Therapies

All therapies that can be used for a wide variety of health conditions.

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The Role of Dysbiosis and Chronic Infections on Cognitive and Psychological Health – Nafysa Parpia

This podcast is part of the Collective Insights Podcast series through the Neurohacker Collective. In this podcast, Daniel Schmachtenberger interviews Nafysa Parpia, ND about the role of the gut in illness and health. You can see a full transcript of the podcast on the Neurohacker webpage. You can also listen to the full podcast series by subscribing.

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“Functional and integrative medicine that is heart centered guides how I treat my patients with complex chronic illness. Biochemical imbalances, epigenetic expression, toxin exposure, microbial exposure and emotional imbalance are often key in unraveling the mystery of and treating chronic illness. Each of these aspects is different for each patient. Thus, with compassionate listening and cutting edge laboratory tests, I can create treatment plans that are highly individualistic and healing.” – Nafysa Parpia, ND

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Cosmetic Botox® Now Available at GMA

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Nafysa Parpia, ND, injecting Botox into a patient.

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®), produced by Allergan is a medication that is used to treat dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. Botulinum Toxin A can also be used on the lower face to treat the muscles that cause tiny lines around the mouth, the “sad lines” at the corners of the mouth, as well as the aging appearance of the neck. Botulinum Toxin A Cosmetic works by relaxing the facial muscles, creating a smoother more refreshed appearance.

Nafysa Parpia, N.D. is an independent practitioner working out of both the Santa Rosa and the Marin offices of Gordon Medical. In addition to utilizing a range of injection therapies such as neural therapy, prolozone and prolotherapy, she has added the use of cosmetic Botox® to the treatments she offers. Dr. Parpia is trained to analyze your individual facial anatomy and then formulate the Botulinum Toxin A dose that will give you the best cosmetic enhancement and longevity.

See more information about Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®)

See all GMA injection therapies

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Jay Callender, MS TCM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM brings Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to GMA

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Gordon Medical welcomes Jay Callender to our offices! Jay has years of experience supporting patients with chronic illnesses which will stand him in good stead at this difficult time, as our patients find the need for support even more important than usual. Call the office to make an appointment to see Jay now at (707) 575-5180.

Independent Practitioner
Licensed Acupuncturist
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

“Balance in all things is a major component of our health and happiness. If there is balance between our external and internal environments health will occur naturally. This balance is not fixed but is constantly shifting, requiring a certain level of attentiveness from us. Doing just enough to achieve balance is all that is required. Thus, doing less can be more.

Balance should also exist between physician and patient. When the communication is clear, honest, and compassionate, the process of healing is enhanced.”

Jay Callender, LAc

Jay  has been studying Asian culture, martial arts systems, and healing practices since the early 1970’s, and is a respected teacher, lecturer, and clinical practitioner. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, shortly after which he spent his early years living and being educated in abroad. [Read more…]

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Nebulized Glutathione offered at GMA for smoke irritation

Nebulizer treatmentsDue to the fires and amount of toxic smoke this past week, many people are finding that the smoke has caused lung irritation, chest constriction, asthma, coughing or wheezing. GMA is offering nebulized glutathione, a powerful antioxidant which acts as a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier for the lungs, protecting the whole respiratory tract from oxidative stress. Because many pulmonary diseases and respiratory related conditions are affected by deficient antioxidant status, poor oxygenation and/or impaired host defenses, glutathione is an excellent choice to support healthy lung function. Oral or IV glutathione will not be as effective for treating lungs as the nebulized glutathione.

With a nebulizer, glutathione is delivered as a fine mist into the upper respiratory tract and lungs through a mask that covers the nose and mouth or delivered directly into the lungs with a mouth piece. Each nebulizer treatment takes between 15-25 minutes.

In terms of side effects, glutathione is very safe. Some people will experience mild coughing and a unpleasant sulfur odor. However, for those who are sulfite sensitive, glutathione is contraindicated. If you aren’t sure if you are sulfite sensitive, sulfite strips can measure your urine. Those who test positive for sulfites should not use glutathione. Call the office at (707) 575-5180 to set up treatment. Phones are now open again and staff is on hand.

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Free Shipping on NPScript through October

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For a limited time, through October 31st, GMA patients can receive FREE ECONOMY SHIPPING on their NPScript orders. No minimum order required.

Shop the full catalog of thousands of products, including supplements, personal care products, even products for your animal’s health, 24 hours a day. Professional quality, only available to patients of Gordon Medical. If you have not yet signed up for your account, most patients will already have their email addresses uploaded to NPScript. To create an account, enter your email address at the sign in page, and enter “Forgot Password.” you will be sent information on how to create your password.

Wondering what to order? The staff at GMA really likes Heritage fragrance free colloidal silver foaming soap, for patients who want to boost the toolbox for the upcoming cold and flu season. It lasts a long time, and doesn’t dry out our hands like other soaps or conventional hand sanitizers. The addition of colloidal silver helps to improve our chances of staying healthy this winter!

Heritage Foaming Colloidal Silver You are going to love our new moisturizing liquid hand soap with all the benefits of colloidal silver! Luscious emollient-based soap foams onto your hands for instant coverage with a simple pump action. Rich olive and coconut cleansers blend with vegetable glycerin, castor oil, and colloidal silver to assure potent cleaning power that is good for your skin. Choose from delightfully uplifting essential oils of rosemary and spearmint or natural unscented.

Formulated with moisturizing olive (castil-based) and coconut derived cleansers, plus castor oil and vegetable glycerin, and all the benefits of colloidal silver for optimal cleaning power. Hypoallergenic fragrance free. These pure ingredients support healthy skin and will leave your skin soft and clean with no soapy residue.

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Sulfate Free
Gluten Free
Paraben Free

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Eric Gordon, MD on Using the Molekule Air Purifier in Our Office

Patients at GMA are uniquely sensitive to many things, and odors, scents, and air pollution are often one of the biggest issues they deal with. Though we have searched for air purifiers that helped our patients, we never had one that we were truly satisfied with. Until now.

We first heard about Molekule Air Purification from our patients. It almost sounded too good to be true. We found the PECO units do not filter, absorb, or block toxins in the air. The PECO technology literally takes the toxins apart, down to the molecular level. PECO is an innovative technology that utilizes free radicals—the same radicals used to kill cancer cells—to oxidize pollutants. By using nanotechnology, PECO is able to destroy pollutants 1000 times smaller than traditional HEPA filters (0.1 nanometers versus 300 nanometers). Toxins are broken down into carbon dioxide, water, and trace elements.

Our most sensitive staff, along with several who participated in Molekule’s beta study, all had notable positive results.

Find out more about Molekule.

Learn about the special on Molekule for GMA patients and friends.

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I wish every room I go to had a Molekule Air Purifier in it.

Asha with her Molekule Air Purifier

 

I’ve never come across a better air purifier than Molekule. On top of that, it is a beautiful design. I started calling her Mo, since she felt like my new best friend.

I live in a house with 2 cats. My roomie is also redesigning the kitchen, so there is extra dust floating around. When I brought my Molekule into my room it automatically made me breath better. I had no idea how polluted my air was in my house till I brought the air purifier in. I was surprised to find out that indoor air is 5x more polluted than outdoor air.

I started waking up earlier, with more energy and less congested. I kept the Molekule on while I slept, and it seemed to make me sleep deeper. Usually I wake up tired, and I was waking up with extra energy. My bedroom feels like a sanctuary.

I brought my Molekule to the office, and everyone in the office noticed the difference in air quality. When someone who was sick came into the office, it felt like I was protected by the Molekule.

I highly recommend the Molekule, and believe there is no other air purifier out there that compares. I wish every room I go to had a Molekule in it.

Asha Baxter – GMA Body Technichian

 

GMA has a Special Offer on the Molekule PECO Air Purifier for GMA patients and friends. Find out more and request your discount!

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Air Pollution Effects on Cognitive Ability: What Can You Do About It?

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You probably already know that air pollution has an impact on the lungs, making it more difficult to breathe, and even triggering asthma and other respiratory issues. You may have also noticed that you are more tired on days when the air pollution levels are high.

Did you know that air pollution can also affect your ability to think well and remember things? Research is discovering the impact of air pollution, especially particulate matter (PM) and ozone, on the central nervous system and the brain. It has been connected with developmental issues in children, and the development of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s diseaseParkinson’s disease, and loss of brain mass and cognitive abilities in adults.

Brain fog, trouble with memory, word finding issues, [Read more…]

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Catching Up with Dr. Elizabeth Large, N.D.

By Carolyn B. Welcome, PA-C

Dr. Elizabeth Large divides her time between GMA’s main office in Santa Rosa and its new waterfront location in San Rafael. Among the many tools in her toolbox, this naturopathic physician offers expertise in Methyl Genetic Nutrition Analysis (MGNA), a program that provides in-depth interpretation of data from 23andMe genetic testing. This method has allowed her to home in on her patients’ individual needs.  Dr. Large’s toolbox also includes Chinese and Western plant-based treatments, Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI),* oral and intravenous antibiotics, IV therapy and hormones.

“Natural medicine is not one size fits all,” she notes.

Eric Gordon, MD and Elizabeth Large, ND at GMA - Maggie Perkins 2017

Eric Gordon, MD and Elizabeth Large, ND at GMA – Maggie Perkins 2017

Thanks to the information given by MGNA, Dr. Large is seeing fast and quite amazing results in patients who have had health problems for most of their lives.

“When you see a lot of variants in one area – histamines, for example,” she explains, “it might help to explain unresolved issues.” [Read more…]

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Eric Gordon and Nafysa Parpia to Speak at American Academy of Ozonotherapy

2017 AAO Annual Meeting

From the AAO website: What Is Ozone Therapy? 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. [Read more…]