Detoxification

Detoxification is a broad topic, and includes any therapy that helps eliminate toxins, including heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, waste products from digestion and other types of toxins. Therapies can include anything from nutritional support, IV therapy, colonics, and homeopathics, among many other types of treatments.

Acupuncture with Jay Callender, LAc

Acupuncture is one of several modalities of Chinese medicine, in which hair-thin needles are inserted at various points of the body to restore energetic balance. Jay explains that his philosophy is that “less is more.” While some acupuncturists might choose to use many needles on a new patient, Jay prefers to get to know his patient and understand the true root of the problem – meaning that fewer needles will be required to produce the same effect.

The skilled placement of needles stimulates the flow of the vital energy, or Qi (Chi), along the body’s acupuncture meridians. By strategically positioning acupuncture needles at any of the hundreds of key points along the body’s meridians, TCM doctors assist in relieving blockages to stimulate a more balanced flow of Qi. Successful acupuncture treatments allow our innate healing mechanisms to flourish and promote optimal health in body, mind and spirit.

More about Acupuncture with Jay Callender, LAc
Biosyntonie Treatment
Biosyntonie®

Traditional healing modalities teach that illness can arise due to being disconnected from nature. Using specially created ceramic discs, BioSyntonie® helps mitigate the negative effects of man-made technologies (including WiFi, microwaves and EMF pollution) while supporting the body’s own healing resources.

Biosyntonie on the Blog

About Biosyntonie

Clinical Nutrition

Clinical nutrition is fundamental to treat or prevent any health concern. Food creates the building blocks for every bodily function. Each nutrient we absorb has an important biological role, and too much or too little of these nutrients contributes to various health conditions. Clinical nutrition uses nutrients from a nutrition- or disease-specific diet to prevent and treat a multitude of health concerns.

Nutrition on the Blog
Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonic)

Colonic irrigation, also known as Colonic Hydrotherapy, is a safe and effective method of cleansing the colon by continuous gentle flushing with warm carbon filtered and UV light purified water under very low pressure.

About Colonics
Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy uses hot, cold, steam, or ice water to treat disease and promote well-being. Hydrotherapy engages the body’s response to hot and cold temperatures to achieve specific goals of immune stimulation, improving circulation, inflammation modulation, detoxification, lymphatic drainage, and/or pain control. There are many unique, effective hydrotherapy techniques that alternate hot and cold applications, baths, compresses, and wraps specifically to the individual concern. Hydrotherapy is an excellent tool for both acute and chronic conditions such as digestive problems, chronic disease, immune suppression, bronchitis, muscle and joint pains, autoimmunity concerns, sinus and other chronic infections. Hydrotherapy relaxes and alleviates symptoms, and also reduces illness duration.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) was once limited to supplements and herbs. Today, these approaches are part of a comprehensive system including many disciplines. The terms complementary and alternative describe practices and products that people choose as adjuncts to or as alternatives to Western medical approaches.

CAM is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to Alternative Medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health — the primary goal of Alternative medicine practice — by gaining proper balance in life.

CAM practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.

About CAM
Comprehensive Detoxification Program with Nafysa Parpia ND

Nafysa Parpia NDDr. Nafysa Parpia offers a comprehensive detoxification program at GMA. The detoxification program takes place in two distinct phases:

The first phase includes supporting and cleansing the gastrointestinal tract, as well as addressing oxidative stress at the cellular level. This first phase is addressed through diet and some specific nutrients; it is a preparation for the stronger detoxification which takes place next. Should a patient have dysbiosis or parasites, these may need to be cleared with specific protocols before beginning the first phase of detoxification.

The second phase of detoxification is more intensive, and involves major organs and tissues where toxins and heavy metals are typically stored, or which release stored toxins during therapy. This phase often includes chelation therapy, depending on patients’ needs as seen in their labs, as well as other forms of detoxification based on patient history of chemical exposure, toxicity labs, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Patients’ individual genetics are also assessed and those that that affect detoxification are taken into consideration.

Phase two of detoxification will include intravenous nutrient therapies, injection therapies, oral nutrients, colonics and sauna. Patients may notice that during Phase 2, there naturally comes about an emotional letting go. This, too, is a part of detoxification, and will be addressed with each patient individually through forms of mind-body medicine offered at Gordon Medical.

While there will be a general protocol, this will be highly tailored to each individual’s needs, lab values and sensitivities. All patients will be closely monitored during the detoxification process.

About Dr. Parpia
Craniosacral Therapy

An extension of the art of osteopathic manipulation, craniosacral therapy’s goal is to restore the normal, healthy structure and movement of the body.  Gentle hands on treatment in this area can have far reaching effects in the entire body.

About Craniosacral Therapy
Far Infrared Sauna

General sauna concept is to heat the body by several degrees. The body attempts to reduce the temperature by relaxing blood vessels, driving blood to the surface, and by sweating. This has the effect of increasing circulation, and allowing detoxification through the skin. Repeated sauna use increases the efficiency of sweating.

FIR Sauna on the Blog

About FIR Sauna
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

Frequency Specific Microcurrent is a new system of treatment using microamperage current and the resonance effects of frequencies on tissues and conditions to create beneficial changes in symptoms and health. These frequencies, resurrected from the 1920’s, reduce pain, scarring and inflammation, change emotional states and improve health.

FSM on the Blog

About FSM
What People Are Saying About
Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Frequency Specific Microcurrent - FSM’s ability to tap into the intelligence of the body in a kind, supportive way, dovetails beautifully with the work I’ve practiced for so many years now.

Julie Galvan - Bodyworker
Frequency Specific Microcurrent - Custom Care - Purchase and Set Up

Purchase your own Custom Care FSM unit to have available for ongoing treatment, or urgent care. The Custom Care will be programmed with frequecies targeted at your specific needs, and can have the programming changed if your needs change. Perfect for chronic conditions, injuries, and surgery. Contact your Medical Assistant about purchasing a Custom Care unit.

About FSM
Frequency Specific Microcurrent - Custom Care - Rental

Gordon Medical has Custom Care FSM units for rent, so that you can do your Frequency Specific Microcurrent protocols at home. The unit will be programmed with frequencies specifically targeted to your condition. Talk to your Medical Assistant about renting a Custom Care unit.

About FSM
IV Push Prep
Heavy Metal Chelation

(Also Mercury Chelation and Chelation Therapy)

Heavy metals-lead, mercury, and cadmium-bind tightly to tissues and organs. To remove them, oral or intravenous chelation agents are used. A chelating agent or chelator is simply a natural or man-made molecule that tightly binds to a heavy metal and then is excreted in the urine or feces.

Man-made chelators include DMSA, DMPS and EDTA, while natural chelators include chlorella, cilantro, garlic, sulfur-containing amino acids and others. EDTA chelation therapy has also been used to treat cardiovascular disease for more than 30 years.

Chelation on the Blog
Homeopathy

Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a natural non-toxic system that stimulates the innate ability of the body to heal itself, strengthening the entire system. Homeopathic “remedies” are tiny amounts of plant, mineral, or animal substances provided at various potencies, depending on treatment goals. The system of homeopathy operates on the principle that “like cures like.”

Homeopathy on the Blog
Isopathic Remedies

Isopathic remedies come from the German homeopathic tradition. They are usually diluted four to eight times of their original strength, which is a lower dilution than most traditional homeopathic solutions.

Injection Therapy

GMA uses a wide variety of injectable treatments, including nutrients, antibiotic or other antimicrobials, and anti-inflammatory and other treatments specific for your care. We also offer training in home injections for those who are unable to come into the office for their injections.

About Injection Training for Home Care
IV Prep
IV Nutritional And Chelation Therapies

IV therapies are indicated for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte replacement, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, detoxification, and/or pain relief.

IV therapies are fast acting due to the direct introduction into the bloodstream. IV medications do not have to undergo digestive metabolism and therefore, some medications may be given at higher doses. They can also be a good option for those who are unable to take medications or nutrients by other routes (including oral, rectal, and topical routes).

About Our IV Services
IV Services

IV therapies are indicated for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte replacement, antibiotic, antimicrobial, and/or pain relief.

For questions about IV treatment, contact your Practitioner through the Secure Messaging on the Patient Portal or call (707) 575-5180.

About Our IV Services
Methyl Genetic Nutrition Analysis (MGNA) Program with Elizabeth Large, ND

Elizabeth Large NDMethyl genetic nutrition analysis provides a cutting-edge approach to looking at genetic susceptibilities to developing chronic illness. Supporting your genetic susceptibilities with nutrition is based on current scientific research. I have found that looking at an individual’s genetic susceptibilities can provide the “Aha moment” in discovering a missing piece to lifelong health problems. Variants in DNA can impact your ability to make and use different nutrients critical for reducing inflammation, supporting healthy circulation, promoting a strong immunity, supporting emotional health, and proper removal of the toxins we are exposed to, as well as slowing the aging process.

I highly recommend this for everyone, either to prevent potential health conditions from developing, or to shed light on a chronic illness that you have been unable to cure. Understanding how DNA impacts human health and metabolic processes is the future of medicine.

About Methyl Genetic Nutrition Analysis (MGNA)
Low Dose Immunotherapy

LDI is a form of immune desensitization that works by restoring the tolerance for toxins or other foreign substances that induce an immune response in the body (antigens). This can be done for literally thousands of antigens at once to help your immune system better tolerate certain therapies.

LDI on the Blog

About LDI
Molekule at GMA
Revolutionary Molekule Air Purifier Offered through GMA
MoLEKULE

Our idea of clean air is very different.

Molekule breaks down pollutants on a molecular level, giving you the air you were meant to breathe. Unlike conventional filter technologies which merely trap some subset of pollutants, Molekule’s technology is able to destroy the full spectrum of indoor air pollution including airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Learn About the Special Offer on Molekule for GMA Patients and Friends
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)

Osteopathy is a complete branch of medicine parallel to allopathic (conventional) medicine. It emphasizes normal structure for optimal body function, and believes the body has a profound ability to heal itself if it is free from physical obstruction. Since the body is an integrated unit, an osteopath studies medical problems by how obstructions, often in distant body parts, might affect symptoms.

OMT on the Blog
Ozone Treatments: Ear, Nasal, Rectal, Vaginal, Bladder and Limb (ENRVBL)

Ozonotherapy is the use of medical grade ozone, a highly reactive form of pure oxygen, to create a curative response in the body. The body has the potential to renew and regenerate itself. When it becomes sick it is because this potential has been blocked. The reactive properties of ozone stimulate the body to remove many of these impediments, thus allowing the body to do what it does best – heal itself.

Ozone Therapy is a medical therapy that has been used worldwide for over 50 years with dramatic success and safety. Ozone therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone.

About Ozone Treatments
Physical Medicine/Manual Therapy

Physical medicine offers ways to recover from orthopedic injuries, strengthen the immune system, and address a multitude of health concerns including detoxification, chronic injury pain, or arthritis. Treatment techniques incorporate hydrotherapy (water-based methods of healing tissues), soft-tissue manipulation, muscle stretching, and manipulation and adjustment of the spine and extremities, if necessary. Additional physiotherapy techniques-ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and diathermy-also support this modality.

More About Physical Medicine Coming Soon!

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an advanced system of medicine and healing dating back over 2,000 years. Basic teachings within TCM demonstrate the profound interconnectedness of our existence, offering an in-depth, holistic perspective of the individual in relationship to the laws and patterns of nature.

TCM emphasizes the use of specific treatments and practices to harmonize our physical, mental and emotional states, and align with nature’s rhythms, to bring about optimal health and wellness. Over the last two millennia, TCM has refined some of the most sophisticated, safe and effective therapeutic practices that offer profound benefits for body, mind and spirit.

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Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) Test

Visual contrast sensitivity (VCS) testing measures your ability to see details at low contrast levels, and is often used as a nonspecific test of neurological function. At GMA, the VCS testing is often a very useful biotoxin screening tool.

About VCS Testing