Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture is the use of tiny needles, electric or laser stimulation of specific points on the body to correct imbalances in energy flow, stimulate endorphins and improve organ functioning. The acupuncture is often combined with Chinese herbal formulas to optimize treatment but either can be used by itself.
Food and proper nutrition can be directly linked to improving your health and to reducing your risks of certain medical conditions as you age. We work together to improve your digestive function while recommending certain food choices appropriate for your history, current condition and risk factors. Supplements can be used to complement dietary changes adding benefit when food based nutrition is not enough.
Plants and herbs have been used in healing for thousands of years and they are the foundations for modern pharmacology. Botanical medicine can augment the body's natural defenses and innate healing ability. In many cases herbs are very effective without having associated side effects.
This powerful system of medicine dates back to the 1700's. Homeopathic Remedies function on the physical, mental and emotional levels to stimulate and enhance the body's vital force to facilitate healing. Homeopathy uses ultradilute doses of a substance so there is little chance of a drug interaction as there may be with some herbal medicines.
Stress Management & Clinical Hypnosis
Modern research has shown the extensive connection between stress and illness. Positively affecting stressful mental and emotional states are vital to the healing process. Hypnosis is not what you might have seen in a stage show or movie, it is a clinical science and can be very helpful in stress reduction, weight loss, smoking cessation and in other applications.
Health Care Integration
Because of my extensive training in both Alternative and conventional medical principles and therapeutics you will receive an individualized plan utilizing time proven natural protocols combined with the latest scientific medical research and technology. I can help you to understand the pros and cons of various treatment options to help you to make an informed decision regarding your health.
Herbal and homeopathic formulations are used safely and effectively to treat pain, chronic and acute illness and for facial rejuvenation and body sculpting. A sterile homeopathic or herbal formulation is injected either just below the skin or into the muscle along certain meridians and points to facilitate the changes desired.
Health Optimization Programs
Health is not just the absence of pain or disease. You can receive education and recommendations to help you to live a healthier life now and to prepare your body to operate to its highest potential and to maintain your health throughout your lifetime.
Often, people come in taking many more supplements than they actually need, and spending a lot of extra money in the process. Following a review of your history we will establish whether the supplements you are taking are appropriate for you.
Many of today's chronic diseases can be directly linked to either toxic exposures from your work, home or social environments or to poor liver function, (your body's detoxification system). Detoxification can lower your body's toxic load and improve organ function helping your body deal with many of the imbalances causing chronic disease.
Heart Disease and Cancer Co-Management
Often, the severity of the illness requires powerful treatment measures. Using nutritional and herbal supplements can, not only reduce side effects of the drug, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy but can also increase the effectiveness of the treatments. I will work with your current healthcare provider to formulate a treatment plan most beneficial to your current health condition, addressing the safety and appropriateness of any complementary protocols you are using.
“Functional Medicine” Testing
Basic conventional testing is often inadequate to give a full picture of how the body is actually functioning. Many tests are available to enable a more complete look at where the dysfunction actually lies and how to address the cause. Some of the available tests include:
- Adrenal and Oxidative Stress Index
- Vitamin and Mineral Status Testing
- Immediate & Delayed Food Allergy Testing
- Digestive Function Tests
- Heavy Metal Testing
- Genomics Testing
- Cardiovascular Risk Profiles
- Salivary and Urinary Hormone Testing
- Cancer Support
- High Cholesterol
- Common Cold
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Eye Disorders
- Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue
- Headaches / Migraines
- Heavy Metal or Environmental Toxicity
- Immune Dysfunction
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis)
- Low Libido
- Menopause Symptoms
- Menstrual Problems / PMS
- Pain (Acute & Chronic)
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Prostate Problems
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Skin Problems
- Smoking Cessation
- Sports Medicine
- Sprains & Strains
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Yeast Infection
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