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Naturopathic Pain Management

Inflammation

Chronic pain is multi-factoral and should be treated as much. Naturopathic medicine is holistic in that the physicians take into account stress, lifestyle, diet and any other contributing factors that may be causing the pain.

Stress causes the release of inflammatory chemicals, while suppressing the immune system. Lowering your stress through meditation and gentle movement provides a release for excess nervous energy.  Once released, the stress will not result in increased inflammation. One’s diet may be pro-inflammatory so making adjustments could also be quite impactful. The pillow, sleeping positions, and the way you sit in a car or on a couch for prolonged periods of time will cause imbalances in the hips which contribute to low back and neck pain.

In addition to looking at the patient’s lifestyle habits, many modalities are available that do not have side effects. Steroid injections and opoids used in conventional pain management clinics do not address the cause, and come with severe consequences such as weaker joints and opoid addiction.

Naturopathic Treatments used in our office include:

Trigger point therapy: superficial injections with homeopathy to treat spasmodic muscles

Acupuncture with TDP lamp: Acupuncture with Infrared resets the nervous system and relaxes stiff muscles

Prolotherapy: A regenerative injection which is great for osteoarthritis and for stabilizing and strengthening joints. Formulas are injected into and around the joint to promote inflammation and repair of injured and weak ligaments and tendons.

Stem Cell Therapy: This regenerative injection contains stem cells to promote repair of thin and weak ligaments and tendons.

Gua Sha: brief targeted deep tissue massage with a Bian stone and Woodlock oil

Neuro/Myofascial Release: Assisted deep stretching to release impinged nerves, spasmodic muscles, and increase range of motion.

In office treatments along with appropriate lifestyle changes are incredibly effective for long term pain relief and healing of the affected tissues.

 

 

 

 

Digestion and DNA Testing

23andMe DNA Testing and Analysis For Health

As a result of using gene targeted therapy, here is what you can accomplish.

  1. Activate the Methylation pathways by providing needed cofactors
  2. Build Cell Health with food based nutrition.
  3. Cleanse & Neutralize Toxins
  4. Digestive Function Support: Gluten, histamine or excitotoxin issues may require digestive aids
  5. Emotions & Balancing Neurotransmitters by supporting the utilization of amino acids

Order your 23andme then call 480-535-7868 or schedule your 10 minute consult online to find the raw data file within your results.

DNA Testing for Chronic Inflammation

Chronic pain, inflammation and digestive problems could be due to a buildup of noxious chemicals in the body. Enzymes such as SOD/Catalase and NOS help prevent the buildup of dangerous free radicals in the body. If these enzymes are not working properly then oxidative stress happens. By testing your DNA through 23andMe and getting their raw data file interpreted, you the patient will see which pathways are deficient and need nutritional support. Targeted Gene Therapy is a cutting edge new therapy that is getting great results!

Schedule your free 10 min consultation online at www.naturopathicdoctorforyou.com to find out how to get started.

 

 

MethylGenetic Nutrition: A Comprehensive Solution

methyl geneticFor the first time ever, methylGenetic Nutritional Analysis provides patients with detailed information on how your genes work at important functions such as detoxification, assimilation of nutrients, and the clearance of free radicals and inflammatory chemicals. It can even look at a patient’s neurotransmitters which is important in cases of anxiety, depression, or insomnia.

The DNA lab that is used is through 23andMe. Once you get your 23andMe results back you can access a raw data report that has all the detailed information on about 20 different pathways. It looks at how well the body detoxifies and clears harmful chemicals. It also looks at a number of cellular energy pathways. You can see how well you absorb fats and carbohydrates, and how your digestive system may be affected by certain chemicals. Just like any other part of the body, your genes are affected by nutrition. By compensating for genetic insufficiencies, one can improve the quality of life and prevent chronic degenerative disease. Targeted gene therapy is also great for anti-aging purposes.

To get started, access the raw data file within your 23andMe results and have it interpreted by a practitioner who has been trained on the methylgenetic nutritional software program. Once the report is analyzed, we will work together to come up with a prioritized protocol to start scavenging the dangerous inflammatory chemicals and increase cellular energy.

Feel free to schedule a 10 minute complimentary consultation to get your questions answered.

 

Understanding Your 23andMe Results

 If you have already done the 23andme DNA test, you can download a raw data file that will give you so much more information than what the lab provides. This report will need to be interpreted by a software program that some practitioners have been trained on. Watch the video and read below to find out what kind of genetic information will be revealed by the program.

To get started, go to 23andme and order your DNA test kit. It is a salivary test that you will send back to the lab in their self addressed envelope. In about 3-4 weeks, you will get an email with your results. Contact us when you get this and I will tell you how to access the raw data report.

The raw data report analyzes the following 5 important pathways:

Clearance of ammonia, urea, and perioxynitrite.
Assimilation of fatty acids
Manufacturing and clearing of neurotransmitters
The processing of histamine
The amount of inflammation you have in your gut due to dysbiosis.

For your free 10 minute consultation, call 480-535-7868, email drjane@naturopathicdoctorforyou.com, or go to www.naturopathicdoctorforyou.com to schedule online. Phone consults with screen sharing is available once you get your report.

Naturopathic Pain Management

neck-painAll of us will experience chronic pain at some point in our lives. Whether it be after an acute injury or from a disease process, the affect of chronic pain on our lives is expansive. It limits our activities, thereby impacting our work and relationships. The most common methods of treating chronic pain is chemically through pain pills and anti-inflammatories. These methods are appropriate following a treatment, surgical procedure, or after the initial injury. However, using chemicals long term pain carries the risk of physical and psychological dependence. In addition, many of these medications have physical side effects such as grogginess and digestive disorders, not to mention kidney and liver damage.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it is vital to look into alternative measures for managing your pain or finding a cure for the underlying cause. The great thing about using alternative medicine, is that these therapies not only help reduce pain, they also address the cause and help the body to heal itself. For example, acupuncture treats the nerves that innervate the muscles, so not only does it help relax the muscles but it also treats the cause.

Natural anti-inflammatories exist to replace ibuprophen, and in high doses can be just as effective. These herbal and nutritional remedies help the body’s own anti-inflammatory processes come back into balance.

Electro-slim or TENS helps with muscle spasm by treating the nerves and increasing circulation in the muscles.

Finally, chiropractic manipulation and massage is widely available and well known for their beneficial effects in managing long term pain.

With so many alternatives available, there is no reason to addict one’s body to chemicals that not only have harmful side effects but do not even treat the cure. It is well documented that the benefits of these powerful alternative therapies far outweigh the costs.

Garden Of Health, llc offers many pain management modalities such as Acupuncture, Prolotherapy (regenerative injections), natural anti-inflammatory remedies, and trigger point injections.

23AndMe Analysis

23andMe gives you some basic information about your appearance and ancestry. However, there is a place to click to get the raw report. The software program I use interprets this data and tells you which pathways are not working properly. Deficient gene activity can lead to a myriad of chronic disease and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, GI disorders, neuromuscular disease, Lyme’s disease, muscular weakness, fatigue..etc. I will also take your symptoms and test the urine to see if there are toxins present to confirm that a certain pathway is not working. With these three inputs you may be put on a protocol of supplements custom made for your genetic pathways that are not working properly. The supplements will boost the pathways and clear the toxins.

To get started call 480-535-7868 to schedule your free 10 min consult.

Genetic Nutrition and Analysis

methyl geneticDo you experience chronic symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, digestive disorders, or fatigue that persist? Have you been diagnosed with a chronic degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s or MS? We all have genes within our DNA that provide instructions to make certain enzymes. These enzymes are crucial in carrying out vital physiological functions such as breaking down toxins or making antioxidants such as Glutathione. If there is an error with a gene (SNP), then the enzyme it was instructed to make will be deficient or perhaps overactive. Depending on that enzyme’s job, that pathway will be faulty, leading to a myriad of downstream consequences.

For example, not having enough of an antioxidant such as Glutathione results in an increased risk for certain neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, not to mention a myriad of chronic symptoms.  This is due to the build up of certain toxins which are not being cleared appropriately. Another example is not having enough of the enzyme that makes Nitric Oxide will increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.

One can also see how well a patient absorbs their nutrients. Perhaps you eat a great diet and still feel tired all the time, or after meals. There are certain pathways that help you get energy from your food. If a particular digestive enzyme isn’t working, you may continually be deficient in that nutrient despite the fact that you eat foods high in that nutrient. One example is having dry skin, hair, etc..all the signs of having deficient good fats in the body, even though you supplement with fish oil, etc. This can be very discouraging to a patient, not to mention all the money spent to overcome a nutrient deficiency with minimal results.

There is a lab that tests your DNA for these SNPs. It is a simple salivary test that you order and send in to the lab. 23andme is a well known established lab that has been doing DNA testing for over a decade. In addition to the 23andme report, it is also recommended that you do a urine test to measure certain organic acids present in your urine. The presence of organic acids in the urine confirm that the faulty pathways found in the 23andme results are indeed expressing and causing consequences in the body (build up of certain toxins). This will confirm to the doctor doing the interpretation that the patient needs treatment to help correct the imbalance and scavenge the resulting toxins.

DNA mapping is becoming more widespread and is available directly to consumers. 23andme  used to interpret the results, however due to the extraordinary demand for their testing, they no longer provide clear interpretation.  Fortunately, now there is a company that provides a software program to licensed professionals that not only interprets the 23andme results, but also guides you to the right supplements, custom made for the genetic pathways that have errors. With these supplements you can now affect your risk for cardiovascular disease, certain neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. You can influence the way you feel by getting the most out of your food and clearing the toxins from your system effectively.

It takes two months to get your 23andme results back, so take action now and order their kit at 23andme . While you wait for the results, you can schedule an initial consult with our office to complete a symptom survey and do the urine test which measures the organic acids in your system. With these three inputs, we will show you clear deficiencies in certain antioxidants and enzymes, and the resulting excess of certain toxins.  You would then start taking the specific supplements which help to correct these imbalances.

Garden Of Health,llc
Jane Hendricks NMD
7272 E. Indian School Rd. suite 540
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-535-7868

23andMe Analysis