Hormone Replacement Therapy
There is an exciting revolution in science and medicine that focuses on the regaining of our youthful resilience with hormone supplementation. Many physicians assume that it is natural for our physical and mental capabilities to decline as we age. Much of this decline, however, is caused by a decrease in our natural hormones. By restoring these hormones to their youthful levels, we can improve and reverse many of the symptoms and signs that we have come to associate with aging.
Functional medicine focuses on natural remedies and therapies and treating the root causes of disease, instead of just treating the symptoms. Unlike some functional medicine practices, Aceso Total Healthcare uses only solid scientific research and evidenced-based medicine in its natural therapies and treatments.
Acupuncture has been used by people for thousands of years. It works for a variety of functional and structural problems on the body. Acupuncture uses very fine needles to encourage your body’ natural ability to heal itself. Many cultures have used Acupuncture and natural herbs to cure or improve a variety of medical conditions. Even authoritative bodies such as the National Institute of Health, and the World Health Organization, officially recognize the value and the efficacy of Acupuncture.
What works for you, works for me, right? Wrong! Sometimes a unique set of therapies is necessary to help you with your specific health problems. This is the problem traditional medicine has gotten into – only offering pharmaceuticals and/or surgery. At Aceso Total Healthcare, we draw from a suite of traditional and alternative health therapies that can be mixed-and-matched for your specific needs.
Movement therapy is different than taking a Yoga class. Movement Therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve physical and mental health. Your Movement therapist will work with you one-on- one to improve immune function, lower blood pressure, strengthen muscle & bone, increase flexibility, improve balance, prevent injury, help with weight loss, and improve conditioning.
It is estimated that 60-70% of all current diseases (heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, etc.) can be prevented through changes in lifestyle, diet, and exercise. Visceral fat (fat surrounding the organs) is the single greatest cause of hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes. At Aceso Total Healthcare, you will receive state-of-the-art body composition analysis, and the latest protocols in weight management programs, diet counseling, and exercise programs.
Medical Massage therapy is another form of physical therapy to help a variety of medical conditions. The medical massage therapist will work closely with the physician to address specific health issues. Conditions that can be treated by medical massage are many. Medical Massage can improve circulation problems, flexibility problems, decrease pain and inflammation, and reduce stress.
How many times have you walked out of the doctor’s office and forgotten all of your recommendations? Our Certified Health Coaches will stay with you every step of the way to support you, answer your questions, and motivate you until your treatments, and healthy habits are established. Our approach is “slow and steady” – this increases your chances of your new habits becoming permanent, and not becoming a “drag” or a “chore”.
Frequently Asked Questions
MY DOCTOR TOLD ME NOT TO USE HORMONES - THAT THEY ARE BAD FOR ME
There was a study in 2002 that showed the use of Premarin, a synthetic estrogen, and Provera, a synthetic progestin, used in combination demonstrated an increase in breast cancer and heart disease. Since then, most physicians are strongly against the use of hormones. However, there have been hundreds of articles since 2002 that have showed that bio-identical hormones (the same exact molecule that your body makes) are safe and beneficial. Unfortunately, good press never makes the media like bad press, and since bio-identicals cannot be patented, so there has been no economic incentive to make this research known. Thus, most of the medical community remains unaware of the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others. The meridians can be influenced by needling the Acupuncture points; the Acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
WHAT IS YOUR DOCTRINE REGARDING WEIGHT CONTROL?
We believe that, like most systems in your body, that weight control and fat deposition are hormonally regulated. Thus, an individual first needs to understand the factors and hormones that regulate weight balance. Next, they need to adopt a lifestyle of diet and exercise that reflect this new understanding.
WHAT IS MOVEMENT THERAPY?
Movement therapy is used to treat a variety of health problems using yoga poses, postures, and breathing exercises to strengthen and condition the body, as well as calm and de-stress the mind. It is performed by the Movemebnt/Yoga therapist specifically trained to address health problems. It can help with musculoskeletal pain, anxiety and depression, high blood pressure, stress, as well as a variety of other health problems.
WHY DO I NEED A HEALTH COACH?
Often, in a typical medical practice the patient will be told that he needs to lose weight, exercise better, or do some other therapy at home, without specifically going over the process needed to accomplish this task. At Aceso, when you need to address weight management, nutrition and diet, and other lifestyle problems, a certified wellness coach will be assigned to you to help you on a weekly and monthly basis to actually go through the process needed in order to achieve results. This gives the patient a much higher success rate and avoids many other pitfalls such as handing out pharmaceuticals instead of addressing the real problem.
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