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

Welcome to Oconee Natural Healthcare

Wyler Hecht, Oconee Natural Healthcare

Meet Wyler Hecht

Wyler has practiced naturopathic family medicine and acupuncture since 1999. She opened her current clinic, Oconee Natural Healthcare, in Watkinsville, GA in 2005.

At Oconee Natural Healthcare, we want you to thrive! It’s our passion.


Wyler practices naturopathic family medicine and acupuncture with a passion for helping people achieve their health goals.


At Oconee Natural Healthcare, we listen to our patients, get them involved, and pursue treatment plans to move them toward their goal -- getting healthy and staying healthy!


Ashley Frederick and Pam Thaxton, our clinic office mangers, take great pride in keeping the clinic running smoothly and take care of more tasks than can be listed on this page. Most notably, they do it all with an amazingly uplifting spirit and a nearly constant smile.


Naturopathic Medicine

A distinct, integrated system of primary healthcare based, in part, on the philosophy that what is needed to heal disease can be found in nature and/or the laws of nature...


An ancient component of traditional Chinese medicine, based on the theory that vital energy, or qi (pronounced chee) flows through the body through specific channels called meridians...


Dr. Hecht sees beyond symptons to underlying structural conditions and uses Chinese medicine to correct them. I value my relationship with Dr. Hecht and am thankful that the Athens area has a naturopathic physician of her skill and talent...
Dr. Andy K
Gastrointestinal health
Since I began seeing Dr. Hecht, I have not had a migraine reoccurrence...Dr. Hecht has also been able to monitor and treat my vertigo with acupuncture which had provided much needed relief...you should come and experience for yourself. You will be glad you did!
Anne C.
This is the longest duration in almost 17 years I have not seen my allergist...or been on a course of steroids to reduce swelling in my bronchials! I both breathe well and experience profound relief from my acid reflux! I would not be experiencing the renewed energy I have if it were not for the expertise, wisdom and caring of Dr. Wyler Hecht. I am simply in gratitude!
Tim S.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 http://www.naturopathic.org.

​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

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

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.**

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.

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.