Dedicated to Vibrant Health for Central Oregonians for over 24 years.
Integrative medicine is a mind, body, and spirit approach to healing that integrates the best of allopathic (mainstream Western medicine) with other traditional practices be it acupuncture, nutrition, herbology,etc.
Every practitioner of Integrative medicine has his or her own approach.
My philosophy is to promote wellness and personal responsibility and avoid the use of pharmaceuticals or other invasive approaches if other, gentler, less invasive ones are available.
I use the following systems in my practice:
Medical acupuncture blending traditional acupuncture systems and a bio-medical understanding of illness. Includes Korean Hand Therapy ( KHT) a system where pellets instead of needles are used, Auricular diagnosis and others.
Herbology (Chinese and Western herbs)
Functional Medicine A system which diagnoses issues with biochemistry and physiology backed testing that focuses on health by correcting the underlying root cause of illness. It is a personalized and comprehensive style of medicine that emphasizes assessment, treatment, prevention and management of complex, chronic disease.
Manual Medicine Gentle manipulations following the osteopathic approach used for acute and chronic injuries, pain, and other illness. This includes cranial osteopathy and other manipulation techniques.
Prolotherapy Injections of natural substances (including PRP or platelet-rich protein and embryonic stem cells) into damaged joints and ligaments to heal damaged areas without surgery. Neural prolotherapy OR PERINEURAL INJECTION THERAPY, work developed by DR. JOHN LYFTOGT, is an additional treatment for nerve pain where sugar water is injected in the path of entrapped nerves. injured nerve.
Nutritional Response Testing and NAET Muscle testing or kinesiology to evaluate for organ imbalances, food and environmental sensitivities, heavy metal or chemical toxicity or scars causing energy blocks. This is followed by nutritional therapies and desensitization techniques.
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
IV Vitamin C, Myers IV, Gluthathione, Other functional IV therapies.
Energy Medicine used to help balance subtle energy bodies that exist in our body.