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ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE

Orthomolecular is a term that comes from ortho, which is Greek for  "correct" or "right," and "molecule," which is the simplest structure  that displays the characteristics of a compound.  So it literally means the "right molecule."  
Two-time Nobel Prize winner, and molecular biologist, Linus Pauling, Ph.D.,coined the term "Orthomolecular" in his 1968 article  "Orthomolecular Psychiatry" in the journal "Science."  
Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and  treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of  substances which are natural to the body.  
ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce  pictures of the inside of the body. It is used to help diagnose the  causes of pain, swelling and infection in the body’s internal organs and  to examine a baby in pregnant women and the brain and hips in infants.  It’s also used to help guide biopsies, diagnose heart conditions, and  assess damage after a heart attack. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and  does not use ionizing radiation.
 
This procedure requires little to no special  preparation. Your doctor will instruct you on how to prepare, including  whether you should refrain from eating or drinking beforehand. Leave  jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked  to wear a gown.
EKG (ECG)

An electrocardiogram — abbreviated as EKG or ECG — is a test that  measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat, an  electrical impulse (or “wave”) travels through the heart. This wave  causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart. A normal  heartbeat on ECG will show the timing of the top and lower chambers.
The  right and left atria or upper chambers make the first wave called a “P  wave" — following a flat line when the electrical impulse goes to the  bottom chambers. The right and left bottom chambers or ventricles make  the next wave called a “QRS complex." The final wave or “T wave”  represents electrical recovery or return to a resting state for the  ventricles.
Why is it done?
An ECG gives two major kinds  of information. First, by measuring time intervals on the ECG, a doctor  can determine how long the electrical wave takes to pass through the  heart. Finding out how long a wave takes to travel from one part of the  heart to the next shows if the electrical activity is normal or slow,  fast or irregular. Second, by measuring the amount of electrical  activity passing through the heart muscle, a cardiologist may be able to  find out if parts of the heart are too large or are overworked.
NUTRITION COUNSELING

          
Nutritional counseling is a practice in which a nutritional counselor, typically a nutritionist,  works with a client to assess his or her current dietary habits, food  intake, and health needs and determines where changes need to be made.  Once those changes have been determined, the nutritional counselor will  work with the client to set dietary goals, and create a new eating plan.  Nutritional counseling may be part of a training program at a fitness  center, or it may be recommended by a healthcare provider.
Nutritional counseling typically begins with an assessment of one's  current level of health and food intake. The counselor may ask the  client to keep a detailed food diary for a few days, writing down  everything he or she eats or drinks. In addition, the client may be  asked to take a survey asking approximately how many servings of fruit,  vegetables, carbohydrates,  meats, fat and sugar he or she eats in a week or month. The nutritional  counselor also needs to know about any health issues, such as heart disease,  along with any medications. This is because some medications can cause  weight gain or food interactions, particularly those for mood disorders  or epilepsy.
HOMEOPATHY

Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is a medical system  that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. It’s based on two  unconventional theories:
  • “Like cures like”—the notion that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people
  • “Law of minimum dose”—the notion that the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness.Many homeopathic products are so diluted that no molecules of the original substance remain.

Homeopathic products come from plants (such as red onion, arnica  [mountain herb], poison ivy, and  stinging nettle), minerals. Homeopathic products are often made as sugar  pellets to be placed under the tongue; they may also be in other forms,  such as ointments, gels, drops, creams, and tablets. Treatments are  “individualized” or tailored to each person—it’s common for different  people with the same condition to receive different treatments.
REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology (or foot reflexology) is a therapy based on the principle  that there are small and specific areas of innervation in the hands and  feet that correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. In  this system, the nerve endings in the extremities provide a “map” of  the rest of the body. Examples are the base of the little toe  representing the ear, or the ball of the foot representing the lung.  Through the application of pressure on particular areas of the hands or  feet, reflexology is said to promote benefits such as the relaxation of  tension, improvement of circulation, and support of normalized function  in the related area in the body.
BOTANICAL THERAPY

An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are one type of dietary supplement.  They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh  or dried plants. People use herbal medicines to try to maintain or  improve their health.
 
Many people believe that products labeled "natural" are always safe  and good for them. This is not necessarily true. Herbal medicines do not  have to go through the testing that drugs do. Some herbs, such as  comfrey and ephedra, can cause serious harm. Some herbs can interact  with prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Make sure to go to a qualified healthcare provider. This is why at Tree Of Life Holistic Wellness Center we are trained and certifed and degreed in the use of herbal medications.
LABORATORY TESTING

We do all types of lab tests from Cholesterol, Diabetes, Food  Allergy, Environmental Chemical Testing, Parasite Testing, Adrenal,  Neurotransmitter, Vitamin Deficiency, Heavy Metals, Gluten Intolerance,  Candida, Male/Female Hormonal Imbalance, Advance Lipid, Thyroid Testing,  Wilson Protocol, Lyme Disease, Lupus Testing, Cardiovascular and  Digestive. We use blood, urine, saliva and stool testing.
COUNSELING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

Mental attitudes and emotional states can be important elements in  healing and disease. Naturopaths are trained in various  psychological techniques including counseling, nutritional balancing,  stress management and biofeedback.

INTEGRATIVE WEIGHT LOSS

Tree Of Life Holistic Wellness Center is a naturopathic health  center providing natural weightloss alternatives. We offer therapies for a wide range of mental health  issues and offer hope where other therapies have not provided needed  results. We guide and nurture clients through the process of change and  transformation, formulate comprehensive treatment plans, help people  achieve their mental health goals, and assist them in restoring balance  and mental harmony.
PAIN MANAGEMENT

Our integrative program for pain management taps a variety of healing options, to bring about change and improve clients’ quality of life. Whether pain is transitory or constant, whether the condition is curable or chronic, we are here to help clients feel better in every way we can.
REIKI

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe  method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.  It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and  malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in  conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve  side effects and promote recovery.

While Reiki is  spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is  nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki.
In fact,  Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you  believe in it or not.
Because Reiki comes from God, many people find  that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their  religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

At hospitals and clinics across America, Reiki is beginning to gain acceptance as a meaningful and cost-effective way to improve patient care.
Personal interviews conducted with medical professionals corroborate this view. "Reiki sessions cause patients to heal faster with less pain," says Marilyn Vega, RN, a private-duty nurse at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York. [Reiki] accelerates recovery from surgery, improves mental attitude and reduces the negative effects of medication and other medical procedures.
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