Wellness programs

What is “Natural Medicine”?

Naturopathic medicine (NPM) and natural medicine are often used interchangeably, but we mean it to be a philosophy of health care provided by a doctor who is trained and licensed by the State in the application of natural medicines.

What is “Homeopathic Medicine”?

Homeopathy works by treating the person as a whole. It is based on the principle that “like cures like” meaning that the treatment given is similar in substance to the illness it is helping, and encouraging the body’s own defense mechanisms.

There are shared values between homeopathy and natural medicine (e.g. holistic review and encouraging the body to heal itself) but the choices of treatments are different.

What is “Holistic Medicine”?

Any of several disciplines that look at the patient as a whole — including their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.

What is InBody?

Weight alone is not a clear indication of good health because it does not distinguish how many pounds of fat, and how many pounds are lean body mass.  By simply standing on the InBody footplates and holding the handgrips, you can regularly monitor your body fat, water weight, and muscular development.  Thus, you can understand how your diet, lifestyle, and exercise regimen are affecting your body.  www.biospaceamercia.com

What is Acupuncture and what is it good for?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that brings the body’s balance of energy into harmony by placing minute needles at specific points.

It may be effective for a wide range of conditions, but other approaches should also be evaluated at the same time. For example, if dizziness is the symptom, the problem may be excessive ear wax. However, if  traditional medicine isn’t solving the problem, or is quite expensive, or has significant side effects, acupuncture could be a useful option.

If I have a regular doctor, do I need NPM or Acupuncture?

Maybe so, maybe not. We’re not right for every patient. Take a look at our list of the types of patients that are the best fit for our services to see if it matches your needs and personality.

Is NPM safe and effective for children?


What conditions are recommended for Acupuncture by the World Health Organization (W.H.O)?

Respiratory Diseases

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common cold
  • Acute tonsillitis

Bronchopulmonary Diseases

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma

Eye Disorders

  • Acute conjuctivitis
  • Cataract (without complications)
  • Myopia
  • Central retinitis

Disorders of the Mouth Cavity

  • Toothache
  • Pain after tooth extraction
  • Gingivitis
  • Pharyngitis

Orthopedic Disorders

  • Periarthritis humeroscapularis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spasm of the esophagus and cardia
  • Hiccups
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute bacterial dysentery
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Paralytic ileus

Neurologic Disorders

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial paralysis
  • Paralysis after apoplectic fit
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis
  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Intercostal neuralgia

What is TA-65?

Genetic scientists won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009 for research on telomeres and telomerase.  They revolutionized the medical community’s understanding of againg.  Now, over 8,000 published studies confirm that longer telomeres are associated with a longer healthspan.  www.TASciences.com.

What is DITI?

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a 15 minute non invasive test of physiology.  It is a valuabel procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early stage brease disease.  The benefit of DITI testing is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through brest self examiniation, doctor examination or mammography alone.  www.Meditherm.com/breasthealth

What is Bio-Oxidative Therapy?

Ozone is a powerful regulator of the immune system. It calms down an overactive immune system and boosts an under active immune system. Compromised immune systems can be seen clinically in patients with HIV, chronic diseases, auto-immune diseases, infections, and cancer. Ozone detoxifies the cells and cleans the liver. It decreases inflamation and improves circulation. It kills viruses, fungus, bacteria, and cancer cells as well as builds muscle cells and enhances memory. Ozone therapy also increases antioxidant protection in our bodies and mitochondrial energy production. There are many forms of administration. Currently at Preventative Medicine @ Bend, we offer Major Auto-Hemotherapy (MAH) and Hyperbaric Bio-Oxidative Therapy (Hot Ozone).

What are Biologics?

One of the exciting and promising areas of science has been the study and use of our own human cellular tissues in the healing and prevention of injury and disease known as biologics.   Some examples are stem cells (MSC) , exosomes, and amnionic fluid.

Stem Cells:  In the Unites States embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are not used for treatment because of ethical and legal issues.  Autograft: The recipient and the donor are the same person. These stem cells are most commonly obtained from adipose (fat) tissue or bone marrow. Allograft: Cell products are now available in the United states. They are products that are processed and stored in laboratories that are inspected by the FDA. These cells can be from umbilical cord and placenta from healthy mothers and their newborn infants in the United States. These mothers and infants are extensively tested to insure no infectious disease are present in the mother and infant.

Exosomes:  These are like a tiny package within mesenchymal stem cells.  They are like a tiny gift within a gift. They are the main signaling or communicators in our bodies.  They talk to the other cells  share information and communicate messages of healing, repair, and regeneration to the organs and tissues of the body. This product is used in IV (systemic applications) and via injections.

Amnionic Fluid: This is a pure amniotic fluid liquid allograft derived from donated human placental amniotic fluid. This cell product contains hundreds of growth factor, cytocines, proteins, and other naturally occurring nutrients which enable and maximize the potential of endogenous cells that in turn promote cellular repair and regeneration. This product is often used as a non-steroidal joint injection to reduce pain,  and inflammation and encourage repair.