Julian B. Metter Ph.D. and Associates - A Holistic Psychological Practice and Wellness Center - State College, PA, Central Pennsylvania (PA)
Dr. Andrew Lipton, DO - Family Practice, Osteopathy, Chelation/IV Therapy, Nutrition - Main Line of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania
Dr. Marina Yanover, ND, LAc - Naturopathic Medicine Family Practice & Acupuncture - New York City, Brooklyn, Connecticut
Dr. Ronald Dushkin, M.D. - Homeopathic Medicine and Alternative Medicine - New York City and Northern New Jersey (NJ)
Dr. Jonathan Singer, D.O. - Preventive Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Holistic Family Medicine - Denver, Colorado (CO) and Cheyenne, Wyoming (WY)
Ayurveda is the name of the 5000 year-old
comprehensive system of medicine that combines natural therapies with a
highly personalized approach to the treatment of disease. Ayurvedic
Medicine places equal emphasis on body, mind and spirit, and strives to
restore the innate harmony and balance in each individual.
It involves a system of constitutional (metabolic body type)
diagnosis and herbal therapeutics, cleansing methods, lifestyle and diet,
designed to guide an individual back into harmony with his or her environment.
Homeopathy Homeopathy is a system of medical treatment originated by
Samuel Hahnemann in Europe 200 years ago. This natural and effective
medical system is currently in use throughout the world, and is enjoying a
renaissance in the United States. Philadelphia's Hahnemann Hospital was
founded as a homeopathic hospital, as was the Hospital of the Medical College
of Pennsylvania. Homeopathic practitioners administer small but
energetically-active doses of natural substances to persons with
an illness, in order to "signal" their systems to respond more completely,
so that the illness may be resolved. Treatment is based on each individual's
"constitution", or unique qualities based on physical, emotional, spiritual,
and historical elements. These natural medicines are regulated by the FDA
and are manufactured under the strict guidelines of the Homeopathic
Pharmacopea. Homeopathic treatment can be used in the treatment of people
with acute, recurrent and chronic conditions.
Holistic Nursing Holistic nurses have the unique ability to
provide services which facilitate wholeness. The concepts of Holistic
Nursing are based on a broad and eclectic academic background, a
sensitive balance between art and science, analytical and intuitive skills,
and the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of modalities to promote
the harmonious balance of human energy systems. The holistic nurse assists
people to assume personal responsibility for wellness.
Immunological Testing Technologies now exist which allow the
measurement of the cell populations directly involved in the immune system.
These are referred to as T cells, B cells and natural killer cells. The
immune system is our first line of defense against the constant assault
by bacteria, viruses and environmental pollutants. A weakened immune
system can result from improper nutrition, bacteria, viruses, stress,
cancer, cancer treatments or depression increases susceptibility to disease.
With medical supervision, and immune testing individuals may be better
directed to complementary treatment programs.
IV/Chelation TherapiesChelation Therapy is a method wich can
be used for drawing toxins and metabolic wastes from the bloodstream.
Chelating agents, administered intravenously, are used to remove arterial
plaque, rid the body of toxic metals, and reduce internal inflammation.
Chelation has been used with degenerative diseases, arthritis, diabetes,
scleroderma, and lupus. By restoring circulation in the body,
in some cases chelation therapy may help with cardiac and circulation
problems. Chelation practitioners hold certification from the
College of Advancement in Medicine, and require medical supervision.
Nurse MidwiferyCertified, alternative form of women's health
care, includes full-scope OB-GYN care with annual exams, birth control,
breast checks, pap smearsand other gynecological testing, as well as
prenatal care and delivery.
Osteopathy Since its inception over 100 years ago, the central
tenets of osteopathic medicine are on prevention as well as cure, and to
treat the patient as awhole rather than narrowly focusing on a specific ailment.
The best known part of osteopathy is osteopathic manipulation, which is based
on an understanding of the inter-relationships of the structure and the
function of the body. In treating patients, osteopaths generally
utilize various formsof physical manipulation, which allow the body's
innate healing mechanism to operate more efficiently.