Lifestyle medicine promotes our own innate protective mechanisms – immune systems- to enhance the quality of our lives through cultivating proper diet, exercises, earth-bound enzyme system and stress management. For that purpose, we provide various treatment protocols including acupuncture, enzyme based herbal medicine, and pulsed electro-magnetic frequencies therapy (PEMF) to treat chronic diseases especially modern chronic diseases such as metabolic syndromes (diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure and overweight problems)

Stress, ANS (autonomic nervous system) and immunity

  • immunity can be objectively measured by evaluating ANS (autonomic nervous system) because ANS supplies the nerve signals into the internal organs, including the blood vessels, stomach, intestine, liver, kidneys, bladder, genitals, lungs, pupils, heart, and sweat, salivary and digestive glands and helps to control immune related cells such as white blood cells.

  • stress can trigger cascade of immune cell death and imbalance of ANS, causing elevated level of systematic inflammation complicated with chronic diseases. Chronic and ongoing stress can aggravate disease generating pathomechanism and can even lower immune functions. Many cases can be observed in the clinic from the patients who complains chronic fatigue and multiple diseases and cannot detect any abnormalities through a series of tests. These are possibly caused by ANS imbalance which warrants to get ANS function tested.

  • why dose stress cause weakened immunity? That is because 1. Adrenal gland hormone cortisol (stress hormone) gets overly released into the blood stream to deal with the altered level of stress 2. Chronic stress maintained with the elevated level of cortisol in the blood suppresses immune functions 3. Chronic high level of cortisol in the blood can increase systematic inflammatory cytokines in the cell 4. Systematic inflammatory cytokines in the cell can attack the inner membranes of intestines which is responsible of more than 70% of the body’s immunity, can leave the intestinal membranes more vulnerable eventually leading to leaky gut syndrome

  • These are a few examples of diseases from the lowered immunity

    1. inflammatory diseases like Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, leaky gut syndrome, shingles, atopic dermatitis
    2. chronic fatigue syndrome, general malaise, and cardiovascular diseases like heart failure, stroke, cancer
    3. metabolic syndrome like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,
    4. chronic stubborn headache, sleep deprivation, frequent colds and flu

Why does gut microbiome important to our health

  • well balanced gut microbiome can stabilize internal physiological balance of the body and enhance disease fighting natural capacity but if the balance of intestinal flora breaks due to many causative factors including typical western diet with less fiber high sugar processed food, exposure to numerous environmental chemicals and hormones, frequent assistive birth delivery such as c-section, smoking, high stress, most chronic diseases start to emerge especially metabolic syndrome

  • there are two major phyla of human gut microbiome which comprise more than 90 % which are Bacteriodetes and Firmicutes. Any imbalance (dysbiosis) in the ration of these two phyla (F/B ratio) can be observed with obesity or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A small phyla, Proteobacteria, can trigger a chronic and uncontrolled enrichment of intestinal inflammation and also contribute to chronic disease such as metabolic disorders. A Proteobacteria bloom can be caused by calorie-dense, high-fat, low-fiber diet, consumption of noncaloric artificial sweeteners and emulsifiers. Another phyla in the gut flora, Actinobacteria, provides maintenance of gut permeability and anti-inflammatory effects as well as anti-depressant effect.

  • A relative lack of diversity is apparent in the gut flora in chronic diseases ranging from obesity to inflammatory bowel disease and types 1 and 2 diabetes. Antibiotics also cause a drastic reduction in the diversity of the microbiome with highly variable recovery dynamics. The loss of microbial diversity over the years, due to industrialization and lifestyle changes is directly linked to an increase in disease. This loss of gut flora diversity may be linked to a high-fat, high-refined sugar, and low-fiber diet. Improving the diet by increasing the amount of fiber and diversity of foods to promote microbial diversity and benefit health

  • There are good gut bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium and they produce lactate and acetate by carbohydrate metabolism and generate butyrate which is responsible of anti-inflammation and immune boosting function, keeping the acidity of gut and competitive exclusion of harmful pathogen out of the system

When performed by well-trained practitioners, acupuncture provides lasting, long-term relief for a host of conditions not limited to neurological and muscular disorders, digestive disorders, reproductive problems, and psycho-emotional disorders.

A licensed practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine, Dr. Park supplies this dispensary with high-quality herbs. On site, we can carefully prescribe herbal medicine that complements your tailored treatment.

The Role of Enzymes

The term cryptic enzyme encompasses two types of enzymes: digestive enzymes and metabolic enzymes. As the body produces a limited amount of enzyme throughout life, it is necessary to exercise moderation in daily activities, to avoid daily waste of enzymes.

Resting the digestive system and consuming active enzyme complex

The depletion of metabolic enzymes is resulting in dire health risks to those alive today. Many people have intractable diseases, chronic illnesses involving inflammation, or a combination of the two. When active enzyme complex is consumed while a person is otherwise fasting (abstaining from food), the digestive system and metabolic enzymes are given a chance to be revitalized in a short period of time. This, in turn, can improve autotherapy and the body’s own self-cleansing ability, maximizing homeostasis and allowing for a quick health recovery. In this way, people with illnesses or weakened health can become healthy. The aging process can be slowed in a natural and rejuvenating way.

The technology works by electromagnetically stimulating a body’s cell to enhance healing and cell functions.