We can help you feel energized, think clearly, and experience vitality. Live life to its fullest potential by optimizing your body’s natural processes. Canyon Medical Center offers a wide variety of services to establish a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan. We offer a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the body’s innate ability to heal with the support of natural therapies. When indicated, CMC’s doctors can also prescribe the pharmaceuticals necessary to keep you safe and healthy. Our highly skilled providers combine centuries-old philosophy with current research on wellness and human physiology. It is our ultimate goal to restore your physiology and to help you maintain lifelong wellness.
Canyon Medical Center’s services & procedures are selectively combined services designed to optimize your health and to promote the achievement of your personal wellness goals. They were designed by our team of doctors, acupuncturist, chiropractor, mental health counselor and massage therapist to give you a truly holistic approach to healthcare.
According to our resident acupuncturist, Katerina Pozzi Baratta, MSOM, Acupuncture is a treatment method in which a practitioner uses tiny sterile needles on specific points in order to influence the Qi dynamic throughout the body.
Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a word used to described the life force that flows through every living thing.
Acupuncture is based on the theory that there are meridians, or energetic channels, all over the body which act as pathways for Qi to flow. Qi should be fairly balanced in a healthy person, but in reality everyone has areas in which Qi is relatively stronger and others in which it is weaker.
Acupuncture treatments aim to restore balance in the channels to bring the person as a whole into a healthier and more vibrant state of being.
A classic Chinese principle is that when Qi flows, there is no pain, when Qi is stuck, it causes pain. This pain can be both physical or emotional.
Through the stimulation of specific points and channels on the body, acupuncture boosts deficiencies, reduces excess, and removes blockages in the channels so Qi can flow better and the body can heal itself naturally.
When administered by a licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture is very safe and a highly effective treatment choice for a variety of conditions, including:
But while acupuncture may be the most famous form of Chinese medicine, it is far from the only one!
Chinese medicine treatments often include a lot of other modalities as well, including herbal medicine, bodywork, cupping, moxabustion, qigong, nutrition & lifestyle counseling, and more.
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IV therapy is one of the most effective treatments to reduce the duration and severity of colds and the flu. And ask us how IV nutrient therapy can improve your athletic performance and give you an extra edge, whether beginning a new exercise routine to improve your health or undergoing intense physical training.
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Methione, Inositol, Choline
Childhood and adult vaccines are also available with an appointment. For more information on our alternative vaccine schedule for children, please sign up for one of our monthly vaccine workshops. (see Patient Education for more information.)
Childhood and adult vaccines are also available with an appointment. For more information on our alternative vaccine schedule for children (see Patient Education for more information.)
Dr. Bettenburg, uses a form of electro-acupuncture testing to measure an individual’s change in skin resistance when exposed to potential allergens or sensitivities. She believes it to be more clinically accurate than other types of testing and recommends it for patients who have been diagnosed with autoimmune diseases like fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, and Cushing’s syndrome as well as for patients who have more obvious allergy symptoms. It is often very useful in identifying food sensitivities in people with skin and gastrointestinal disorders. It is non-invasive and painless, which makes it very useful in the testing of children, especially infants with colic and eczema.
Her treatment approach will vary based on each individual patient’s needs after the testing is completed, but Dr. Bettenburg focuses on diet, stress reduction, sleep and herbs as main components in her treatment plans.
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What is AromaTouch Therapy?
The AromaTouch Technique is a new essential oil application method that was developed by Dr. David K. Hill, one of the leading experts on the use of essential oils for medicinal benefit. In AromaTouch Therapy, there is a series of 8 different essential oils applied to the body using simple hand techniques. Because essential oils contain a variety of different healing properties, each oil used in the AromaTouch Technique was selected specifically for its individual therapeutic benefit and aroma.
What are essential Oils and what benefits can they provide?
Essential oils embody the regenerating, oxygenating and immune-strengthening properties of plants. They are so small in size that they can quickly penetrate the skin. In fact, they can affect every cell in the body within 20 minutes of application. Essential oils are powerful antioxidants, and are also antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-tumor.
Essential oils are distilled from plants (including parts such as the seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots, flowers and fruit). One of the factors that determines the purity and therapeutic value of an oil is its chemical constituents. There are hundreds of these constituents in plants, each one with its own individual healing properties. As we begin to learn the power of essential oils in the realm of holistic health, it is important that we understand the necessity of using only pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. Not only will this ensure that the oils we are using contain the plant’s natural chemical constituents needed to facilitate healing, but will also provide assurance that the oils don’t contain any potentially toxic manufactured chemicals or additives.
Why get AromaTouch Therapy?
All of us experience things in our daily lives that can negatively influence our overall well-being, whether that be on a physical or emotional level. These disruptions can cause an imbalance in homeostasis, which is the natural balance of our health and body systems. This technique was specifically developed to address four major systemic constants: stress, toxic insult, inflammatory response, and autonomic imbalance. Thus, the AromaTouch Technique works to minimize the impact and potentially harmful effects of these factors while restoring homeostasis within the body.
If you are interested in receiving AromaTouch Therapy or learning more about this technique, call the clinic today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephanie Auerbach.
It is helpful for physical complaints like incontinence, pain with intercourse, prolapse, general discomfort, sense of fullness, diastasis, back pain, inability to connect to the muscles, among others. It also helps to restore core balance by tapping into the mental emotional aspects of one’s sense of self.
Our fertility specialists will create an individualized treatment plan for you, taking into account your pregnancy desires, health history and age. Our approach is both unique and holistic, leading to a high pregnancy rate and success for patients that have exhausted conventional treatments. We often employ a combined approach to maximize your fertility, including but not limited to:
Call 503-252-8125 to schedule an appointment and begin working with our team today.
Carotid IM Thickness (CIMT) testing is a completely non-invasive, simple ultrasound performed by Dr. Seth Burrell. Your health history may indicate the need for a full cardiac auscultation (assessment of heart sounds) and a measurement of jugular venous pressure at the time of the procedure.
After the test, you will receive a full report including:
Prevention: a new cardiovascular test to effectively and efficiently identify asymptomatic cardiovascular disease.
Prediction: predicts the lifetime risk of heart attack and stroke better than traditional risk factors such as cholesterol.
Visualization: you can actually see the plaque! This is the most efficient and cost-effective way to actually see plaque in the body.
If you have one or more of the following, testing is highly recommended:
The carotid arteries are like “windows” into the coronary arteries: vascular age testing can predict the the future incidence of stroke or heart attack. But remember: carotid arterial wall thickness is reversible!
Minor surgery is a fairly routine service, and can include procedures such as skin, endometrial & vulvar biopsies, mole & cyst removal, cryosurgery (freezing off warts and lesions), toenail surgeries, circumcision, and frenotomy, amongst many others. For your comfort and convenience, our minor surgeries & procedures are performed by practitioners in our clinics, and you can expect to return home on the same day. Please phone 503-252-8125 or email us to inquire further about all we can do to service your medical needs.