Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture is the use of tiny needles, electric or laser stimulation of specific points on the body to correct imbalances in energy flow, blood flow, nerve conduction, endorphins and neurotransmitters to improve organ and body function. Acupuncture is often combined with Chinese herbal formulas to optimize treatment but either can be used by itself.
Therapeutic Nutrition & Detoxification
Food and proper nutrition can be directly linked to improving your health and to reducing your risks of certain medical conditions as you age. We work together to improve your digestive function while recommending certain food choices appropriate for your history, current condition and risk factors. Supplements can be used to complement dietary changes adding benefit when food based nutrition is not enough. Also, many of today’s chronic diseases can be directly linked to either toxic exposures from your work, home or social environments or to poor liver function, (your body’s detoxification system). Detoxification can lower your body’s toxic load and improve organ function helping your body deal with many of the imbalances causing chronic disease.
Plants and herbs have been used in healing for thousands of years and they are the foundations for modern pharmacology. Botanical medicine can augment the body’s natural defenses and innate healing ability. In many cases herbs are very effective without having associated side effects.
This powerful system of medicine dates back to the 1700′s. Homeopathic Remedies function on the physical, mental and emotional levels to stimulate and enhance the body’s vital force and function to facilitate healing. Homeopathy uses ultra-dilute doses of a substance so there is little chance of a drug interaction as there may be with some herbal medicines.
Stress Management & Clinical Hypnosis
Modern research has shown the extensive connection between stress and illness. Positively affecting stressful mental and emotional states are vital to the healing process. Hypnosis is not what you might have seen in a stage show or movie, it is a clinical science and can be very helpful in stress reduction, weight loss, smoking cessation and in other applications.
FDA registered Herbal and homeopathic formulations are used safely and effectively to improve healing, relieve inflammation, treat chronic or acute pain and illness. A sterile homeopathic or herbal formulation is injected either just below the skin, into acupuncture points, into the muscle or around tendons, ligaments and joints to facilitate the desired changes.
Cancer Co-Management and Supportive Cancer Care
Our clinic is approved as an after-care facility for Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Dr. Visconti was the Director of Integrative Services at the InterCommunity Cancer Institute in Clermont, FL for 2 years. We provide support for people with various stages of cancer and in various stages of treatment. We offer pain and nausea management, mind body approaches, nutritional and herbal protocols designed to improve the efficacy of chemotherapy and/or radiation, reduce the risk of side-effects, address side-effects if they occur and address other non-cancer health issues a person may have that may detract from their ability to fight the cancer and to undergo his/her treatment plan. After surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy we change the plan-of-action and provide guidance to improve the body’s own immune system decreasing the risk of recurrence or assisting the body to better deal with the cancer in those people who may not be able to do conventional treatments. I will work with your current healthcare provider to formulate a treatment plan most beneficial to your current health condition, addressing the safety and appropriateness of any complementary protocols you are using.
Health Optimization Programs
Health is not just the absence of pain or disease. You will receive information and recommendations to help you to live a healthier life – now, to prepare your body to operate at its highest potential and to maintain your health throughout your lifetime. Because of my extensive training in both alternative and conventional medical principles and therapeutics you will receive an individualized plan utilizing time-proven natural protocols combined with the latest scientific medical research and technology. I can help you to understand the pros and cons of various treatment options to help you to make an informed decision regarding your health.
Often, people come in taking many more supplements than they actually need, and spending a lot of extra money in the process. Following a review of your history we will establish whether the supplements you are taking are appropriate for you.
Alternative & Functional Medicine Testing
Basic conventional testing is often inadequate to give a full picture of how the body is actually functioning. Many tests are available to enable a more complete look at where the dysfunction actually lies and how to address the cause. Some of the available tests include:
Adrenal and Oxidative Stress Index
Vitamin and Mineral Status Testing
Immediate & Delayed Food Allergy Testing
Digestive Function Tests
Heavy Metal Testing
Cardiovascular Risk Profiles
Salivary and Urinary Hormone Testing
Common Conditions Treated
adrenal fatigue, diabetes, hypoglycemia, obesity/weight issues, thyroid disorders
yeast infections, infertility, PMS, menopausal symptoms, incontinence, menstrual problems, endometriosis, cervical displasia therapy, low libido
low testosterone, prostate disorders, Sexual disorders/Erectile Dysfunction
abdominal pain, acid reflux/GERD and heartburn, leaky gut, IBS, indigestion, inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), Candida
hypertension, high cholesterol, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease
Immune and Inflammatory Conditions
cancer co-management, colds & flu, allergies, ear infections, eczema, chronic cough, asthma, sinus problems, autoimmune disease (including Lupus, Sjogren’s), chronic fatigue, Heavy Metal or Environmental Toxicity
ADHD, anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, stress, smoking cessation program
arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, headaches, rheumatic diseases, back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel and any other acute or chronic pain in the body, sports injuries. *Motor Vehicle Accident injuries are usually covered by motor vehicle insurance
insomnia, migraines, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, seizures
frequent urinary tract infections, prostate conditions, interstitial cystitis, kidney problems
Unlike many other states, Florida does not currently issue licenses to naturopathic doctors and it is legally prohibited to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Florida. All information regarding Naturopathic Medicine provided by this office is to help the public understand this form of medicine and to support the re-licensing efforts in Florida, and the licensing in other states.