support
Ear infections
Heavy metal toxicity
Macular degeneration
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Thyroid disorders
Urinary tract infections (acute and chronic)
Weight loss/management

3. What is the cost?
New Patient (comprehensive/naturopathic): $185.00
New Patient (focused/acup.): $155.00
1-hour follow-up appointment: $85.00
½ hour follow-up appointment: $60.00
20 minute brief appointment: $40.00
Acupuncture (1 hour): $75.00
Cold Laser Therapy: $100 for 5 sessions
Infrared Sauna: $100 for 5 sessions

4. Will my insurance cover my visits / treatment?
Health insurance companies in GA rarely cover complimentary or alternative healthcare. Naturopathic medicine and naturopathic physicians are not recognized by the state of GA, and are not covered by GA health insurance policies. While acupuncture is a recognized and licensed profession in GA, acupuncture is excluded from coverage in most policies. There are some exceptions, so please check your policy if you are unsure.

**On the other hand, flexible spending accounts and flex-plans typically do cover naturopathic visits and acupuncture. Many people use their “flex” (debit) cards at our clinic.**

5. How often will I have to see Wyler Hecht?
This completely depends on the nature of the patient’s health concerns and the level of intervention that he or she is seeking. One patient may want help deciphering a good supplement protocol while another may need ongoing care for a chronic condition. Visits could be anywhere from weekly (for a short period of time) to annually.

6. Is acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, and as many as 20 can fit inside the opening of a hypodermic needle. The skillful insertion of these fine needles rarely causes pain. Most patients describe the sensation as a mild, dull ache just below the needle or an “electric sensation” both of which dissipate after a minute or two. This sensation is known as Deqi (pronounced dah-chee) and is an important part of the healing process. Most patients feel completely relaxed during the treatment, and many patients fall asleep.