Shawn Marie Higgins, D.O.

Shawn Marie Higgins, DO, DABIHM provides a holistic approach to healing. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has completed Fellowship training in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program in Augusta, Maine. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and is a faculty member of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. She is currently starting her own private practice in the southern Maine area.

Dr. Higgins provides an individualized, hands-on treatment of the whole body. Osteopathic Medicine appreciates the mental, physical and 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 and happiness, our bodies are naturally equipped to handle any imbalance or dis-ease. Our bodies tell us that an imbalance is present by expressing symptoms. Symptoms are expressions of health and let us know that our bodies are already working to restore balance. We must pay attention to symptoms without suppressing them.

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. Her osteopathic and cranial treatments allow for the release of strains and restoration of blood, lymphatic, and energy flow. She utilizes nutrition therapy to aid the body in reaching its full physiologic potential. As a Certified Reiki Master, Dr. Higgins also performs energy healings. Her treatments are unique in that she often combines osteopathic and energy healings into the same treatment.