Herbal Medicine is the use of natural herbs combined into synergistic formulas to nourish and help support the body to heal. Traditional formulas have been used for over 5,000 years. Pharmaceutical grade herbs are only available from a licensed physician and should be utilized as part of an overall treatment strategy. Herbs can be taken in the form of pills, liquid extracts, powders, granules, or raw herbs made into a tea. The Herbs are safe and comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) which strictly regulate herbs in the U.S.
Working with an herbalist, allows for a focused treatment unique to your specific current health needs. As the body finds balance, the herbal formulas adjust accordingly.
Nutritional Counseling: Food is medicine, and the most effective way to heal is from the inside out. Hence, what we put into our mouths on a daily basis is one of the most important choices we can make. Many disorders of the gastrointestinal system – not to mention autoimmune issues – stem from our diets. According to Oriental Medicine, each food has a specific function in the body and is classified by its thermal temperature and taste. Certain foods are selected depending on the individual's constitution, pattern of disharmony, and diagnosis.
Supplements/Nutraceuticals Due to the prevalence of GMOs, as well as pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins sprayed onto our food supply, natural vitamin and mineral supplementation are essential to help the body reach optimal health. It is critical to utilize only the highest quality, organically grown ingredients in our supplements. This type of supplement is manufactured in an FDA-certified lab, unlike many supplements you might find on Amazon, without product and quality verification. Hence, it is more important than ever to work with a trained practitioner to address your healthcare needs and provide quality recommendations. Supplements can include vitamins, minerals, nutrients, homeopathics and both Chinese and Western herbs.
Mindfulness is key to weight loss and weight maintenance. A good weight loss program involves diet, exercise, stress reduction techniques, and an evaluation of your overall health. Acupuncture is not a panacea or a wonder cure in the treatment of weight control. However, acupuncture is effective in making it easier to lose and maintain weight if the patient is willing to change their lifestyle behaviors. Acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration, and anxiety that can trigger overeating and bingeing. Also endorphins affect the digestive and hormonal systems so acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast, or in this case, too slow (the metabolism). Combined with Psychotherapy to help teach mindfulness, stress reduction, and create balance in one’s life, Dr. Lisa provides a comprehensive program that supports patients’ overall goals.
Homeopathic Medicine was first developed in the 19th century by a German Physician named Samuel Hahnemann. The remedies are made from organic substances which are diluted thousands of times in water or alcohol and shaken vigorously in between dilutions. The end result is the energetic imprint of the original substance. Homeopathic medicines are extremely safe and can be used for all ages, including babies and pregnant women. They can also be taken with any western medication without side effects. The homeopathics used for injections are sterile and approved by the FDA for subcutaneous injection by Acupuncture Physicians Certified in Point Injection Therapy.
In a world where so much of what we ingest, put on our body, clean our homes with and inhale is chemically produced (from “medicines”, to food, personal hygiene products, to household cleaners) it is no wonder we have higher rates of endocrine problems, obesity, and cancer than ever before. Navigating through our toxic world can seem overwhelming and we are feeling the ill effects. There are so many environmental risks to our health and well-being, finding safe high-quality, effective, and natural products is simply life-changing and a necessity. In a world where plants are ignored and pharmaceutical companies continue to make more money, rates of illness are staggering. Plants are our medicine. Just as food is our medicine. A pure essential oil is the oil carefully distilled from a healthy plant that is the life blood and immune system of that plant. Just as the plant has healing properties to protect itself, it can also protect humans. It does this by boosting our immune system, supporting the endocrine and neurological systems, and by creating more vitality and maintaining wellness in humans and animals. But not all essential oils are created equally and many use chemical solvents in the distillation process rendering them more toxic than good! My goal as a natural practitioner is to offer you education, guidance, and support.
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Acupoint Injection Therapy (AIT) is an integrative therapy that blends the best of Chinese Medicine with conventional and homeopathic medicine. Employing this technique, AIT certified Acupuncture Physicians inject natural therapeutic substances, such as homeopathic remedies or vitamins, into acupuncture points specific to your wellness needs. It has the dual effect of stimulating the points while delivering medicinals for local and systemic effects without having to go through the digestive process. AIT is particularly effective for the resolution of acute and chronic pain in the body, particularly in the shoulders, knee, back and neck and a good alternative to cortisone injections. We also use AIT techniques in many of our weight loss protocols, Cosmetic Acupuncture programs, and even our B-12 injections. Sometimes referred to as “biopuncture,” B-12 injections have many benefits, such as, stimulating nerve regeneration and stimulating the metabolism. AIT earned well-deserved attention in early 2011 when Dr. Mehmet Oz featured the therapy on his television show. Acupuncture Physicians must complete additional training for certification in AIT in order to practice this technique.
Acupuncture Injection Therapy also includes a technique called Bio-Mesotherapy which is a non-surgical therapy used for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging, cellulite reduction and body contouring. Bio-Mesotherapy involves micro-injections of homeopathic medicines into the middle layer of the skin. It originated in Europe and is widely used in the U.S. today. Bio-Mesotherapy stimulates collagen production, increases blood flow and oxygen for tissue tone and tightening resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance. It also detoxifies and dissolves fat, as well as, stimulates the metabolism. People notice results after eight to ten treatments depending on each persons lifestyle. Bio-Mesotherapy is safe and approved by the FDA with no side effects.