“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
Bringing a focus to nutrition and the foods you consume can be the most powerful thing you do for your health. Diet and lifestyle are root causes of many health concerns, and although changing your diet may be a difficult step, it can be the most rewarding.
Botanical medicine, or herbalism, is an ancient form of medicine utilizing the different portions of the plant. When prescribing botanicals, the determination of herbs used is based on the phytochemicals present and the action they are capable of performing. Botanicals are commonly used in the form of tinctures, powders, capsules, teas, inhalants, poultices, creams, and ointments.
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TCM has been around for centuries and centres around the theories of yin-yang, the five elements, and the concept of Qi. Patients are assessed with a focus on the traditional Chinese organ systems and pulse and tongue diagnosis. Treatments include herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping.
Additional lab testing can be done through various labs. Testing includes general blood testing, IgG food sensitivity, SIBO, stool testing, Organic acid testing (OAT), DUTCH hormone testing, salivary hormone panels, and Lyme testing.
B12 (methylcobalamin) is a virtually painless intramuscular injection that can be done in office. Patients with digestive concerns, anemia, or who consume a vegan or vegetarian diet can be commonly deficient in B12. If you are suffering from fatigue, poor memory, insomnia, peripheral neuropathy, or mood disturbances such as depression or anxiety, this could be an effective treatment for you.
Acupuncture originates from traditional Chinese medicine, and involves the insertion of fine needles into different meridians and points in the body, face, head, and ears. It is also used as an effective treatment for sports injuries and pain management.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture uses the principles of Chinese medicine, as well as locally placed needles to stimulate Qi, blood flow, and collagen production. Needles are inserted into the face, ears, scalp, and body along traditional meridians to lift and firm the skin, tighten pores, and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. For the best results, your practitioner will focus on your individual concerns and use points specific to you.
Originating from traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is a tool used to decrease stagnation in the body. After placing the cup on the skin the practitioner creates a seal and vacuum with the cup. The cups may be left in one location or glided along the skin. This is a popular treatment for relieving muscle tightness, and received a lot of attention during the 2016 summer Olympics by swimmer Michael Phelps.