Health and Wellness Articles

WOMEN’S HEALTH, WELLNESS & HORMONE BALANCE

Health is much more than the absence of disease!

We have essentially the same DNA structure as our ancestors, but our lifestyle has changed in many ways. We encounter different stressors, our diet has changed, and we are exposed to more environmental toxins. Click here to go to this page

MEN’S HEALTH, WELLNESS & HORMONE BALANCE

Health is much more than the absence of disease!

We have essentially the same DNA structure as our ancestors, but our lifestyle has changed in many ways. We encounter different stressors, our diet has changed, and we are exposed to more environmental toxins.
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PROLOTHERAPY

Weak ligaments and tendons are often the cause of pain and joint damage. Traditional approaches, such as surgery, physical therapy or anti-inflammatory drugs, often fail to stabilize the joint or provide lasting relief from pain. Prolotherapy directly addresses the cause of the instability by strengthening and healing stretched or torn ligaments and tendons. Improved function means less pain.Click here to go to this page

MENTAL HEALTH-BEING

NEURO EMOTIONAL TECHNIQUE (NET)
When you experience an emotional reaction or physical discomfort, it’s not all in your head!Click here to go to this page


ONDAMED
When healthy, your cells vibrate at a specific frequency, and tissues are surrounded by distinct electromagnetic fields.
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NEUROFEEDBACK
When you experience an emotional reaction or physical discomfort, it’s not all in your head!Click here to go to this page

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

It is irresponsible to burden a weight patient with the line “Eat less and exercise more.” The key to lasting weight management is not simple.

Weight gain is not a character flaw, and certainly not “all in your head.” It is a complex metabolic process. ~ David E. Pawsat, DO Click here to go to this page

Depression – A Call to Action

In his wonderful book, Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, Dr. James Gordon discusses depression as a “call to action”. Most of us carry on our daily lives fairly automatically.  When depression occurs this no longer works.  We must ask ourselves important questions about how we live and what we choose. Depression can therefore be seen as an opportunity.

 

The changes in brain structure and function with depression are reversible.  Our adult brains have a characteristic “neuroplasticity” – potential for development and growth. Brain growth and development is stimulated by many simple, non-drug skills.  We are all aware that by simply thinking differently we can lower stress hormones.  Dr. Gordon lists exercise, guided imagery, meditation, self expression through words, drawings, and movement, yoga, nutrition and supplements, acupuncture and herbal therapies, spiritual practice.

 

At CFOH we are fascinated by the mind-body connection.  We offer the therapies listed by Dr. Gordon and also have Ondamed, neurofeedback, NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique), massage and Reiki, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Seeing depression as a “call to action” liberates us from a drug- centered diagnosis and opens us to new and interesting experiences.

 

Written by Christine Blakeney, D.O.



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