At the INTEGRATIVE JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE AND WELLNESS CENTER, Dr. Duckworth wants to use the most natural protocols to help patients heal and realize their health potentials.
Food is the cornerstone of any health care treatment plan. Often the adjustment of a patient’s diet and nutrition can resolve many of today’s common health problems. More and more the chronic health problems of our society are due to lifestyle choices. An imbalanced diet can cause problems such as diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gerd, headaches, allergies, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.
Using pulse diagnosis, Dr. Duckworth determines your constitutional type and recommends an individual diet for your type and your pulses. Because diet and nutrition is very specific to an individual many of the popular diets don’t work for everyone. Examples of diets based on constitutional types are: liver diet, nightshade avoidance diet, hypoglycemic diet just to name a few. There are as many diet plans as there are individuals.
Chinese herbs can be another part important part of a treatment program. Chinese herbs have tremendous healing and balancing capabilities. Chinese herbs are used to balance the body’s yin and yang and energetic pathways (meridians).
A variety of diagnosis techniques are used to determine your condition and then herbs may be prescribed. Chinese herbal formulas include hundreds of organic ingredients. Each organic ingredient has unique properties that harmonize and balance the body.
A dietary supplement is a product that contains nutrients from food products that are concentrated in a capsule or a liquid. The ingredients in a supplement can include: vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and glandulars.
Dietary supplements are used to prevent and treat disease. Whether you are looking for something to control your blood sugar like chromium or to reduce their pain and increase their mobility with MSM, supplements can help you maintain overall health. Dr. Duckworth uses supplementation to re-balance chemical pathways in your body.
Natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for both men and women can significantly improve the quality of your life and health. Bio-identical hormones are compounded at a pharmacy to have the same molecular structure as the hormones in your body.
In my practice, I individualize the hormone protocol for each patient. It starts with a laboratory test of the hormonal levels of DHEA, all three Estrogens, Progesterone, Testosterone and Cortisol. Then analyzing the results, I prescribe correct dosages for each hormonal level. A follow up hormone panel is often done after three months to make sure your hormone levels are responding to the treatment.