At NATURAHEALTH we strive to bring about your health possible. Helping you reach your health goals is our number one priority. We are able to tailor each service to your individual wants and needs. Lab services are also available and are often used in conjunction with treatments. Below are the main services that we offer.
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Ozone therapy has been used medicinally for over 50 years with success and safety. Ozone is created when an extra molecule of oxygen attaches to the O2 oxygen we breathe creating O3. Ozone is what comprises the Ozone layer in our upper atmosphere of our earth. It is also the protective layer that prevents too much UV light from getting through. In essence, without that wondrous ozone layer, life as we know it would not exist. Ozone is also created when UV light interacts with mists from waterfalls, sea spray, and by manmade machines called ozone generators.
This type of therapy has been used for a variety of chronic conditions and diseases. Namely, autoimmune disorders, chronic bacterial/viral infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritic and pain conditions, and as an adjunctive therapy in cancer treatment. Its effects include:
- Increased oxygenation of cells
- Modulation of the immune system
- Increasing energy production of cells
- Anti-oxidation effects
- Reduces acidity within the body
- Kills bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells on contact
It is a miraculous therapy that is both safe and effective. More recently ozone has been used aesthetically helping to reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate skin of all types.
Acupuncture is an integral part of China’s current and past health care system. It has been used to treat many different conditions for over 2,500 years! Within Chinese medicine, disease comes from the blockage or incorrect movement of the body’s energy, or Qi. Acupuncture is used to correct these abnormal flow patterns. Many people feel relief after the first session and continually do in subsequent sessions.
The conditions treated are vast, but in western society acupuncture has been mainly used to treat pain, anxiety, and infertility. Studies have shown acupuncture to be as effective at relieve chronic pain as opioid pain killer medication, when done on a consistent basis.
Intra-Venous Therapy is a safe and effective way to give your body the necessary amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that it requires for repairing tissue, energy production, and detoxification. It is done by using a small needle and dripping the nutrients from a bag directly into your bloodstream.
By giving the body nutrients via the bloodstream we are able to bypass the gastrointestinal tract and allow the cells of the bodies tissues quicker and easier access to the nutrients they need. When you eat food or take supplements not everything is fully absorbed. If you have diarrhea, constipation, or other disorders of the GI tract your body may not be absorbing the nutrients at all. IV nutrient infusions can be tailored to your specific condition and health concern. They are often used for gastro intestinal disorders, acute viral/bacterial infections, adjunctive therapy for cancer, boosting the immune system, hasten recovery from surgery, and boost athletic endurance and recovery.
The majority of people tolerate IVs very well; however there are some who have allergies to specific ingredients. If you have allergies to any IV nutrients, IVs may still be given though without that particular ingredient. Others diagnosed with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure, liver failure, and kidney failure may benefit from IV therapy though treatments will be modified. Those diagnosed with G6PD deficiency cannot receive IV vitamin C.
The MicroPen® is an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device has 12 very fine needles which gently perforate the skins surface which stimulates skin cells to proliferate. This results in the formation of new tissue and increases blood supply to the area.
What conditions can be treated or improved with the MicroPen®?
- Mild to moderate scaring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose or lax skin
- Stretch marks
- Skin texture
- Pore size
The treatment area is first cleaned and numbing cream is applied to lessen discomfort. Collagen-stimulating products like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-C serum, PRP, or ozone are used during the procedure to achieve optimal results. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip affixed with 12 tiny needles is then used to perforate the skin. During the procedure the treatment area is infused with the topical collagen-stimulation product which increases its absorption. After the treatment, topical soothing Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are applied to hydrate, heal and protect the skin. For the first 24-48 hours after the treatment most patient experience some redness and mild swelling, similar to a sunburn. Within a week there is a noticeable improvement in the look and feel of your skin, with continued improvement in the weeks to come.
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive and safe alternative to aggressive ablative treatments (harsh peels and lasers). There is virtually no downtime. Treatments are generally repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results (minimum of 3 treatments is recommended). The number of treatments required is dependent upon each individual’s skin type, healing ability, and particular condition being treated.
To ensure optimal results glycolic acid, retinol, salicylic acid, acne medications, and sun exposure should be avoided for 2-3 days post treatment. A zinc based sunblock should be used.
This treatment is not suitable for patients who:
- Have taken Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last 3 months
- Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions in the area being treated
- Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the past year
- Are pregnant or breast feeding
- Have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scar formation
- Have poor wound healing
PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma is a revolutionary new treatment technology that helps to relieve pain by regenerating injured tissues. It uses the patient’s own blood which is then placed in a centrifuge to create plasma with a high platelet concentration. This increased platelet concentration has many different growth factors which aid in healing and regeneration of tissues.
PRP has been used since the 1970s and has gained popularity in sports medicine as many athletes have been able to rehabilitate joints and get relief from pain in a fraction of the time if they had surgery or healed with traditional treatments. More recently it has been used within the aesthetic medical field to reduce the signs of aging! PRP can be used in place of facial fillers and can be used along with any micro-needling device to ensure a faster and more luminous recovery.
- Strains or sprains
- Tendon and ligament tears
- Chronic joint instability
- Fine lines and wrinkles
The benefits of PRP are numerous! Since, we are using the patient’s own blood; there is no risk of rejection, infection, or disease transmission. We are harnessing the natural healing power of your body!
REGENERATIVE INJECTION THERAPY (RIT)
Also known as prolotherapy is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s innate ability to heal and strengthen weakened joints due to injury or over-use. Prolotherapy can be used on any joint of the body to relieve pain and increase stability of the ligaments and tendons in the area. The most common areas treated are the knees, shoulders, hips, and spine.
A mild irritant solution is injected into the site of the injured ligament, tendon, and/or joint. This solution helps stimulate the body’s inflammatory response which encourages the growth and repair of that tissue. Some discomfort is expected during and after the treatment. Some mild swelling and stiffness of the treated area should resolve fairly rapidly.
Treatments are administered 2-4 weeks apart. Multiple treatments are often needed for full improvement; however, there have been cases where relief of pain and joint stability was achieved in as little as 2 treatments.
Prolotherapy is a minimally invasive, safe and effective alternative to surgery and other injection therapies. About 85-90% of patients treated with prolotherapy experienced remission of pain. It should be noted that the anticipated rate of success is dependent on the patient’s history, ability to heal, and type of solution used.
BOTOX/HYALURONIC ACID FACIAL FILLERS
In the past the quest to obtain a more youthful appearance was fleeting at best. Today it is a reality. While everyone knows we all age, the key is to slow down the process and act preventatively.
Used since the early 1990s BOTOX®, a purified protein of the botulinum toxin, gently reduces the contraction of muscles. Doctors noticed that it also helped to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Over the past 20 years it has been used for aesthetic purposes to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to treatment migraines and muscle spasticity.
The aesthetic use of the botulinum toxin helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent new ones from forming, by preventing the breakdown of collagen from facial muscle movement. It lasts about 3-5 months.
Since the development of Hylauronic Acid (HA) facial fillers doctors have been using them to create a more permanent option for reducing wrinkles as well as being able to increase the volume of skin. Depending on the brand of filler results can last for 9 months to 2 years.
BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT)
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment for the symptoms of andropause and menopause, but they can be used at any time in one’s life where there is an imbalance or symptoms.
Symptoms for women include:
- Hot Flashes/ Night Sweats
- Vaginal Dryness
Symptoms for men:
- Decreased Erectile Function
- Prostate Enlargement
Symptoms for both men and women:
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Decreased Orgasm Intensity
- Dry Skin & Hair
- Brittle Nails
- Sense of Well Being
- Foggy Thinking
- Weight Gain
- Loss of Muscle
- Fatigue/Low Energy
- Sleep Disturbances
- High Cholesterol
- Cardiovascular Problems
Bio-Identical hormones have the exact molecular structure of the hormones naturally produced by our own body. The major benefits of bio-identical hormones over synthetic hormones are: fewer side effects, the body can metabolize the bio-identical hormones the same way it does the body’s own hormones, and it allows for an individualized approach to treatment.
CLEANSING & DETOXIFICATION
Restore normal organ function, improve mood, rejuvenate your body and skin with a variety of treatments including nutrition therapy, IV therapy, hydrotherapy, and oxidative therapy.
Reducing the body’s toxic burden is important for optimal function, especially in those who suffer from chronic conditions. Using metabolic testing we are able to provide an individualized detoxification protocol which helps to rid the body of unnecessary toxins and restore normal function to the key detoxifying systems of the body: liver, kidneys, and skin. Restore balance to both your body and mind.