Integrative Natural Medicine
Human beings are creatures of nature. Our existence and ultimately our health and happiness is influenced by the time, seasons, weather, our environment, our diet, our interactions with others and our thoughts. Technology throughout the last 200 years has made our lives simpler in many ways such as electricity, heat and air conditioning, modern medicines and science. Often our health is maintained by medications or we are told that the discomfort we feel is “normal aging” or we become confused by the vast amount of information and choices available to us. Putting all this together has caused a loss of understanding of what affects our health, what being truly healthy is all about and how we ultimately can be happy.
In Comes Integrative Natural Medicine (INM)
Integrative Natural Medicine is a system of medicine that I have evolved over the last 20 years. It involves looking at and restoring the whole of one’s health by blending 2 great medical systems: Chinese Medicine and Modern Functional medicine.*
It is based on 3 very simple core principles that are organic and fundamental to how we function.
1 The body is self-healing and when possible, can recover from most conditions as long as one is functioning to their best ability.*
2 In order to restore and preserve health, one must remove any barriers to the healing process and restore the body’s natural ability to recover.*
3 INM can identify and remove the root cause of most conditions allowing the beings to return to health and happiness.*
How to find the ROOT CAUSE
In INM, the root cause is in the diagnosis. We use diagnostic methods developed over thousands of years in Classic Chinese Medicine which includes palpation, in-depth pulse assessment, tongue analysis and observation combined with modern scientific developments such as digital meridian testing, cutting-edge blood tests evaluation, hormone testing and more. Once we determine what areas of your body may not be functioning well, we can then plan a treatment strategy.*
How Do We Treat You?
After determining a root cause, we restore function and remove any underlying obstructions to your healing, naturally.* The bases of our treatments are found in the 5 disciplines of Oriental Medicine which are:
1 Mind/Body Therapy
This includes relaxation training, qi gong, tai chi or yoga, physical activities or therapeutic exercise.
2 Herbal/Supplement Therapy
We use both high-grade, top-quality and safe Chinese herbal therapy in modern formulations alongside of scientifically therapeutic supplements customized for each person.*
The act of inserting very fine needles into certain designated areas along the body’s meridians. Each spot on the body is associated with a different function, and a licensed acupuncturist knows exactly where to put the needles to release the Qi/Blood, or energy, the body needs to regulate itself. Acupuncture stimulates the body to heal itself, and that is the miracle of the needles.*
4 Dietary Therapy
Our approach to nutrition is not just about eating the right foods but eating them in a way to get the maximum nutrition from them so that your body will absorb what it needs. We address not only what to eat but also how you eat, seasons, specific conditions…etc.*
5 Tui Na / Therapeutic Massage
Tui Na is a therapeutic technique designed to help improve blood flow and remove toxins. Therapeutic massage also relaxes the muscles and helps to put the mind into a state of relaxation, or Delta state. This is the slowest of the four brainwave frequencies, and certain frequencies will trigger the release of human growth hormone, which is beneficial in healing and regeneration. When the brain is this relaxed, your body begins to heal more quickly — again illustrating the strong connection between brain and body. We routinely use all the above therapies in combination in order to get the best results quickly. Each person’s program is carefully tailored for the individual as we are all unique, requiring adjustments for age, sex, culture, past history and present conditions.*
Some additional notes:
You do not have to be sick to come to our practice. IN FACT, most medical experts including cardiologists and oncologists agree that the best time to deal with ANY disease is BEFORE it occurs. Many of our diagnostic methods can pick up early risks of heart disease, cancer and degenerative conditions. Don’t wait till you need a doctor to assist you with your health. Let us assess you NOW.*
1. Integrative – To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.
2. Natural – existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.
3. Medicine – the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
4. Functional Medicine – a science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of each person.
5. Diagnosis – the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition.
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results.