Anti-Aging and Age Management Services
Walnut Creek, CA Anti-Aging Doctor, Jamie Berner, N.D. at offers a wide number of services and therapies to help men and women improve their overall health. Providing evidence-based therapies, such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy allows Doctor Berner to help patients of all ages to feel and look healthier. Other naturopathic services allow patients to safely and effectively augment their existing treatment plans to help their bodies to naturally heal. Countless patients have been able to overcome their health issues and improve their overall quality of life through the use of Doctor Berner’s specialized treatment plans.
Services that Jamie Berner, N.D. offers include:
From a traditional Chinese standpoint, acupuncture is used to balance the flow of energy or life force – referred to as chi – through meridians or pathways in the body. This is accomplished by placing tiny needles along these pathways to re-balance the flow of chi. Western medicine views the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscle and connective tissue. Acupuncture is most often used to treat pain. Additionally, acupuncture can help relieve many other common maladies. For example, acupuncture has been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting, addiction, headaches, menstrual cramping, asthma and fibromyalgia.
Annual Gynecological Exams
Annual gynecological exams are preventative exams that help monitor ongoing physical and hormonal changes of women. During perimenopause, which is the time before menopause, levels of estrogen and progesterone decrease as the body gets ready for the end of menstruation. These hormones are also responsible protecting against uterine cancer and osteoporosis. During these exams, the doctor evaluates your condition and recommends treatment, if needed. Annual gynecological exams can help keep women healthy and can let them know when certain problems arise. Annual gynecological exams can detect low hormone levels like estrogen and progesterone that are needed to protect against cancer and osteoporosis.
Heart Disease Prevention
Heart disease refers to an enlarged heart, coronary artery disease, heart attack, or congestive heart failure and is the leading cause of death in America. Heart disease prevention includes quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, managing weight and getting adequate amounts of sleep. Symptoms of heart disease include shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, sweating, and fast or irregular heartbeats. Heart disease prevention can help people live longer lives. Quitting smoking, eating healthy and exercising can increase and improve your quality of life.
Mineral supplementation is the process of supplementing minerals and vitamins (i.e., magnesium, iron and zinc) that are not being sufficiently produced naturally. These essential nutrients help regulate appropriate body system functioning, like the immune system. Mineral supplementation can maintain and improve healthy bodily functioning including the regulation and production of the stress hormone cortisol. For instance, zinc has been shown to decrease cortisol levels which may be helpful for those suffering from adrenal fatigue.
Anti-aging treatment refers to treating age related problems like face wrinkles, sagging skin, cellulite, age spots and crow’s feet. Anti-aging treatments include face-lifts, Botox treatments, and Mesotherapy. Anti-aging treatments help recipients’ look and feel better and can improve mental, emotional, and physical health. When people look good, they feel good.
Herbal medicine – also referred to as botanical medicine, herbalism or phytomedicine – is the use of plants for medicinal purposes. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for much of human history and herbal medicine is still practiced in many countries today. Though herbal medicine is not recognized by Western medicine, plant-derived compounds are widely used in the production of many pharmaceutical drugs. Using natural remedies are beneficial to the body. They are easier to break down for use than synthetic compounds and may not have side effects that are known to accompany pharmaceutical drugs.
Natural Pain Management
Natural pain management refers to using natural substances to treat pain. These include green tea, ginger, cat’s claw and willow bark. In addition, low vitamin D levels have been associated with chronic pain and fish oil has been shown to help with headaches, back pain and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Though these substances have some of the same side effects and traditional medicines, the side effects tend to be much less severe. The damage done to the liver and kidneys using traditional medicines are more substantial compared to when using natural pain relievers.
Nutrition refers to the selection, preparation, and economics of food. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. We need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amount of nutrients for good health. Eating a healthy diet is vital for good health and well-being and can prevent many maladies, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and scurvy.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones from plants that are identical to the hormones found in the human body. Bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plants like soy and yams and can help restore hormone levels and appropriate bodily functioning. For example, supplementing bioidentical estrogen, testosterone and progesterone can help relieve symptoms of perimenopause and menopause like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and irritability.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the process of breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or chamber. The pressure is up to 3 times normal air pressure and helps the lungs carry more oxygen. The blood carries the oxygen throughout the body and stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells that help to promote healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used to treat decompression sickness, burns, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning as well as skin and bone infections. There is also some evidence of it being useful for treating allergies, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis.
Chelation therapy is the process of administering a chelating agent (i.e., bonding agent) to the body that removes heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, plutonium and uranium. The chelating agent binds to the metal and is swept away as the chelating agent moves throughout the body, eventually exiting via urine. Chelation therapy has also been used to treat heart disease, cancer, and autism. Chelation therapy can help rid the body of toxins and waste and improve the health of the patient.
Infrared light is invisible radiant energy with longer wavelengths than normal visible light. When infrared energy is delivered to injury sites and other painful areas, it can increase circulation, reduce inflammation and promote healing. This is accomplished because infrared light promotes the release of nitric oxide which promotes blood flow in the immediate area. The increased blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to the problem area resulting in fast healing, reduced pain and inflammation.
Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body. The theory states that toxins can build up in the body and cause damage. Detoxification reduces these toxins in the body which promotes appropriate functioning of bodily systems. Detoxification helps those suffering from allergies, asthma, arthritis, depression, diabetes, headaches, heart disease and high blood pressure. Detoxification can relieve stress and many of the maladies associated with toxin build up.
Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A technician or your doctor analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors can influence lab testing including age, sex, race, diet, and medications taken. Lab testing can help detect illness before it becomes incurable. These illnesses include cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Walnut Creek, CA Anti-Aging Doctor, Jamie Berner, N.D. will perform the appropriate diagnostic tests to get to the source of her patient’s health conditions. She will take the time to closely assess the patient’s medical history, lifestyle factors, and stress levels when designing a treatment plan. Providing personalized care, Doctor Berner’s treatment plans are designed to meet individual needs. Many patients have been able to overcome their health challenges with Doctor Jamie Berner’s guidance and expert therapies.
To learn more about the services offered contact Walnut Creek, CA Anti-Aging Doctor, Jamie Berner, N.D. today to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation!