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Acupuncture is used to relieve pain and symptoms in a wide variety of conditions. It also helps restore vitality and balance to organ functions. We can assess "bioenergetic compatibility” through the acupoints and biofield (the electro-magnetic field of the body) as a way of checking your relationship to vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, carbohydrates, etc. we do our best to make sure that all your nutrients and medications are being properly digested and assimilated.
For more information about Acupuncture, contact Dr. Lumiere in our office.
Low hormone levels are best replaced using naturally occurring hormones, not synthetic hormones. It is best to replace all the hormones that are deficient, for example both estrogen and progesterone in women. Some women also need DHEA and testosterone. These hormones are available in creams, gels, patches, oral formulations, injections, and hormone pellets. Estradiol and testosterone pellets are an alternative when other methods prove unsatisfactory. The pellets are placed under the skin and deliver a constant amount of hormone for 3-4 months. Thyroid hormones include T3 and T4. Some people on thyroid replacement feel better taking both T3 and T4, and not just T4 (e.g. L-thyroxine).
Blood Type Diet Management
James D'Adamo, in the 1960's, wrote a book entitled "One's Man Food Is Another Man's Poison" beginning the quest to find how our genetic code, specifically our blood type, influences what foods are ideal for us.
His son, Peter D'Adamo, continued the quest for Blood Type Diet Management and eventually released the book "Eat Right For Your Type" and later, "Live Right For Your Type". In addition, he educates us the implications of a person’s SECRETOR STATUS, whether or not the individual has the blood type material in the saliva.
This information, when applied to a person’s diet and in a person’s life, is extremely helpful in reducing inflammation and restoring healthy bodily functions. The secretor status is of major importance. Non Secretors (22%) are very difficult to help when they do not follow food selection recommendations properly. Chronic issues such as headaches, insomnia, and arthritis and most importantly, intestinal health is very positively impacted by Blood Type Diet Management and selecting the correct foods for your type.
Once the person is eating according to their blood type, then other modalities like homeopathic remedies, IV vitamin infusions, acupuncture, etc. will all have a more positive impact.
For more information about Blood Type Diet Management, contact Dr. Michael Kwiker, D.O. in our office.
Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution-EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)-is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and/or minerals from the body. Chelation means "to grab" or "to bind." When EDTA is injected into the veins, it "grabs" heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body. In our practice, we also use Chelation as a safe and effective approach in the treatment of Vascular Disease and related disorders.
Low-Force Chiropractic Care improves joint function by using a hand held adjusting instrument called an activator. Ultrasound physiotherapy, inversion traction, home rehab protocols including stretches and exercises, and some orthopedic supports are also available. Kinesiology is manual muscle response testing for assessing joint function. One of the chiropractic techniques used is Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.). This is an 8-part protocol usually requiring four visit to restore structural balance by integrating five major sections of the body: pelvis & low back, rib cage & mid back, neck, jaw, and cranium (skull bones). We adjust bones, balance muscles, and stimulate acupoints in a specific sequence that improves your ability to stabilize any weak areas. N.O.T. is essential for those with reoccurring spinal conditions and serious previous injuries.
For more information about Low-Force Chiropractic Care, contact Dr. Lumiere in our office.
We live in a toxic world. Toxins include heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins, pesticides, mold toxins, and plastics. We are exposed by drinking tap water, eating food which is not organic, and by eating fish high in mercury. The first rule of treatment is avoid exposure to toxins as much as possible. The second rule is remove the toxins safely. Ways to remove toxins include taking intestinal binders (e.g. charcoal, chlorella, citrus pectin, etc.), doing chelation therapy (e.g. EDTA, DMSA, etc), taking certain vitamins and supplements that promote liver and kidney clearance of toxins (e.g. phosphatidyl choline, glutathione precursors, etc.). and promoting sweating (e.g. far infrared sauna).
Nutritional & Diet Counseling
Proper diet is fundamental to health & wellness. Our practitioners will take the time to learn your current lifestyle, diet and health concerns and make dietary recommendations to help you achieve optimal health. We believe that food can be a very powerful medicine when used properly and can be used to treat many lifestyle related disease processes such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure & Inflammation but the diet needs to be individualized for each person.
Our practitioners are knowledgeable in many different diets including:
- Blood Type Diet
- Ancestral Low Glycemic Rainbow Diet
- Plant Based Diet
- Basic Elimination Diet (BED)
- Gorilla Diet and Weight Loss Program
Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) is an effective new way to treat nerve and muscle pain and support the repair processes. It is a therapy modality utilizing a small machine that generates a gentle electrical current that goes through wires to contacts (self-stick pads, towels, or needles) on the body. Microcurrent devices deliver frequencies and current in millionths of an amp and have been shown in published studies to increase energy (ATP) production in cells by 500%. Frequency Specific Microcurrent was originally developed by Dr. Carolyn McMakin in 1995 and now hundreds of practitioners around the world successfully use this amazing new technique to help patients recover from myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, concussion and many other health issues.
There is a natural current flow in every tissue and every cell in our body. Our cells are semiconductors because of the water molecules that line the cell. Every cell in your body is a semiconductor like a computer chip and our body functions like an electromagnetic system.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent is physiologic. A microcurrent is a millionth of an amp and it’s the same kind of current that our body produces on its own. You can’t feel it and when you use a current that’s below 500 micro amps but studies have shown that it increases energy production. In 2001 and 2002, Seegers reproduced a Frequency Specific Microcurrent study and found that current from 10 to 500 micro amps increased energy production, ATP production by five times or 500%. It also showed increased waste product removal & increased amino acid transport. The study was performed in living cells, not just rats & not just in culture, but in human lymphocytes and demonstrated that our body is able to use the current directly to increase energy.
For more information about Frequency Specific Microcurrent, contact Wendy Pomerantz PA-C, LAC or Dr. Taras Lumiere, DC, LAC in our office.
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Homeopathy, or Homeopathic Medicine, is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. Homeopathy is holistic because it treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labeled sickness. Homeopathy is natural because its remedies are produced according to the U.S. FDA-recognized Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States from natural sources, whether vegetable, mineral, or animal in nature.
The word Homeopathy, which comes from the Greek, through Latin into English, literally means “like disease”. This means that the medicine given is like the disease that the person is expressing, in his totality, not like a specific disease category or medical diagnosis.
For more information about Homeopathy or Homeopathic Medicine, contact Dr. Michael Kwiker, D.O. in our office.
Intravenous Nutritional Therapy
IV nutritional therapy can provide enormous health benefits and lead to increased energy, enhanced immune support, and a better overall sense of well being. Intravenous (IV) Nutritional Therapy is safe, well tolerated and poses minimal if any negative side effects and often can provide enormous health benefits. Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy is a method of delivering vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients to the body directly into the bloodstream. A small butterfly needle is temporarily placed into a vein, and the nutrients can be administered slowly over a period of time that is dependent upon the nutrients that are used.
Advanced Kinesiology is a muscle response testing art that is painless, quick, and simple. Usually, it requires minimal effort on your part. I can assess the response to a “challenge” or body scan by using an arm, leg, or hand muscle. The response is immediate. There are many energy techniques I have studied (such as M.F.T., N.E.T., T.B.M., N.M.T., E.F.T.) that use kinesiology and understanding of mind-body connections. These techniques can help unblock energy and information channels to facilitate the body’s innate intelligence, its natural inclination to health, harmony, and balance. At various times we may use a mental picture, memory, allergen sample, saliva sample, medication, nutrient, or verbal statement (affirmation) while this is done.
For more information about Advanced Kinesiology, contact Dr. Lumiere in our office.
The feet are the foundation to our body and they support us when we stand, walk and run. Our feet help to protect our spine, skeletal system and soft tissues from stress as we move. Imbalances in our feet can have a direct effect on our knees, hips, back and neck.
Custom fit, stabilizing Orthotics (foot and arch supports) can help us to have a balanced foundation and can improve our overall health. Orthotics can complement your healthcare, enhance your performance and help to reduce structural pain.
Our patients can be custom fitted for orthotics right in our office and they will be made specifically for you.
For more information about Custom Fit Orthotics, contact Dr. Lumiere in our office.
Prolotherapy & PRP
Prolotherapy is a natural, non-surgical method that helps the body heal injured or weakened ligaments and tendons. The human body can repair, heal and regenerate new tissue. For this reason, prolotherapy is also called regenerative injection therapy (RIT). RIT turns on the body's self-healing mechanisms and harnesses the body's potential. RIT also decreases pain from unstable joints that have too much wiggle to them resulting from loose ligaments and weakened tendons. Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms to lay down new tissue in the weakened area. This is done by a very directed injection to the injury site, “tricking” the body to repair again. The mild inflammatory response which is created by the injection encourages growth of new, normal ligament or tendon fibers, resulting in a tightening of the weakened structure. Additional treatments repeat this process, allowing a gradual buildup of tissue to restore the original strength to the area.
These areas are injected with either a dextrose solution, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or bone marrow stem cells, which stimulates the growth of healthy, strong tissues. As the tendons and ligaments grow stronger and more vibrant, the joint pain is alleviated and normal joint motion is restored.
Areas that can be treated with Prolotherapy include: Low back or mid-back pain including degenerative disc disease and sacro-iliac joint instability/dysfunction, neck pain, knee pain, knee meniscal tears, wrist or hand pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain including rotator cuff tears, elbow pain including golfers or tennis elbow, foot pain including plantar fasciitis, ankle pain or instability, hypermobility, osteitis pubis, IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, temporal mandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), or other musculoskeletal pain or injury.
Regenerative injections are extremely safe. Local anesthesia is utilized. Unlike surgery, there is little to no down time. For more information about Prolotherapy and PRP in Sacramento, contact Dr. Mora in our office, who is a member of the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Mora has specialized in Sports Medicine and procedures such as Interspinous Ligament Injection, Joint Injection, Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP), Sports Medicine Related Procedures, Tendon and Bursa Injection. He utilizes these in-office procedures to treat the following sports related injuries and issues: Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), Knee Injuries, Osteoarthritis of Hip, Osteoarthritis of Knee, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Sports Injuries, Tendonitis & Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis).
For more information about Sports Medicine Injuries & Procedures, contact Dr. William Mora, MD in our office.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes the palpation and “reading” of the flow and quality of the organ reflex areas and acupoints. Many of these are traditional acupuncture points on the surface of the body located on the energy channels called meridians. Personal programs incorporate herbal and nutritional formulas along with lifestyle recommendations.
For more information about Traditional Chinese Medicine, contact Dr. Lumiere in our office.
Disclaimer: All information provided on this site is not expressed as medical advice. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or replace conventional medical treatment.