An Introduction To Alternative Medicine

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A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALTH

In the 1800s, there was a landmark battle in medicine. Louis Pasteur put forth the “germ theory.” But some of his contemporaries said he had it wrong, that the “inner terrain” was the more important thing. In other words, germs come and go; if your inner body is strong and healthy, germs will not harm you. Thus we should focus on creating health, not killing germs. Pasteur is said to have eventually soured on the germ theory — near the end of his life he reportedly said the inner terrain guys had gotten it right.

But Pasteur was a showman and had won the marketing battles of his day. His legacy is enormous. Pasteurization bears his name. He pioneered vaccination. Today, most of Western medicine is still operating on the Pasteur paradigm, still more focused on fighting germs rather than strengthening the immune system and other parts of the body’s machinery.

You might say that the inner terrain paradigm is carried on today in what is called “alternative medicine.” Let’s take a quick look at a few of the methods used by alt med doctors to encourage health:

Most people know that ultraviolet light is great at killing a wide range of microbes on a surface, but did you know that it can also be used as an alternative medicine to kill bacteria and viruses in your blood? It sounds a bit sci-fi, but it is really pretty basic technology. Your blood can be exposed to ultraviolet light in order to kill many forms of microbes. How is it done? We pull out a predetermined quantity of your blood and put it through a sterile, closed loop machine that irradiates your blood with ultraviolet light and then returns the blood back to your veins. Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) appointments generally take between 45 and 90 minutes.

A related alternative medicine treatment is ozone therapy. In fact, UBI is often combined with ozone therapy. Oxygen kills bacteria and viruses. Ozone has 3 molecules of oxygen compared to the air we breathe which has 2. That third molecule gives ozone therapy its medicinal properties. At the Osteopathic Center, you can have ozone administered systemically via and IV, or applied to external wounds in a “gas bath.” This blood disinfection method is great for treating Lyme disease, cardiovascular disease, muscular degeneration, herpes, chronic hepatitis, diabetes, and even some auto-immune diseases.

Another alternative treatment that has been around for a long time is the use of IV therapy to treat common sicknesses like a cold or seasonal allergies — and even less common ailments like fibromyalgia. The IV serums are a combination of vitamins and essential nutrients that the body uses to repair itself. An intravenous delivery system bypasses the digestive system which may be impaired. IV therapies are custom tailored to your unique needs to give you the most benefit.

Surgeries and expensive drugs often are not the best way to treat chronic conditions. If you are looking for a more holistic approach to what ails you, look into what we can do for you at the Osteopathic Center.

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Rebecca Mcmichael

Rebecca is an experienced RN with the most recent experience in infusion therapy. She has degrees in Nursing, Marketing, and Management. Rebecca’s goals is to show kindness and compassion to every patient and to seek excellence in all patient care.

Alee Johnson

After a 30-year career as a District Manager for AT&T, Alee decided she wasn’t ready to retire just yet. So, she dove into a new career in the medical field, which has lasted 14 years. She enjoys the people contact and always strives to make the patient feel welcome while projecting a professional presence. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and is “Mom” to Pickles the dog and Winky the cat.

Erin Levinger

Erin has her bachelor’s in nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 12 years. Primarily in emergency medicine. She I always striving to learn new things and finds integrative and regenerative medicine very intriguing. She loves to hear the success stories and to see the benefits that patients reap from all the services that the Osteopathic Center offers. She is passionate about helping people so they can look, feel, and perform at their best. Erin performs well under pressure and is very organized. She is a team player willing to lend a hand to wherever help is needed.

Adriana

Adriana has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently working towards her MSN. She recently found an interest in regenerative and integrative medicine and loves hearing from patients how these therapies changed their lives. She is always excited to learn new things and strives to provide the best care to patients.

Lawrence Kennard

Lawrence Kennard is a family nurse practitioner with almost 20 years experience in various aspects of healthcare. His career started as a volunteer EMT in North Carolina where he eventually became a paramedic with certifications in critical care and flight paramedicine. He then furthered his training earning a BSN from the University of Tennessee and his MSN from Vanderbilt University. He is board certified through both AANP and ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in various urgent care and primary care settings including remote locations. He gained an interest in holistic medicine after seeing patients successfully treat themselves with traditional methods. Through coming to The Osteopathic Center, he has incorporated IV vitamins, chelation, UBI, and Ozone therapy into his practice.

Kayla Wolfe

Kayla is a fully licensed Radiologic Technologist with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. With over ten years in the medical field, she strives to ensure quality patient care and education. As a member of management, she focuses on providing a positive organizational and workplace culture to support the healthcare professional-patient relationship.

Maribel Rodriguez

Maribel has been in the field as a medical assistant and phlebotomist for over 20 years. Her experience in integrative medicine treatments speaks for itself. She treats her patients as a family, but she makes sure all of their needs are the number one priority. Maribel has a down to earth personality; hardly anything can upset her. She is always upbeat and happy to help anyone!

Iryna Drach

Iryna has a Master’s in Finance; she is multi-disciplined and wears many hats. When she is not working on creative projects and answering media requests, she is connecting with patients. She can speak to you in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Polish, and maybe Spanish.

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