What Qualities Do Patients Possess That Increase Their Treatment Success?

What Qualities Do Patients Possess That Increase Their Treatment Success?

Patients often come to us with complex, multi-system conditions, and are given comprehensive treatment plans to improve their overall health. Our holistic approach treats the patient, not the symptoms. Instead of a “quick fix,” we help you achieve and maintain optimal health. This type of care is patient-centered, meaning you play an integral part not only in determining your treatment plan, but also in achieving its success. To that end, there are some things you can do to help us best help you...

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Brain Massage

Brain Massage

I recently attended for a cranial conference on treating brain trauma.  I was fortunate enough to lie down on a table for a significant amount of time while an osteopathic physician, who happened to be a neurologist at UCSF, massaged the fluid flow under my dural membranes and increased the venous output through the superior, inferior and transverse venous sinuses.  The treatment also relaxed the nuclei of my central autonomic system especially the locus ceruleus...

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: SIBO and IBS: What’s the Buzz About?

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: SIBO and IBS: What’s the Buzz About?

The latest acronym in the alphabet soup of medicine is SIBO or “Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth”.  SIBO is now considered the leading cause of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), affecting 1 in 5 Americans. 

Abdominal bloating, gas and cramping, along with intermittent constipation and/or diarrhea are the leading symptoms of IBS. Long considered a “waste basket” diagnosis, patients have been told there’s nothing to do for IBS but take an anti-depressant. While these symptoms can be depressing...

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What Causes Pain, Fatigue, Headaches, and Can Live in Your House? Mold!

What Causes Pain, Fatigue, Headaches, and Can Live in Your House?  Mold!

There is an often overlooked toxin that can live in our homes which can cause extremely debilitating symptoms such as severe fatigue, respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath or coughing, headaches, nasal congestion and sinus infections as well as mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. This small, but toxic substance is mold! 

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