Health Topics and Treatments

For all conditions, Dr. Lee develops a holistic and personalized plan. Your treatment plan can include specific nutrition protocols, lifestyle changes, positive stress reduction practices (like meditation, medical massage and acupuncture), exercise recommendations and professional-grade supplements where necessary.  Dr. Lee uses the highest quality herbs and supplements combined with proven lab testing and other diagnostic tools to support her patients.

Conditions Treated

Migraines

Symptoms:

A patient may suffer from intense headaches that are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light.

Treatment and Treatment Protocols:

Using a combination of modalities, Dr. Lee Medina will treat the root cause of migraines and make recommendations to help support and alleviate your symptoms and discomfort. The number of treatments is client and condition-specific and will be determined during your initial consultation.

Hormone Imbalance

Many of us have read about hormones and how important it is to keep them “balanced”, but it is difficult to know how to do this.  The functional medicine approach will first use lab tests to evaluate your hormone levels and how your body is using them.  Tests may include adrenal, thyroid and sex hormones functions. Dr. Lee will then work with you to determine why these hormones may be out of balance.  Finally, a treatment plan will be created to rebalance your hormone functions.  This can include diet and lifestyle changes, supplements and/or medication.

 

Common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Fatigue

  • Hot flashes

  • Low libido

  • Hypertension

  • Depression / anxiety

  • Brain fog

  • Bone loss

  • Weight gain

  • Hypoglycemia

Fatigue / Adrenal Health / HPA

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms:  depression, anxiety, insomnia, mid-section weight gain, crashing energy in the afternoon, as well as lack of motivation, sugar cravings and brain fog?  If so, Dr. Lee has tools to help you get your life back on track.

 

The Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis regulates your adrenals and stress responses.  If this is not functioning properly, it can cause you to be fatigued and tired all of the time. Stress and anxiety contribute to this auto-immune disorder and play a role in hormone imbalances. Decreased cortisol and epinephrine can also be factors in feeling fatigued. 

Gut Health (GI Disorders, including Leaky Gut)

Why is gut health so important? It is our second brain, it takes nourishment from our foods and water and releases it to the rest of the body. It also related to our “gut” instinct and anxiety. When gut health is compromised, inflammation is present which affects your emotional, physical and metabolic systems. Using advance lab tests and an integrative treatment approach, we can identify causes of your discomfort and develop a treatment plan for you.  Here are some underlying causes of gut related issues:

  • S.I.B.O. (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth): Bloating, Gas, Reflux, IBS, Abdominal Pain

  • I.B.D. (Irritable Bowel Disease): Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis

  • I.B.S. (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): Constipation, Diarrhea

  • G.E.R.D. (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

  • Abdominal Pain, Cramping

  • Chronic Constipation or Diarrhea

  • Food Allergies, Food Sensitivities, Food Intolerances

  • Dysbiosis (imbalanced gut flora): Yeast overgrowth, Parasites, Gram Negative Bacteria

TMJ Discomfort (Jaw Pain)

Symptoms:

A patient may experience tightness, soreness, migraines and general discomfort in neck, shoulders, jaw and head.

Treatment and Treatment Protocols:

TMJ can be relieved with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Lee Medina recommends at least 6 treatments.

Autoimmune Disorders

Patients with an autoimmune disorder are often told that they can only treat the symptoms.   The functional medicine approach is to determine the root cause of the problem and determine how to heal you safely, so you can start feeling better.  Some symptoms of autoimmune disorders are:  

  • Fatigue

  • GI issues

  • Muscle or joint pain

  • Weigh fluctuation

  • Skin rashes

 

The most common causes of an autoimmune disease include:

  • Leaky Gut / Gut Health Issues

  • Toxins Food Sensitivities

  • Stress

  • Chronic Infections

Pain Management

Whether you are experiencing joint pain or sciatic pain, integrating western and traditional approaches to healing. Dr. Lee will address these areas of discomfort. In our initial appointment, she will to work to reduce your pain, feel calmer and increase your range of motion.  Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Symptoms:

Burning mouth syndrome is the medical term for ongoing (chronic) or recurrent burning in the mouth without an obvious cause. The discomfort may affect your tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth or widespread areas of your whole mouth. Burning mouth syndrome appears suddenly and can be severe, as if you’ve scalded your mouth. The cause of burning mouth syndrome often can’t be determined; in some cases there is a vitamin B or C deficiency. Other names for burning mouth syndrome include scalded mouth syndrome, burning tongue syndrome, burning lips syndrome, stomatodynia and glossodynia.

Treatment and Treatment Protocols:

Taking a natural and holistic approach to treatment and combining modalities and the wisdom of Dr. Lee Medina, your symptoms will be addressed and relief will be experienced almost immediately. Number of treatments is client and condition-specific and will be determined during your initial consultation.

Shingles

Symptoms:

A patient may experience blisters or rash-like appearance that coincides with flu-like symptoms (e.g. fever, chills, fatigue). The skin rash from shingles may be painful, described as “burning” or “itchy.” This feeling can last anywhere from two weeks to years. The rash may leave scars behind as well as intense “nerve-like” pain.

Treatment and Treatment Protocols:

Shingles can be treated with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; the number of treatments is client and condition-specific and will be determined during your initial consultation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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