HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Optimizing hormone levels for men and women.
Balanced hormones are necessary for maintaining our health and preventing disease as we age. Hormone therapy is the placement of tiny hormone pellets just under the skin that consistently release all-natural bio-identical estrogen and testosterone, which the body absorbs, as needed.
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) is an alternative and adjunct therapy to traditional medicine. Modalities are designed to help relieve symptoms associated with stress, chronic pain and chronic diseases. UZIT combines restorative yoga (a therapeutic form of yoga- seated or lying- that uses props); gentle movement; soothing touch on or off the body to balance its energy fields (reiki); essential oil therapy with therapeutic-grade essential oils; breathing practices, and body scan meditation. AromaTouch incorporates gentle to moderate stroking of the hands, feet and/or back, using therapeutic-grade essential oils to support the nervous, immune, neuromuscular systems and the body’s stress response.
NATURAL SLEEP AIDS
We recommend Sleep Works and Sleep Tite as they have combinations of several supplements and our patients report that they have been effective with helping them to rest better.
Some supplements can interact with other medications or have unanticipated side effects and we will review your medications before making recommendations.
Are products derived from food sources that may provide extra health benefits in supplementation of the basic nutritional value found in the foods we eat. Some products products may claim to prevent chronic diseases, improve health, reduce stress and help with reducing the aging process, and support the structure or function of the body. We only recommend products that are eligible to be listed in the Physician Desk Reference (PDR) book of drugs and supplements.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, describes a variety of therapies that modify thought and behavior patterns. CBT has been used to effectively treat other conditions, including depression, phobias, and eating disorders.
CBT can be used to help patients alter thoughts and behaviors that disrupt sleep and trigger insomnia. A CBT program typically includes six to eight half-hour sessions with a sleep therapist.
CBT programs for insomnia can include the following techniques:
Transformative process of self-empowerment. A journey of integrating key skills and practices that promote stress mastery, personal growth, and mind-body wellness.
Dietary supplements is a product that contains nutrients derived from food products that are concentrated in liquid or capsule form. In the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 defined the term: “A dietary supplement is a product taken by mouth that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to supplement the diet. The “dietary ingredients” in these products may include: vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and substances such as enzymes, organ tissues, glandulars, and metabolites. Dietary supplements can also be extracts or concentrates, and may be found in many forms such as tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, liquids, or powders.”
Dietary supplements do not have to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before marketing, but companies must register their manufacturing facilities with the FDA. With a few well-defined exceptions, dietary supplements may only be marketed to support the structure or function of the body, and may not claim to treat a disease or condition, and must include a label that says: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
Functional foods are designed to allow consumers to eat enriched foods close to their natural state, rather than by taking dietary supplements manufactured in liquid or capsule form. Functional foods have been either enriched or fortified, a process called nutrification. This practice restores the nutrient content in a food back to similar levels from before the food was processed. Sometimes, additional complementary nutrients are added, such as vitamin D to milk.