Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves exposing the body to 100 percent oxygen at a pressure that is greater than what you normally experience. Wounds need oxygen to heal properly, and exposing a wound to 100 percent oxygen can, in many cases, speed the healing process.
HYPERBARIC CHAMBER OXYGEN THERAPY
Colon Hydrotherapy is referred to as colon irrigation, colonics, colon therapy or high enemas. Regardless of the name, they all refer to the use of water for internal cleansing of the colon (large intestines), without the use of drugs or chemicals.
Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to aid relaxation and wellness and to treat disease.
Sometimes called pressure acupuncture, acupressure is often thought of as simply acupuncture without the needles.
Botanical medicines are effective and safe when used properly, in the right dose and in the proper combinations with other herbs or treatments. A resurgence of scientific research in Europe, Asia and the United States is demonstrating that some plant substances are superior to synthetic drugs in clinical situations.
FAMILY HEALTH CARE
Dr. Gail Ravello is a primary care doctor who strictly uses natural medicine in her practice. She treats the whole family using nutrition, vitamins and supplements, homeopathy, botanical medicine and natural hormone therapy. Naturopathic medicine is safe for infants and during pregnancy. Please see commonly treated conditions.
This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old, and is widely accepted in other countries (The Royal Family of England uses a homeopathic physician.). Homeopathic medicines act to strengthen the body’s innate immune response; they seldom have side effects. Some conditions that conventional medicine has no effective treatment for respond well to homeopathy.
Physical medicine includes physiotherapy, using heat and cold, gentle electrical pulses, ultrasound, diathermy, hydrotherapy , exercise therapy, Craniosacral therapy and manipulation.
A growing body of scientific knowledge in this area is reflected in numerous professional journals of nutrition and dietary sciences, validating the naturopathic approach to diet and nutrition. Many medical conditions can be treated as effectively with foods and nutritional supplements as they can by any other means, but with fewer complications and side effects. Naturopathic physicians receive more than 140 classroom hours in clinical nutrition; most medical doctors receive fewer than 20 hours.
COUNSELING AND STRESS MANAGEMENT
Mental attitudes and emotional states can be important elements in healing and disease. Naturopathic physicians are trained in various psychological techniques including counseling, nutritional balancing, stress management and biofeedback.
Craniosacral therapy is a technique that releases tightened, constricted tissue. It is among the gentlest of the bodywork therapies. It is unlike chiropractic manipulation in that there is no jolting of the body. Craniosacral therapy also holds an adjustment longer than chiropractic manipulation. Many clients get the results they need in three sessions. Others have the treatment done weekly for several months.
We do all kinds of lab tests from chemistry screens, cholesterol, blood sugar, food allergy, environmental chemical testing, parasite testing, hormone and thyroid testing. We use blood, urine, salvia and stool testing.
PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE
We see children of all ages. We do well baby checks. We treat autism, ear infections, colds, allergies and gastrointestinal problems.
INTEGRATIVE CANCER TREATMENTS
We work with your oncologist to help treat side effects of chemotherapy. Dr. Gail Ravello helps bring your body back to optimal health after cancer treatment.
We use deep tissue massage to work on specific massage pain, alignment and trigger points.
At the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness we provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to preventing heart disease and reducing risk factors for clients with a family history of heart disease or a diagnosis of high cholesterol, diabetes or hypertension. It complements and supports standard medical therapies for the treatment of heart disease.
WOMEN’S INTEGRATIVE HEALTH
In addition to issues related to reproductive health such as fertility, childbearing, perimenopause and menopause, it is increasingly recognized that women have other healthcare needs that require different interventional health strategies from men. Depression, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and digestive issues are a few of the conditions that may occur in women that could benefit from a different therapeutic approach. Our women’s integrative and holistic healthcare program is client centered, offering an optimal blend of conventional and complementary medicine tailored to achieve personal needs and goals. We provide gynecologic services, integrative medicine treatments, and mind-body therapies.
INTEGRATIVE WEIGHT LOSS
We provide clients with individual, medically managed weight-loss strategies that are evidence based, safe and effective. Our service is based on a proven weight-loss plan made up of four components: a personalized diet, referral to a medical fitness program, behavioral strategies and medical expertise.
NATUROPATHIC, INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Natural Medical Solutions Wellness Center is a naturopathic health clinic providing mental health and addiction therapy in the Atlanta, Georgia area. 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.
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.