Integrative Medicine Frequently Asked Questions

How much of your holistic healing practice is focused on food nutrition?

Posted by Dr. Robin Terranella on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 @ 16:03 PM

Food nutrition is a significant part of this natural healing practice, as diet and nutrition play a critical role in the holistic healing process. This Scottsdale doctor can help you determine the best foods to eat for the results you want regarding:

  • Weight loss
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Thyroid problems
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain management
  • Weight loss
  • Integrative Cancer Therapy
  • Digestive disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sleep disorders
  • Fatigue

When you choose a Scottsdale doctor through Southwest Integrative Medicine, you're choosing a natural healing specialist who is an expert in clinical nutrition - the scientific study of the impact of food nutrition on health, physically, mentally and emotionally. In other words, diet and nutrition is not only a factor when it comes to weight loss, but plays a role in any number of other health issues.

Think of food nutrition as medicine. It's nature's way of giving you the nutrients you need to achieve and maintain overall health. From weight loss to sleep disorders, diet and nutrition makes a tremendous difference. And key to this natural healing approach is the concept of "doctor as teacher," meaning this Scottsdale doctor will educate you on how to take responsibility for your health.

Compared to other holistic healing remedies, diet and nutrition is especially non-invasive. You can say goodbye to prescription drugs for weight loss, a hormone imbalance or any number of other ailments, and choose our food nutrition program instead, serving:

  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Fountain Hills
  • Mesa
  • Tempe
  • Cave Creek
  • Carefree
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Tags: Holistic Healing, Food Nutrition

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Posted by Dr. Robin Terranella on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 @ 16:03 PM

Acupuncture is a form of holistic healing that uses hair-thin needles to balance the energy in your body. Southwest Integrative Medicine is your source for the Phoenix acupuncture or Scottsdale acupuncture you need for natural healing. This alternative medicine can help prevent or treat:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain management
  • Cancer treatment
  • Digestive disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Fatigue

Practiced in China for 2,000 years, acupuncture is a holistic healing option that can help bring harmony to your whole person - physically, mentally and spiritually. From fibromyalgia to back pain, acupuncture Phoenix or Scottsdale acupuncture can help, especially with chronic pain management associated with any number of ailments.

The thin needles inserted into your skin move energy, or "Qi," through a network of channels known as meridians.Phoenix acupuncture or Scottsdale acupuncture can 1) stimulate energy where there is a deficiency, 2) remove energy from a place where there is too much, or 3) stimulate energy to remove blocked energy. That's the essence of this holistic healing process, for chronic pain management, such as back pain, as well as conditions like fibromyalgia.

Your immune, endocrine system, and nervous systems will all benefit from the natural healing associated with Phoenix acupuncture or Scottsdale acupuncture. This alternative medicine option and its holistic healing benefits are available through Southwest Integrative Medicine, serving:

  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Fountain Hills
  • Mesa
  • Tempe
  • Cave Creek
  • Carefree

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Tags: Acupuncture, Holistic Healing, Natural Healing

As a holistic healing doctor, what therapies do you use?

Posted by Dr. Robin Terranella on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 @ 16:03 PM

Holistic healing doctor therapies at Southwest Integrative Medicine represent the best in Phoenix holistic healing and Arizona holistic medicine in general. Ours is holistic health care focused on alternative medicine, like acupuncture and clinical nutrition, addressing a wide range of issues:

  • Nutrition and weight loss
  • Thyroid problems
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain management
  • Cancer treatment
  • Digestive disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • High Cholesterol
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Fatigue
  • High Blood Pressure

Of your Arizona holistic medicine options, clinical nutrition is least invasive, making it the cornerstone of our holistic health care, for everything from weight loss to fatigue. After your evaluation with a Phoenix holistic healing doctor evaluates, you may need nutrient and vitamin therapy, or acupuncture to help balance all aspects of your being.

In addition to acupuncture, IV therapy is a specialty of our Phoenix holistic healing doctors, based on the principle of orthomolecular medicine. We also offer botanical medicine - or herbal medicine - for everything from weight loss and nutrition to chronic pain. Our Arizona holistic medicine practice also specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement, a holistic health care option using natural hormones to harmonize the body.

Weight loss programs are also available through our holistic health care practice, so your Phoenix holistic healing doctor can help you reduce your weight for improved health. For this and other alternative medicine therapies for everything from fibromyalgia to fatigue, count on us for the Arizona holistic medicine you need, serving:

  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Fountain Hills
  • Mesa
  • Tempe
  • Cave Creek
  • Carefree
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Tags: Holistic Doctor, Holistic Therapies

What kinds of treatments can I expect from naturopathic doctors?

Posted by Dr. Robin Terranella on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 21:03 PM

Naturopathic doctors in Arizona offer a wide variety of treatments - all designed to work very specifically to your unique set of symptoms and/or conditions. While every naturopathic doctor has a slightly different approach, our naturoapthic doctors are dedicated to:

  • Working closely with the needs of their patients.
  • Identifying the root cause of your symptoms and/or conditions.
  • Developing a unique treatment plan for your specific needs.
  • Using the least invasive most effective treatment options available.

These are the context through which your treatment plan will be developed.

Treatments Offered by Naturopathic Doctors, Arizona

There are three general categories under which most treatments fall: nutritional, physical and body-based, and hormonal. The following is a list of typical holistic treatments your naturopathic doctor may use:

Nutritional

You're familiar with the expression, "you are what you eat"; there has never been an era where this was more true. Chemical pesticides, soil depletion, and processed foods have contributed to a myriad of physical and mental ailments in unsuspecting victims. Your naturopathic doctors in Arizona will evaluate your health and diet in relation to your ailment. Their suggestions will increase your overall nutritional intake, decipher potential food allergies, eliminate foods which are known to increase inflammation, and help detoxify your body. With an optimized diet, other nutritional treatments may include:

  • Herbal Treatments. Herbs have been used for millennia to work naturally with the body and heal imbalances. Your naturopathic doctors will use centuries of medical research/knowledge by which to base customized herbal treatments.
  • Nutraceuticals. This is a technical term, which includes herbal treatments, other plant-based nutritional supplements, and specific nutrients which require no laboratory chemical synthesis for their production. They are 100% natural and designed to work with your body.
  • Vitamin Therapy. Vitamin therapy is more than just a recommendation for over-the-counter vitamin supplements. Specialized doses may be required and your doctor may also recommend IV Nutrient Therapy or vitamin injections for maximum absorption/benefit.

Physical and Body-based

Naturopathic doctors recognize the strong mind-body connection. Body-based therapies work to integrate these two systems in order to achieve healthful balance.

  • Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to work with the body's energetic forces - whether it is to reduce blockages or increase/decrease the flow. Acupuncture works to relieve the symptoms by effecting the underlying energetic imbalance. From allergies to hormone imbalances and cancer, acupuncture is a proven healing agent.
  • Massage/Yoga/Breathing. In addition to acupuncture, there are a myriad of body-based practices which your naturopathic doctor may recommend to provide relief and enhance your other holistic treatments.
  • Crainiosacral Therapy. A treatment founded by osteopathic physician John Upledger, this treatment works by realigning the subtle rhythm in the cerebrospinal fluid. The therapist places their hands on various places of the body, mainly the head, to do this. Most patients describe it as very relaxing. Research shows the relaxing effect works though the endocannabinoid system.
  • Physical Therapy. Physical ailments often require physical therapy to rehabilitate the injury. This can be a combination or stretches, exercises, hydrotherapy, and muscle energy stretching.

Hormonal

Hormone imbalances cause a wide variety of symptoms which can be treated using hormone therapy. Naturopathic doctors use bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) as a holistic way boost depleted hormones. This treatment helps eliminate uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms often associated with the aging process.

 

 

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Tags: Naturopathic Treatments, Hormonal, Physical and Body-Based, Nutritional

What can I expect from my first visit with a naturopathic Phoenix doctor?

Posted by Dr. Robin Terranella on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

Phoenix doctor visits with an Arizona physician need not be a quick in-and-out, symptom-treating experience. Your naturopathic doctor through Southwest Integrative Medicine takes time to identify the root cause of your issue. It's Phoenix Arizona holistic healing with Phoenix alternative medicine - like acupuncture - for natural healing of many conditions like:

  • Nutrition and weight loss
  • Thyroid problems
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain management
  • Cancer treatment
  • Digestive disorders
  • Skin conditions
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Fatigue

During your first visit for Phoenix Arizona holistic healing with your naturopathic Phoenix doctor, this Arizona physician will spend about 1 ½ hours getting to know you - body, mind, and spirit. Your Phoenix physician will explain how natural healing can help with a wide range of issues, from cancer treatment to weight loss and nutrition.

As an Arizona physician committed to natural healing, your naturopathic Phoenix doctor will first review:

  • The history of the current present health issue(s) Health review of your bodily systems
  • Past medical history
  • Psychological and social history
  • Contributing environmental exposures
  • Potential genetic predispositions
  • Potential dietary contributors

With this information your Phoenix physician will ensure that Phoenix Arizona holistic healing is tailored to your needs. Whether they be nutrition, weight loss, or a chronic illness.

Your Arizona physician will also do a physical exam and may order lab work. Then after your Phoenix doctor reviews these results, your personalized Phoenix Arizona holistic healing plan will be created. For acupuncture and other Phoenix alternative medicine options, our Phoenix physician can help, serving:

  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Fountain Hills
  • Mesa
  • Tempe
  • Cave Creek
  • Carefree
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Tags: Naturopathic Medicine, Holistic Medicine

Which Scottsdale Doctors Perform Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Posted by Dr. Robin Terranella on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

Our natural medicine therapies include facial rejuvenation acupuncture as well as a variety of others. Forget destructive and intrusive facial surgery, instead our Arizona alternative medicine can naturally reduce signs of aging. Our physicians are professionals committed to providing holistic healing options. Our naturopathic medicine therapies address:

  • Nutrition
  • Weight loss
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Thyroid problems
  • Back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cancer treatment
  • Digestive disorders
  • Chronic pain management
  • Skin conditions
  • Asthma
  • Flu
  • Fatigue
  • Cold

Holistic facial rejuvenation acupuncture helps you look years younger. In fact, this Arizona alternative medicine performed by a qualified Scottsdale physician can take 5 to 15 years off your appearance! You'll see results from this naturopathic medicine in just a few visits with our Scottsdale doctor. Plus, our Scottsdale holistic healing practice takes into account issues like nutrition, weight loss and hormone imbalance.

Of course, when it comes to reversing aging through Scottsdale holistic healing, nutrition, weight loss and treating a hormone imbalance only helps so much. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture by a Scottsdale doctor takes it to the next level - reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and lifting sagging jowls and double chins. It's truly an Arizona alternative medicine that can change your appearance. All it takes is a Scottsdale physician trained in this type of naturopathic medicine.

When you choose our Scottsdale doctors for acupuncture, you're choosing a Scottsdale physician committed to Arizona alternative medicine - natural medicine for Scottsdale holistic healing, serving:

  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Fountain Hills
  • Mesa
  • Tempe
  • Cave Creek
  • Carefree
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Tags: Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation