World Health Organization Conditions approved for treatment by Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbology
The relationship between the gut and brain is a profound one. It has become well known and researched in recent years. The digestive system is the engine of the body and when it is out of balance the whole body can be off. Similarly a car engine that is well fed and maintained, will perform well. When our "internal engine" is fine tuned and functional our whole body functions better!
When there is disharmony in our "internal engine" we can suffer from symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, moodiness, inflammation, memory issues, poor sleep, gut issues and more.
Natural improvement of digestive conditions by harmonizing the root issues for long-term relief.
A 54-year-old manager complained of Crohn’s disease for 6 years. He had frequent loose stools, pain with small amounts of mucus and blood. During flare-ups, he reported as many as 7 episodes/day of bowel movements with mucus and blood. After his first 4 treatments started, he reported 2-3 BM’s per day. He received 12 weekly treatments and then occasional tune-ups at longer intervals. He stated he was much improved after his acupuncture care. He uses herbs for continued care.
We have epidemic levels of pain and inflammation in this country. Natural approaches to pain reduction give long-term relief from both chronic and acute pain.
Regardless of where the pain is in the body, Integrated Medicine can help to reduce and reverse the pain using functional medicine, natural supplements and oriental medicine. Dr. Florida has 1000's of stories of patients with level 20/10 pain completing a treatment series and going back to regular activities such as exercise, walking, hobbies and so much more. Did we mention Migraines and Headaches? Thousands of patients have long term relief from a life time of chronic migraines and headaches. 50% of all patients with knee or back surgery have continued pain through-out life. Wouldn't it be nice to reduce or even mostly eliminate that pain in Southwest Houston.
Neck and Shoulder pain
A 34-year-old lawyer complained of muscle spasms of the neck and shoulders for 14 years. The pain was severe, stabbing, "like a knife", occurring every day. It was worse with stress.. She also complained of jaw pain, irritability, bloating, fatigue, and poor sleep even with sleep medication.
We began her acupuncture care with 8 weekly sessions, and then changed to longer intervals. She reported 60% improvement after 4 sessions and 80% improvement after 7 sessions.
Hip/ Sciatica pain
A 68 year old woman barber, healthy and active, complained of left hip pain for 10 years. She needed assistance with a cane when she first came in. She described the pain as a deep, strong ache that came and went. The patient rated her pain as 10+/10 on a pain scale from 0-10. It radiated from outer to inner thigh. It was worse at night, interfering with sleep, and with periods of inactivity. As her pain worsened, the patient had to discontinue many other normal activities.
Hip/ Sciatica pain treatment & Outcome
Treatment for this patient was 22 acupuncture sessions with cupping, herbs and tui na. The patient reported good pain relief after each session, with pain remaining on the scale about 3-4/10. As the pain subsided after treatments she was able to walk for longer without assistance. After all her sessions she was walking with low pain of 1/10 and without assistance. Her children had not seen her for a while cried when they saw her walking normally.
Migraine Headaches Treatment and Outcome
A 32-year-old school teacher complained of severe migraines for 15 years. She described her pain as "debilitating pounding headaches", worse with her period, light, noise and was accompanied by nausea. After 14 weekly sessions, Her migraines reduced from being severe for 1.5 weeks before her period to having only a mild headache for a few hours one time per month. With further treatments we were able to reduce the headaches to only occasional.
Poor sleep is a primary cause of fatigue, poor quality of life and work performance. Reasons for poor sleep include excessive thinking, worry, hormone imbalances, stress, erratic schedules, trouble falling asleep, or frequent waking and so much more. We find out the root cause and improve it for the long term. Who says you have to live with sleep problems?
Sara Florida L.Ac., PhD has experience managing emotional health through her own journey, mindfulness, a doctoral degree in metaphysics with a thesis on emotional health, and clinic experience. She is not a licensed therapist nor does she pretend to be one. Her techniqus are based on Oriental Medicine, Mindfulness and Lifestyle recommendations.
Anxiety can make the world feel overwhelming. a piece of paper, or a chore seem like a boulder and may even cause a break-down! Get help and regain life!
Depression can come on at any time for any reason. The world may feel like a black- hole and hopeless. It may last days or years.
ADHD and Brain makes it hard to focus and get through the day. We determine the root and solve the problem!
*Severe cases and unmanaged cases will be referred to appropriate professionals.
A 53-year-old executive complained of anxiety of 2 years in duration. He was depressed, exhausted, weak, and in pain. He gained 25 lbs. through emotional eating. He slept poorly, only 3-4 hours each night. He had been under severe job stress for several years, he had become worn out and less able to perform his daily job functions. Hew as overwhelmed.
He was treated 18 times over a period of three months.
When we began treatment, his anxiety was 10+/10 on a scale where 0 represents complete comfort and 10 represents extremely severe anxiety. After each session, he felt much more relaxed and comfortable for hours to days. After a few sessions, his anxiety was reduced to 4-5/10, and his appetite returned to normal. At the end of his course of treatment, he reported no anxiety, good energy, improved sleep, and he reduced medications under the supervision of his psychiatrist.
Many nuerological conditions are long term, uncomfortable and painful. We work with your neurologist to help reduce the symptoms, have greater comfort and less pain. Many of these condtions are life long and need to be managed.
While we don't claim to cure cancer, leave that to the professionals, Integrated Medicine is excellent at helping with the symptoms and the recovery from cancer while going through chemo treatments. We primarily treat nausea, fatigue, boosting the immune function, emotional support, minimizing the side effects of cancer treatment and recovery to return to a functional life after recovery. Sara Florida L.Ac., MAOM PhD has worked with many patients in Southwest Houston while they were going thr