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Neural Therapy at Healing Unleashed Health Services

Neural therapy is a specialized process that facilitates the brain to heal itself.  It is a combination of neurostimulation and neurofeedback. Neurostimulation involves different ways to help the brain function more optimally: Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS) Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation (tRNS) Pulsed Electromagnetic Field ...
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Are there long-term effects on the brain in marijuana users?

Now that more states are beginning to legalize the sale and consumption of marijuana, it is important to assess its safety, especially in our youth. Of course, there is conflicting data on whether the use of this drug has any potentially harmful effects. Some studies using imaging studies suggest regular ...
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Cognitive Decline (Dementia)

There is an epidemic of cognitive issues in our population. It is sad to see so many people at a relatively young age develop signs of dementia. Yes, we may have slight decrease in cognitive ability as we age, but it should not be a major factor if we have ...
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Brain Injuries

What is amazing is that when someone has a traumatic brain injury and is admitted to an Intensive Care Unit, the one organ that is not directly monitored is the brain. Our brain is very soft and is easily bruised when someone falls and hits their head, is hit in ...
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Behavioral Problems in Children

Your child is screaming and out of control, angry and aggressive with siblings and schoolmates. The school is threatening to expel your child. You are at your wits’ end. What could possibly be causing your child’s behavior? The answer to this question may be that many factors are contributing to ...
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Is There Help for an Injured Brain?

Just like the body, the brain does not always recover perfectly after an injury. The brain can be injured at birth (forceps, suction, poor presentation of fetus, cord around neck). Any abnormal force to the head can result in brain injury. Brain injuries are often caused by minor bumps and ...
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The Nightmare of Insomnia

Not being able to sleep is torture and plays havoc on your brain and your body. We live in a fast paced world that seems to never slow down, but you have to slow down and get adequate rest and sleep. It is during deep, non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep ...
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Is Anxiety Causing Your Panic?

We live in a fast pace, chaotic world. We are over stimulated and sleep deprived. We aren’t eating whole, nutritious foods, or taking time for rest and relaxation. Eventually, the brain just starts into over drive, with an increase in fast brain waves (beta waves) that make you feel fearful ...
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Got Brain Fog?

There seems to be an increasing incidence of people who complain of brain fog. What exactly does this mean? You have probably experienced times when you just couldn’t think clearly. Your memory seems lacking. You can’t remember why you walked into that room. You can’t find your keys. There are ...
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An Epidemic of ADHD

Over the many years I have practiced medicine, I have seen a definite increase in the number of children and adults that are not able to focus and concentrate in school and work. There are many reasons for this uptick in the condition we call “attention deficit disorder. “ Let’s ...
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What We Believe Impacts Our Lives

Our family and the social/cultural environment in which we grew up have impacted all of us. Lots of beliefs were instilled in our young minds that we tend to carry for many years into our adulthood. Some examples are: Heart disease runs in our family All of the children in ...
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Can We Heal Our Body By Healing Our Thoughts?

Early in my medical career I realized that some people got well and others didn’t. The same situation but different outcomes depending on the person’s belief system. I then began noticing my own belief system, my thoughts, and the impact they had on the patients I served. I have always ...
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Brain Health Is Dependent on Gut Health

Did you ever feel like that you knew in your gut (gut feeling) that something was not quite right? Were you aware that your gut bacteria (microbiome) might influence your mood? It is common for depression and anxiety to be present in people with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel ...
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Yes, We Cure Headaches

The “simple” headache is not so simple. There are many different kinds of headaches. Most people have multiple causes for their headaches. Common causes include: ​Stress and anxiety or depression ​Posture problems affecting head, neck, shoulders, upper back ​Muscle spasm ​Problems with the fascia of the neck or shoulder girdle ...
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Common Sense Approach to the Coronavirus

All of you are aware of the recent outbreak and spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19. It is easy to fall into fear and anxiety because of the rapid news reports. Fear will not serve any of us so we at Healing Unleashed want to reassure you that there are definite ...
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Why Am I So Tired?

I haven’t exactly done statistics on this in my functional medicine practice, but I suspect that fatigue is probably one of the most common complaints of our new patients.  Sometimes their fatigue is so extreme that it is affecting work and family life.  The fatigue is often both physical and ...
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Living True to Your Purpose

You may not realize that finding and living from your true life purpose is another aspect of wellness, health and vitality.  Whenever we are out of alignment with who we are at the core of our being, there is distress in our life – mind, body and spirit.  And this ...
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Snoring and Sleep Apnea…Common Bed Fellows

How many commercials have you heard about various devices to keep you from snoring?  Some of them are quite whimsical.  But, this is really not a “laughing matter.”  Let’s explore some ideas about why we snore, how to correct it, and the problem with undiagnosed sleep apnea. What causes snoring? ...
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Preventing and Treating Respiratory Infections…Naturally!

We are well into cold and flu season so here are some helpful hints about how to stay healthy, and if you do “catch a cold” or “get the flu” here are some natural supplements that you may find beneficial.  Many of these can be found at your local health ...
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What’s Causing All Your Abdominal Bloating?

Have you ever eaten something and within a few hours realized that your stomach is so bloated that you can’t button your pants? It’s not uncommon for my patients to tell me that they wake up with a flat belly and by the end of the day they look six ...
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Is it Leaky Gut?

I think all of us can understand when something is leaking and it shouldn’t be. Leaky gut is also called increased intestinal permeability. Our intestinal system is supposed to absorb nutrients from the foods we eat. If we are consuming foods that are inflammatory, they can cause a break in ...
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All Disease Is Disordered Function

Is this a new idea or can we go back in time to Willoughby Wade, a British physician, who coined the term “Functional Medicine”. In an article published in The Lancet on July 1, 1871, he says, “What is disease? The conclusion is that all disease is disordered function. Here, ...
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Are You Digesting Your Food?

That may seem like a silly question, but the truth is that many of us are not adequately digesting proteins, fats and carbohydrates. What are some of the symptoms of maldigestion? Bloating after eating Indigestion Greasy, foul-smelling stools Diarrhea after eating Heart burn A sense of fullness after eating Excessive ...
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You Really are Unique: Mind, Body, and Spirit

Principles are fundamental truths upon which a system of belief operates. Principles are not just guessing, but are based on reproducible guidelines. Functional Medicine is guided by six core principles: Biochemical Individuality: Each human being is unique at every level of being and that includes physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually ...
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The Negative Effect of Stress on Your Gastrointestinal Tract

We are all affected by the stresses in life. Stress is a threat to the homeostasis in our body. The threat can be either real or perceived. And it is our response to these life stressors that impact our physiology. Excessive stress results in alterations in brain-gut interactions (“brain-gut axis”) ...
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Health Starts In The Gut

Most of the people who come to our clinic for help actually have an underlying cause of their symptoms that starts in the gut. Healthy function of your gastrointestinal system is vital to improving your health. A healthy microbiome (gut bacteria) helps you digest your food, protects you from infections ...
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Fatigue: The Great Energy Bandit

Your adrenal glands secret hormones that are necessary for life. Cortisol, which is extremely important for keeping our body systems in balance, is one of these hormones. The functions of cortisol: controls the immune system and plays a role in preventing infections maintains normal blood sugar regulates blood pressure a ...
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Why is an Elimination Diet Important?

As a practicing functional medicine physician, I always start with the basics: food. If you are suffering from: digestive issues – bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux chronic pain fatigue joint and muscle aches and pain chronic sinus congestion generally “not feeling well” An elimination of certain foods from your ...
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Do you want to get well?

Functional Medicine is often the answer to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases for the following reasons: The sharp increase in the number of people suffering from complex, chronic diseases such as: diabetes/insulin resistance heart disease cancer mental illness/dementia, cognitive decline autoimmune disorders, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroiditis Conventional ...
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Why I Love To Practice Functional Medicine

All my life I have aspired to a higher calling. First, it was to traditional medicine, and I answered that call by becoming a pediatrician. After more than a decade of work as a practicing pediatrician, I became greatly disturbed by the lack of understanding of the underlying causes of the ...
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Fall Foliage Hikes… Don’t Miss Out!

With the arrival of autumn, everyone is talking about the changing colors and the fall festivities. When we think of fall, we think of hiking, biking, and many other outside activities. It all sounds so exciting and enjoyable, but then you remember the soreness that follows, or back pain that ...
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Functional Medicine is the New Medicine

Our society is experience a dramatic increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases. Traditional medicine has not been able to address this crisis in the health care of our human family. Functional medicine is the answer to this crisis. As a functional medicine physician, I ...
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Manual Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be especially debilitating, because so many of our daily work and home activities require a wide range of arm and shoulder movement. If you have shoulder pain, we’ll first evaluate you for signs of joint instability. If you have ligament damage or other structural problems that destabilize ...
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The Role of the Sacral Bone in Low Back Pain

When you tell us you have pain in your low back, hip, buttocks, or leg, the first thing we do is examine the position of your sacral bone. Why? If this bone is not properly positioned, the mechanics of your lumbar spine and hip are adversely affected. The sacrum is ...
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Do You Want to Recover from Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be scary and can greatly limit your activity. Many people assume that joint pain problems require surgical intervention, but this often isn’t the case. Problems like runner’s knee and patella chondromalacia can be easily healed with orthopedic massage and manual therapy. It’s a good idea to consult ...
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Are You Missing the Early Signs of Chronic Muscle Pain?

Muscles enable us to move. You wouldn’t blink an eye, smile or chew without muscles. Healthy muscles are strong. Strong muscles keep us active and able to accomplish life’s tasks. When muscles are in trouble long-term, joint problems will develop. There are many signs that muscles are in trouble. You ...
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Most People Have Adaptive Muscle Shortening-Do You?

When a muscle is forced to remain in a shortened position for a long period of time it becomes chronically shortened…and that leads to pain. Poor posture is the most common cause of adaptive muscle shortening (AMS). When you slump your head and shoulders forward day after day, you are ...
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Assess Yourself for Jaw Problems

Check-out your jaw action before you face a pain or bite problem. You can use a mirror to assess yourself. It’s a good idea to ask a family member or friend to help you observe your jaw position and movement. Here’s a list of what to look for: Slowly open ...
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Are You Heading for a Nursing Home?

Significant numbers of nursing home residents could return home to normal living if they received the following therapies— ​restoration of the body’s soft tissues ​training in correct breathing ​training in safe exercise/movement for older adults. Good musculoskeletal function can be restored with movement therapies and manual therapies. The sad part ...
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Plantar fasciitis can be cured

This hard-to-pronounce medical term simply means the soft tissues along the bottom of your foot are inflamed. The plantar fascia helps to support the arch of your foot. Typically, pain is felt on the underside of the heel or along the arch of the foot. Most people who have plantar ...
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