Chronic Illness

Prevent and Manage Illness Naturally:

Chronic illnesses are becoming more and more common in the US and are often linked the release of stress related neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, dopamine, corticosteroids (commonly referred to as the stress molecules) and other neuropeptides often play a large part in the onset or facilitation of a chronic illness.

Recent studies have shown that the body communicates using this psychosomatic network via neuropeptide receptors all over our body including the gastrointestinal tract, the kidneys, the pancreas and others.  Because of this, most chronic illnesses affect the whole body and require a mind and body approach to treatment. We specialize managing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Holistic Medicine is extremely helpful in managing and lessening symptoms of chronic illness, while also treating the root of the illness itself.  Holistic Medicine in conjunction with Western Medicine can be the most successful way to treat autoimmune disorders (MS, Lupus, HIV), digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, inflammatory disorders and other chronic illnesses.

Dermatology and skincare:

The skin is a large, visible and vulnerable organ.  Because of this, although skin problems are not usually life threatening, they can be uncomfortable, frustrating to treat, and can cause a great deal of psychological stress.

Holistic medicine has a long history of treating skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, and skin sores.

Often times the skin problems such as acne are caused by excessive heat and dampness that effect organs along the meridians.

We treat skin disorders by:

  1. Increasing the production of endorphins and activating immune and endocrine systems

  2. Increasing microcirculation locally, reducing inflammation and swelling

  3. Decreasing sensitivity to external or environmental hazards by strengthening the immune system

  4. Releasing toxins from the skin, eliminating redness and itch

  5. Balancing the internal organ systems linked to the skin therefore helping to nourish and repair damaged skin

If you suffer from any chronic illness, contact me to find out what holistic medicine can do for you.