Dr. Liz Woolford It’s been more than 8 years since I started training to use prolotherapy for patients with joint pain and ligament laxity. Time sure does fly! We incurred a shortage of dextrose (one of the necessary components of prolotherapy injections) this spring and had to suspend injections for a few months. But, I’m … Continued
Liz Woolford, M.D. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for American women. Did you know more women are living with breast cancer than ever before, and cancer is now viewed as a chronic disease state? Mammograms are still the best way to detect cancer early and provide the best opportunity for cure. … Continued
Unfortunately, many studies have shown that some dietary supplements do not actually contain what is on the label. In the U.S., supplements are not regulated by the FDA. While the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring safety, new supplements do not need to be approved by the FDA unless they contain a new ingredient that has … Continued
The Five Elements have been used throughout Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Learn how we assess our patients by evaluating favorite seasons, tastes, colors, emotional tendencies, etc. This helps us determine a particular element an individual represents and ultimately formulates a personalized treatment plan.
June 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of Alliance Integrative Medicine. What an amazing 20 years it’s been! We’ve been through a few lows, including a building fire, followed by many more highs such as winning best workplace this year. We feel so much gratitude towards our amazing patients and partners who continue to trust and support us as we grow. The Beginning In … Continued
While we are just now thawing out from winter, spring will be quickly upon us. The blossoming flowers and fresh cut grass can be miserable for those that suffer. If you have tried all the other allergy remedies or are tired of taking over-the-counter medications that only treat the symptoms, you do have another option. Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) is an innovative way to treat allergies.
It’s hard for me to believe it’s been nearly a year since I went to Honduras for training and experience using prolotherapy for patients with ligament laxity. Time sure does fly! Since returning I’ve had the privilege of treating 4-6 patients/week using this modality. They come from within our existing practice from patients who’ve not responded to other treatments such as acupuncture, FSM (frequency specific microcurrent), and chiropractic care. They find me by on-line searching for a local prolotherapist, or by referral from an outside chiropractor. Some find me after a satisfied prolotherapy patient tells them their own success story.
Have you noticed how the onset of an illness can herald a cascading downward spiral of even more illnesses? You may have seen someone develop one medical problem, then quickly pick up a whole lot more. Or, worst case, you know of someone who got sick and then pretty much gave up on life? In our practice as integrative medicine physicians, we have seen how certain patients can learn to bounce back from serious illness. They learn to take their health problem, one that might be devastating to most people, and use it to make themselves-and even the world-a better place. They learn how to heal physically and grow spiritually. They not only get well, they get better. To use a well-known phrase, they turn lemons into lemonade. We know from treating these kinds of patients that it is possible to move toward well-being by learning to transform symptoms of disease and discomfort into a new state of better health. We call this approach Transformational Medicine.