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Personalized Treatment Program

Upon careful analysis of your condition, Manhattan Advanced Medicine will set forth a personalized treatment program that is custom tailored to your health needs. This holistic approach will work towards you achieving the optimal health and may include the following treament methods outlined below:


INSULIN POTENTIATION THERAPY (IPT)

We are not utilizing IPT in the practice at this time due to the unavailability of one of the injectable ingredients.

NUTRITIONAL GUIDANCE

In the 21st century food finally began to be recognized in Western culture as an important healing instrument. In 1988 the US Surgeon General, for the first time, acknowledged the value of a good diet, while simultaneously condemning typical American eating patterns. Most Americans have a limited awareness of the value of grains and vegetables as the focus of a meal, as well as limited ideas for preparing them. The proper nutritional program should be individually tailored to a patient's condition, constitution, and level of vital energy.

PHYTOTHERAPY

Herbal medicine continues to view disease as something wrong with the body as a whole. Herbs and medicinal foods are not classified as drugs. Despite an extensive historical tradition of herbal medicine around the world, most Americans maintain a bias against the use of herbal remedies. Medical doctors hesitate to promote the use of herbs and pharmaceutical companies do not manufacture herbs nor do they encourage doctors to recommend them. The traditional American medical approach is to "control" rather than to "be in tune with" one's inner self. Herbal remedies do not control disease or its symptoms, but instead prepare the body for dealing with disease on the body's holistic terms which include physiological, biochemical, emotional, and spiritual forces.

HOMEOPATHY

Homeopathy originated with the publication of the Essay on New Curative Principle by the German physician Dr. Samuel Hanhemann (1755-1853) in 1796. Over the last two centuries the fortune of homeopathy has fluctuated widely. For most of the 19th century homeopathy enjoyed a rapid growth in Europe and North America, despite the occasional opposition of the medical establishment. This was followed by a dramatic decline of its use in the 20th century, almost disappearing in the US. Yet, in what must be one of the last anticipated recent developments in medicine, homeopathy has staged a strong, worldwide resurgence in the late 1980s and into the 90s.

The "principle of similars" (or similarity) constitutes homeopathy and the basis for its understanding. According to this principle, which has already figured in some medical and philosophical systems of antiquity (Hippocrates, St.Augustine, Paracelsus) but was rediscovered and implemented by Dr. Hanhemann; a disease can be cured by administering a substance to the patient, which in healthy human subjects causes symptoms similar to those of the disease.

In practice this means:

1. every biologically active substance produces characteristic symptoms, which are typical of a pathological alteration of that particular subject

2. the healing of a sick body, characterized by the progressive disappearance of all symptoms may be obtained by a targeted administration of a remedy which produces a similar symptom in healthy bodies. For example, a homeopath, starting from the observation that bee venom causes a wheal with pain and erythematic mitigated by cold compresses, administers bee extracts in a homeopathic presentation (diluted and dynamited) to cure patients presenting wheals and pain similar to those of bee stings, abliet of different etiology.

NEURAL THERAPY

Neural therapy is the injection of local anesthetics into carefully selected points of the body, by means of which it is often possible to cure or greatly ameliorate a large variety of mainly chronic conditions.

Therapy using local anesthetics occupies an ever more important place among alternative methods in medicine. The late president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. John Bonica, stated that the nerve block as a diagnostic, prognostic, prophylactic and therapeutic method has been received with ever increasing interest in the USA, and has been employed more frequently in recent years. Bonica expressed that the nerve block used as specific therapy may well be the best clinical means to treat illness.

Two doctors, the Huneke brothers of Germany introduced neural therapy into medicine in 1928. The Hunekes discovered the therapeutic potential of procaine by empirical means and independently of their predecessors. They recognized the importance of their discovery and expanded their systematic observations into a method which has now established itself particularly in continental Europe and South America. Neural therapy does not regard itself as a substitute for scientific medicine as taught in medical schools, but as complementary to it.

PROLOTHERAPY

Prolotherapy, also known as sclerotherapy or reconstructive therapy, is the therapeutic process of injecting a proliferate agent into connective tissues, mostly ligaments, tendons and fascia, to create a controlled, localized inflammatory reaction. Inflammation triggers a healing reaction, inducing proliferation of fibroblasts and new collagen production. This process significantly increases the mass of the connective tissue, which, by becoming stronger and more elastic, normalizes the biomechanics of the spinal segments.
The term prolotherapy was popularized by Dr. Hackett, a physician from Canton, Ohio in the mid-1950s.

Indications for prolotherapy include:

- Facet joint instability, associated with scoliosis, osteoarthritis, compression fracture or spondylolisthesis
- Discopathy
- Laxity of the ligaments of the spine
- Chronic pain associated with stiffness of posture, etc.


ULTRAVIOLET BLOOD IRRADIATION (OXIDATIVE-PHOTOTHERAPY)

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) was first introduced in the 1930s to combat the polio virus, and was ignored in later decades of medical use. With today's virus resistance to antibiotics UBI has again emerged.

UBI is intravenously applied by irradiating blood with a controlled amount of ultraviolet energy in the accepted therapeutic UV band. This produces a rapid detoxifying effect with the subsidence of toxic symptoms. No harmful effects have been observed in UBI therapy in thousands of cases of viral infections, hepatitis, bacterial infections and many other diseases.

Clinical indications include:

- Viral infections:
- Hepatitis
- Herpes
- Mononucleosis, etc
- Bacterial infections
- Wound infections
- Lymphadenitis
- Septicemia
- Furunculosis, carbunculosis
- Inflammatory process: thrombophlebitis, fibrositis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis
- Diseases due to inadequate peripheral circulation
- Varicose or diabetic ulcers
- Peripheral atherosclerosis
- Some types of gangrene
- Vascular headache
- Non-healing wounds and delayed union fractures
- Rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases

 

UBI represents a safe, non-toxic, low cost and drug-free method of treating most blood-borne viruses and it offers hope to those who suffer from viral infections that are currently untreatable.

AURICULAR MEDICINE

In 1951 Dr. Paul Nogier, a neurologist from Lyon, France, observed an occurrence of scars on the ears of patients who were successfully treated by French lay practitioners for sciatica pain. He developed a somatotopic map of the ear, based on the concept of an inverted fetus orientation. His work was presented in France, then communicated to a German acupuncture society, and finally translated into Chinese. Auriculotherapy is a therapeutic method which consists of stimulating certain points of the ear by mechanical stimuli or by simple electrical stimulation. Its aim is to bring about relief of pain or the correction of functional or organic disorders. A similar method is to mark points on the ear in relation to zones of disorder in the body. The nervous system conveys pathological information to the brain and to the ear, where it registers detection and transmits auricular stimulation to various bodily regions.

ORTHOPEDIC MANIPULATION

Orthopedic medicine is a branch of medicine first defined by Dr. James Cyriax in 1929, when he started work at the St. James Thomas Hospital in London, England. Orthopedic medicine is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of musculosceletal pain and its dysfunction. Most medical problems treated by orthopedic medicine practitioners are chronic musculosceletal and complex pain disorders. The goal of orthopedic medicine is to restore mechanical quality of the musculoskeletal system and eliminate all dysfunction associated with tissue damage by means of prolotherapy injections, neural therapy, gait analysis, nutritional guidance, and rehabilitation techniques of manipulation.

LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)

Lasers have found much involvement in medicine since the first laser was developed by Theodore H. Maiman in 1960. Most people have heard of lasers used in eye surgery and dermatology. These are high- powered "destructive" lasers. But another type of medical lasers has gained attention since the 1970s and has become popular abroad and now in the United States- low level lasers. Unlike surgical lasers, LLLT is non-destructive, painless and works on bio-stimulation.

Although the actual mechanism of LLLT is not completely understood, vast clinical studies indicate the biological phenomenon of light irradiation has real effects on biological systems.

Low level lasers have shown promise with:

- soft tissue damage
- arthritis
- neuralgia
- musculosceletal disorders
- chronic pain disorders


PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY (PEMF)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) has recently been gaining a lot of attention in the US. PEMF was approved by the FDA in 1979 specifically for the healing of non-union fractures. This came after a Columbia University study, which was encouraged by NASA. NASA is interested in PEMF for a treatment for its astronauts space-induced bone conditions.

PEMF today is most used in orthopedics in the USA. It can accelerate fracture healing and can be applied through casts, bandages, etc. In 1997 Dr Thomas Szulc started study with Yale University Medical School. The study will determine PEMF's efficacy in pain treatment and allows us access to treating many conditions with PEMF.

PEMF is a non-invasive, painless treatment. Indications for treatment include:

-non-union fracture
- delayed bone healing and failed arthroses
- osteoporosis
- Avascular necrosis of the hip
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
- Degenerative spine disease
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Soft-tissue damage
- Chronic pain conditions


ALLERGY ELIMINATION (NAET)


Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique is a revolutionary system for dealing with allergies. It is natural, non-invasive method that clears (treats) allergies one at a time. The substance being treated must be avoided for 25 hours following the treatment and the allergy in the most cases is permanently eliminated.