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Frequently Asked Questions.

  • How can I benefit from holistic medicine?
  • Do you prescribe bio-identical hormones for menopause?
  • What alternatives do you have for pain management?
  • Can you help with ADHD type disorders without drugs?
  • Can acupuncture help infertility?
  • How can I benefit from holistic medicine?
    Holistic medicine is an integrative practice of medicine in which the focus of care is the whole person who has the dis-ease or disease.  The goal is to achieve optimal health and well-being for the mind, body, and spirit through a combination of complementary therapies and traditional medicine. It emphasizes prevention, patient participation, and personal responsibility, thus fostering a partnership between the health care professionals and the patient. Complementary, alternative therapies are encouraged, but traditional medicines are not withheld when necessary. The advantages of such an approach are several:  (1) you get to participate in the decisions made, (2) we offer alternative treatment options before drugs thus avoiding drug side effects, (3) we personalize your treatment to your particular uniqueness, and (4) we care about you first and then your dis-ease or disease. We spend time knowing you and giving a fresh outlook to your problems.

    Do you prescribe bio-identical hormones for menopause?
    Most of the women's health problems we see at the Center are related to their hormones being out of balance. At various stages throughout sexual development, from adolescence to the reproductive years, to peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause, hormone imbalances often manifest with symptoms that get mislabeled. Many hormone imbalances get incorrectly diagnosed as polycystic ovaries syndrome, endometriosis, premenstrual tension syndrome, fibroids, infertility, and even depression. By seeing women for their well woman exams and working with hormone testing, we are able to put together a program using bio-identical hormones, nutriceuticals and lifestyle changes. We also take care of thyroid conditions that may be subtle and can be easily missed, such as hypothyroidism and adrenal stress and fatigue. We use natural therapies before resorting to synthetic medications.

    What alternatives do you have for pain management?
    For those of you seeking a non-medicinal approach to pain management, the Center offers an integrated approach through acupuncture, Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM), and nutriceuticals. With your collaboration, we can choose what works best for you. FSM is an FDA-approved non-invasive physical therapy method using frequencies and current in millionths of an amp to stimulate healing. Microcurrent frequencies resonate with biological tissues and, with the appropriate frequency, change the structure of the tissue. Your body is a complex structure of cells, glands, nerves, bones, muscles, organs, etc. Each tissue vibrates at specific frequencies. When there is injury or illness, the tissue takes on a different vibration characteristic. When we apply FSM to your body, we match the frequencies of the tissue disruptions with the frequencies we choose for your therapy. FSM is helpful in a variety of pain conditions, e.g., acute injuries, back pain, joint pain, sprain and strains.

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    Can you help with ADHD type disorders without drugs?
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involves a spectrum of disorders of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. We feel that when various biochemical and physiological factors come together as in a puzzle for a genetically predisposed child, various ADHD symptoms show up. Such factors include excitotoxins, heavy metal toxicity, strep infection, viral infection, and allergies. We look for these factors and use natural remedies and nutriceuticals to correct the problems. We are less interested in the label of ADHD, preferring to address the root cause rather than to immediately prescribe current medications. To quote from a recent article in Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine (Vol.6, No.1, January 2006), Benjamin Silverman, B.A., and Glenn Treisman, M.D., Ph.D., state that "[b]y prescribing stimulants to individuals who fit this broad-based description, physicians are practicing cosmetic psychopharmacology - offering treatments to patients as a form of enhancement rather than as correction of a disorder."

    Can acupuncture help infertility?
    The benefits of acupuncture and herbs in treatment for the infertile couple can be found in early Chinese medical literature dating back to the AD. Not only do these techniques assist in regulating the menstrual cycle and invigorating the sperm, but they also serve to enhance the function of the whole body. In the past decade, clinical studies conducted in China have revealed that a large portion of cases of infertility due to both functional and organic disorders can be corrected using Chinese herbs. The usual duration of therapy is about three months, though persons with longer experience of infertility and older persons tend to require longer periods of therapy. 

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