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Our patients can choose either Naturopathic medical consultation, or choose Acupuncture treatment . However, acupuncture option will include some naturopathic consultation & assessment by Dr. Lee-Sedera as she sees it fit.
The following includes the services offered by Dr. Lee-Sedera at our clinic.
Functional medicine focuses on optimizing the body’s physiological function. This is a core nature of naturopathic medicine.
Lifestyle counseling involves identifying risk factors and making recommendations to help optimize one’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
Nutritional therapy includes giving individualized dietary recommendations along with nutraceutical supplements to address deficiencies, treat disease processes, and promote health.
Homeopathy utilizes very minute dose of plant, animal or mineral origin to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. It is a powerful tool that affects healing on a physical and emotional level.
These medical practices use combined homeopathic remedies to promote cleansing of internal body system at the cellular level and the functional restoration of each organ to re-balance the whole system.
Botanical medicine is a plant based medicine that involves the use of herbal teas, tinctures, capsules, and other forms of herbal preparations to assist the body’s immune system in the prevention of disease or in the recovery from injury and/or disease.
One of the most historically vetted primary tools used to treat disease and create optimal balance within. Acupuncture are often used for its ability to relieve the symptom in short term, but also to correct the underlying imbalance and prevent new onset or recurrence of disease. It involves 30-45 minutes treatment in a relaxed setting with sterile needles for conditions such as insomnia, allergies, hormonal imbalances, infertility, digestive disorders, headaches and any musculoskeletal pain.
Facial acupuncture is a non invasive ancient practice that inserts small needles, about the thickness of a strand of hair, into key points called energy meridians into the face. Facial acupuncture reduces the signs of aging and increases overall health of skin by increasing blood flow and activating collagen production. The results include an increase in facial firmness, decreased swelling/ puffiness around the eyes, overall evening of skin tone & texture, unblock stuck energy, reduction of fine lines, softening of deep wrinkles and increase overall rejuvenation of the body. Also, unlike some other conventional cosmetic procedures there are no negative long term side effects or risks that come along with the treatment.
Cupping is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique utilizing vacuum suction, or decompression, to increase circulation and assist in removal of lactic acid and other toxins that may be contributing to pain or other symptoms. It may be used as a stand-alone treatment or add-on to the acupuncture treatment.
Gua sha therapy:
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional Chinese medicine in which the skin is scraped to produce light petechiae to increase circulation to the area of treatment for anti-inflammatory and immuno-protective effect. It may be used as a stand-alone treatment or add-on to the acupuncture treatment.
Moxibustion (a.k.a. moxa) is a very popular and important ancient therapy in Oriental medicine. It consists of applying indirect heat from burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body to increase circulation and promote healing process.
Chinese herbal medicine:
In Chinese herbal medicine, various formulation of herbs as well as single hers may be used to promote healing process of the body and balance the whole system according to the Oriental medical theory.
Accounts with Quest, Lab Corp and Clinical Pathology Lab provide ability to order routine screening labs. Dr. Lee-Sedera also has accounts with other specialty labs offering food sensitivity, hormone, gastrointestinal function, heavy metal toxicity and neurotransmitter tests to investigate all the possible factors affecting the health.
Medical massages (Neuromuscular therapy, Trigger point therapy, Cupping) and energetic body work (Reiki, Craniosacral therapy) focus on individual patient’s clinical condition and needs, while helping the body to relax. Regular sessions of deep tissue massage, hot stone massage or any other body work will melt away the tension built up in your body from daily stress.
Radio Frequency Therapy:
RF provides a more thorough detox of the organs through the use of high-frequency waves. These short waves are passed through the body’s tissue. As they pass through the body, they are converted into heat, and that heat is able to penetrate deep into the liver and colon. Heating the liver has two benefits: it breaks down deep-rooted toxins that are clogging liver cells, and it stimulates the liver or colon to ramp up its performance so that those pollutants can be packaged and moved quickly and efficiently out of the liver and into other systems for disposal.
Radio frequency treatments are also used in aesthetics as a way to deliver intense heat to tissues deeper than the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin), with the aim to boost collagen production, circulation and (optionally, depending on treatment depth) fat release from those tissues.
Ultrasonic cavitation is intended to help with weight loss. Noninvasive machines target specific body areas with low-frequency sound waves (they’re what put the “ultrasonic” in “ultrasonic cavitation”) and, in some cases, light suction. This process heats and vibrates the layer of fat cells below the skin’s surface. The pressure eventually causes the fat cells to liquefy and release their contents into the bloodstream. Proponents of the procedure believe that the body is then able to process these fatty acids through its proverbial waste-disposal plant: the lymphatic system.