How Can Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help You?

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By Helping You FEEL LIKE YOU Again!

As we age, hormone levels change, sometimes resulting in diminished levels

that need to be optimized for you to feel your best.

Hormones are chemicals secreted by glands in your body that are needed for many of the body’s processes such as sexual function, brain function, digestion and growth.

 Bio-Identical hormones are hormones found in nature that are identical to those in your body. 

Bio-Identical hormones can replace diminished hormone levels through a treatment called Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, bringing balance back to your hormone levels and your life.

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Both Women and Men suffering from These Symptoms Can Benefit!

Night Sweats

Sexual Dysfunction

Problems Sleeping

Loss of Energy

Loss of Muscle Mass

Weight Gain

Foggy thinking or “Brain Fog”

Mood Changes

Memory Loss




Symptoms of Menopause


How do we administer Bio-Identical Hormones?

After diagnosing your symptoms, our doctors will determine the best treatment options for you. Bio-Identical hormones are administered in a variety of formats such as pills, creams, gels and shots, once administered our doctor’s will closely monitor your hormone levels to make sure you are achieving your therapeutic goals with the correct hormone dosage. This is often times adjusted to get the optimal balance necessary for your body.

What are the risks associated with Bio-Identical Hormones?

Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy which utilized synthetic hormones and conjugated equine estrogen have resulted in  heart attacks, breast cancer, stroke and blood clots. In response the new treatment of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy was born.

Bio Identical Hormones are derived from natural sources and are biologically identical to a person’s hormones. They are therefore considered to be safer and have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones. Additionally there are Bio-Identical Hormones approved by the FDA which have passed strict standards. However this does not mean that Bio-Identical Hormones do not have potential side effects. Additionally compounded Bio-Identical Hormones which may be chosen by your doctor to better treat individual conditions are not approved by the FDA.

Side effects may occur as the body adjusts to an increase in hormone levels and may decrease over time. Always contact your doctor to notify them of any changes or side effects you may be experiencing. Some common side effects include: acne, additional facial hair in women, blurred vision, weight gain, fatigue, tenderness of the breasts, indigestion and mood swings. 

What Clients & Patients Say About the Akasha Center

“I’ve never experienced such a comprehensive and loving approach to understanding my own body. The strength and elation I feel everyday is due to Dr. de Mello’s and (Akasha’s) dedication.”

– Maggie Q, Actor, “Mission Impossible III”, “Divergent”

“The Akasha Center is an oasis of compassion, insight, calm, and tailor-made healing.

You feel better just walking in the door and even better on the way out.”

– Roy Sekoff, Editor of the Huffington Post

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“I’m not fond of the antiseptic and anti-personal feeling that one generally gets when walking into a doctor’s office. I get the very opposite when I walk into the Akasha Center. I feel a genuine interest and concern for my well-being.

– Peter Horton, Writer/Director “Grey’s Anatomy”

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About The Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine

At Akasha Center we are dedicated to providing the best in Integrative Health. Our practitioners have a combined experience of over 80 years and have helped countless patients feel better through taking the time to better understand each patient as an individual. Be sure to learn more about our doctor’s who provide Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Treatment, they are Dr. Maggie Ney and Dr. Sari Eitches for women, and Dr. Edison de Mello, founder of the Akasha Center, for men.

Meet Our Team

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Dr. Maggie Ney

Dr. Maggie Ney is a licensed, board-certified naturopathic doctor and co-director of the Women’s Clinic at Akasha. She specializes in female hormone balancing and healthy aging.  In addition to being a bio-identical hormone specialist, she addresses the root causes of PMS, menstrual irregularity, infertility, fibrocystic breast syndrome and PCOS.

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Dr. Edison de Mello

The Center’s founder, Edison de Mello, MD, PhD, is a board certified Integrative Physician by the American Board of Integrative Medicine and a licensed psychotherapist by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. He practiced psychotherapy for 13 years before entering medical training and now practices and teaches evidenced- based integrative medicine.

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Dr. Bren Boston

Dr. Boston is a sports medicine specialist who understands that balancing hormones for both men and women is important for maintaining lean muscle mass, as well as avoiding symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, and weight gain around the trunk. Bioidentical hormones can be a key piece of anti-aging medicine to help people feel their best.

Dr. Alicia Maher

Dr. Alicia Maher

Alicia Ruelaz Maher, M.D., is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, she completed a fellowship in the interplay of mental and physical health leading to subspecialty board certification in Psychosomatic Medicine.

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