What is Stillpoint Health Care's philosophy?

Stillpoint Health Care philosophy, as reflected in its name ‘Stillpoint’, is an osteopathic term used in cranial-sacral therapy and yoga that describes when quiescence or a point of balance is achieved. Our approach to healthcare is simultaneously natural, holistic, progressive, innovative, ecologically sustainable, prevention-based, and client-inclusive. We believe the path to good health is obtained through simple living, right diet and lifestyle, slowing down, prevention first, movement, healthy relationships, and being connected to nature, all which lead to a state of balance and resulting good health.

Dr. Lipelt, founder and practitioner at Stillpoint, lives his values—he carefully balances his own work and personal life, making sure he practices what he preaches, so he can be fully present when meeting with you and able to bring the joy of harmonious living with him into your consultation sessions. 

As a resident of Sonoma County for 30 years and a business owner in Sebastopol for 15 years, Dr. Lipelt understands the importance of being part of and supporting a strong local economy. To that end he became a founding member of the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative a network of local independent businesses working together to reclaim local economic power in Sonoma County. 

At Stillpoint, we value relationships—we understand how important the interdependence of human health, environmental health, and healthcare practices are to good health, and are here to help you find this connection and balance in your own life. 


Stillpoint’s Core Philosophies:

Practices the precautionary principle:
Given scientific uncertainty, take caution to prevent harm

Quality of life: Medical progress is about increasing the quality of life within a finite lifespan

Conservation of natural resources: Believes that medical intervention should use the least amount of natural resources possible

You are what you eat: Recommends choosing healthy, organic, local and seasonal food first

Prevention – taking responsibility: Empowers clients, through preventive education to take responsibility for own healing process

Whole Person: Looks at the whole person during the thorough intake appointment

Medical/dental integration: Uses an integrated approach to restore health

The body has an innate ability to maintain, repair and heal itself.
— Naturopathic Medicine, Principle # 1