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Western Herbal Medicine

Herbs have enjoyed a long history of use as medicines in North America. Native Americans had medicinal use for more than 2,500 species of plants. These medicinal plants were used to treat as laxatives, analgesics, contraceptives, sedatives and remedies for illness like colds, tuberculosis and cancer all part of what might be thought of as Natural Healing techniques.

Prior to the 20th century, early documentation regarding the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of plants was named “materia medica.” The first edition of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in 1820 contained 425 botanical substances. The number of herb products listed in USP reached its peak of 636 botanical substances in in 1870. By 1926, the number of botanical monographs dropped to 203. The trend at that time was to replace herbal medicine with pharmaceutical drugs. This wasn’t due to a lack of herbal safety or effectiveness but because the actions of the herbal medicine were not as pharmacologically dramatic and as profitable as newer synthetic drugs.

Today, herbal medicines enjoy a resurgence of use by natural health consumers. There may be many reasons for this surge in botanical medicine use. The rising cost of healthcare is forcing consumers to find alternative sources of healing. Pharmaceutical drugs come with a risk of potential side effects and adverse reactions. Modern research has validated many positive uses for herbal medicine with significant cost savings over pharmaceuticals.

Herbal medicines are prescribed by a board-certified herbalist after an extensive health evaluation. Each botanical medicine contains thousands of plant chemicals that work to support the body’s innate healing capacity. The pharmacological action of each herb is matched to address the patient’s symptoms. Single or multiple herbal medicines may be employed for treatment based on a Western diagnosis.

Compared to traditional training methods, this Holistic Medicine approach can achieve better results in less time with less effort. You are always in control, as you can select the optimal level of oscillation movement suitable to your training objectives. The net result will be a real breakthrough in your training and conditioning, as you get to focus on the results you want to achieve.

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Far Infrared TDP Lamp

Electromagnetic therapeutic lamp

Electromagnetic therapeutic apparatus (TDP for short, also known as the “Magic Lamp”) is a new type of medical and health care tool unlike any other heat lamp. While most lamps use a common infrared bulb, the TDP lamp features a plate coated with a mineral formulation consisting of 33 elements. When activated, it emits electro-magnetic waves that penetrate through the body painlessly. The TDP lamp can help improve metabolism, increase the circulation of blood, relieve inflammation, itching or diarrhea, improve insomnia, and help the regeneration and growth of normal tissue. It is also commonly used for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain associated with arthritis to relieve the stiffness. This therapy is very effective and soothing to the body without any discomfort. TDP has been widely used by many medical units and health care facilities as part of an integrative medicine or alternative medicine treatment throughout the world.*



The BioMat produces high quality infrared rays by means of super fiber and natural amethyst. Unlike an electric blanket, the BioMat does not get hot when it is turned on. The heat comes from friction generated within the body through the effects of Far Infrared Rays. It warms the inside of your body and the part of the BioMat making contact with your skin gets warm. Should the temperature of any part of the BioMat exceed the set temperature, the sheet current is cut off by the thermal sensors distributed throughout the BioMat. When the BioMat reaches the selected temperature, then the Negative Ions come on; as indicated by blue lights and stay on until the BioMat needs to raise the temperature.

The BioMat delivers the highest vibrational resonance deep into all the tissues of the human body. The combination of infrared light, negative ions and amethyst quartz, opens the channels for intelligent cellular communication leading to DNA repair and total body wellness. Negative Ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible particles that we inhale in abundance near waterfalls, rain forest and oceans. Once they enter our bloodstream they have a positive effect on the rate at which serotonin is oxidized, resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness and more energy. The BioMat can help increase blood circulation and may strengthen the cardiovascular system. It assists your body’s ability to burns calories and controls weight, by pumping blood and producing sweat and can reduce stress and fatigue. The infrared heat expands the circulatory system promoting efficient and can increased blood flow.*

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Ion Detoxification Footbath


The Ion detox foot bath is a top quality high tech detoxification system that enables the body to heal itself. The Ion Foot Bath is similar to walking on the sand along the edge of the ocean, only it is more powerful because your feet are in direct contact with the ions being made in the salt water of the footbath. Water has an almost perfect balance of positive and negative ions. Since the body is composed of about 70% water, its ability to interact with water is very high. When you immerse your feet into the ionized water, the vibrational frequency of the water will affect the vibrational frequency of the body due to the interaction of the magnetic and electric fields. It is an exceptionally wonderful and natural healing tool. It is painless, with no side effects.

Due to poor diet and high stress, we tend to accumulate and store excess quantities of waste products. During a 30-minute session, the ions enter your body and begin to neutralize these tissues acid waste. As believed in Reflexology, each foot is actually a channel, a conduit, through which your body attempts to cleanse itself of toxic wastes and heavy metals that are building up in many parts of your system. During the foot bath you will actually see the cleansing process take place as the water interacts with the sea salt and magnetic field created by the array. This cleansing process results in the correct frequency required for the cells to return to a healthy state, and to release waste that has been bended to them over the years.*

What are possible healing benefits?*

  • Liver Detoxification, Reduce Heavy Metal
  • Increase Energy
  • Balance Body PH Levels
  • Boost Metabolism and Memory
  • Enhance Immune System
  • Provide Significant Pain Relief
  • Improve Sexual Health
  • Relieves Insomnia
  • Helps prevent Acne and other skin conditions
  • Liver, Kidney and Parasite Cleanse


Homeopathy is a natural therapy that dates back to the 18th century.  It was a theory developed by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann. After observing the doctors of his time practicing drastic and inefficient treatment, he lost interest in the study of medicine and chemistry.  He had abandoned his medical practice and spent time translating scientific and medical documents.  This led him to a whole new concept that patients should be observed carefully with scientific objectivity.  He concluded after rigorous experiments that “any medicine capable of developing the symptoms of an illness in a healthy person can cure a sick person who shows the same symptoms.”  This was called the Law of Similars.  Simply put, ‘Like treats Like,’ or ‘Equals are cured by Equals.’

Homeopathy has three principles:  The first principle states that there should be a connection between illness and remedy.  The second principle is that homeopathy uses repeatedly diluted strengths of vegetal, mineral and chemically processed mixtures that are of natural substances administered in minute doses.  Lastly, since homeopathy considers a person as a whole, every treatment is based on the assumption that every illness is the apparent manifestation of a much more deeply rooted disorder.

Homeopathy considers the patient as a whole being without limiting the therapy to treatment of only the illness-related symptoms.  Illness is viewed as the body’s reaction to an external influence.  Individual homeopathic treatments are based on each patient’s personal reaction.  The patient’s constitution, heredity and environmental tendencies are compared to others who have similar characteristics or symptoms.

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Electroacupuncture is an acupuncture technique that is relatively contemporary compared to the long history of other traditional Chinese medical treatments such as acupuncture.  It has been studied in the past for use in healing bone fractures, muscular tension, and pain relief.  It has become an increasingly popular form of treatment and is used for a wide variety of conditions.

Electroacupuncture is like acupuncture in the fact it can stimulate acupuncture points on the body.  Small clips attached to wire leads are attached to at least two acupuncture needles to produce a wide array of electrical current between the needles.  The acupuncturist can adjust the settings on the electroacupuncture device to produce different frequencies and intensities of the impulse that is created.  Multiple pairs of needles may be stimulated simultaneously to address problems in more than one area.  Although, the time of electroacupuncture treatments can vary, a routine treatment lasts 20-30 minutes, similar to an acupuncture treatment.

The theory of disease or pain relating to the use of acupuncture is based on the ability of the acupuncture to pinpoint blockages or stagnation of ‘Qi’ in the body.  Qi, basically defined as a life force travels through energy highways in the body called meridians.  Just as a kink in a garden hose prevents water from nourishing the garden, blockages in the meridians affect the function of the internal organs.  Electroacupuncture is considered especially effective at continually stimulating the acupuncture needle to release or resolve blockages of Qi at acupuncture points.  Since current flows from one needle to another, the Qi can also be moved with or against the bodies normal flow in the meridians.

There are many positive clinical studies and centuries of anecdotal clinical reports that support the use of electroacupuncture for a variety of conditions.  It is still being used today as a form of anesthesia, muscle cramps, and neurological disorders.  Research is still ongoing to determine how this form of natural healing influences our hormones and nervous system.

There are very few risks in receiving an electroacupuncture treatment.  Patients that have a history of cardiovascular disease with pacemakers, implanted electric medical devices, seizure disorders or stroke should consult their practitioner before initiating therapy.  Electroacupuncture is not recommended to be used on a patient’s head or throat area.  It is also not recommended to be placed directly over the heart or to pass the current across the midline of the body (running horizontal versus vertical on the body).  In most cases, a light comfortable tingling will be felt at the acupuncture point.  The acupuncture needle insertion may result in a minor bruise or drop of blood if a nearby capillary is hit.


Vibration Plate

Compared to traditional training methods, this method achieves better results in less time with less effort. You are always in control, as you can select the optimal level of oscillation movement suitable to your training objectives. The net result will be a real breakthrough in your training and conditioning, as you get to focus on the results you want to achieve.

Ten minutes on the Whole Body vibration exercise therapy is equal to up to thirty minutes of regular exercise and triple times muscle tightening. It can jump start your lymph system and increase circulation to start moving the treated fat out of the body.*


Whole Body Vibration exercise therapy can assist your body in enhancing metabolism, blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Throughout the process, blood is pumped 5o times per second into capillaries. As a result, fuel is provided to the cells and waste is eliminated at a much faster rate. The entire process can help better circulation and your immune system. Additional benefits to vibration therapy can include an increase in bone mass, a reduction in join and back pain as well as fights against osteoporosis. Whole body vibration exercise therapy improves blood pressure and a quicker mending time after exercising. Better blood flow means greater flexibility, muscles warm faster, tendons stretch more effectively and efficiently; resulting in a more relaxed and agile body. Vibration therapy can lead to improved coordination and balance due to stimulation from exercising. Users have reported to us experiencing less stress which results in a better sense of well-being and aided them to prevent insomnia, promoting a more recuperative sleep.*

The Whole Body vibration plate may be able to*:

  • Improves balance, Flexibility & Jumping ability
  • Decreases the Stress Hormone- Cortisol
  • Provides Exercise for Physically challenged
  • Promotes Firmed & Smoother Skin
  • Encourages Collagen Production
  • Passively Works Muscle Groups
  • Improves Overall body Tone
  • Enhances Body Metabolism
  • Increases muscle Strength
  • Reduces Muscle Tension
  • Eases Joint & Back Pain
  • Accelerates Fat Loss
  • Eliminates Toxins
  • Builds Bone Mass


Meridian Reader

The AcuGraph system allows your practitioner to measure and analyze the energy of each acupuncture meridian. Armed with this information, your healthcare practitioner can make better-informed decisions about your condition, and provide the best treatment possible. AcuGraph is the premier measurement tool of its type on the market today. It provides a fast and efficient exam, intelligent analysis, the most advanced treatment options, and allows your healthcare practitioner to easily track your progress.

***all AcuGraph information has been obtained form AcuGraph brochure.


Rapid Release Stimulation

Scar tissue forms in the body as a temporary patching mechanism for wounds caused by surgery, trauma or repetitive stress. This scar tissue is made from collagen just like our skin but without blood supply, it dies, dries out, constricts and becomes brittle. Scar tissue fastened to tissues not normally connected, is called an adhesion. Adhesions can spread, entrapping nerves, causing pain and numbness or limiting range of motion. Undiagnosed pain and restricted mobility may be caused by these adhesions. Scar Tissue Therapy ™ is focused on relief of soft tissue problems caused by scar tissue adhesions. The shearing force of planar wave energy passes safely through flexible healthy tissue, but readily absorbed by the brittle, dense scar tissue.

RRTPro Rapid Release Technology

Rapid Release Stimulation determines the optimum frequency that resonates with the scar tissue for maximum effectiveness by using high speed video shot at 2000 frames/second. With only a 2mm stroke, this therapy feels great and is completely safe while promoting relief. We believe that Scar Tissue Therapy™ is the most effective way to treat painful scar tissue. Scar Tissue Therapy is fast and painless.


Rebuilder for Neuropathy


The ReBuilder® is used for all kinds of pain such as restless leg syndrome, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, idiopathic neuropathy, polyneuropathy, chemo induced neuropathy, Charcot Marie-Tooth, and piriformis entrapment syndrome. The ReBuilder® has been found to be very effective in managing the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. The ReBuilder® is the nerve pain treatment of choice used in cancer hospitals such as The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the Rockefeller Cancer Center, Sloan Kettering, the Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and others for their patients with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy. The ReBuilder® has been proven 96% effective in a study with over 3,000 doctors treating patients who did not respond to any previous treatments.*



The Avazzia is a non-invasive micro-current system that communicates with the peripheral nervous system allowing the patient to experience faster and longer pain relief with deeper penetration.*

FDA cleared to treat chronic and acute pain associated with the following conditions:

  • Sciatica, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stomach ache
  • Chronic fatigue, Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia
  • Clears pain associated with scars
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Ezzi-lift Photo Dynamics

Facial skin massage stimulates the body’s own resources for hormones including collagen and elastagen for the appearance of smoother, tighter skin. Benefits may include:*

  • Smoother, tighter skin texture on the treated areas
  • Lifted eyebrow and eyelid for brighter more open eyes
  • Perkier, lifted cheeks and jaw line
  • Smoothed, flattened and lightened circles under the eyes

Holiday Office Hours

Our office will be closed from December 24th – January 4th

If you need any herbal or supplement refills, please let us know prior to December 22nd.

Christmas is a time for cherishing those who bring so many blessings to our lives. May your heart feel that love this Christmas and throughout the New Year ahead.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!From the office of Dr. Stuart Shipe