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Briefly Described below are the VCFW's Specialtiy Areas:
Aging & Longevity
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Health Status Diagnosis
Wellness Health Status - In your first visit, you will have a consultation with our clinic director, John Tourkolias, who will perform a comprehensive History and General Examination. Based on the findings, we will recommend an individualized program which includes a discussion of our naturalistic approach to your current state of health. In addition, you will be introduced to a powerful and systemized approach to balancing your body's natural healing capabilities. This brief yet eye-opening review will reveal how many aspects of your health are inter-related, and will provide a framework on which to build your action plan for taking control of your health.
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Detoxification is one of natural medicine's greatest tools and you'll notice the results almost immediately!
Overloading the body's detoxification mechanisms allows this process to be less efficient and following symptoms may occur:
A carefully planned detoxification program can offer:
First meeting (day 1), program overview and handouts includes; introduction to living a Detox lifestyle, detox intake and toxic questionnaire, supplement summary, product explanation and product purchase order. Detox preparation (first week) described to help body get ready for cleanse and minimize symptoms. Take home Detox support packets and balance of Detox products to be picked up at second meeting.
Second meeting (day 8) provide overview for twenty one day Intensive Program ,includes explain Intensive Detoxification ramp-up guidelines, discuss tips to enhance the detox, Detox smoothie recipes, answer questions and pick up products for Intensive Detox.
Third meeting (day 28) Debriefing with group, patients share experiences, discuss post detox maintenance products and self care practices for continued well-being, hand in completed evaluation of program and discuss other up coming wellness programs.
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Pain Management - A Natural Alternative to Pain Management
An increased reliance on prescription and over the counter pain relief medications is due to the increase in chronic pain in our lives. A Recent Survey of Most Common Pain by the Center for Disease Control(CDC) shows:
Our clinic offers a multi-level natural approach to relieving the debilitating effects of chronic pain. None of our therapies have deleterious side effects
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Cancer Support - Adjunct support for patients undergoing Western Cancer therapy.
Our clinic has configured our natural therapies to specifically help cancer patients improve their quality of life while undergoing Western Therapy for Cancer
Using Acupuncture, Herbal Formulas and Supplements we tailor a natural support program while under-going cancer therapy and, when in remission, we work with you to review nutrition support to assist you in remaining cancer free.
Acupuncture As part of an integrated cancer treatment, it strengthens your body and reduces side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Studies show the reduction of following side effects:
Prevention - Living cancer free. After treatments it is important to keep your health in tip top shape and prevent the return of cancer. This includes assessing body composition. and design a good balance of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats) in the diet to maintain good lean body mass. Also a good essential fatty acid balance of omega 6 to omega 3 ratio to keep inflammation under control.
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Aging & Longevity
As we age, health complications and breakdowns can occur in life. We believe Western Medicine is appropriate to take care of serious health problems. If one does not have these serious consequences we feel we have a sensible natural based methodology to keep one fit and healthy and only resorting to Western Medicine in the worst case scenarios.
Who can join our Aging and Longevity program? People of all ages! Age is not a factor-you can be young or old! You may be "healthy" and interested in on-going prevention or you may be suffering from a condition which you would like to reverse for better living.
The test and treatments we use at our clinic can be key tools to manage the processes and risks of aging and maintain a "Good Quality of Life" We are continually researching and reviewing new technologies and natural therapies to add to our medical tool kit. We strive at our Clinic to bring the most effective and least invasive measurements and therapies to help maintain our patients at there peak performance with the least reliance on prescription drugs.
Call us today to learn how we assess your health needs and apply our therapies to the care and feeding of your body:
Diabetes can lead to serious complications, amputation, kidney failure and premature death. Diabetics have a 2 to 4 times greater risk of death due to heart disease.
Type-2 Diabetes or adult-onset diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. It usually begins as insulin resistance, a disorder in which cells do not use insulin properly. As need for insulin rises, the pancreas gradually loses its ability to produce it. Type-2 Diabetes is associated with older age, obesity, and family history of diabetes.
Many people with Type-2 Diabetes can control their blood glucose by following a healthy meal plan and exercise program, losing weight and taking medication.
Pre-diabetes is a condition that raises the risk of developing Type-2 Diabetes, heart disease and stroke. People with pre-diabetes have blood glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. A study in 2000 showed an estimated 41 million people age 40 - 74 had pre-diabetes based on blood glucose tests of 100 - 125 mg/dl.
At our clinic we have considerable experience in dealing with this complex syndrome and we believe a pre-emptive program of diabetes prevention is a prudent action to prevent more serious health consequences.
We employ a multidimensional approach to control the development of this disease before you have to resort to medication. Base on Medical history, Metabolic Assessment Questionare and Blood Chemistry results.
Our Diabetes Prevention Program includes;
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