Alive Integrative Medicine is a collective of professional and genuine healthcare providers serving people in the Eugene area that are committed to their health. Patients looking for open-minded, integrative care ranging from holistic & alternative to traditional forms of medicine will be guided in their individual health journey with consistency, honesty & respect.

Our mission is to provide high quality, patient-centered health care using thoughtful, evidence-based integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. At Alive Integrative Medicine, we strive to meet the needs of our patients by providing a safe, respectful and nurturing environment. Inherent in our mission, it is our commitment to provide quality, patient-centered health care so we may have a positive impact on the lives of our patients, their families and ultimately our community.

Our Mission

Guided By Our Values

Honest
Transparency

Open-minded &
Evidence-based

Respectful
Inclusivity

Reliable
Integrity

Consistent &
Thorough Care

Dr. Brielle Mele is a Naturopathic Physician providing patient-centered naturopathic primary care with a focus in women's health. She offers quality, individualized, evidence informed medicine using both conventional and alternative therapies. She believes in working with her patients to address the underlying cause of their complaints, optimize their health, and prevent disease. She enjoys collaborating with other medical providers, offering her patients truly integrative care.

"I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. From an early age I was passionate about science, fascinated by the human body, and naturally cared for others. Therefore a career in medicine, was a perfect fit for me.

After graduating from the University of Oregon, I moved to Portland and worked in a low-income women's health clinic and volunteered in the OHSU Emergency Department. My experiences instilled in me a passion for primary care, women's health, and integrative medicine. During that time I witnessed the need for holistic patient-centered healthcare with a focus on prevention, which led me to the discovery of Naturopathic Medicine.

I earned my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, graduating with high honors. During my time at NUNM, I completed a mentorship in integrative women's health under the direction of Kimberly Windstar, MEd, ND and a mentorship in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine with Martin Milner, ND. I also completed numerous rotations at community health clinics including Outside In, providing integrative healthcare to the underserved. I then went on to complete a post-graduate residency at NUNM with a special focus on women's health and primary care.

I am excited to be providing integrative primary care and women's health to my hometown community. I look forward to getting to know my patients, so together we can discover the underlying cause of their health concerns and they can feel healthy and alive. I use both natural and conventional treatments as well as working with diet and lifestyle to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan. I strive to work collaboratively with all medical providers to ensure the best care for my patients.

Dr. Brielle Mele, ND
Naturopathic Physician

Nathaniel Bingham, ND, is a Naturopathic Physician. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR and medical school at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. Dr. Bingham completed a joint three-year primary care residency with a focus in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine at NUNM and at Center for Natural Medicine in Portland, OR.

He is trained as a primary care physician and provides standard of care comprehensive healthcare to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients with acute and chronic health problems. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Bingham uses evidence-based medicine to risk stratify patients and to develop treatment plans which may include conventional treatments and / or complementary alternative treatments. He is proficient in electrocardiogram (EKG), exercise treadmill stress testing, spirometry, ankle-brachial index (ABI) with doppler ultrasound, and minor surgery.

His special interests are preventive cardiology including therapeutic exercise and aggressive diet / lifestyle and POCUS (Point of care ultrasound).

In addition to a full-time private practice, he is adjunct clinical faculty at NUNM. He is an attending physician managing six, 4th-year medical students and one first-year resident physician. He lectures in cardiology and pulmonary medicine on cardiac imaging / testing, hyperlipidemia, venous thromboembolism, cerebrovascular accidents, smoking cessation, obstructive sleep apnea, and anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications.

​In his spare time, Dr. Bingham enjoys practicing his conversational and medical Spanish, rock climbing, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and two children.​

​PUBLICATIONS
Risk Stratification of CVD: Making Use of an ECG Interpretation Guide, Naturopathic Doctor News & Review: October 2016.

Dr. Nathaniel Bingham, ND
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Nathaniel
Bingham, ND
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Brooke Bodeen is a Naturopathic Physician who earned her degree in Naturopathic Medicine and a Certificate in Shiatsu from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Bodeen completed a two year postgraduate residency at the Sophia Health Institute in Woodinville, WA where she gained clinical experience managing chronic illness. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Ecology and Environmental Sciences and German from the University of Maine.
Born and raised on a farm in rural North Dakota, she is continually inspired by nature in her practice. She focuses on treating the root causes of illness with the core foundations of Naturopathic Medicine as her guide. Dr. Bodeen is a firm believer in the healing power of the body and utilizing the least invasive approach to achieve the best outcomes for her patients. Dr. Bodeen views her patient care with a team-based approach, offering guidance and inspiration to each patient on their individual path to wellness.
She and her husband spent their first year in practice combining their interest in meditation and medicine. They lived at Thrangu Monastery in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal where they served as volunteer clinicians at the monastery’s free integrative clinic. Mindfulness and compassion practices continue to inspire Dr. Bodeen’s work.
Dr. Bodeen sees a broad variety of patients with gastrointestinal disorders, hormonal imbalances, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction, autoimmune disorders, mental health conditions and neurological illness.
Dr. Bodeen practices cranial sacral therapy and offers treatment to patients of all ages. Cranial Sacral Therapy can provide relief to a variety of pain-related conditions including migraine headaches, TMJ and jaw pain, body pain post-injury and post-concussion. Cranial Sacral Therapy is also helpful to anyone who experiences overstimulation of their nervous system by offering balance and restoration.
​She enjoys educating her patients on lifestyle, providing dietary guidance and utilizes homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutriceutical supplementation and medication prescribing and management when appropriate. Dr. Bodeen also utilizes injection therapy techniques including trigger point injections and peri-neural injection therapy in her practice for musculoskeletal conditions. She also provides patients with a comprehensive approach to detoxification therapy.

In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family, cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Brooke Bodeen, ND
Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Kendall Smith, ND is a Naturopathic Physician whose interests include gastrointestinal disorders, integrative pain management, mental health, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction.

She is passionate about making naturopathic and integrative medicine accessible to all ages and populations. Her approach to medicine is identifying underlying causes of disease and treating patients using the therapeutic order- starting with the least invasive methods that are safe, evidence-based, and effective. She works closely with her patients to develop treatment plans that are collaborative and specific to their individual needs.

Dr. Smith completed two years of general medicine clinical rotations and a residency through Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego, California with focused clinical experience in treatment of chronic pain, mental health, autoimmune disease, gastroenterology, and endocrinology. She completed several off-site rotations and internships at low-income community health clinics working with diverse populations. She completed additional training in prolotherapy, and integrative primary care for women. She is actively pursuing research opportunities and has collaborated with Scripps Integrative Medical Center on a cohort study involving lifestyle interventions and weight loss.

Dr. Smith received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University California. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in biology with a concentration in anatomy and physiology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, hiking, snowboarding, and cooking. She is very excited to return to her home state of Oregon and provide patient care at Alive Integrative Medicine.

PUBLICATIONS
Detoxification Enhanced Lifestyle Intervention Targeting Endotoxemia (DELITE) in the Setting of Obesity and Pain: Results of a Pilot Group Intervention

Challenging Conventional Wisdom in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus—Does Every HgbA1c Above 9.0% Require Insulin? An Integrative Approach to Type 2 Diabetes


Dr. Kendall Smith, ND
Naturopathic Physician

The foundation of Cezanne’s therapeutic philosophy is grounded in human anatomy and physiology. She employs slow, mindful, and efficient techniques designed to provide relief from stress and from pain. She designs an integrated massage that is individual to the needs and goals of each client

Cezanne’s intention is to provide an opportunity to experience the connection of the mind and body. She utilizes massage to help clients manage anxiety, chronic pain, specific injuries and nurtures the client’s own healing process.

Cezanne has had additional training in the following areas:
Trauma Informed Communication, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Watsu, Advanced technique classes for neck, shoulders, and low back.





Cezanne Bauer, LMT
Massage Therapist

Dusty Bodeen LMT, LAc MAcOM is an Oregon State licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Massage Therapist and former Eastern Bodywork teacher at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. He is also the founder of Epiphany Acupuncture, LLC where he teaches the Energetics of Acupressure and mentors bodyworkers from around the country.

Dusty earned his Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Before attaining his Master’s he received a Massage Therapy Certificate from East West College of the Healing Arts and holds an undergraduate degree in Theater Arts from the University of Oregon. For the last twelve years Dusty has also studied Gene Keys which is a personal liberation system that unlocks powerful traits hidden within our DNA. Dusty uses his enthusiasm for personal growth to inspire and guide his patients.

Many experiences and teachers have shaped Dusty’s eclectic approach to healing. Most recently, Dusty has studied and practiced with world-renowned 5 Element Acupuncture teacher, Dr. David Ford. Dusty’s main focus is to help patients resolve inner conflict and offer a roadmap to their fullest potential. In helping his patients release blockages and understand their personal landscape the body begins to heal itself and symptoms naturally fade away.

In his practice, Dusty has seen 5 Element Chinese Medicine transform lives and change long standing physical, emotional, and mental pain patterns in sometimes very few treatments.
As an experienced connective tissue bodyworker and traditionally trained Acupuncturist Dusty can also treat acute pain issues, headaches, neuropathy, digestive issues and much more.

​In his free time, Dusty is a musician, composing original music for guided meditations, educational experiences, and conscious hip hop. Music has played an important part in Dusty’s growth and he enjoys combining his passion for Chinese Medicine with the arts.

Dusty grew up in Springfield, OR and is extremely excited to return home to share his passion for healing with his hometown.

Dusty Bodeen, LMT, LAC, MACOM
Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist

Dr. Claudia Knight is an osteopathic gynecologist dedicated to empowering women through healthcare. She is a teacher and a healer by nature. She prioritizes educating her patients on how to keep themselves healthy and safe and how to manage their medical conditions.

Dr. Knight has a special interest in functional medicine – understanding the underlying causes of gynecologic conditions. She treats conditions such as menopause, endometriosis, lichen sclerosus, and PCOS using an integrative approach as she has training in both conventional and alternative medicine. She performs evaluation and management for infertility, abnormal menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, vulvar skin conditions, and abnormal pap smears. Patients can see Dr. Knight for routine gynecologic annual exams, problem visits, and all forms of birth control, from pills to IUDs and Nexplanon.

The West Coast has always been home to Dr. Knight, born in Seattle and raised in a small town in Northern California. She has traveled far and wide, however, attending medical school at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida and residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has an affinity for the Latino community, having lived in Guatemala for six months prior to medical school. She also enjoys caring for the LGBT population and has additional training in transgender medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Knight enjoys cooking, yoga, camping, and hiking. She and her partner welcomed their first baby into the family in May 2021 and are introducing him to the Pacific Northwest one trail at a time along with their golden retriever.

Dr. Claudia Knight, DO
Osteopathic Gynecologist

Lori Clayton, LMT graduated from The Utah College of Massage in 1992. Over the years she has taken numerous additional trainings in both bodywork as well as health and fitness.

Lori worked in the spa industry for many years in Southern California and spent 10 years in Salt Lake City working in Naturopathic clinics creating cleansing and detox programs, doing massage, lymphatic drainage and colon hydrotherapy.

Lori aims to tailor each massage specific to the client and loves to include relaxing, fluid Swedish movements with deep tissue, stretching, heat, cupping and aroma therapy. She loves to educate her clients about stretches, nutrition, breath work and at home detox strategies to assist their healing.

In addition to massage, Lori graduated as a Holistic Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2011 and specialized in raw and vegan programs. She wrote health articles and created videos for the raw food blog called “We Like It Raw” for a year.

She was certified to teach Iyengar yoga from Yoga Works in Southern California and went on to also train in Yin yoga as well as addiction recovery yoga from the S.O.A.R. program.

Lori has also been a certified Watsu Practitioner, a form of aquatic bodywork, for over 20 years.

Recently, she trained with Somatopia and was certified in the Basic Core Trauma Skills Program. She continues to take courses in trauma healing.

Lori moved to Oregon in 2021 from Salt Lake City to be near her son’s family and grandson.
In her free time she is fully embracing her new role as a “Granny” and has an art business where she creates Healing Dolls, Boho art and jewelry and is creating classes. She is excited to explore the Pacific Northwest's incredible nature.

Lori Clayton, LMT
Massage Therapist

Brontë Grooms, RDN, is a highly skilled and dedicated Registered Dietitian with a unique background in epigenetics and nutrigenomics. As a functional nutrition specialist, Brontë employs a cutting-edge, evidence-based approach to guide clients in achieving optimal health and wellness through personalized nutrition and lifestyle strategies.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Montana State University, Brontë completed a dietetic internship at Montana State University. Since then, she has continued to expand her knowledge and expertise in functional and integrative nutrition through advanced certifications and training programs, including Next Level Functional Nutrition (NLFN) and The Genomic Kitchen.

In her role at Alive Integrative Medicine, Brontë works closely with clients to develop tailored nutritional interventions based on their unique genetic profiles. By leveraging the latest advancements in genomics and nutritional science, she helps clients optimize their health by addressing the root causes of chronic conditions and promoting personalized lifestyle changes. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to sports performance, mental health, gastrointestinal issues, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune, and weight management.


Brontë Grooms, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dr. Isaac Hendler is an Acupuncture-Physician specializing in pain management, rehabilitation from injuries, gynecology, autoimmune diseases and psychiatry. He offers in-depth medical consultations using Herbal and Natural medicines, Acupuncture and Auricular therapy (the use of needleless non- puncturing-painless electrical stimulation on the external ear surface).

Dr. Hendler started studying Chinese medicine when he was 18 years old, after contracting Lyme disease. As a result, he dove deeply into the studies of Chinese herbal medicine and treatment of difficult diseases. While dealing with Lyme disease, Dr. Hendler suffered debilitating migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, advanced arthritis, and many other severe symptoms, all of which he ended up treating successfully with natural medicine modalities.

He obtained his master’s degree at the Asian Institute of Medical Studies and had the opportunity to sit in on Dr Andrew Weil’s Integrative medicine program for one entire year.

After Acupuncture school he completed a clinical internship at the College of Modern Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. He went on to study advanced Chinese and European Auricular therapy with Dr. Richard Terry Oleson and Dr. Tom Corbin. Dr. Hendler also studied with Dr. Richard Tan for many years and became an expert in the treatment of difficult disease and pain management. He also completed master Tong’s advanced acupuncture treatment series with Susan Johnson. After Acupuncture School Dr. Hendler completed advanced courses in gynecology, autoimmune and difficult to treat diseases with Bob Flaw’s Blue Poppy Institute.

After 15 years of practicing Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Isaac went on to get a Doctorate in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Health Sciences and remains to be one of the most highly skilled Acupuncturists in Oregon.

Dr. Hendler is the creator of the Daoist Institute of Healing Arts, which offers specialized courses in Taiji, Qigong and oriental body work. He also created Integrative Acupuncture and Natural Therapeutics clinic and has led a very busy practice for the past 15 years. He has been to Asia many times to directly study with his masters and teachers.

In his free time, you can find Dr. Hendler teaching singing classes, dancing and playing in nature. He is the proud father of two amazing young women, who are following his footsteps into the Healing Arts.

Dr. Isaac Hendler, DAc, MAc, LAc
Acupuncture-Physician

Steve Brodsky, LMT, has been part of the health and wellness field since 1999. He studied Thai
massage and yoga while traveling and living in Southeast Asia. He became a licensed massage
therapist in 2006. He has taught Breema classes and workshops throughout the PNW since
2010. He has also incorporated various modalities into his practice, such as trigger point,
myofascial release, deep tissue, and passive stretching techniques.

Steve understands the body has the ability to self heal when given what it needs. Each
treatment is unique, rooted in presence with an atmosphere of acceptance and deep
listening. Every person is supported to touch into their own essential vitality, release what is
no longer needed, and experience a new sense of well-being.

Every session is an opportunity for change. Whether it's to address chronic pain, anxiety,
sleep difficulty, PTSD, or just an overall wish to feel better in your body, Steve is here to
support you.

In addition to his practice, Steve enjoys carrying for his property in the country with his wife
and dog, hiking, camping, yoga, and spending time with his daughter and grand baby.



Steve Brodsky, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist

Our Services & Treatments

Massage Therapy

Primary Care

Primary Care Common Conditions

  • Common complaints (headaches, insomnia, fatigue, weight management, infertility)​
  • Cardiovascular (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, arrhythmias)
  • Respiratory (allergies, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, COPD)
  • Gastrointestinal (IBS, Crohn’s/colitis, acid reflex, constipation, diarrhea, liver and gallbladder disorders)
  • Urinary (urinary tract infections, kidney stones, interstitial cystitis, incontinence)
  • Endocrine (hypo- or hyperthyroidism, adrenal issues, diabetes, hormonal imbalances)
  • Dermatological (eczema, hives, acne, psoriasis, rashes, minor surgery)
  • Musculoskeletal (sprains/strains, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, pain)
  • Immunological (allergies, chronic fatigue, autoimmune conditions)
  • Mental Health (depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, addiction support)
  • Routine wellness checks​ for adults and children 15 years and older

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage is about accessing a person’s own healing abilities by relaxing the nervous system and bringing awareness back into the body.
Your treatment may include soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, compression, and/or passive stretching. The massage will be individualized depending on your needs and goals. You may either receive a full-body massage or focused work in an affected area.

Massage provides a sense of well-being and awareness can be helpful for:
  • Managing chronic pain
  • Recovering from acute pain, injury, or surgery
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Issues with Digestion
  • Decreasing menstrual pain
  • Becoming more embodied
  • Improving sleep
  • Promoting cardiac health by increasing the relaxation response

Your appointment will begin with an Intake where you will talk with your massage therapist about your goals for the treatment and your health history.  For example, your goals may be to reduce system wide tension and relax, or to increase shoulder range of motion.  You will have the opportunity to work together to come up with a treatment plan.  Your therapist will need to know about any previous injuries or surgeries, and medications you are taking.

The massage therapist will leave the room while you have the chance to get comfortable on the table.  You can remain fully clothed or undress to your own level of comfort. You will be professionally draped with a sheet and blanket.  Only the area that
is being worked on will be uncovered.

During the massage the therapist will check in with you about the comfort of the pressure.  You will be encouraged to let us know if you need more or less pressure, or if you would like more time spent in a specific area.  Please feel free to communicate what works best for you.  All clients are different.  We want to work with you to achieve your goals.

Gynecology

Acupuncture

Gynecology

Gynecological issues such as:
  • Annual Exams, Pap smears, STI testing
  • Infertility, Contraceptive counseling
  • Vaginal and Urinary Infections (Yeast, Bacterial) 
  • PCOS, Fibroids, Endometriosis
  • PMS, Menstrual Cramps, Irregular Menses, Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
  • Peri-menopause & Menopause Symptoms (Hot flashes, Vaginal Dryness)
  • Female Sexual Complaints (Low libido, Painful Intercourse)
  • Breast Symptoms (Lumps, Tenderness, Mastitis)
  • Transgender Hormone Therapy
  • Vaginal/pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain

Gynecological Procedures including:
  • Nexplanon Insertion and Removal
  • IUD Insertion and Removal
  • Colposcopy
  • Vulvar and Uterine Biopsies
  • Pessary Fitting

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is a system of medicine that began 5,000 years ago.  Its theory is based on our connection to nature (the 5 elements) and the concept of Yin and Yang—which represents harmony, balance, and oneness.  Chinese Medicine is interested in the root cause of our imbalances.  These can be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual imbalances which manifest as symptoms.  In Chinese Medicine, any illness or symptom, whether it be knee pain, headache, indigestion, or depression, is associated with an imbalance in the person's energy.  Five Element Acupuncture affects the whole person’s body, mind and emotions.
Treatment is directed towards relieving the root cause of the person's problems.

Five Element Acupuncture can also be used to:
  • Reestablish vitality
  • Align with your goals
  • Harmonize blocked Qi (life force) in your body
  • Resolve inner conflict
  • Heal past emotional, mental and physical trauma or pain
  • Experience inner peace

Allergy Testing and Treatment

Abdominal Therapy

Allergy Testing and Treatment

Allergy Symptoms:
  • Stuffy or Runny Nose (Rhinitis)
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • ​Sinus infections
  • Headaches
  • Skin Hives
  • Rashes
  • Asthma, Shortness of breath

Allergy Testing
  • Skin Allergy Testing
  • Spirometry (Lung function testing for asthma and lung diseases)

Allergy Treatments:
  • Allergy Immunotherapy: Sublingual Drops
  • Over the counter and prescription medications
  • Supplements
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling

Allergy Immunotherapy (AIT) works with the body's natural defense system.  AIT slowly trains the immune system to be less sensitive to allergens.  This is done by slowly introducing tiny amounts of the allergen to the body over time.  Then when the body is exposed to the allergen the immune system does not try to attack it and you may experience fewer symptoms.

We offer AIT in the form sublingual drops as an alternative to allergy shots. Sublingual drops are used daily by mouth and increased concentration is given over time. Allergy shots are injections given in an increasing dosage over time.

Allergy Immunotherapy may reduce symptoms within weeks to months of starting treatment.  Treatment is usually continued over 3-5 years for maximum benefit.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing
$20 collection fee
Cost of test $168+

Allergy Testing and Treatment

Abdominal Therapy

Abdominal Therapy

This is a gentle massage of the abdomen that enhances the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulses and chi in the abdomen. Increased flow restores balance and allows the body to access its own healing resources.

Self massage techniques are taught and encouraged to enhance the results of these professional sessions. This combination of self-massage and professional guidance will support you to come in to conversation with this area of yourself and to lovingly encourage healing.

What to Expect:

During a session you will be unclothed and draped as you would for other types of massage. Treatment includes the upper and lower abdomen. The uterus sits just above the pubic bone, so we will be working in the space from just below the ribs to just above
the pubic bone.

Sessions also include massage to your back, hips and sacrum. This reduces tension and restrictions to align your pelvis and to decrease congestion in the belly and the pelvic bowl.

Your practitioner will teach you and provide you with written instructions on how to care for your own belly at home. We recommend that you do this 10-minute massage every day between professional sessions. Daily massage improves and accelerates results.

Regular treatments can support fertility and help relieve symptoms of:

  • Menstrual pain and endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts and PCOS
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Digestive disorders of all kinds
  • Scar tissue and surgical recovery

Please Schedule around your menstrual cycle. This treatment should not be done when you are menstruating. It should also be avoided if you have an IUD due to work in the lower abdomen.

The Founder - Dr Rosita Arvigo, DN is a naturopathic physician and herbalist who has lived and studied with traditional healers in Central America for over 50 years. Her Abdominal Therapy techniques combine modern science and ancient healing practices. She established the Arvigo Institute of Maya Abdominal Therapy in 2004 and is a founding member of the new Abdominal Therapy Collective.

To learn more about Dr Arvigo and the traditional roots of Maya Abdominal Therapy,
please visit RositaArvigo.com.

Prolotherapy

Ozone Therapy

What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy, also known as proliferation or regenerative injection therapy, is a safe and effective treatment used to decrease pain and inflammation in a particular joint in the body.

The goal of prolotherapy is to inject an irritant into the joint, which temporarily increases inflammation. This inflammatory response increases blood flow and stimulates new growth and healing in the damaged tissues. The most commonly used irritant in a prolotherapy injection is dextrose, which is typically administered with saline and lidocaine as a numbing agent. Prolotherapy can be administered into several different joints throughout the body, including ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
 
Ask your doctor today if prolotherapy is an option for you!

What studies say about prolotherapy:

One study with 90 adults with knee osteoarthritis involved participants receiving monthly prolotherapy injections of dextrose for 3 to 5 months. Those who received prolotherapy saw a significant improvement in pain, function, and stiffness scores. This was true even after following up with 60 of these subjects over 2 years later.
Also, none of the subjects receiving prolotherapy reported adverse effects.
References:
1.     Rabago D, Patterson JJ, Mundt M, et al. Dextrose prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med. 2013;11(3):229-37.
2.     Rabago D, Mundt M, Zgierska A, Grettie J. Hypertonic dextrose injection (prolotherapy) for knee osteoarthritis: Long term outcomes. Complement Ther Med.
2015;23(3):388-95.

Prolotherapy

Ozone Therapy

What is ozone therapy?

  • Ozone (O 3 ) is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms created using an ozone generator device with medical-grade oxygen. 
  • The intent of ozone therapy is to increase the amount of oxygen in your body. A higher oxygen level can boost your immune system while promoting healing by replacing and repairing damaged cells.
  • It is non-invasive has been safely administered for medical use for over 150 years. 

Potential health benefits of ozone therapy

  • Immune system support because ozone therapy activates your immune system and boosts immunity.
  • Improved blood circulation, as more oxygen travels to your cells, tissues and organs.
  • Pain relief by creating protective antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and chronic disease.

Conditions commonly treated with ozone therapy

  • Chronic or acute sinus infections 
  • Chronic or acute ear infections
  • Chronic or acute vaginal infections
  • Dysbiosis (gut infections) 
  • Chronic pain conditions 

Relative contraindications

  • Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Severe cardiovascular instability
  • Seizure disorders

What to expect

  • Ozone is administered in different ways depending on the condition being treated
  • This can include direct joint injections or insufflations which are comfortably administered locally to the area of concern

Hormone Optimization

Neural Therapy

Hormone Optimization

Hormones are chemical messengers within the body that have important functions, such as stimulating growth, metabolism, and reproduction. Too much or not enough hormones lead to many symptoms including but not limited to fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, low libido, irregular cycles, moodiness, depression, anxiety, poor memory, hot flashes, sleep disturbance and more.
The goal of hormone optimization it to assess the levels of hormones and use individualized treatments to optimize levels and overall function.

Hormones that we evaluate:
  • Adrenal Hormones (cortisol, DHEA, pregnenolone)
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Ovarian Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone)
  • Testicular Hormones (testosterone)
  • Metabolic (insulin, leptin, adiponectin, ghrelin)

We offer individualized evaluations to understand your hormone levels as well the underlying cause of any abnormal levels. Evaluation includes:
  • History and Physical Exam with Symptom Questionnaires
  • Labs (saliva, urine, blood) and Imaging as indicated

Treatments are individualized to each person using:
  • Diet and Lifestyle Counseling
  • Supplements to support the body’s own hormone production
  • Bio-identical Hormone Therapy to replace hormones that are being underproduced or no longer produced due to aging (menopause) or other health conditions.

Types of Bio-identical Hormone Therapy:
  • Creams
  • Patches
  • Tablets/Capsules
  • Troches
  • Injections
  • Pellets

Neural Therapy

Info coming soon.

Breema Bodywork

Vitamin Injections

Breema Bodycare

The very best introduction to Breema is by having a direct experience. Receiving a Breema session is nurturing, relaxing, and enlivening. Lying down fully clothed on a padded floor, you experience the atmosphere that results from the practitioner's every touch and movement being guided by Breema's Nine Universal Principles of Harmony. Receiving Breema provides a strong experience of safety and well-being, and a tangible feeling of physical, mental, and emotional relief-one often feels a sense of security because of the way Breema connects us to an overarching universal harmony.

Other very common experiences resulting from receiving even a very short Breema session include lessened pain, increased flexibility, decreased anxiety and worry, and more energy. There is often the sense that "this is the way life is supposed to feel!"
Breema is adapted to suit each recipient's body, so the treatments are always done without any use of force, and therefore are safe and nurturing.

Vitamin Injections

Vitamin Injections Menu

B12 (Methylcobalamin) $20

  •  Boost energy and metabolism
  • Improves brain health and mood
  • Promotes healthy hair, skin, nails and bones

Immune Boost (Glutathione, Zinc, Vitamin C) $20
  • Extra boost to immune system
  • Antioxidants for healthy skin

Vitamin D3 $20
  • Improve mood and energy
  • Support bone health
  • Boosts immune system


Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

The Healing Power of Nature
Identify and Treat the Causes
First Do No Harm
Doctor as Teacher
Treat the Whole Person
Prevention

A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response
Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body
A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease
Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development

A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process

Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response

Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body

A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically

Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms

Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible

Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease

Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development