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Integrative Natural Medicine & Treatment Options

Chronic disease is always related to poor lifestyle choices, organ-organ system imbalances, mental-emotional imbalance, and/or spiritual discord. These factors are in essence the root causes of dis-ease. Therefore, I do not focus on treating the name of a Western diagnosis, but rather let the diagnosis paint a picture of your landscape which clues me into the organ or organ system that is out of balance. Ultimately, it is the root causes previously mentioned which need to be addressed collectively.  This is the art of medicine that is not found in writing a prescription to suppress symptoms. Suppressive treatment will ultimately contribute to the development of chronic disease.

 

Each person’s journey to their acquired state of dis-ease is unique to them. Part of a successful outcome is understanding the patient’s story. Thus, treatment is more than just taking supplements, it involves understanding all factors which are contributing to the state of dis-ease and then addressing them. This is what’s known as identifying and removing the obstacles to cure. While these corrective actions are implemented on a day to day basis by the patient, my focus is spent on assembling the best treatment approach for your unique situation month to month. The only thing I ask of my patients is to understand that dis-ease does not occur overnight, and neither does the restoration of health. Patience is a virtue when undergoing treatment.

The following list of natural therapeutics may be used during any treatment:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture
This form of therapy utilizes very thin metal filaments (the size of a human hair) which are inserted into specific points on the body which bring out healing.  There are many methods of acupuncture; however, knowingly or not, most people are familiar with point energetics.  This is the type of acupuncture that many people practice.  While I use this approach, I also use other methods (particularly for pain) which brings about instant relief. While most people are familiar with acupuncture used for pain, it is a stand alone medicine treating anything from irregular menses, headaches, allergies, colds, fibroids, sexual dysfunction, auto-immune disease, anxiety, depression and any other issue encountered in modern times.

Gua-Sha

Gua-Sha
Utilizing a small hand tool, a light brushing technique is made across the skin which facilitates the movement of qi and blood. The stagnation of qi and blood results in pain. Gua-sha promotes blood flow, healing, and enables the body to eliminate cellular toxicity which reduces inflammation and pain. It can be used to release heat from the body such as during fever. Gua-sha has also been effective in treating tendonitis problems such tennis or golfer’s elbow.

Cupping

Cupping
Similar to gua-sha, cupping achieves the same outcome; however, it is a bit more of an aggressive therapy when used in a sliding manner and can achieve the same results in a fraction of the time. Static cupping is when the cups are left in one spot and is excellent for trigger points and localized areas of pain, especially over surgical sites where there is qi and blood stagnation.  By bringing the blood to the surface of the skin, it forces the body to replenish the blood in the deeper muscles which creates healing. It is extremely effective at reducing muscular pain.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion
The application of mugwort over specific acupuncture points helps to stimulate the flow of qi and is often used to provide more yang energy to the body or to dispel cold conditions (a type of diagnosis) which may be contributing to pain. The use of mugwort has been shown to correct the position of breeched babies in utero. It also increases blood flow to the pelvic area which can help stimulate menstruation.

Tui-Na

Tui-Na
This Asian form of a body work uses various hand techniques that use the front and back of the hand, fingers, forearms or elbows. The technique may be light rubbing, light to firm pressing, grasping, squeezing, pushing or pulling, as well as movements of the entire limb being treated. It is very effective for treating a variety of musculoskeletal pain whether it be neck, mid back or low back pain, spasms, sciatica or arthritis. In addition, it is effective for treating disorders such as headaches, constipation, insomnia, and many others related to any and all organ systems.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu
Meaning “finger pressure”, this Japanese form of body work is based on Chinese medicine. Similar to Tui-Na, it also uses the hands and elbows to work on the meridians within the body.  Various passive stretching technique and joint mobilization are also utilized.

Biotherapeutic drainage

UNDA

UNDA
UNDA remedies are the only remedies in the world that undergo strict testing which utilizes chromatography, infrared spectometry, and fluorometry to ensure the exact duplicity of their remedies. These remedies are a combination of plants and pure metals. The plants are organotropic which means they have innate intelligence to treat a specific organ or organ system. The metal (trace mineral) is carried by the plant to the cell and helps turn on the enzymatic system which enhances the cells function, and in some cases restores the function of certain processes which have stopped. click here to read more about UNDA.

The UNDA Plant

Unda is a Belgium homeopathic company what is world renown for their quality and effectiveness of their homeopathic products. They are the largest homeopathic company in Belgium.

The UNDA plant makes over 60,000 compounds and 2500 single remedies. There are a total of 76 UNDA numbers. UNDA numbers are the only remedies of their type in the world.

The Remedies

The UNDA remedies are complex remedies that use plant phytotherapy and pure metals which are potentiated. Dr. Stuart M. Close states, “the primary object of potentiation is to reduce all substances -designed for therapeutic use to ‘a state of approximately perfect solution or complete ionization, which is fully accomplished only by infinite dilution.’ (Arrhenius.) The greater the dilution, the higher the degree of ionization until, at infinite dilution, ionization is complete and therapeutic activity conditionally greatest.”

What makes these products so unique is the manner in which they are combined. This is a patented company secret. Many have tried to duplicate it, but all who have tried have been unsuccessful. They are the only complex remedies which effectively treat miasms.

The Laboratory Analysis

There laboratory is run by people who are botanist (specialist in the study of plants). They use column chromatography which enables them to precisely identify each of the plants used. The information obtained is then stored for future reference to ensure that every remedy is an exact of the last. Every year, the mother tincture is then analyzed to ensure that it is stable and unchanged.

They also use Infrared Spectometry which analyzes inorganic and organic chemicals. This is where the compounds are ground up, place into a gel, and then stimulated with electricity to cause it to migrate up the plate. It should fall within a certain range in order for it to be deemed of high quality. This further ensures the quality of their product. They are the only company in Belgium that uses this technique.

UNDA also uses Fluorometry to ensure the quality of their products. In 1987, they received a grant to study Fluorometry to measure the quality of their remedies which were in a solution. When their remedies are placed in the machine, it enables UNDA to determine the energetic properties of the product. UNDA is the only company in the world with this technology and this can be verified with any independent research.

Phytoembryotherapy

Gemmotherapy
Phytoembryotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy which utilizes embryological tissues of the plant which impart a rejuvenating effect on the tissues and organs. These embryologic tissues are rich in growth factors and plant hormones namely auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, and abscissin. Phyoembryotherapy utilizes all parts of the plant which consists of the root, shootlets, bark, branches, stems and leaves. It has been found that each part of the plant exhibits a different type of healing property. This is much different than your normal plant extract that comes in a tincture. In addition to rejuvenating effects, this form of drainage removes toxins from inside the cell to the outside fluid where it can be removed by the lymphatic system and emunctory organs.

Oligotherapy

Oligotherapy
Oligotherapy is the use of trace minerals in a concentration that allows them to be directly absorbed into the bloodstream enabling them to be used immediately for catalytic activity which means that it enhances the cells metabolic function and ability to react with other cells. There are 2 groups of disorders which involve Oligo elements: overload and deficiency.  Oligotherapy helps to correct both types of imbalances. In doing so, it assists the body’s return to homeostasis.

Phytogens

Phytogens
Phytogens are a combination of 3 different gemmotherapies which serve to restore normal physiology by modifying enzyme actions. The main constituents which support and enhance natural physiology are alkaloids, terpenoids, and polyphenols. However, the type of benefits vary from plant to plant as each plant carries it’s own taxinomically distinct combination of bioactive components as well as energetic vitality.

Tissue Salts

Tissue Salts
There are 12 minerals or tissue salts which occur in our body naturally as well as all organic matter in life such as plants, rocks and soil. When these minerals are not found to be in balance within all cells it promotes the occurrence of disease. The use of tissue salts will correct underlying deficiencies thereby improving symptoms while restoring vitality to the failing system.

Nutraceuticals

Nutraceuticals
Certain nutraceuticals are standard during the early stages of treatment because most patients who present for treatment are lacking in proper nourishment from a well balanced diet. As the treatment progresses specific nutraceuticals are used in conjunction with other remedies to obtain a certain outcome such as targeting the cardiovascular or endocrine system.

Lifestyle modification

Lifestyle modification
Most health problems occur, at least in part, due to our choices in how we live our life with respects to diet, exercise, relationships, job, and social activities. It is here that we find many obstacles to cure. Despite the best treatment rendered, it is only as good as the pathway which it is allowed to travel. In other words, if you keep insulting the mind, body and/or spirit while undergoing treatment, there will be no restoration of health.  2 steps forward and 1 step back yields poor results and a frustrating experience.