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Triangle Area Healthcare Referrals

Massage Wallah: Emily Alexander LMT, offers relaxing and extremely effective therapeutic massage.
Active Chiropractic: Dr. Molly Hall, DC aims to directly treat the source of pain in a holistic manner by restoring proper biomechanical function through treatment, knowledge, and understanding.
Vijay Patel Family Medicine: Dr. Patel, MD is a general family practitioner, and believes the best way to cultivate and maintain the doctor/patient relationship is through the small, traditional doctor owned practice. He has been in solo practice since 2003. His practice strives to provide comprehensive, efficient and effective medical care while ensuring the highest quality of individualized care available.
Woman Care of Raleigh: OBGyn Dr. Cathy Dingman offers excellent gynecological care for women in a friendly and compassionate environment.
Kamm McKenzie OB/Gyn: Kamm McKenzie OBGYN offers a full range of women’s healthcare services for women of all ages. Since 1976, they have been caring for women by providing general and specialized gynecologic and obstetric care. Their staff of board certified physicians, nurse practitioners and administrative and clinical personnel work together to provide you with quality care and a pleasant office experience.
Carolina Conceptions: Carolina Conceptions is the only private practice infertility clinic throughout the entire Triangle region where every physician is not only board certified in OBGYN but in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well.
Duke Fertility Center: For more than 25 years, the Duke Fertility Center has been a nationwide leader in fertility services, offering unparalleled expertise and support to tens of thousands of couples and women from all walks of life.

Naturopathic Medicine

AANP: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
NCANP: North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians
NCNM: The oldest Naturopathic Medical School in the United States, the National College of Natural Medicine
OBME: Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine

Chinese Medicine

NCCAOM: The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
NCAAOM: North Carolina Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
Classical Chinese Medicine.Org: Access scientific research and articles written by Dr. Heiner Fruehauf, Founding Professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and a variety of other Chinese scholars.
Chinese Medicine Times (CMT): CMT is an eJournal covering all aspects of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Classical Chinese Books: Lonny S. Jarrett has been active in the field of Chinese Medicine since 1980. He is renowned author and his work in the field of neuro- and cellular-biology has been published in leading scientific journals.  One of his many books, Nourishing Destiny is a classic text in the field of Chinese Medicine and examines Chinese medicine as a science pertaining to the evolution of consciousness.
Chinese Herbs: The Classical Pearls Herbal Formulas product line is designed by Dr. Heiner Fruehauf.  Dr. Dishman completed an Internship with Dr. Fruehauf in his personal medical practice in Portland, Oregon.

Acupuncture

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM): Dr. Dishman is a National board certified acupuncturist- “Diplomate NCCAOM”.
North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB): Dr. Dishman is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of North Carolina.
Society for Acupuncture Research: The mission of SAR is to promote, advance and disseminate scientific inquiry into Oriental medicine.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The NCCAM is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Functional & Integrative Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine : Functional Medicine is patient centered health care that addresses the unique interactions among
Natural Bloom-Adventures in Holistic Health: Learn about complementary therapies and share your own personal experiences. Yoga, reflexology, aromatherapy, stress-busters and more.

Colleagues: Naturopathic Doctors, Medical Doctors and Acupuncturists

I am proud to call many of these amazingly inspirational Doctors, my dear friends. Please visit their websites, and tell your loved ones if they are in their area!
Glow Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine: Dr. Wendy Weintrob ND, LAc, MSOM. Located in Bend, Oregon.
Dr. Kreft: Dr. Carla Kreft ND, LAc, MSOM. Located in New York City and Washington DC.
Dr. Lara Williams, MD, OBGyn: Dr. Lara Williams, MD, OBGyn. Located in Portland, Oregon.
Rivergate Natural Healthcare: Dr. Kristen Lum ND, LAc, MSOM. Located in Durango, Colorado.
Infinity Health Source: Dr. Joshua Berka NMD, LAc, MSOM. Located in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
Trillium Natural Medicine: Dr. Maureen Tighe ND, LAc, MSOM. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tara Natural Medicine: Dr. Rebecca Green ND, LAc, MSOM. Located in San Francisco, California.

Fertility

Reproductive Facts: The American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s new website with tons of articles, facts and recent news on all things related to reproduction.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine: ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the art, science and practice of reproductive medicine.
Fertility Plus: This website was written by patients for patients and is a wealth of information, links and stories.
Hypothyroid & Hashimoto’s: Dr. Kharrazian is a leading expert in non-pharmaceutical application to chronic illnesses, autoimmune disorders and complex neurological disorders. This website has links to his revolutionary breakthrough in treatments of Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism.
PCOS Support: Information on this common endocrine disorder, support groups (online and in-person), patient advocacy.

Pregnancy

Baby Center: Track your pregnancy week by week and receive emails for you and your partner to read about the different developmental stages you and your baby are going through.
Earth Mama Baby Angel: Safe, zero toxin, hospital recommended organic herbal products support mamas and babies through the entire miraculous birth process, from pregnancy through postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and beyond.

Nutrition

Seafood Selector: Visit the Environmental Defense Fund’s page on healthy choices of fish for you and for the ocean!
Wholesome Baby Food: wholesome baby food recipes and guides for your little angels.
The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book: A wonderful resource presenting a unique approach to the connection between food and physiology.
Gluten Free: Many people are allergic or sensitive to gluten, which causes inflammation in the small intestine and the body as a whole.
The Zone: Here is a Zone Diet basic explanation.
The Paleo Diet: The optimum diet for the human animal based on the nutritional requirements established during its evolutionary path to its present form.
The ClearVite Cleanse: A specific dietary plan recommended with the ClearVite detoxification program. The plan is known as an “elimination dietary program” because it requires that certain inflammatory foods be eliminated from the daily diet while the program is in progress.
Nutritional Data: Know what you eat. Analyze recipes and foods to help track ingredients and nutritional data!

Exercise

Gyrotonic: See the latest news and videos on this amazing exercise that simultaneously strengthens and stretches your muscles while creating space between your joints and “core” strength.
Evolve Movement: Raleigh’s premeire studio offering Gyrotonic services. Providing high quality instruction in private and group settings as well as innovative teacher trainings and continuing educaton opportunities in Yoga, Pilates, the Gyrotonic method and the Movement and Somatic Arts.

Specialized Lab Testing

Cyrex Labs: Cyrex™ is a Clinical Immunology Laboratory Specializing in Autoimmunity. Cyrex™ offers multi-tissue antibody testing for the early detection and monitoring of today’s complex autoimmune conditions. Cyrex™ develops innovative arrays through continuous collaboration with leading experts in medical research and clinical practice.
Direct Labs: Direct Labs is the leader in direct access laboratory testing at discounted prices of up to 80% off.
Professional Co-op: Dr. Dishman is a member of Professional Co-op, a national group of licensed Medical practitioners. Prof Co-op offers lower costs to standard blood tests through LabCorp, one of America’s premier Laboratories.
Diagnos-Techs Inc: Diagnos-Techs is the world leader in saliva-based hormone testing. DTI’s noninvasive tests have converted many physicians from standardized panels to precision diagnosis of illness. These tests have become powerful tools in evaluating a patient’s health, stress and related health problems, male/female hormone related complaints, and gastrointestinal diseases.
Metametrix: single sample DNA stool analysis.
Neuroscience: The newly emerging field defined as “neuroimmunology” forces us to rethink our approach to health and disease. NeroScience Inc has adopted the principles of neuroimmunology, which has resulted in an expanded menu of laboratory services that now include a wide spectrum of neurological, endocrinological, and immunological markers.

Media Links

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Research

Modern research studies provide current data on Integrative therapeutic modalities and how they affect a variety of conditions. Below is a list of Integrative Medicine related research. These research studies are provided as a resource or reference. All articles are the property of their respective authors and publishers.

Female Fertility Research

Regulating hormone levels and proper ovulation
Support of healthy and timely ovulation
Increase and improve ovarian function, producing healthier eggs
Thicken insufficient uterine lining and increase local blood circulation to the ovaries and uterus
Support of proper hormonal balance and Progesterone levels in luteal phase defects
Increase pregnancy rates in women with PCOS
Increase pregnancy rates in women with fallopian tube obstruction
Strengthen and balance the immune system
Reduce stress and enhance overall state of well-being

Male Fertility Research

Increase in sperm count
Improve sperm motility
Increase sperm function and DNA integrity- enhancing fertilizing ability
Increase sperm quality
Strengthen and balance the immune system
Reduce stress and enhance overall state of well-being

Pregnancy Research

Moxibustion treatment used for the correction of breech presentation
Comparison of Acupuncture versus pharmacological approach to the treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
Complementary and alternative therapies used for management in labor