Dr. Maggie provides a unique approach to medicine that is hard to come by in the modern world of healthcare. Her services are patient-centered, personal, and thorough. By using practices that include a complete inventory of diet, nutrition, and lifestyle, non-invasive practices like DITI thermography and GAPS treatment, and traditional medical treatments common in Eastern medicine like acupuncture, Dr. Maggie identifies the root of your health concerns and creates a treatment plan that works for you.

There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.

— Dr. Maggie

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a way of practicing medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century by examining overlooked aspects of health like diet, genetics, and environment. It is a more patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person instead of just an isolated set of symptoms.

How does Functional Medicine work?

  • Doctors provide patient-centered care. The more a doctor can know about the lives of their patients, from diet to family history to lifestyle, the more easily they can identify the source of problems in the body. Instead of just sending a patient to various specialists, practitioners of Functional Medicine develop a more personal relationships with their patients.
  • An integrative, science-based healthcare approach is applied. Functional medicine practitioners look upstream to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
  • Unique and optimal medical practices are prescribed. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine. Functional medicine creates a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a way of graphically mapping and displaying skin surface temperature. It fills the gap in clinical diagnosis left by other tests like X Ray, CT, Ultrasound, and EMG. While these tests are tests of anatomy and motor physiology, DITI is a test of physiological change and metabolic processes. With DITI you can non-invasively diagnose, evaluate, monitor, and document a large number of injuries and conditions, including soft tissue injuries and sensory/autonomic nerve fiber dysfunction.

How Does DITI Work?

  • An infrared scanning device is used to convert heat emitted from the body surface into electrical impulses that are visualized in color on a monitor.
  • The spectrum of colors indicate an increase or decrease in the amount of infrared radiation.
  • This visual image graphically maps the body temperature and is referred to as a thermogram.
  • The thermogram is examined to identify subtle abnormal temperature asymmetry.

DITI & Breast Health

Thermography is a painless, non-invasive clinical test without any exposure to radiation. DITI gives women of all ages the opportunity to increase their chances of detecting breast disease at an earlier stage. It is a very convenient option for women under 50 when mammography is less effective.

DITI’s role in preventing breast cancer and other breast disorders includes early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology. DITI also helps establish risk factors for the development or existence of cancer. When used with other procedures, DITI offers the best possible evaluation of body’s health. This 15 minute test is a valuable procedure for alerting your GP or specialist to the possibility of underlying breast disease. All patients’ thermograms (images and analysis) are kept on record and form a baseline for all future routine evaluations. Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer.

Call today to schedule your DITI Thermography or breast imaging, or send in your appointment request.

Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)

Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS™) is a condition in which the digestive system and the functions of the brain sync in a way where the detriment of one affects the other. The natural treatment for GAPS helps to eliminate autism, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, and schizophrenia.

How does GAPS treatment work?

  • An inventory is taken of lifestyle behaviors and symptoms from early development to the present day. The doctor will ask about whether you’ve suffered with certain psychological or learning disabilities throughout your lifetime, or chronic problems such as asthma. They will also ask about early nutrition including whether you were breastfed as a child, suffered from colic or constipation, or ever had any food allergies.
  • A nutritional diet is created to help target GAPS. The expression “you are what you eat” rings very true with this step. What you put into your body can have a great effect on your overall health. A practitioner will put together a diet with you to help improve or help eliminate psychological problems through the reception of proper nutrients.
  • Supplements are added into the patient’s diet. These supplements help boost nutrients that would otherwise not be obtained easily through food.
  • Detoxification and life-style changes are implemented. Your practitioner will suggest and encourage you to make specific lifestyle changes in order to avoid exacerbating the effect of GAPS on your mental and physical health. This may include a detoxification to eliminate unwanted chemicals from the body.

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