Integrative Treatment Plan
You will first undergo a thorough medical assessment during your consultation with Dr. Parikh. A customized treatment plan will be created for you, using a cutting edge conventional medical approach along with integrative services. Dr. Parikh will work closely with you, to ensure the success and safety of your plan.
Dr. Parikh is board certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She also has additional training in Functional Medicine, Plant Based Nutrition and Ayurveda, the ancient healing tradition of India. Her holistic approach incorporates the best of different healing modalities to create your personalized treatment plan. The primary focus of your treatment will be diet and lifestyle interventions. Based on how many changes you are able to make, we will make recommendations for optimizing diet, sleep, elimination and stress management. These interventions will help prevent diseases and better manage any existing conditions. If needed, your treatment plan might also include recommendations for herbs and supplements.
An expert registered dietitian will spend time to understand your unique needs and work with you to reach your goal. We use advanced testing to determine if you would benefit from specific diets such as elimination diets (gluten, soy, animal protein etc.) or Ayurvedic diets based on your dosha (energy type). Our goal is to make sensible, sustainable changes in diet, by shifting focus from calories to nutrients. We also use wearable devices such as Fitbit and fitness apps to help you stay on track. Very soon you will have the convenience to follow up via video-conference or phone calls to accommodate your busy schedule.
The technique involves needle insertion along specific points in the body to facilitate circulation of energy or Qi, along certain channels or meridians. It is one of the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Several research studies have showed benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic pain, headaches, menopause symptoms, chemotherapy related side effects, and stress management.
Holistic psychotherapy combines traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, with integrative modalities such as guided imagery, self hypnosis, biofeedback and mindfulness. Many chronic diseases have common underlying roots which are psychological in nature. By addressing these issues, we are able to heal the mind, body and the spirit, setting the foundation for sustainable change. We encourage patients to bring their loved ones to some sessions so they can get involved and provide support.
Reiki is a light touch therapy that originated in Japan. It is one of the biofield energy therapies that help restore body’s natural ability to heal itself. The goal is to create balance by increases flow of energy through different energy channels. It is often used for relaxation, stress management and healing. During the treatment you rest on the treatment table, fully clothed or sit in a chair. The therapist will apply gentle touch along different energy points along the body, spending more time on focus areas.
Medical Massage Therapy
Therapists are trained in several eastern and western techniques such as Shiastu, deep tissue, Swedish, Tui Na, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, myofascial release, sports massage and prenatal massage. The goal is to decrease pain, improve circulation and increase mobility. Each treatment session is customized to the patient's needs. Studies have shown benefits of massage therapy in the treatment of pain, muscle tension, anxiety, fibromyalgia, headaches and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Mind Body Therapy
Very often patients are interested in learning meditation and yoga, but do not feel comfortable in group classes. During one-on-one session, the therapist will teach you basic yoga postures that are appropriate for your level of strength and flexibility. These postures can be done standing up, seated in a chair or even while lying flat in the bed. Your treatment plan will also include basic breathing exercises and meditation techniques that you can continue to practice at home.
Pre – Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation Program
The idea of undergoing surgery, chemotherapy or radiation can be extremely anxiety provoking. Nurturing your mind, body and spirit is very essential during these times to promote healing. Our goal in this hour long session is to help you feel more grounded through guided imagery, Reiki and aromatherapy. We teach you relaxation techniques that you can use before and after your procedure to decrease anxiety and pain, while creating harmony and healing. Lot of these resources are also available for free online.
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