Combatting Chronic Illness: Integrative Medicine Solutions for Autoimmune Conditions

At the Akasha Center, our primary focus has always been on the patient’s journey towards wellness. We understand that navigating health concerns can be daunting, and finding the right solution is often the first step towards healing.

Living with an autoimmune condition can be challenging, with symptoms ranging from fatigue and joint pain to inflammation and digestive issues. Traditional medical approaches often focus on managing symptoms rather than addressing the root causes of these complex disorders. However, at the Akasha Center, we offer a comprehensive approach to combatting chronic illness through integrative medicine solutions tailored to each individual’s needs.

Understanding Autoimmune Conditions

Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues, leading to inflammation and tissue damage. These conditions can affect various organs and systems, including the joints, skin, digestive tract, and more. Common autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and Crohn’s disease, among others.

Integrative Medicine at the Akasha Center

At the Akasha Center, we believe in treating the whole person, addressing the underlying factors contributing to autoimmune conditions, and promoting healing from within. Our team of experienced practitioners specializes in integrative medicine, blending the best of conventional and alternative therapies to provide personalized care for each patient.

Your Journey to Wellness Begins Here

If you’re living with an autoimmune condition and seeking comprehensive, integrative solutions, the Akasha Center is here to help. Our compassionate team is committed to supporting you on your journey to wellness, empowering you to take control of your health and live your best life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how integrative medicine can transform your health and well-being.

Comprehensive Services

Our services encompass a wide range of modalities aimed at supporting immune function, reducing inflammation, and improving overall well-being:

  1. Nutritional Counseling: We work closely with patients to develop personalized diet plans that support immune health and reduce inflammation. Emphasizing whole foods, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and gut health optimization, nutritional counseling plays a crucial role in managing autoimmune conditions.
  2. Functional Medicine: Our practitioners utilize functional medicine principles to identify underlying imbalances contributing to autoimmune conditions. Through comprehensive testing and analysis, we uncover root causes such as food sensitivities, gut dysbiosis, hormonal imbalances, and environmental factors.
  3. Mind-Body Techniques: Stress is known to exacerbate autoimmune symptoms, so we offer mind-body techniques such as meditation, yoga, and breathwork to promote relaxation, reduce stress levels, and support overall well-being.
  4. Acupuncture: Acupuncture has been shown to modulate immune function and reduce inflammation, making it a valuable adjunct therapy for autoimmune conditions. Our licensed acupuncturists provide tailored treatments to address specific symptoms and promote balance within the body.
  5. Herbal Medicine and Supplements: We offer a range of herbal medicines and supplements that have been shown to support immune function and reduce inflammation. Our practitioners carefully select and prescribe supplements based on individual needs and goals.

Our Diverse Team

At the Akasha Center, our strength lies in our diversity. Our team is a tapestry of expertise, representing a wide array of disciplines and specialties in the realm of integrative medicine. From acupuncture and Chinese medicine to naturopathic medicine, physical therapy, nutrition counseling, osteopathy, and beyond, each practitioner brings a unique perspective and skill set to the table. This diversity allows us to offer comprehensive care that addresses the multifaceted nature of health and wellness. Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, support for a chronic condition, guidance on nutrition and lifestyle changes, or simply looking to enhance your overall well-being, our team is equipped to provide personalized solutions tailored to your individual needs.

With our collaborative approach and commitment to inclusivity, we celebrate the richness of our team’s diversity and harness it to help you achieve your health goals.

  1. Edison de Mello, MD, PhD: Founder & Chief Medical Officer.
  2. Maggie Ney, ND: Co-Director of the Women’s Clinic & Licensed Naturopathic Doctor.
  3. Bren Boston, MD: Specializes in integrative pain management, sports medicine, and women’s care.
  4. Dr. Sahar Lashin, MD: Specializes in internal and regenerative medicine.
  5. Leland Dao, DO: Osteopathic physician specializing in sports medicine and primary care.
  6. Joseph Dubroff, ND: Specializes in naturopathic medicine and homeopathy.
  7. Gina Galvez, M.S., PA-C: Integrative physician’s assistant and regenerative clinic coordinator.
  8. Yi Qiao, L.Ac., OMD: Specializes in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
  9. Danél Lombard, MPT, PhD: Integrative physical therapist specializing in depth psychology and somatics.
  10. Michael Regan, L.AC: Specializes in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
  11. Sabrina Magno, CN LE FLT: Certified nutritionist and lifestyle coach.
  12. Kevin Kunkel, MA, CMT: Certified massage therapist and licensed marriage & family therapist.
  13. Swati Desai, PhD, LCSW: Specializes in psychotherapy, meditation, and mindfulness practices.
  14. Melanie Abeyta, NP, RN: Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Consultant