Seasonal Programs for Chronic Disease
Ayurvedic Medicine has a long tradition of recovering normal functioning from many common disease states. The tradition holds that about 85% are treatable, as they are "rooted" in an adulterated gut ecology. Modern medicine is also finally seeing the influence of this gut microbiome in many simple and complex disease states.
We help people repair their gut microbiome, reset proper functioning, and feel better again! In 3-6 months, we can make a tremendous difference: simple cases resolve, and more chronic cases start to improve symptoms and need less medication.
Entero-Immuno-Endocrinology (EIE): Entero (Gut/ Digestion/ Elimination) -- Immuno (Immunity/ Inflammation) -- Endocrinology (Hormonal/ Daily Rhythms/ Multi-System Regulation)
Microbiome Repair and Renewal
Modern science is finally uncovering "microbiome signatures" associated with various diseases from throughout all specialties of Medicine.
We actually have more bacteria in our gut than we have cells in our entire body. The gut flora(collection of microbes) is its own ecosystem running through the middle of us: delivering nutrients and minerals, ushering away wastes, and sometimes causing irritation and inflammation. We correct these disruptive patterns that make it difficult for the body to self-correct. This is also why people have usually at least 3-4 symptom groups in Chronic Disease states, they cannot self-correct between systems.
Our EIE Programs are far more the pre-and pro-biotics. There is a science and art to it. Microbiomes are individual, change over time, and what helped someone else with a similar symptom may put you further out of balance. We utilize traditional and modern diagnostics, incluing reflex, bloood, urine, saliva, and the most extensive stool testing/culturing availble in the country.
Mind & Body Coherence
Of course they affect each other. People have different circumstances, situations, and the only promise is that change is coming. We provide treatments and strategies to help you keep your priorities clear. By learning to listen to body signals around food, sleep, activity, rest and connecteness....the EIE program helps get you back to a smooth mind and an easy step.
Like with most problems, professional treatment goes a long way, a lot faster. We offer supportive therapies, such as acupuncture, bodywork, meal planning and conservative Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy to remind your body how to work well again....and get there more sooner!
Bridging Western & Eastern Medicine
Classical Ayurvedic treatment relies on more strict dietary, fasting, and herbal programs. Eating clean and simple foods is important during our program, and we can work with you to plan meals, shopping lists and take the stress out of organizing for success.
Where many integrative providers restrict foods, we believe proper healing means you should be able to get back to eating most of the foods you were able to tolerate previously.
Our EIE program uses modern labs to expediently affect the rooting and branching of disease processes. We use a combination of herbals, nutriceuticals, and occasional pharmaceuticals to correct deficiencies, quell inflammations, and help your system work properly while we repair your microbiome.
Seasonal Programs Overview:
Seasonal Program Timing
We focus on organizing the treatment plan for your condition. After consult about your health issues/complications, there is a complete lab anaylsis that "grows out" the living layer in your GI tract. Other labs assess the impact on immune response, hormones, and organ systems.
Patients needing more immediate relief may benefit from acuputure, bodywork treatments, and meal planning during the 1st month.
Once labs are in, we get you on a program to remove major pathogenic influences and resolve inflammation. We give early support to improve digestion, support nutritional deficiencies, and correct major hormonal imbalances. With these in place, the gut biome can start to restore a healthy ecology.
We now hone the nutritive and dietary plan that will allow your system to shift back to a proper, healthy human ecology. This is when people usually notice a number of significant improvements among their constellation of symptoms.
Here we make any adjustments to disuade disease processes and correct dysregulations. If needed we can add acupuncture, reflex, and IV treatments to get organs systems communicating and working strongly again. The month winds up with an assessment of progress and whether to pull back meds of engage another season of care.
More simple conditions are usually better after a season, and older conditions may take additional Seasonal programs. And when rebuilding from complex disorders, sometimes it is smarter to pause for a season, letting the body and mind get used to a different climate.
Integrative EIE Medicine Consultation $625
$350 consult fee plus $275 Seasonal Program retainer to get labs ordered, plan in motion, and monthly IntegrativeEIE followups.
*Additionally EIE Seasonal Programs do require an Internal Medicine Initial and followup monthly visits with PIM&R. Most insurances will cover these services as standard office visits, with conventional co-pay, co-insurance, and deductibles payable to PIM&R.
Those without insurance can get a combined Internal/Integrative consultation rate of $890 (+ $800 lab costs, covering the additional costs below)
Note: PIM&R does not provide primary care service. Patients are advised to maintain a primary care provider and review any proposed treatment or progrm with a trusted primary care provider.
**Additional, Associated Costs:
Monthly medicines & supplements are typically $200-$400/month, coming down as improvements show up over the season.
Cost of specialty labs that we require will are in-network with BCBS and Medicare, usually resulting under $300-450 in patient amounts due. Others cover at various levels and our specialty lab can help you inquire with your insurer. Patient amounts due to the lab generally range from $225-$850.