There is a right and wrong way to breathe for optimal health, and contrary to what many think, it isn't necessarily about long deep breaths. The Buteyko Breathing Method teaches you how to bring your breathing volume back toward normal or, in other words, reverse what’s called chronic hyperventilation or chronic over-breathing. The simple technique focuses on specific nose and diaphragmatic breathing that encourages the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a reduction of blood pressure, a reduction of stress and the strengthening of the immune system. Here's how to do it...
We're excited to announce that 'Empowered Healing', our special 12-week healing program, will be launching June 1st, 2017. After 12 years of working directly with physicians and patients, we've taken the best and most effective insights, discoveries, techniques and tools and wrapped them into one program that actualizes sustainable long-term healing.
In our effort to provide the most innovative, advanced, and effective therapies to promote healing of the body, mind and spirit, we now turn our attention to NAD BR+ (Brain Restoration) therapy. Although not-well known in the medical field, this therapy boasts benefits that include: Restoring cellular production of energy (ATP) Protecting and repairing DNA
Although DEET and permethrin are the most common insecticides used to fight ticks, both are powerful chemical neurotoxins that can directly impact the human central nervous system. In addition, while DEET is an excellent mosquito repellent, it is a fairly poor tick repellent. So what can you do? Here’s a natural, safe and effective formula you can make at home to repel ticks and help prevent associated tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease.
It is the holy grail of medicine - the diagnosis. TV shows like 'House' were based upon finding the correct diagnosis in dramatic and somewhat unrealistic fashion, as it is the only way to move forward and treat the patient. Doctors find a diagnosis, and only then can they construct a plan of action to bring you back to health. And while this approach of diagnosis followed by generalized treatment has worked for quite some time, does it have merit in the 21st century where we have seen an explosion of complex and chronic conditions?
We ask a world-renowned physician the question, "is drinking milk healthy?" Here is what Thomas K. Szulc, MD, had to say on the topic and his recommendation.
It’s no secret – Lyme disease has become a major health issue in the past decade. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, as some top physicians consider it the perfect disease. It’s multi-faceted, multi-systemic, the causative organism (Borrelia burgdorferi) mimics many other diseases, it is normally accompanied by a host of other pathogenic organisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungus and parasites, and the kicker is that it’s hard to diagnose and treatment can be extremely difficult. In this article, you'll see how we've utilized the best advice, secrets, and techniques of top physicians, reverse engineering the steps of successful patients, and tapping into the many discoveries in a variety of fields to create a 12-week healing program to reclaim health and vitality.
According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies approximately 100 million U.S adults are burdened by chronic pain in the United States alone, with the most common pain issues being lower back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. Fortunately, Innovative Medicine has searched the world and found the most advanced and effective alternative therapies for pain relief. Here are the top five.
We're incredibly excited to launch our new, re-engineered site with more information and resources on a new paradigm of medicine that is changing the way we heal. Although Innovative Medicine has been around for over 10 years, this feels like a new start in some ways for us. Here's a short message from our Co-founder, Caspar Szulc, as well as a little more on where we've been, and where we're now going.
Louis Esquivel, MD, shares his experience with Innovative Medicine, and his challenges / limitations working with a number of functional diagnostic assessments. Hear how the doctor ushered in a renaissance to his practice through the application of Innovative Medicine.
Growing research in the field of Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (PNI) as well as the expanded field of Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology (PNEI) over the last 30 years has shown how tightly coupled the mind and body are. There is now a huge body of published evidence documenting at the neurological and biochemical level, how states of mind such as anxiety, depression and anger affect the functioning of immune cells – T-cells, B-cells, Natural Killer cells, and macrophages. Effective regulation of the neuroendocrine balance is essential in the treatment of illness and has a profound impact on physiological responses and bioregulatory activity.
Thomas K Szulc, MD (Medical Director of the New York Center for Innovative Medicine) explains the importance of understanding centripetal energy (or in Traditional Chinese Medicine known as Yin energy) and centrifugal energy (Yang energy). Another way of referring to these two energies is as fields of information. These two informational energy fields are management information and resources information.
Continuing on from the last post on antioxidants and ORAC scores, I wanted to introduce you to this tree. It's called Croton lechleri, aka Sangre de Grado or Dragon's blood. That red viscous fluid in the image below that looks like blood is actually the sap from the tree. The tree is found all over South America and its sap has been used medicinally for wound healing and internally for diarrhea by local people's for centuries.
Antioxidants are molecules that bind and neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals are the molecules that run around our bodies and cause the degeneration and damage to cells most closely correlated with aging. The antioxidant capacity of any food is measured using an ORAC score. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity, and the higher an ORAC score the greater the antioxidant capacity of the food. In this article we have Dr. Mark Iwanicki go over which foods and spices have the highest ORAC scores.
As we head toward the Holiday season and end of the year, we'd like to come out of hiding and let you in on some news. You may be wondering where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing, and that's a fair question. For most of 2016 we've been in the 'lab', working behind the scenes on a new project that we’re really thrilled to share with you. It's the relaunch of Innovative Medicine 2.0 - a bolder, bigger, and brighter vision for where we're going and our plans to revolutionize medicine.
While many see vaccines and antibiotics as the answer, the fact remains that the rate of infectious disease outbreaks is on the rise even after billions in research and development of new vaccines and antibiotics, this according to the same Brown University Study spanning the course of 33 years. It’s not just the number of outbreaks that’s growing, either: The diversity of the diseases affecting humans is also increasing. Here are the top 5 alternative therapies for infectious diseases...
Oil pulling (also known as Karach’s therapy) is an ancient practice that is receiving recent interest due to it becoming an adjunct in people’s oral hygiene and wellness routine. The practice has been used for thousands of years as an Ayurvedic Indian folk remedy that traditionally used sesame or sunflower oil. Coconut oil has been found to be an ideal choice due to the lauric acid binding with the bacteria in the mouth during the “pulling” process.
Dr. Beth McDougall, MD, explains how the cutting edge of Quantum Medicine recognizes that information in the form of frequency and wavelength is primary and underlies our physiology. The most fundamental medical treatment identifies and corrects imbalances in the field of information.
According to recent surveys and statistical trends, more than one third of Americans are now seeking out alternative medical options to conventional treatment and as the collective wisdom of patients increases, when it comes to cancer, it's no surprise as to why. Here are the top 5 alternative cancer treatments utilized in advanced integrative medicine.
Dr. Larry Dossey tackles a very important question - what exactly does science-based medicine mean? The perception of validity in the evidence-based medicine model (one that uses evidence from well designed and conducted research) guides decisions on treatment of diseases, but is there an actual correlation between what is "scientifically proven" and effectiveness? New data suggests that an evidence-based approach to selecting medical options may be severely limited, and that other highly effective methods in the scope of alternative medicine are ruled out, when simply their mechanism of action may not be fully understood.