The year was 1989, I remember the first day of my apprenticeship like it was yesterday. As I stepped into the clinic, I was quickly overwhelmed with the amount of activity going on around me. The front office receptionist was busy answering phones and helping clients, in a large area to the left of the front desk, two rehab techs were working with clients on their exercise programs, while a third tech was explaining the benefits of proper posture and body movement to a small group. It was amazing to watch this all unfold in front of me!
In the time span of about 3.5 minutes, I was aware of at least 3 different languages being spoken all the while a 3 to 4 year old little boy, wearing faded, blue overalls stood in front of the huge fish tank in the front lobby, pressing his mouth and as much of his face into the front viewing glass, humming a song to his new fishy friends, and dangling his fingers over the top edge of the tank! Just a few moments ago, I was standing in a peaceful courtyard outside of this lobby, looking in, and completely unaware of world I was about to step into.
It was the first day of the rest of my life
One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as a healthcare provider is to focus on the cause and not the symptoms! That is, not to say that it is unimportant to alleviate your client’s pain and inflammation; however, it is important to identify what is causing the symptoms, or as I like to say, “Getting to the heart of the matter.” A good rule of thumb with this perspective is that it can sometimes be a process of elimination to identify the root cause of the problem. It is important to not only look at the small individual details of the human genetic and physiological function, but you also need to step back and look at the human body as a network of systems that work together as one complete system. The more you understand the body’s needs the more effective you will be at helping the body recover, rebuild, and repair.
As humans, many of us have been conditioned to see aging as a negative phenomenon! And to complicate matters many of us find it difficult to intellectualize our own mortality. Aging is a beautiful and natural process, it is the opportunity given to every living organism to express itself within its present life span, and it is truly an amazing gift. Our goal should not be to live forever, but instead it should be to have the best quality life while we are here!
There are a number of effective ways to enhance an individual’s odds of attaining a better quality of life. Some of the more standard approaches take into account food and nutrients intake, while others address exercise and lifestyle choices, and some practitioners even offer genetic predisposition testing to pinpoint a client’s genetic weakness, which then allows an individual to modify their lifestyle with the hope of minimizing potential illness later in life.
There are a variety of medical modalities that can be beneficial in helping the body rebuild itself
Oxygen Therapy: boosts energy levels, increases your endurance during physical activity, helps cells recover more quickly from physical exertion, provides relief from stress and pollution, increases your mental capacity, and improves quality of sleep.
Vitamin Injection: contain the highest quality ingredients at the correct potencies without fillers or contaminants. Following administration, the active ingredients are completely absorbed by the body and do not undergo first-pass metabolism. The nutrients are immediately available for utilization to correct nutritional deficiencies. Because of the depot effect and the fact that more of the nutrients reach target tissues, conditions that include asthma, migraine, fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, cardiovascular disease, upper respiratory tract infections, allergies, athletic performance, and hyperthyroidism have been showed to improve over a short amount of time
Chelation Therapy: this therapy is a treatment used in conventional medicine for removing heavy metals (including mercury) from the blood. It involves intravenous injections of a chelating agent, EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid), a synthetic amino acid. EDTA binds to heavy metals and minerals in the blood so that they can be excreted in the urine. In addition EDTA can reduce the amount of calcium in the bloodstream, and because calcium is found within the plaque that can line diseased blood vessels, some health practitioners claim that chelation can be used to treat atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) by reopening arteries clogged with plaque. They maintain that using chelation for this purpose is an effective and less expensive alternative to coronary artery bypass surgery, angioplasty, and other conventional medical treatments.
Renew Therapy: One of the most effective therapies in the health industry today, which works on the simple principle of increasing blood flow to and from the heart there by increasing the amount available nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body. In addition, it enhances the body’s ability to eliminate harmful toxins and byproducts. Benefits are as follows:
- Increase in Energy & Exercise tolerance
- Release in growth factors
- Increase alertness (brain function)
- Reduce or eliminate symptoms of chest pain
- Reduce symptoms of Shortness of Breath
- Reduce symptoms of Fatigue
- Reduce leg pains from peripheral vascular disease
- Increase in perfusion of arteries in heart as well as other organs such as the lungs, kidneys, liver, and the brain
- Sustainable Increase in Coronary Perfusion
- Improvement in sexual function for men
- Reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
- Reduce symptoms of Dementia
- Decrease workload of the heart
- Retrograde Arterial Flow (Shear Stress) increases endothelial function
- Peripheral Training effects (similar to exercise)
- Improvement in oxygen consumption (VO2)
- Improvement in ventricular function
- Increase in Cardiac Output
- Decrease in Cardiac Workload