Family Medicine and Wellness Center offers several Nutritional Theraphies for our patients including: Glutathione, Myers Cocktail, Phosphatidylcholine, High Dose Vitamin C, Chelation Theraphy, Bio-Puncture, Mesotherapy, Allergy Therapy, Sublingual Therapy, and Immuno-Therapy Injection.
Glutathione, a natural substance, is present in all human cellular tissue. It is an antioxidant which protects the cells. When human cells become depleted of Glutathione, cell death results. Glutathione aids in DNA repair and is especially protective of different types of cells in the human body; including the skin, lens, retina, brain, and gastrointestinal tract.
The dramatic benefits of Glutathione therapy for neurologic diseases, especially Parkinson’s disease, was popularized by Dr. David Perlmutter; a neurologist in Naples, Florida.
Uses of Glutathione
HIV & AIDS
Myers’ Cocktail is an intravenous formula of vitamins and mineral developed by Dr. John Myers, MD. It was popularized by a well-regarded nutritional medicine doctor, Alan R. Gaby, M.D..
The ingredients in Myer’s Cocktail include: Magnesium, Calcium, B-vitamins, and Vitamin C. The formula is administered by slow intravenous push or slow infusion. This is to achieve better blood concentrations of nutrients than would be possible with ingestion of the same nutrients via diet.
Uses of Myers Cocktail
Chelation therapy is a treatment used for metal poisoning or toxicity caused by lead, mercury, plutonium, arsenic, and/or uranium. In some cases, it is used in thalassemia with iron overload and various other toxic metal exposures. In the clinic, chelating agents can be administered orally, intra-muscularly, topically, and intravenously.
Biopuncture is a therapy that uses homeopathic and homotoxicologic medications which are FDA approved for injection into inflamed tissues and used for various medical problems including: headaches, tennis elbow, bursitis, arthritis, joint sprains, muscle strain, sports injuries, etc.. It is effective, simple, and safe. Most patients get immediate relief from these treatments with little or no side effects.
The Biopuncture injection technique to specific parts of the body with biologically active substances cause beneficial physiological effect locally, and at times, in distant regions of the patient’s body. The injections are given in very shallow layers of the skin or subcutaneously. Even though their effects are often fast, they are also long-lasting.
Trigger Point Injection Therapy
Trigger points are tight areas within muscle tissues that cause pain in other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the back may produce pain in the neck. The neck would then act as a satellite trigger point which could cause headaches. The quality of the pain that is felt may be sharp, burning, intense, or a dull ache.
Injections at the trigger points are an effective treatment method for deactivating the taut muscle bundles or trigger points. This treatment affords immediate relief of the symptoms. Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a very common and painful muscle disorder that could last a long time until it is appropriately relieved. The patients are often amazed at how quickly this modality works to relieve their long-standing pain syndrome.
Trigger Point Therapy is effective for:
TRIGGER FINGERS & THUMB
LOWER BACK PAIN
What is it? Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a class of phospholipids that is one of the main components of lecithin. Lecithin is found in all cell membranes and plays a major role in maintaining the fluidity of the cell by affecting what enters and leaves the cell through the cell membrane.
High Dose Vitamin C
Background: In 1986 Linus Pauling first raised the possibility that high dose Vitamin C (Vit-C) can be used to treat cancer. This hypothesis was met with intense skepticism by the scientific community and prompted Mayo Clinic to conduct two randomized controlled trials.
This is safe, natural, and non-invasive therapy- unlike surgical cosmetic procedures. The Mesotherapy is a process that delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the skin which nourishes, rejuvenates, and promotes production of collagen and elastin. It also stimulates metabolism. The mesotherapy can be used to rejuvenate the skin and tighten skin over the abdomen, neck, thighs, love handles, arms, legs, and to improve the youthfulness of the face.
The patients who have IgE allergic reaction to specific allergens or substances can be desensitized with very dilute concentration of the same substances. This therapy often takes some time and gradually leads to neutralization of the body’s reactions to the allergens or substances. In time, the patients would stop reacting to the substances permanently in about 86%of the time.
Food sensitivity or food intolerance occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food. This can lead to symptoms such as intestinal gas, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. Food sensitivity or food intolerance is often confused with food allergy. Allergies to foods involve the immune system and even a tiny amount of the food can lead to a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis!
Food sensitivity can present problems related to the skin, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) -in combination or individually. Skin symptoms may include skin rashes, hives, and eczema. Lung symptoms may include congestion of the sinuses, nose-throat irritations, asthma, bronchitis, and cough. The bowel symptoms could include mouth ulcers, abdominal cramp, nausea, gas, and occasional loose stools (with or without constipation). Some individuals may even have the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Age Management (ANTI-AGING)
This type of medicine is proactively instituted as a preventative measure in delivering healthcare to the aging population- with an emphasis on the preservation of optimum function and quality of life.
Aging is inevitable, but the goal of Age Management is to allow patients to age gracefully and gregariously- with little or no degenerative diseases!
Major efforts are directed toward modulating the aging process before the degenerative changes of the aging process set in. At Family Medicine and Wellness Center, with the Age Management program; the patient undergoes thorough medical history inquiries, lifestyle assessment, physical examination, and laboratory testing to create a proactive treatment plan. This treatment plan is comprised of appropriate diet programs, exercise, stress management, and proper medical corrective measures.
Sublingual immunotherapy consists of putting drops or tablets of substances with allergenic activities as extracts under the tongue of patients who are allergic to these materials and then swallowing the extracts. It permits the patient to become non-reactive to the allergens. The allergens are absorbed through the oral and stomach linings.
Injectable immunotherapy is a medical treatment of allergic patients suffering from severe respiratory allergies that are not well controlled by symptomatic treatments like anti-histamines, corticosteroids, etc. The purpose of this therapy is to desensitized or re-educate the patient’s immune system by giving increasing doses of the substances the patient is reacting to using a well defined protocol. This creates long-term tolerance to the allergens or substances that are being injected.
Many chronic diseases are associated with food sensitivities. Food sensitivities are not food allergies, per se. Food allergies leave permanent reactions to substances. Food sensitivities are transient, lasting between 4 to 12 weeks, after which the reaction may resolve completely. Some patients have found that their chronic diseases resolved after a rotation diet to avoid offending foods over a period of time, between 4 to 12 weeks. Diseases that may respond to a food sensitivity study and rotation diet are: migraine headache, arthritic joints, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, bloating, premenstrual symptoms, attention deficit disorder, memory impairment, brain fog, skin rashes, etc..