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family medicine

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hormonal balance

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acupuncture

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comprehensive blood testing

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internal medicine

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second opinion consultations

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• FAMILY MEDICINE •

By combining the best aspects of several different fields of medicine we are able to provide you with the most individualized care possible. These fields include Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Homeopathic Medicine, and Naturopathic Medicine. Lab tests like X-ray, MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound, and blood tests may also be used to help guide your treatment.

TCM involves the use of complex herbal formulas and dietary therapy prescribed to address your specific patterns of imbalance. Treatment is designed to maintain optimum function of all organ systems, and the body as a whole. These principles and treatments have been successfully used throughout the world for thousands of years.

Homeopathic Medicine has been practiced since the early 1900’s in the United States. At that time it was the primary method of treatment for everything from the common cold to complex infectious diseases like smallpox, cholera, and scarlet fever. It was the original “Western” medicine. Homeopathy is based on the “Law of Similars”, which states that “Like Cures Like”. This means that a substance that can produce symptoms when taken in a full dose can eliminate those same symptoms when taken in a tiny diluted dose.

Naturopathic Medicine is a term that encompasses all other fields of natural medicine including Western Herbal Medicine and supplementation with Vitamins, Minerals, Anti-oxidants, Proteins, Essential Fatty Acids, etc.

By combining the most appropriate treatment options for each patient, a realistic, drug-free, and effective treatment plan can be created.

• hormonal balance •

Maintaining a proper hormone balance is essential not just to your reproductive system, but to your overall health. Many of your hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA (adrenal hormone), and cortisol (stress hormone) can easily shift out of balance from a variety of factors. Some of these factors include: stress, unhealthy diet, synthetic hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills, and exposure to chemical estrogens from cosmetics, shampoos, and hormone treated meat and dairy products.

TESTING:

The first step in identifying and correcting these imbalances is hormone testing. Accurate testing takes the guesswork out of the process, and allows us to precisely target the hormones that need support. Hormones that are below or above ideal levels could throw the entire body out of balance and cause a laundry list of symptoms including:

– Acceleration of the aging process

– Allergies

– Anxiety

– Autoimmune Disorders

– Breast Cancer

– Decreased Sex Drive

– Depression

– Fat Gain, (Especially Around The Abdomen, Hips and Thighs)

– Fatigue

– Fibrocystic Breasts

– Foggy Thinking

– Gallstones

– Hair Loss

– Headaches

– Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

– Increased Stroke Risk From Blood Clots

– Infertility

– Insomnia

– Irritability

– Memory Loss

– Migraines (Especially Premenstrual)

– Miscarriage

– Osteoporosis

– PMS

– Thyroid Dysfunction

– Uterine Cancer

– Uterine Fibroids

– Water Retention And Bloating

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it may be time to check your hormone levels.

TREATMENT:

Once your particular hormone imbalances are identified, the next step is treatment. We will discuss your options and create a treatment plan that is best for you. The goal is to return your hormones to normal, physiological levels. Only natural medications and bio-identical hormones are used to correct hormone imbalances. We never use synthetic hormones or drugs in our practice, so you can feel comfortable that your treatment will be not only effective, but safe.

• acupuncture •

What is acupuncture and how does it work?

Acupuncture is a 5700 year old practice of using needles to stimulate specific “acupoints” on the body to restore health. Just under the surface of the skin lies a network of electrical pathways called meridians that carry electrical impulses to the entire body. The “acupoints” are like tuning points along these pathways that are more electrically active, and have the greatest ability to stimulate movement or flow of electricity. Because the needles are metal, they act like antennas to attract that electricity and disperse it throughout the meridian. It is this electricity in the meridians that is ultimately responsible for the movement of all other vital substances including blood and body fluids. While it is best known as an effective treatment for pain, acupuncture can actually help any condition by restoring normal blood flow, fluid movement and neurological activity to all body parts and organs being treated. In 1972, the World Health Organization officially recognized acupuncture as being useful for the treatment of over 30 different medical conditions. Some of these conditions include:

– Migraines

– Sinusitis

– Arthritis

– PMS

– Menopause

– Anxiety

– Depression

– Back Pain

– Neck Pain

– Nausea (Including morning sickness and motion sickness)

With recent advances in the field, several new treatment options are available in addition to traditional acupuncture. These include electro-acupuncture (needleless), ultrasound, and injection treatments using only drug free, FDA approved medications. These treatments can offer fast and lasting relief, without the side effects of drug treatments.

• comprehensive blood testing •

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• internal medicine •

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• second opinion consultations •

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