Integrative Medicine Center
Holistic Doctors in Rockford
Integrative Healing Center is a unique place like no other in the region. We at Integrative Healing Center understand that the body is naturally designed to heal itself when given the proper balance of nutrition, sunlight, rest and relaxation, and detoxification. We are Holistic Doctors in Rockford that work one on one with the patient to design a special healing program and incorporate appropriate healing therapeutics with conventional medicine for all patients with various disease processes.
At Integrative Healing Center, the patient is referred to as already being healed as this simple declaration is important to the healing process. The mindset of the healed patient is by far the most important aspect of the treatment process and will be the catalyst that propels healing. It is important for every healed patient to invest in oneself and educate their mind regarding their healing process. This connection is important as the rate limiting factor in the healing process is the willingness of the patient to fully take control over one’s health and make the necessary changes for success.
Dr. Elisha Robinson, Board Certified General Surgeon and Fellowship Trained Breast Health Specialist, has been trained in innovative and cutting edge breast surgical techniques including, Breast Conservation, Nipple Sparing Mastectomies, Hidden Scar Techniques, as well as Autologous Adult Stem Cell Therapy with Platelet Rich Plasma. At Integrative Healing Center, we take pride in our excellent surgical skills and incorporate holistic modalities including intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy, hyperbaric oxygen as well as whole body detoxification to improve patient outcomes.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) allows a patient to breathe 100% oxygen at pressures greater than normal atmospheric pressure. The pressure causes the blood to take up greater volumes of oxygen, which speeds the healing process by increasing blood flow and oxygen receipt to damaged tissues. HBO has proven effective for a variety of health conditions including burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, diabetic ulcers, wounds that won’t heal, soft tissue infections, and more. Many doctors have begun using HBO to help plastic surgery patients recover more quickly after surgery. HBO helps minimize swelling, cut down pain, and speed up the body’s healing processes. Oxygen also has an anti-bacterial effect, which helps reduce possible infections, or fight off infection if a patient has complications. The therapy is said to reduce recovery times by 33 to 50 percent.
Integrative Cancer Care
What is integrative care?
Many patients underestimate how dramatically cancer may affect them, both physically and emotionally. Symptoms like nausea and vomiting, peripheral neuropathy and dry mouth are common side effects of certain cancer treatments, and may be treated with supportive care therapies, like nutritional support, oncology rehabilitation and behavioral health. An integrative approach to cancer care treats the disease with surgery, chemotherapy and other conventional tools, while also supporting patients’ strength, stamina and quality of life with evidence-informed therapies.
Supportive care therapies
Integrative care has two layers. First, conventional treatments attack the disease itself. At the same time, evidence-informed therapies help combat cancer-related side effects. The two together, conventional cancer treatments and supportive therapies, delivered simultaneously by a collaborative team of clinicians—that’s integrative cancer care. Explore the links below to learn more about the various supportive care therapies we offer as part of our integrative approach to cancer care.
IV Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a necessary nutrient in our diet. It has numerous vital duties in our body's immune feature, including:
- Wound Healing
- avoiding damages to cells
- constructing collagen
- creating chemical carriers called neurotransmitters
Vitamin C can be located in numerous healthy and balanced foods, particularly:
- Citrus Fruits as well as juice
- Red and also environment-friendly peppers
- Brussels Sprouts
You can likewise get vitamin C from dietary supplements.
Vitamin C supplements are offered in many forms:
- oral tablets
- chewable tablet
- extended-release tablets
- extended-release capsules
Vitamin C is also provided by prescription as a shot.
The injectable vitamin C can be offered right into a capillary (intravenously), right into a muscle (intramuscularly), or under the skin (subcutaneously).
What is IV Nutritional Therapy?
Vitamins and minerals are safely given through the vein and goes directly into the body for immediate absorption and effect. Nutraceutical therapy uses powerful nutraceuticals and amino acids to help men and women fight the effects that busy and active lifestyles place on our bodies.
Toxin overload, as well as the stress of everyday life and poor health choices break the body down leading to degenerative diseases, fatigue, and even cancer.
How Does it Work?
When vitamins and minerals are taken orally, only a small percentage is absorbed. The rest is excreted. For fast, and immediate and safe results, the best way is through the vein. See below some of the common conditions we can help treat at Integrative Healing Center.
- Chronic pain
- Immune system disorders
- Sports injuries
- Post-surgery healing
- Athletic training recovery
IV Peroxide Protocols
Hydrogen Peroxide IV Treatment
The majority of people have a container of hydrogen peroxide in their medicine cupboard. Liquid hydrogen peroxide applied topically is an economical as well as efficient means to get rid of germs. Individuals use it to clear out cuts and scrapes and, even more significantly, to avoid infection at the site of an injury. Research studies have revealed that hydrogen peroxide can be used in one more way: with an IV, directly depositing it right into the bloodstream. Maintain checking out to discover if peroxide IV treatment treatments are ideal for you.
PEROXIDE IV THERAPY UTILIZES
As formerly specified, hydrogen peroxide is recognized to have numerous bacteria-killing advantages. However, researchers began to question if it would have the same result when provided intravenously. They wrapped up that peroxide IV treatment could undoubtedly treat bacterial infections as well as lots of severe and chronic viral infections. They might likewise be valuable for other problems consisting of joint inflammation and hypertension.
Hydrogen peroxide supplied intravenously might combat microbial infections-- thus avoiding pharmaceutical-grade antibiotics. It's famous that while anti-biotics are useful for dealing with diseases within the body, they additionally ruin various other systems. As the infection is gotten rid of with prescription antibiotics, some individuals might experience digestive disturbance or even yeast infections as the ``excellent`` microorganisms are eliminated.
Whole Body Detox Programs
At Integrative Healing Center, we treat the whole patient and individualize
patient care. You are not just a number at our office. We are your partners for
There is no such thing as a body cleanse if the bowels aren’t cleaned. The gut is
a multifunctional organ. There are several processes that are involved including but not limited to immunity, digestion, absorption, and elimination. In fact,
the gut is the largest elimination organ. I often refer to the lower intestinal tract
as the toilet of the body. If it is not eliminated properly and regularly, the entire
body will be full of toxic wastes that are constantly absorbed.
The body isn’t cleansed if the gut isn’t cleansed.
1) Eliminating toxic wastes from the gut
2) Replacement of nutrients
3) Fasting to allow the body to rest &
digest to maximize elimination and gut healing
Thermography Performed by Board Certified Breast Surgeon
What is Breast Thermography?
Digital infrared breast thermography is a painless, radiation free imaging modality that helps detect breast cancer. Approved in 1982 by the FDA as an adjunctive diagnostic screening tool, it’s benefits are far reaching and understandably beneficial as evidenced by the extensive research that has been conducted over the past 6 decades.
Thermography Appointments are only $250
What is bust ultrasound?
Bust ultrasound is an imaging examination that utilizes acoustic waves to look at the within your breasts. It can help your doctor locate breast issues. It likewise allows your doctor to see how well blood is flowing to locations in your busts. This examination is often used when a modification has been seen on a mammogram or when an adjustment is felt; however, it does disappoint a mammogram.
The healthcare provider moves a wand-like gadget called a transducer over your skin to make the photos of your breasts. The transducer sends acoustic waves that bounce off your bust cells. The acoustic waves are as well piercing for you to hear. The transducer, after that, grabs the jumped acoustic wave. These are made into photos of them within your busts.
Your healthcare provider can include one more tool called a Doppler probe to the transducer. This probe lets your doctor listen to the sound waves the transducer sends out. She or he can listen to exactly how rapid blood is moving with a capillary and in which direction it is streaming. No audio or faint audio may imply that you have a blockage in the flow.
Ultrasound is risk-free to have during pregnancy because it does not use radiation. It is also safe for individuals that are allergic to comparison dye since it does not use paint.
Mental Health Counseling
We offer counseling with our Qualified Mental Health Professional Heather Hall.
Master’s Degree, MA Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University
Bachelor’s Degree, BS, Education from Rockford University.
Heather is a passionate mental health advocate bringing over 10 years of experience with addictions, mental health, family counseling, group therapy, and case management for a variety of age groups and populations. Heather’s experience also includes working in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. She believes that journey involves reflecting on the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual areas of one’s life.
What is an Infrared Sauna?
An infrared sauna is a sauna that creates heat by using light. The light used by infrared saunas generates heat by heating your body directly instead of the air surrounding you. Like all saunas, infrared saunas supply you with similar effects to having exercised, such as sweating as well as increased heart rate.
Infrared Saunas vs. Typical Saunas
The primary distinction between the standard saunas you may have used infrared saunas is how they generate warmth. As previously stated, infrared saunas create heating by directly warming your body. On the other hand, typical saunas warm the air around you, which ultimately causes your body to heat up.