Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the “Mohrdar Protocol”?
- What is homeopathic medicine?
- Who benefits from homeopathy?
- Does homeopathy cure all health concerns?
- How do homeopathic remedies work?
- Where are homeopathic remedies derived from?
- Are the effects of the homeopathic remedy influenced by its amount or its dilution?
- Should other treatment be stopped?
- What is DITI Thermography(digital infrared thermal imaging)?
- What does DITI Thermography do?
- How does DITI Thermography work?
- Is DITI Thermography safe/painful?
- What is laser therapy?
- Is laser therapy safe/painful?
- How many sessions of laser therapy are needed?
- What is diathermy?
- What is visceral manipulation?
- What is functional integrated orthomolecular medicine?
- What is "reiki"?
- What is acupuncture?
- How does acupuncture work?
- Is acupuncture safe?
- Is acupuncture painful?
- Can acupuncture be combined with other health care therapies?
- What results can I expect from acupuncture?
What is the “Mohrdar Protocol”?
The “Mohrdar Protocol” is the technique of utilizing a combination of multi-disciplinary practices which provides faster relief and more rapid restoration of normal body function, hence a much shorter
The “Mohrdar Protocol” includes correction of muscular function at the cellular level and physical manipulation as well as addressing your mind and the mental factors that influence your body's biochemistry.
What is homeopathic medicine?
German doctor and chemist, Samuel Christian Hahnemann (1755 – 1843) founded homeopathy in the early 1800’s. Hahnemann discovered a new system of medicine in which a drug and a disease that produce similar symptoms neutralize each other, thereby restoring a patient’s health. He described this phenomenon as “anas similia similibus curentur”, or “like can cure like”, which is the first and foremost rule of homeopathy. Homeopathy is derived from the Greek term “homoios” meaning similar and “pathos” meaning suffering. It is a therapeutic method based on hypo theses formulated from clinical facts and perfected through many years of clinical and toxicological experimentation. Hahnemann’s hypotheses were confirmed, but only when very small or infinitesimal doses were used.
For example, when used in large quantities, “ipecac” produces nausea and vomi ting in healthy individuals. In small doses, however, it cures nausea in patients suffering from digestive problems. Homeopathy works effectively in treating people wit h a wide variety of acute and chronic health issues including infectious disease, allergies, gynecological conditions, digestive problems, skin diseases and psychological disorders. By using very small or infinitesimal doses of substances from plants, mineral s and animals, homeopathy stimulates the body’s nervous system to initiate the healing response. The scope of effective homeopathic treatment is broad. "The Physician’s first duty is to enquire into the whole condition of the patient – the cause of the disease, his mode of life, the nature of his mind, the tone and character of his sentiments, his physical constitution and especially the symptoms of the dis ease.” - Samuel Hahnemann
Who benefits from homeopathy?
People of all ages, infants to elders. It is interesting to note that children generally respond more rapidly because their reactive powers are many time s stronger than those of adults.
Does homeopathy cure all health concerns?
No, but most functional symptoms and disorders can be helped by this approach.
Should other treatments be stopped?
In most cases, homeopathic and allopathic (traditional medicine) treatments are compatible. As each patient’s treatment is personalized, there may or m ay not be any need to stop other medications.
How do homeopathic remedies work?
The first law of homeopathy is: “Let like be cured with like." Homeopathy uses natural substances in small dosages that match the symptoms of the disease or illness and strengthens the body’s own ability to fight the illness. Homeopathy works with the body to heal itself and restore a balance without any known side effects. It should be noted that, in some cases during the course of treatment, existing symptoms may be aggravated, new symptoms may appear, or old symptom s may recur as the body tries to heal all symptoms in response to the remedy given. These negative conditions are only temporary in nature, however, as the body continues to progressively he al itself.
Where are homeopathic remedies derived from?
Homeopathic remedies are derived from raw, natural resources, generally from the animal, vegetable and/or mineral kingdoms.
Are the effects of a homeopathic remedy influenced by its amount or its dilution?
The effectiveness of a remedy depends on its ability to provoke a cellular reaction; it has nothing to do with the quantity of the medicine taken. Only the correct potency of the medication will provoke the cellular reaction needed to send specific mess ages to each cell for healing.
What is DITI Thermography (digital infrared thermal imaging)?
Meditherm DITI Thermography is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that allows the examiner to visualize and quantify changes in skin surface temperature that can be indicative of various health concerns. DITI has been used extensively in human medicine in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia for the past 20 years. Until now, however, cumbersome equipment has hampered its diagnostic and economic viability. Current state of the art PC- based IR technology designed specifically for clinical application has changed all that, making it a highly effective and affordable diagnostic tool.
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What does DITI Thermography do?
Medical DITI Thermography is filling in the gaps in clinical diagnosis. X- rays, C.T. scans, mammograms, ultrasounds, M.R.I.'s, etc., are tests of anatomy. An E.M. G. is a test of motor physiology. DITI is unique in its capability to show physiological change and metabolic processes. It has also proven to be a very complementary procedure to other diagnostic modalities. It has been shown to be particularly helpful in the earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone.
How does DITI Thermography work?
An infrared scanning device is used to convert infrared radiation emitted from the skin surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color on a monitor. This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram. The spectrum of colors indicate an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation being emitted from the body surface. Since there is a high degree of thermal symmetry in the normal body, subtle abnormal temperature asymmetries can be easily identified. Skin blood flow is under the control of the sympathetic nervous system. In normal people there is a symmetrical dermal pattern which is consistent and reproducible for any individual. This is recorded in precise detail with a temperature sensitivity of 0. 01°C by DITI. The neuro-thermography application of DITI Thermography measures the somatic component of the sympathetic nervous system by assessing dermal blood flow. The sympathetic nervous system is stimulated at the same anatomical location as its sensory counterpart and produces a "somato sympathetic response". The somato sympathetic response appears on DITI as a localized area of altered temperature with specific features for each anatomical lesion. (
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Is DITI Thermography safe/painful?
DITI Thermography is a 15-minute, non-invasive diagnostic technique that is 100% safe and pain-free! No drugs or surgical procedures are required. (link to BODY SCREENINGS)
What is laser therapy?
Class IV Laser Therapy , unlike other laser treatments using heat, is a safe, painless, non-invasive method for pain reduction, tissue and nerve repair without drugs or negative side effects. It has many applications for both nerve and tis sue (hard and soft) repair. (link to LASER THERAPY)
Is laser therapy safe/painful?
Class IV Laser Therapy is a safe therapy technique. The laser treatment is basically painless, often being perceived as a warm sensation over the affected area.
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How many sessions of laser therapy are needed?
The number of laser sessions needed varies between patients and is also dependent upon whether laser therapy is being prescribed as the sole treatment modality or as an adjunct in combination with other treatments. Some patients notice improvement even with their first treatment while others experience more subtle and gradual improvements with repeated treatments. The effects of laser therapy, much like physical therapy and acupuncture, are cumulative with the beneficial effects building session to session.
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What is diathermy?
Diathermy literally means "heating through". It is a technique which uses high frequency energy applied through a device called a "magnatherm" to directly heat deep-seated tissues and produce a therapeutic response.
Increases Blood Flow I
Increases Metabolic Rate
Relieves Pain and Edema
Magnatherm is useful in the management of arthritis, bursitis, low back pain and muscle spasm, tendonitis, neuritis, and similar musculoskeletal conditions. Magnatherm not only relieves pain, but can also help resolve the underlying conditions
What is visceral manipulation?
Visceral manipulation is a gentle but relatively deep tissue therapy which involves the release of tension in the ligaments of the body's organs, thereby restoring the appropriate physiological movement of the liver, gall bladder, intestines, bladder and female reproductive system. The central premise of visceral manipulation is that the interrelationship of structure and function among the internal organs is at least as strong as that of the musculoskeletal system.
Restriction in mobility and motility compromises function, possibly by interfering with lymph drainage and blood flow. Although this type of therapy procedure has been around for a number of centuries, originating in China and Tibet, Jean Pierre Barral, DO, Chairman of the Department of Visceral Manipulation at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris du Nord, France, has more recently perfected visceral manipulation techniques based on research and experience. [Go back to top] What is functional integrated orthomolecular medicine?
In Greek “ortho” means similar. Orthomolecular medicine utilizes molecules that naturally exist in our body (through consumption and metabolism) to restore proper balance. Dr. Linus Pauling is the Father of Orthomolecular Medicine and was recipient of a Nobel Prize for his outstanding research in this area. More and more research is being conducted in major universities which validates the uses of such therapeutic supplementation in the treatment and prevention of degenerative diseases. The latest research findings in molecular biology s how that there is an intricate relationship between nutrients and gene expressions – much like when royal jelly is fed to a developing common bee and it transforms into a queen bee. Specific medical foo d can change the way a gene will be expressed. Orthomolecular medicine analyzes and restores proper levels of essential molecules such as amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Laboratory testing is extensively used to test for deficiencies as well as toxic levels of undesired molecules. Oft en therapeutic dosages are needed to obtain results.
This preventive, integrated approach targets cellular and tissue functioning throughout the entire body. When treating a patient, the intent is not to target a specific organ but to improve cellular and tissue function everywhere. Preventive integrated care applies to all organs and all systems of the human body. As an integrated family practice, we believe all systems contribute to your optimum health. Eating healthy foods, avoiding toxins, taking specific supplements, exercising, learning and appreciating life are all essential actions and behaviors which together will keep you healthy. Let us help you along the way!
What is "reiki"?
Reiki “ra’ki” is an Eastern healing tradition whose purpose is to rebalance the complex energy systems that compose the body when they have become out of balance. In this tradition, people are considered to be surrounded by an unlimited universal energy source from which the physical universe is built. The energy systems in the healthy body are in balance, but they can be disrupted by stress and this unbalancing may have physical manifestations such as pain. The reiki practitioner is trained to channel energy from the universal energy source which flows through his or her hands to the body of the receiver. The result is the rebalancing of mind and body and the healing of illnesses. (Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition © 2009 Elsvier)
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world! Originating in China, it is an essential part of traditional Oriental medicine with a continuous clinical history of over 3000 years. Acupuncture is a series of procedures which involve penetration of the skin with needles into specific points on t he body to stimulate healing.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works by re-establishing balance and harmony within the body. The general theory is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy that flow throughout the body. This energy circulates in a system which externally/internally ties together meridians (energy pathways/channels), organs, and the tendinomuscular system. When the energy flow of the human body is disrupted due to trauma, poor diet, stress or other conditions, pain and illness result. Acupuncture seeks to correct these imbalances by in serting ultra-thin needles into specific points of the body. Stimulation of these “acupoints” unblocks the meridians and encourages an even flow of the “qi”(life energy), restoring the body’s balance and relieving pain and other symptoms.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes, your safety is assured in the hands of a comprehensively trained acupuncturist. Acupuncture needles used here are sterile and disposable.
Is acupuncture painful?
Acupuncture bears no resemblance to the feeling of receiving an injection. The main source of pain from injections results from medication being force d into human tissue by pressure using a hollow needle with a large diameter. In contrast, acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible, about the diameter of a human hair. In most cases, insertion by a skilled practitioner is performed without discomfort. You may experience a sense of heaviness or electricity in the areas of insertion. Most patients find t he treatments very relaxing, with many even falling a sleep during the treatment!
What results can I expect from acupuncture?
Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and Oriental medicine. However, some conditions that have arisen over the course of year s will be relieved only with slow, steady progress. As in any form of healing, the patient’s attitude, diet, determination and lifestyle will affect the outcome of a course of treatment. Patients are encouraged to actively participate in their healing process.
Can acupuncture be combined with other health care therapies?
Yes. Although they are quite different in their app roaches towards looking at the body and how it functions, Oriental and western medicine do complement each other.