Wellness Services

 

Comprehensive Health Assessment

Full Body Scans

Nutritional Counseling

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Weight Management

Acupuncture

Holistic Stress Management

Detoxification

Dermatology

 
       
       

 

 

 



 
Comprehensive Health Assessment
 

We want to thoroughly understand your current & furure health needs. We begin by listening as you share your past history and your current concerns. A physical examination is conducted and we complete appropriate lab and diagnostic work. Our focus is to determine at what level of health your body is functioning, how to boost or maintain healthy function, and what you may need in the way of prevention strategies for avoiding diseases. We then develop with you a personalized strategy for moving toward and maintaining your optimum health and vitality. Treatment approaches that may be suggested include western medicine and complimentary therapies, always based on your individual needs. This strategy features preventive lifestyle factors that boost the body's natural systems so it functions at optimal levels.  

Full body scans are available for those who are interested in achieving a broader diagnostic evaluation.

 


 

Medical Services:

  • Complete physical
  • Cancer screening, blood and urine tests, EKG
  • Pap smears and pelvic exam
  • Minor skin surgery & skin lesion freezing
  • Healthy aging strategies
  • Natural bio-identical hormone replacement

 


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Full Body Scans

   
 
The purpose of a full body scan is to identify abnormalities and diseases at an early stage which may substantially increase the chance of recovery. Performed in a matter of minutes, it screens for the presence of heart disease, certain cancers and other abnormalities and can serve as a guide for helping us determine with you the best therapeutic approach for creating and maintaining optimal health.
 
  Actual cross-section of the human body from a body scan:    



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Nutritional Consultation

 

If your body is not fed the full range of nutrients it needs, how can you expect it to stay healthy, maintain proper function and provide you with vitality? Yet that's what many of us are doing when we eat an abundance of fast foods, processed foods, carbohydrates and unhealthy fats and neglect eating the vegetables, fruits, good fats and proteins that our bodies need. Nutritional counseling is an essential component for optimal health.

We keep abreast of the newest and most scientifically reliable information available on nutrition, not biased by the food industries and special interest organizations. With that in mind, we share with you principles of healthy nutrition, help you look at your current eating patterns and find healthy and practical alternative choices for your daily diet.

We offer a program of holistic approaches to weight management for those seeking a change in this area.   In addition, we provide nutritional recommendations for various disease processes, assessment programs for delayed allergies from foods, and detoxification programs. You may also request a review of supplement needs and appropriate recommendations for your personal program.

Experience good nutrition and its positive effects on your health and well-being via personalized nutritional consultation.

 


 

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Hormone Evaluation and Balancing

 
 


Somewhere during mid-life our bodies begin to change and those changes are orchestrated by our hormonal system.   These are very powerful regulators of our entire body system and, based on some theories, change in their amounts causes the aging process to get into full swing.   This can result in a plethora of symptoms, sometimes irritating or life changing but in other individuals these symptoms can be debilitating.   Interestingly, women and men can both experience these hormonal changes.

We offer a complete program for hormonal assessment with the finest diagnostic tests currently available. Based upon those results coupled with your symptoms, we can advise you on your options for achieving balance in your life during this time of hormonal fluctuation. Some patients may choose to consider Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in the forms of transdermal, sub-lingual, orally or pellet implant. We offer all forms of therapy according to each individuals' needs. Some people choose not to be on hormonal replacement and we offer herbs and acupuncture for these individuals. But for everyone, the other components of our Optimal Health Program are a must for gaining the best balance possible during this time of change in your life.

From personal and clinical experience we know that life at mid-life can be experienced with more balance and vitality as we look at the option of hormonal balancing.

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Weight Management

 
 


One's weight can affect the overall feeling of well-being, having impact on our physical and psychological health and at the same time, we live in a society that is crazed about being thin. Diet fads come and go - you may have tried them and realized that there is more to effective weight loss than counting calories or going strictly by this or that diet.   And, indeed, our bodies are impacted by what we eat but have many other influences too, reflecting the fact that we are complex whole beings.   When we adopt the goal of better health overall as we manage our weight, we see the weight shift in a more permanent and effective way.

Our program is comprehensive looking at your physical condition, evaluating your hormone status and metabolic function, assessing nutritional status and habits, life style choices including movement, your emotions, beliefs and mind, your environment including culture and religion, relationships, and your spiritual nature or life meaning.

All of these come into your weight management plan designed with you. Know that we are committed to holding you in compassion while moving you forward in the process of positive change.

Our guest presenter and counselor, Dr. Becky Coleman, offers for interested patients on- going classes and workshops in our office on, "Weight Loss from the Soul".   Through her own life experience with weight, she has developed an effective program that helps one look at the core issues around weight, thus assisting the individual in making deep and lasting change in their awareness about weight.   You can explore this truly new approach to understanding any weight issues.

Whether motivated by a health crisis or simply seeking to create the best for your body from a sense of compassion for yourself, we are here to partner with you to help you be effective in achieving your goal.


 
       



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Acupuncture

 


Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have been used as healing arts for over 2,500 years. The general theory is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow called Qi (pronounced chee) throughout the body which are related to the organs and tendino-muscular system. When the energy flow is disrupted due to trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, or other conditions, the result is pain or illness or both.

Acupuncture focuses on correcting these imbalances of energy flow by inserting ultra-thin needles under the skin to stimulate specific points in the body. This stimulation unblocks the energy channels encouraging an even flow of Qi which restores the body's balance, relieving pain and other symptoms.

Acupuncture works with the body, harmonizing and balancing energy. It improves circulation, releases endorphins to control pain, and allows the body to heal itself more quickly and more completely. In addition it normalizes the immune system, slowing the degeneration of your body.

There are many conditions that respond well to acupuncture treatment. A few are:

 

Depression   

Stress  

Fatigue

Headache

Immune Suppression 

Arthritis

Pain

Addictions

GI disorders

High blood pressure

Sciatica

Many Others

 
 
       

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Holistic Stress Management
& Relaxation Response Training

 

Stress is something we all experience, albeit in different ways. It is our reaction to any stimulus or change that upsets our normal function and disturbs our health and well-being. Although some stress is normal, prolonged high levels of stress can lead to exhaustion and increased susceptibility to illness. In addition, stress can accentuate mid-life changes to make this period of life even more challenging.
It is now estimated that 75-80% of the causes for all health care visits can be traced to stress.  

Fortunately, our response to stress can be shifted, and its potentially negative effects can be reduced through relatively simple and practical coping strategies, relaxation therapies, and lifestyle changes.

Optimal health requires attention to all the aspects of our being, including our body, mind, emotions, relationships, lifestyle choices, environment, culture, and spirituality.  Our holistic approach to stress management and the other holistic services at The Integrative Wellness Center, support you as a whole person in gaining and maintaining optimal mid-life health and vitality. 

In our stress and relaxation consultations, you will receive an assessment that identifies sources of stress in your life and you will learn coping strategies and tools that are specific to your needs and which can be used immediately.  Our Relaxation Response Training will empower you to practice deeper states of relaxation.  This skill training experiential course or the consultation will make a significant difference in how you respond to change and stress in your life and promote your physical and emotional well-being.

Holistic Assessment

Understanding what is happen in you life that may contribute to your health or dis-ease state is important to us as we help you find and maintain optimal health.   We know that our state of health is determined by more that just our physical body and want to support you in creating optimal health of the other aspects of mind and emotions, relationships and connection, lifestyle choices, environment, culture and spirituality.   Then we can   support you as a whole person in gaining and maintaining optimal mid-life health and vitality.  

 

 
       

 

 

 

 


Detox
ification

 
       
       

Detoxification is the body's natural process of eliminating toxins through the liver, kidneys, lungs, bowel and skin. With our increased exposure to chemical toxins in this modern era through air, water, food, and other substances, toxins have accumulated in the human system faster than they can be eliminated.  

This has lowered our resistence to disease and altered our body's metabolism, causing enzyme dysfunctions, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances. If our bodies are healthy we can handle a lot of toxins but if the body has been damaged, we must restore these organs capability to detoxify our human system. Therapies to accomplish this include fasting, infared sauna, and nutritional, herbal methods.

We will work with you to create a program to help you rejuvenate your body through detox therapies. Two of the biggest benefits will be reduction of stress on the immune system along with greater mental clarity. Overall, this cleansing of your system can restore function and vitality.   

 

 


Dermatology Services

 
       
       

Full body skin checks for detection of skin cancer, evaluation of moles, and signs of damage are important aspects of our dermatology program. Our goal is to provide prevention, diagnostic and clinical management of many skin conditions.

We work with you to create a personalized holistic skin care plan which includes basic skin care, sun exposure control, gentle treatments and procedures that support your skin without severe responses, nutrition, hydration, elimination, vitamin and mineral supplements, and stress management.  Our focus is to promote healthy skin to let your inner self radiantly shine through your face, whatever your age. 

  • Chemical Peels
  • Revitalight
  • Cryosurgery
  • Radiofrequency Oblation
  • And other modalities and products

We also offer an integrative approach to treat teens with acne.

 

 


 
 

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