Acupuncture Common conditions that may benefit from prolotherapy:
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Intravenous Nutritional Therapy
Phytotherapy (Botanical Medicine)
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is one of the components of Traditional Chinese Medicine that incorporates the use of fine needles to stimulate the “qi” also known as the vital energy that circulates the body. When there is an imbalance in the flow of qi, different diseases and conditions begin to surface.
While most people are familiar with the positive effects of acupuncture on musculoskeletal problems such as tendonitis, neck and back pain, sciatica and arthritis, the benefits of acupuncture go well beyond treating these conditions.
Acupuncture works well acutely for conditions such as diarrhea, headaches, sinusitis and ear infections as well as chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, hypertension and chronic pain. It is used in women's health for conditions such as fibroids, PMS, menstrual cramps, chronic urinary tract infections and menopause.
It is also good for fertility and pregnancy related issues. Acupuncture is often used as an adjunct to treatment programs for weight loss, cancer, depression, MS, asthma, IBS among many more conditions.
Chelation therapy is used to treat toxic heavy metal accumulation in the body. A comprehensive test is first done to measure toxic metals such as mercury, lead and arsenic among other metals in the system. Different chelating agents are administered to remove the toxic metals from the body.
Implementing a healthy diet is usually the first step towards treating any condition. Clinical nutrition includes analysis of diet, nutritional consults, and dietary and supplemental recommendations such as vitamins, minerals, and enzymes as needed. In some cases, food sensitivity testing may be recommended.
This is a gentle approach to balancing the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area. Any restrictions in these areas can result in sensory or motor dysfunctions; craniosacral therapy assists the body in breaking these restrictions and bringing the body back into balance. This therapy may be useful for a range of conditions including back/neck pain, sciatica, whiplash, tinnitus, migraine, emotional difficulties, sinusitis, Meniere’s disease, jaw pain, pregnancy related issues and infant complaints.
Cupping is an ancient therapy, having a history of use going back thousands of years. The technique involves applying therapeutic cupping glasses to the area/meridian to be treated. It helps to stimulate lymphatic circulation, enhance energy (chi) flow, clear toxins, release congestion and stagnation and relieve pain. Some of the conditions treated with cupping include fibromyalgia, joint and muscle pain, headache, neck pain, sports injuries, insomnia, bronchitis, asthma, constipation and overall stress.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture which is also known as cosmetic acupuncture has long been used in the Asia, and has made its way to North America, gaining popularity among many hollywood stars such as Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. Dr.Edalati often combines this acupuncture with herbal medicine, and nutrition to create a healthier glow from inside to outside.
It is a treatment used to eliminate fine lines and prevent further wrinkles, treat puffiness, acne, and lift droopy eyelids. Some of its effects include enhancing muscle tone and skin contraction, eliminating puffiness by stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage, and harmonizing hormonal imbalances and tightening pores. It also provides an overall rejuvenating and energizing effect on the entire body as this treatment includes an overall assessment of the body, incorporating points that affect the entire body.
Homeopathy was founded in 1796 by German scientist Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathy is based on the concept of “Like Cures Like”. It is a gentle medicine based on prescription of small doses of different natural substances prepared with precise standards. Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s innate power to heal itself resulting in long lasting effects.
"Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical and most complete medical science." -Mahatma Gandhi
Bach flowers remedies/essences originate back to the 1930’s and were discovered by British physician and bacteriologist Dr. Edward Bach. In his pursue to treat the person rather than the disease, he researched and discovered 38 remedies to address and remove the emotional roots that give rise to physical manifestations of disease. The mind-body connection was of utmost importance in his treatment approach
The remedies are made from infusion of different wild flowers and plants. These essences help to restore the balance in the system and treat the individual on a holistic level. They gently remove negative emotional patterns and feelings of fear, worry, anxiety and sadness. This allows the body to revert to its natural state of peace and stillness which allows the body to heal itself of any dis-ease.
The remedies are chosen based on patient's current emotional state as well as temperament and personality traits. Each remedy is specific to a pattern emotions and personality characteristics; making Bach flower therapy a very individualized treatment. The correct remedy is determined through a consultation with Dr. Edalati.
Intravenous therapy allows for vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to be directly delivered to the blood circulation and to the cells, hence allowing maximum absorption of vital nutrients and a means by which large doses of such nutrients be administered. This therapy is also good for boosting the immune system and in enhancing sports performance for athletes. Other conditions that may benefit from this therapy include adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, fibromyalgia, sinusitis, cold and flu, digestive issues such as celiac, crohn’s or IBS, and depression. It is also used preventatively for antiaging and for enhancing overall vitality.
Diet, exercise, environmental factors, stress, mental and emotional factors, all have a direct effect on physical and emotional health. Naturopathic doctors are trained in assessing such lifestyle factors and in providing wellness programs to help improve lifestyle and optimize health.
Vitamin B12 is essential for healthy function of the brain, nervous system, and the formation of blood cells. It works to control mood and support immune function. It is vital in the metabolism of every cell in the body.
Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms may include depression, mood swings, fatigue, poor memory and focus, irritability, palpitations, and tingling in the extremities. While B12 shots address Vitamin B12 deficiency, it may also be recommended to boost energy, help with focus among many other benefits.
The advantage of vitamin B12 injections over orally is in its immediate delivery and absorption into the body. B12 is one of the vitamins that is often poorly absorbed when taken orally. Injections go directly into the blood stream bypassing any digestive absorption barriers.
Phytotherapy (Botanical Medicine)
This is the use of plants and plant extracts for their healing, medicinal properties. This is also commonly known as herbal medicine. There are many different forms of plant preparations such as capsules, tinctures, teas, essential oils and ointments that may be used depending on the individual’s condition.
Prolotherapy also known as proliferative therapy/regenerative injection therapy is a type of therapy used to promote proliferation and regeneration of ligaments and tendons. A solution of natural substance dextrose (a type of sugar) usually mixed with saline and lidocaine is used in the injection. This solution is injected into ligaments, tendons and sometimes joints. This in turn causes a temporary, localized healing inflammatory response which helps repair, regenerate and strengthen the affected ligaments and tendons. Ligaments connect bones to bones and tendons attach muscles to bones. When either of these attachments becomes weak/injured, the entire joint becomes unstable. When there is instability in joints, there's pain. The longer this instability is in place, the more chronic and likely the greater damage and pain in that joint. Prolotherapy eliminates pain through enhancing strength, stability and endurance of ligaments and tendons so the healing is from deep within and not just a band-aid effect.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
This is based on medicine developed over 3000 years ago with a focus on balancing the body through the smooth flow of Qi (energy). Creating an internal physical, emotional and spiritual balance is the basis of good health. This form of medicine includes the use of tongue and pulse diagnosis and incorporation of these principles into treatment protocols such as acupuncture, Chinese herbology, cupping and nutritional therapy from a TCM perspective.
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Common conditions that may benefit from prolotherapy: