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IV Vitamin Therapy

IV Vitamin Therapy is an exceptional treatment for improving, restoring and obtaining optimal health.  IV vitamin therapy delivers vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream, making it easy to revive, rejuvenate, restore and rehydrate the body. By bypassing the gastrointestinal tract, IV vitamin therapy has 100% absorption which means accelerated healing for your body.

Some of our foundational IV protocols include: IV vitamin C, B complex, Zinc, Glutathione, Alpha Lipoic acid, Magnesium and many more. IV vitamin therapy administration is safe, effective, and convenient. A treatment only takes 30-60 minutes.

Why is IV Vitamin therapy so important?
IV vitamin therapy is so important because with its use most of our important nutrients will reach all our cells. What impedes important nutrients from reaching our cells? Gastrointestinal distress, poor nutrition, a nutrient-depleted food supply, toxins, aging, chronic mental, emotional and physical stressors are some of the reason nutrients from food do not reach our cells. It is of the utmost importance to absorb and utilize key nutrients for optimal health. Chronic nutrient depletion leads to a whole host of chronic health problems.

The bottom line is IV vitamin therapy is the fastest, safest, and most effective way to replenish our nutrient reserves. These benefits last long after your IV vitamin therapy is completed.

Benefits of IV vitamin Therapy:

  • Immune Support
  • Combat Fatigue
  • Improve clarity and alertness
  • Decrease Inflammation
  • Stress Reduction and Promotion of Relaxation
  • Anti-aging
  • Enhance athletic Performance
  • Boost metabolism
  • Restore gut health
  • Rehydrate

Holistic Health

Holistic health care encompasses the art and science of caring for the entire person to treat and prevent disease. It focuses on empowering patients to create a condition of optimal health far beyond merely the absence of illness. Holistic medicine embraces the spirit of coordinated healthcare and physician-patient relationship building. Further, it balances the mitigation of causes with the relief of symptoms, integrates conventional and complementary therapies, and facilitates the experience of being fully alive.

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HOLISTIC MEDICINE CAN INCLUDE:
• Family Medicine
• Acupuncture
• Herbal Medicine
• Nutritional Testing and Supplements
• Allergy Testing and Treatment
• Natural Bioidentical Hormones
• Neurotransmitter Testing and Treatment for
– ADHD
– Depression
– Anxiety
– Fatigue

• Women’s Health/Gynecology
• Heart Health Testing and Treatment
– Echocardiogram
– Electrocardiogram
– A Holter Monitor
– Cholesterol Testing
– Blood pressure readings

• Ultrasound Diagnostics

Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is a one of the oldest forms of healing in the world. It originated in China and developed throughout Asia in the last 2,500 years. Acupuncture remains an important source of medical treatment in Asia, and is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States and the world today. Acupuncture gained popularity in the USA since 1971 when the New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about it after his journey to China. During his visit he underwent an emergency appendectomy and acupuncture was used for his post surgical pain. Although acupuncture is best known to treat pain, it is now recognized to treat many psychological, neurological, muscular-skeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal disorders.

Heart Health

Testing and Treatment:

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A strong, healthy heart is vital for longevity. At our office we are able to detect and/or prevent heart problems by offering the following screening tools: Echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitor, cholesterol testing, and blood pressure measurements.

 

> Echo Cardiogram
> Electrocardiogram(EKG)
> Holter Monitor
> Lipid disorder
> Hypertension

 

• An echo cardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. It can provide helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart, its pumping capacity and the location and extent of any damage to its tissues. It is especially useful for assessing diseases of the heart valves. It can also detect abnormalities in the pattern of blood flow, such as the backward flow of blood through partly closed heart valves, known as regurgitation.

 

• An electrocardiogram(EKG) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat, an electrical impulse travels through the heart. This wave causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart. An EKG can show whether there has been a heart attack or whether the electrical activity is too slow, too fast, or irregular.

 

• A Holter Monitor which is a continuous tape recording of a patient’s EKG for 24 hours. Since it can be worn during the patient’s regular daily activities, it helps your physician correlate symptoms of dizziness, palpitations (a sensation of fast or irregular heart rhythm) or blackouts. A holter monitor may be more revealing than an EKG since it is worn for 24 hours and an EKG only lasts less than 1 minute.

 

• The medical term for high blood cholesterol is lipid disorder. Such a disorder occurs when you have too many fatty substances in your blood. In our office, we provide cholesterol testing in where we measure LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol), If lifestyle changes do not improve your cholesterol levels, we may recommend medication or natural herbal therapy.

 

• Hypertension is the term used to describe high blood pressure. Blood pressure readings are measured in mmHg and usually given as two numbers. The top number is your systolic pressure, the pressure created when your heart beats. It is considered high if it’s consistently over 140. The bottom number is your diastolic pressure, the pressure inside blood vessels when the heart is at rest. It is considered high if it is consistently over 90. The goal of treatment is to reduce blood pressure so that you have a lower risk of complications. As with high cholesterol problems, we are
able to offer medications as well as natural herbal therapy to successfully treat high blood pressure.

Womens Health

We provide expertise in many gynecological services.

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Our Services include:
• annual GYN exams
• pap smears
• contraceptive options
• STD testing and treatment

We treat problems such as:
• irregular menses
• endometriosis
• PCOS
• other hormonal imbalances.

Also, we diagnose and treat:
• PMS
• premenopause
• menopause
• post menopause

We treat these issues with conventional hormones, natural bioidentical hormones, or herbal medications. In addition, if needed, we work alongside with your infertility specialist by doing cyclical saliva hormone rhythm tests and acupuncture. Finally, we order annual mammograms and dexa scans; and treat osteoporosis with high success rates utilizing conventional and natural remedies.

Allergies & Testing

img-Food-AllergiesThe incidence of food allergies has increased over the years. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population have adverse reactions to foods. Allergens can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. From dairy products to gluten, animal dander and pollens; we are surrounded by substances to which we may be sensitive or allergic. Many problems or symptoms that have
been bothering you or your child may be due to hidden allergies. Examples are bloating, weight gain, constipation, pain, ADHD, headaches, fatigue, diarrhea, acne or rashes. If you or your child suffers from any of these symptoms, you should consider being tested for food and environmental allergies. Testing is simple: just a blood test done at our office. Although the test is simple to you, the laboratory uses state-of-the–art technology to measure levels of antibodies to the most common foods and spices. Armed with the information provided by these tests, Dr Freedman designs a specific treatment program to reduce or eliminate your symptoms

Family Practice

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Family Medicine is the medical specialty, which provides comprehensive health care. The scope of family practice encompasses treatment for all ages and persons regardless of the disease or illness and promotes health awareness for the entire body. A family physician is trained in all areas of the medical specialties. It is the goal of the family practitioner to integrate the mind, body, and spirit to provide the very best in care for their patients. In addition to practicing Holistic Medicine, the family practitioner promotes good health by initiating preventive medicine. In summary, a family physician is a highly qualified medical specialist who learns the patient’s entire medical history and utilizes it to chart a complete regimen of caring for the whole body for life to ensure the patient’s best health and well-being

Herbal Medicine

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Humans have been using herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Safe natural herbs can help with little aches, pains, and minor illnesses. Herbs have natural healing powers that can help a whole range of ailments ranging from the common cold to heart disease and other serious medical problems. For over thousand of years it has been discovered through practical experience which herbs work best for various medical ailments. In fact, herbs work so well that about one fourth of all prescription drugs in use today are derived from herbs. However, even though herbs appear to be harmless because they are natural, some herbs are dangerous and deadly. Therefore, a person should always consult a qualified physician before attempting to treat him or herself with herbal medicine.

Weight Loss

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While some people struggle with weight gain throughout their lives, many healthy individuals find they have trouble keeping the pounds off as the years go by. Additionally, many people find that they are eating less than they used to, but are still gaining weight.

 

Weight gain is the result of an imbalance between calories consumed and calories used. Behavior, environment, and genetics all can affect this balance. Caloric balance is maintained within the
body by chemical messengers, known as neurotransmitters and hormones that are involved in helping the body store and break down fat to meet the body’s daily energy needs. When this system fails to function, a person’s appetite is stimulated and food intake is increased even though the individual should feel full.

 

Weight control issues are a type of neurotransmitter-related condition. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that relay signals between nerve cells called neurons. Every neurotransmitter behaves differently. Some are inhibitory and tend to calm, while others are excitatory and stimulate the brain. Deficiencies involving the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine appear to be involved in the development of weight control issues.

 

Most of the drug based methods used to treat weight issues include chemicals that either imitate a neurotransmitter or redistribute existing neurotransmitters. Many affect serotonin, GABA, norepinephrine, or dopamine. It is generally believed that drugs supporting serotonin signaling will be beneficial when weight control issues result from a lack of serotonin and that GABA supporting drugs will be effective when a person’s symptoms are caused by a lack of GABA. While the idea of matching a drug to a chemical imbalance is generally supported, the vast majority of healthcare practitioners prescribe weight control programs based on an individual’s symptoms and few try to match a program to a biochemical imbalance. This may explain why some programs are ineffective for some individuals. With Dr. Freedman’s program, we utilize neurotransmitter testing and match results with targeted amino acid therapy. This is more effective than diet and exercise programs alone or drug based therapies for long-term weight loss.

Neurotransmitter

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The human nervous system is arguably one of the most complex systems in nature. It is responsible for coordinating thousands of processes, from muscle contraction to crying. The center of the nervous system is the brain, which contains over 100 billion specialized cell called neurons. The nervous system also contains very important chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. The brain uses neurotransmitters to tell your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, and your stomach to digest. Neurotransmitters are also necessary for thought processes, emotions, and other essential body functions including sleep, energy, and fear.

 

Clearly, a system with this much responsibility needs to function properly in order for a person to remain healthy. Unfortunately, the nervous system can be easily disrupted through a number of factors: stress, poor diet, toxic chemicals, infections, and genetics. These factors can cause the levels of neurotransmitters to become either too high or too low. Imbalanced neurotransmitter levels can lead to: feelings of sadness, feelings of anxiousness, disrupted sleep, fatigue, behavioral problems, foggy thinking, and headaches.

 

The good news is that neurotransmitter levels can be measured, and, with the help of your doctor, options for improving nervous system function can be discussed.

 

Neurotransmitters are divided into two basic categories:

 

– Excitatory neurotransmitters stimulate the brain and body.

 

– Inhibitory neurotransmitters calm the brain and body.

 

Just as levels of individual neurotransmitters are important in maintaining optimum health, so is the proper balance between your excitatory and inhibitory systems. On our services pages we will discuss neurotransmitters and their relationship to fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and weight loss.

Bioidentical Hormones

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Throughout life hormones play a crucial role. Hormones can affect sleep, metabolism, the immune system, and bone health. Many women entering their premenopausal years experience a wide range of symptoms due to hormone imbalances. These may include low libido, brain fog, weight gain, hot flashes, irregular periods, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, depression, anxiety, and poor sleep.

 

At Dr. Freedman’s office we utilize blood and saliva hormone tests to measure the levels of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and DHEA. After evaluating your results, together, you and Dr. Freedman can create a customized natural bioidentical hormone program. This natural bioidentical hormone program can eliminate or reduce many of the symptoms of pre-menopause and menopause. Many women have found that personalized hormone replacement therapies have positive benefits including better skin, easier weight management, and increased energy. In fact, proper hormone balance can positively affect the important issues in your life such as health, sex, relationships, and your outlook on life.

ADHD

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Childhood is a time of exuberance and outpouring of energy, creativity, and learning. For many children, the early school years are increasingly frustrating because they find it difficult to sit still and focus. This frustration can lead to learning, behavioral and relationship issues. Many of these children may be suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 

ADHD is the most common mental health complaint among children. The number of children, as well as adults, diagnosed with ADHD is increasing. Although many children display attention disorder behaviors as early as preschool, parents often dismiss them as signs of high energy. While most children are energetic, ADHD behaviors are extreme and often described as excessive, destructive, unsafe (due to impulsiveness and risk taking), detrimental to progress in school, and harmful to close personal relationships.

 

ADHD is one of many neurotransmitter-related conditions. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that relay signals between nerve cells, called “neurons”. These are present throughout the body and are required for proper brain and body functions. Serious health problems can occur if neurotransmitter levels are too high or too low. Some neurotransmitters are inhibitory and tend to calm the brain. Others are excitatory and have the opposite effect. When a child has elevations of excitatory neurotransmitters, he/she may have difficulty focusing or paying attention, or hyperactivity. Most of the time, a child is diagnosed by a subjective questionnaire and then placed on a drug based on symptoms rather than specific neurotransmitter function. At our office, we test neurotransmitters in the urine. Thereafter, we place the child on targeted amino acid therapy specific to their neurotransmitter imbalance. The amino acids come in powder or small capsules. Results have been successful and rewarding for the parents and child.

Depression

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Everyone gets sad or down at one time or another. But for many people, depressed feelings persist for weeks, months, and sometimes years. Like diabetes or heart disease, depression is a serious medical condition that can grow progressively worse if left untreated. Long-term depression interferes with how well we succeed in the world and how we relate to our colleagues and loved ones. Long-term depression darkens our thoughts, drain our energy, and drags at our work life and special relationships.

 

Depression affects approximately one out of ten adults in the U.S. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable. The approach depends on the type of depression. Healthcare professionals recognize three categories of depressive disorders: Major Depression, Reactive Depression, Dysthymic Disorder.

 

Depression that lasts more than several weeks begins to affect every aspect of life. The most common symptoms of long-term depression include loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of overwhelming sadness or fear, changes in appetite, or weight loss), disturbed sleep patterns, fatigue, changes in level of activity, lowered self-esteem, and thoughts about death or suicide. Depression can affect children, teens, and adults. Depression is a neurotransmitter-related disorder. Like other neurotransmitter disorders, depression can occur when neurotransmitters are too high or too low. Deficiencies involving the neurotransmitters-serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine appear to be involved in the development of depressive disorders.

 

Thankfully, there are non-invasive lab tests that can measure neurotransmitter levels. These lab tests can identify which neurotransmitters might be imbalanced and how severe those deficiencies might be. With lab data, more targeted treatment decisions can be made that focus on the individual. Dr Freedman offers this test plus natural and effective amino acid therapy for success in the short and long term.

Anxiety

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Recognizing Anxiety Disorders

 

Some anxiety and fear is normal. It’s part of life. But for many people, normal fears can escalate into persistent,irrational fears that interfere with daily life. For them,constant anxiety and fear become an unbearable burden.Like diabetes or heart disease, anxiety disorders are serious medical conditions that can get worse if left untreated. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are very
treatable. The remedy depends on the type of disorder.Most disorders fall into one of five categories: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Disorders, and Phobias.

 

Facts about Anxiety Disorders

 

Anxiety disorders are characterized by excess worry about everyday things. Unlike those who are anxious from time to time, individuals with anxiety disorders are plagued by excessive worrying over a prolonged period of time, generally at least six months.

 

1. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting both children and adults.
2. 19 million adult Americans suffer from anxiety disorders.
3. Anxiety disorders may develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry,
personality, and life events.
4. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one third of people suffering from an anxiety
disorder receive treatment.
5. Anxiety disorders are commonly misdiagnosed and undertreated.
6. Anxiety disorders can mimic physical illnesses causing fatigue, restlessness, sleep problems, insomnia,
muscle tension, sweating, nausea, cold hands, difficulty swallowing, jumpiness, gastrointestinal
discomfort or diarrhea.

 

Anxiety Disorders and Neurotransmitter Levels

 

Anxiety disorders are common neurotransmitter related conditions. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that relay signals between nerve cells, called “neurons”. Serious health problems including anxiety and panic disorders can occur if certain neurotransmitter levels are too high or too low. Extensive scientific research has revealed a close link between imbalances in GABA and anxiety disorders. Elevations in a number of excitatory neurotransmitters including: epinephrine, norepinephrine, PEA, glutamate, and histamine may also be associated with anxiety disorders.

 

Treatment

 

At Dr. Freedman’s office, we have the capability to evaluate your neurotransmitters levels. Armed with this knowledge, we are able to utilize targeted amino acid therapy to correct your neurotransmitter imbalances. This method has been utilized for over 20 years and is regarded as natural, safe, and successful.

Fatique

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Recognizing Signs of Fatigue

 

In general, everyone experiences times of drowsiness or lack of energy and motivation. Fatigue can result from emotional or physical stress, lack of sleep, bad nutrition, infection, or other physical and psychological causes. Most individuals with fatigue don’t suffer from extreme or persistent symptoms. It generally goes away after getting adequate rest or recovering from an illness. For some, however fatigue symptoms persist throughout their entire day regardless of the amount of sleep obtained. There is often an underlying chemical imbalance in one or many of the body’s chemical messenger systems. Fatigue can also greatly affect normal cognitive function. In particular, symptoms manifest such as concentration and focus difficulties and impaired memory. Other common symptoms are malaise, unrefreshing sleep, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, and tender lymph nodes.

 

Facts about Fatigue

 

Many Americans suffer from fatigue at one point in their lives. If fatigue persists for six months or more it could be a sign of a more serious condition called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). CFS is characterized by long term fatigue leading to more serious impairment in concentration, focus, memory and may also exist with muscle pain and headaches.

 

1. Research has shown that CFS patients often produce lower levels of cortisol compared to healthy controls.
2. Nutritional deficiencies may be other contributing factors to fatigue symptoms.
3. CFS occurs four times more frequently in women than in men, yet either gender can develop the disease.
4. Of the four million Americans who have CFS, less than 20% have been diagnosed due to the lack of sufficient diagnostic laboratory tests or biomarkers.

 

Fatigue & Neurotransmitter Levels

 

Fatigue is often a result of impairment in the nervous system. Particularly, imbalances in hormones as well as brain chemicals called neurotransmitters can be an underlying component to the development of fatigue. Every neurotransmitter behaves differently. Some neurotransmitters are inhibitory and tend to calm, while others are excitatory and stimulate the brain. Deficiencies involving the neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine appear to be involved in the development of fatigue symptoms. Disruptions in the stress hormone cortisol has also been closely linked to fatigue symptoms.

 

Improving Treatment

 

Most of the pharmaceutical medications used to treat fatigue and CFS actually focus on the wrong symptoms. For instance, many address sleeping difficulties, cognitive problems, and/or pain symptoms. These medications are primarily supporting neurotransmitters like serotonin and GABA. More appropriately, at Dr. Freedman’s office, we have the capability to evaluate your neurotransmitters levels. Armed with this knowledge, we are able to utilize targeted amino acid therapy to correct your neurotransmitter imbalances. This method has been utilized for over 20 years and is regarded as natural, safe, and successful.