Adrenal disorders are something that we specialize whole-heartedly in treating. The Adrenal Glands are positioned in your body on top of each of your kidneys. They are something that you can’t live without. The main function of Adrenal Glands is to produce hormones such as Cortisol, which is useful in helping you handle stress and sex hormones.
When conditions arise related to the Adrenal Glands it’s usually because they are either under-producing or over-producing hormones. This can cause many issues in the body from which you could suffer from including Cushing’s syndrome and Addison’s disease. Since it’s our philosophy to target the root causes of your disorder, we seek out treatment revolving around genetic mutations, infections, tumors, and even medicine. Remember, as a practice that takes into account all phases of your body including lifestyle, even medicine may be a cause of problems.
Allergies in the human body occur when foreign substances come into contact with your immune system. You see your immune system contains “Antibodies.” These exist to help protect you from bad substances, which could make you sick. They will even react to substances that invade your body even though they’re not harmful. These could include common causes of allergies including pollen, pet dander, and more.
When your antibodies attempt to block these substances, an allergic reaction is produced which could result in anything from a rash, to hives, or worse, an immediate trip to the emergency room. When it comes to treatment of allergies, we take an approach that combines conventional and holistic medicines. We’ll also ask you about your current diet. We have achieved much success in the past with patients by simply helping them adjust to a new diet.
Alopecia or Hair Loss
Alopecia is commonly known as “baldness.” It’s so common in fact that over 30% of some people suffer hair loss by age 30 and it rises by 50% at age 50. Most people typically look at it as a sign of aging, not a disease. There are many reasons for hair loss among men and women. Factors could include hormonal deficiencies, nutritional deficiencies, prescription drugs, and chemical treatments for cosmetic purposes, and of course; stress.
Dr.Harold Clark specializes in a number of treatment options and will present you with the best course of action to take. The best part about our practice is that we can treat many symptoms that can’t be treated through conventional medicine. Our focus on wellness covers your mind, body and soul. Whether it’s a physical issue in your body or mental agitation, we can help you regain lost hair.
Arthritis & Joint Pain
Many people in New Rochelle, or Westchester County suffer from Arthritis and Joint pain. The problem that actually occurs is when bone cartilage wears away. This causes the bone to rub against other bones, which can be very painful since your lacking that layer of protective cartilage. There are a number of conventional methods we could use to help ease the pain or treat your conditions and there are also a number of alternative integrative methods, which are effective.
To be clear, we only use methods that are proven effective through science. There are just too many products out there that advertise “miracle cures” and none of them are backed up by real results. Our office can recommend legitimate vitamins and nutritional supplements, which can help, treat as well as ease the pain of conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis.
Autoimmune Disorders, Lupus, MS, and Others
An Autoimmune Disease is a nightmare. The way it works is that antibodies, which develop in your immune system, decide that your healthy cells are considered foreign and should be destroyed. There are over 80 different types of autoimmune diseases that can leave you reeling with sickness and plenty of causes. The most common of which could include bacterial infections, viruses, chemical irritants or environmental irritants. The most common parts of the body that we see suffer from ailments as a result of autoimmune disease include skin, muscles, joints, red blood cells, connective tissue, and Endocrine Glands.
There are a wide variety of treatments available any their effectiveness can vary depending on the individual patient. During our testing and discussion regarding your medical history, we’ll be able to present you with a list of treatment options. Since we practice alternative integrative medicine in New Rochelle, you’ll be able to receive treatment options from each side. Whether this is herbs, acupuncture, or hormone replacement, or immunosuppressive medication: there are numerous options available.
Brain Function, Memory Disorders, and Mental Vigor
A loss of brain function whether small or large could be annoying at the least and life changing at severe levels. We specialize in treating patients that are experiencing a current loss of Brain function at any level. In less severe cases, many mental ailments can be relieved or helped by a change in lifestyle or therapy. Stress is often a big reason for factors such as a loss in memory or mental vigor. At these levels, we will work with you through all phases of your current lifestyle to determine the best appropriate treatment methods.
For those with severe loss in Brain function (Alzheimer’s or Dementia related disorders), there is unfortunately no known cure available. In Dementia related disorders, thinking, behavior, and memory only continues to degrade over time. Fortunately, we can present you with a series of conventional as well as alternative options to slow the progression of the disease and lessen the symptoms for a limited time. We specialize in the treatment of patient suffering from any type of Brain-function related disorder in New Rochelle, and Westchester County, NY.
We’ve all heard it before and it’s awful. Cancer is the name given to a set of related diseases, which produce abnormal cells throughout the human body. It’s a disease that needs to be targeted intelligently and aggressively and we specialize in it. In following our philosophy, you can expect to get the best possible cancer treatment because we take advantage of every aspect of your body including the physical, nutritional, psychosocial, and spiritual components.
We use every potential resource we have available to strengthen your body all the while removing the cancer that you have been diagnosed with. While it’s prudent and commonplace to use something like chemotherapy to kill cancer cells, it’s also important that we prevent damage to the healthy tissue in your body that could be collateral damage during Chemo.
Constipation basically means a change in a person’s daily bowel habits. This is usually a decrease in the daily amount as well as pain-passing stool. If you go a day or two without passing a bowel movement, then you are constipated. There are many causes for this and the most common have to do with your diet. For patients suffering from constant Constipation, it’s commonly due to a lack of fiber in their diet as well as a lack of fluids.
At our medical office, we can provide you with nutritional supplements as well as more conventional treatments that are designed to help relieve Constipation. We’ll also go over your current diet with you and see if we can help you make some worthwhile changes for the future to prevent this from occurring.
Diabetes & Obesity
Maintaining a firm grasp on great blood sugar control is one aspect of a Diabetic’s life that is important. Aside from conventional medicine such as Insulin, many people choose additional or supplementary treatments to help heal them physically and mentally.
We can provide treatment from both angles. In terms of Obesity, the Office of Dr. Harold C Clark M.D. specializes in helping patients lose weight by monitoring diet and making the necessary changes to your daily regimen.
Dysmenorrhea can occur in women of all ages but primarily begins during the adolescent years. It involves two different types known as “Primary Dysmenorrhea” and “Secondary Dysmenorrhea.” Both of which carry painful menstrual cramps without any presentable pathology.
We may use conventional methods such as pharmacologic therapies for treatment but also provide an enhancement of complementary alternative medicine for the best possible outcome.
Fatigue-related conditions: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, & Hypoadrenalism
People that experience chronic-fatigue related illnesses often spend years looking for treatment options that actually produce results. At the Office of Harold C Clark M.D., we can provide an array of conventional and alternative treatment methods to help heal you.
The most common treatments for fatigue related disorders are pharmacological, however we can compliment prescriptions with alternative therapies. These include real treatment options that have been shown to realistically work better than placebos and they include acupuncture, aloe Vera, magnesium, valerian root, and much more.
Common Gastrointestinal disorders we provide alternative integrative treatment for include Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Pain, Digestive Disorders, Gluten issues, Celiac disease and more.
Although we offer conventional treatment services for those suffering from these types of ailments, more and more people are looking to alternative medicine for help. This is because many of the older, conventional treatments are not effective for specific people.
Women having issues regarding an imbalance with the hormones in their body truly suffer from some far from pleasant symptoms. These could include severe mood swings, painful cramping, bloating, hot flashes, night sweats, and weight fluctuations. Conventional treatment is perfectly fine and we utilize it at our medical office but the problem is that if you’re lucky, it will only alleviate the symptoms.
We strive with alternative integrative treatment options to actually find the source of what’s causing an imbalance and help restore your body’s hormone levels to the way they should be. An alternative to conventional Hormone Replacement therapy is an all around dietary approach. Our staff will help you make specific changes in your lifestyle that will allow you to reclaim your health and balance with ease.
High Blood Pressure otherwise known as “Hypertension” can be effectively treated and managed through a combination of medications, supplements, exercise, and dietary changes. Supplements such as Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, oil, fiber, minerals and more have proven to be very effective.
Our staff can also help heal you with relaxation techniques that include deep breathing and meditation. Although these are only temporary measures, our recipe for treatment success involves supplements, exercise, possible medication and a change in nutrition.
For women trying to conceive a child, it can be an emotionally difficult process. Aside from the conventional treatment methods we provide to help increase fertility in women, we have found that a few alternative techniques can enhance the results. Acupuncture involves placing tiny needles throughout the body and this is primarily done to reduce stress.
It may be no surprise to learn that stress can have an effect on fertility. Mind and body techniques such as deep breathing, guided imagery as well as cognitive behavioral therapy has also shown excellent results when combined with traditional treatment methods.
Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
Although there are a number of drugs in today’s marketplace that are effective in treating insomnia, they have been proven to be unhealthy for the short term and possibly fatal in the long-term. Drugs such as Ambien has been linked to many awful events such as accidental overdoses, early death, sleepwalking and much more.
There are plenty of alternative supplements that are healthy and don’t produce the same ill-advised side affects that the conventional drugs do. We like to discuss treatment remedies such as Valerian root, Chamomile, Melatonin and more. These have been proven effective and are far safer than conventional Narcotics available today.
Lyme & Tick-borne Disease
If a Tick bites you, it’s very important that you get tested immediately for Lyme disease. This is especially true if you begin to exhibit symptoms such as a rash, flu-like feelings, headaches, swollen joints or fatigue. We use approaches that include Prophylactic treatment with herbal medicine, drainage and other Homeopathic therapies.
We’re also well versed in writing the right prescriptions for antibiotics depending on the individual. In any case, Lyme disease can become serious and a chronic problem which requires serious treatment.
Metabolic syndrome refers to a number of risk factors that can raise your chances of heart disease as well as other health issues. Risk can usually be determined by the following factors: Obesity, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels, and High Triglyceride Levels. We have a wide range of experience and resources available when it comes to treatment for metabolic syndrome.
Our main concern to begin with would be helping ease you into changing your lifestyle for the better. This would mean a different intake of natural foods, weight loss, exercise, stress relief techniques, and nutritional supplements to compliment our treatment.
We’re betting the phrase “Parasites” is giving you the shivers right now and it should. They are able to find their way into the human body through unfiltered water, uncooked food and other means. Parasites rob your organs of key nutrients used to stay healthy and regulate your body’s balance. Many conventional doctors are not trained in eliminating parasites so the standard protocol is to most always provide toxic anti-parasitic medication.
It’s the toxicity of this medication that kills the parasites but it will also affect your body in a number of negative ways. You can avoid this route by obtaining alternative, natural treatment methods that are useful at eliminating parasites. These include Neem, Thyme, Cloves, Wormwood, Marshmallow Root, Cinchona and much more. We can help restore your body’s health and keep those parasites out for good!
Thyroid Disorders & Subclinical Hypothyroidism
As alternative practitioners, it’s our key objective to try to resolve the underlying causes of a thyroid disorder rather than just mask the symptoms with medicine. Poor nutrition and stress are two of the largest culprits when it comes to thyroid diseases. We have seen symptoms reversed when we can get a patient to commit to a slight lifestyle change.
This would include a change in food intake (Natural foods high in Vitamin B, Organic foods), daily exercise, potential therapy, as well as relaxation techniques such as deep breathing. We would also focus in on emotional issues that may be triggering these problems in your body. Our chief concern is of fixing your mind, body and soul.
Vitamin & Mineral Deficiency
The best way to help cure a patient of deficiency regarding vitamins and minerals is to have them taken. Vitamins and minerals are necessary for maintaining and achieving optimal health. They will keep certain systems in your body functioning at their highest levels. Other treatment methods involve the intake of vitamin and mineral supplements.
These are very effective as well and are consumed through natural remedies. We’ll go over your existing diet with you and figure out what ailments you’ve been suffering from and put together an action plan for you to get better. For example, you may be having problems with fatigue. We would recommend Zinc, Iron, Vitamins A, B, C and D for treatment.
Ozone Therapy is a form of treatment we use which helps to increase the amount of oxygen within the human body through the entrance of “Ozone”. In medical studies, positive effects have been noted alongside treatment for patients suffering from Cancer, Aids, Multiple Sclerosis and more.
It’s a therapy which has been used worldwide for over 50 years and is completely safe. Although it has not been fully recognized for standard medicinal options, we offer our patients Ozone therapy alongside traditional treatment for the best possible result.
The benefits of Ozone Therapy include:
Blood irradiation Therapy
This is a procedure we practice in which your blood is exposed to a laser light for therapeutic reasons. Laser irradiation of white blood cells trigger a variety of positive effects, in, functions of immunoglobulins, interferons and interleukins.
Methods have proven effective in the medical community and we recommend its usage alongside traditional treatments.
Its benefits include: