Alpha-Stim & The Bemer
Alpha-Stim® is a gentle medical device that delivers electrical micro-currents. It can be used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, and suffering due to post-traumatic stress syndrome. Treatments have also been shown to decrease both chronic and acute pain. This can include headaches and migraines., in additional to musculoskeletal pain. Depending on your health needs, sessions can be localized to the body part in need, generalized for mood support, or combined.
The treatment takes under an hour, during which you are at rest in a reclining chair. For more information, visit Alpha-Stim® Technology.
Bemer technology has been demonstrated to be effective in many research articles. Call to ask about our current package discounts!
Bemer Video - improve your circulation and healing.
BEMER technology http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27282093
Digestive complaints are one of the most important problems to discuss with your physician. Symptoms are commonly overlooked or labeled with a broad diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the underlying cause ignored. Gastrointestinal (GI) testing can help determine that cause by identifying an imbalance in healthy bacteria, parasitic or candida infection, food sensitivities and much more. Analysis of digestive enzymes and testing for nutrient levels can also help. Testing can help us get you back on track quicker with a more focused treatment plan.
For more information regarding common diagnoses and complaints, please visit our Common Condition page. Various labs are available depending upon your symptoms. The typical costs range from $155-600.
Testing options include:
- Stool Testing (for bacteria, parasites, candida, food antibodies, digestive enzymes and more)
- SIBO Breath Test (for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
- Food allergy Panels (for more information, see below)
- Micronutrient Testing
Examples of expansive lab testing we offer:
Exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT)
Exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT) has been around for decades. Patients use their own personal oxygen mask which delivers a therapeutic levels of oxygen while exercising in the office for 15 minutes (2-3 times per week). Blood oxygen levels are optimized, leading to an immediate increase in strength, endurance, and energy. You may walk or run during the session.
In addition to increased exercise endurance. EWOT has been shown to improve immune function, prevent and decrease symptoms of chronic disease. As we age and undergo physiological stress, we become less efficient at delivering oxygen to our tissues. EWOT counteracts this process.
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Far Infrared Sauna
Far infrared sauna treatments have many benefits. It causes increased sweat production, enhances detoxification, can aid in pain relief, weight loss, boost our immune system, reduce stress and improve sleep, aid in wound healing and muscle relaxation, and much more.
Research has shown far infrared sauna to enhance pain relief in RA, fibromyalgia, back pain, and bursitis. Other studies have shown patients can burn up to 600 calories in 30 minutes.
Far infrared saunas maintain a relatively low air temperature. It is easier for patients to be comfortable and withstand longer treatments. The warming of the sauna is able to reach 1.5” deep. This raises the core body temperature. This can enhance lymph flow, detoxification, and reduce blood pressure. By relaxing the parasympathetic nervous system, we often see improved digestive function.
You do not have to be a patient of the clinic to enjoy our sauna. There is a small amount of paperwork to fill out before your first session. The sauna is located in a private room. If you are not a patient, we are not directing the time and frequency of use. Typically the sauna is used for 20-30 minutes.
We ask that you bring a towel to sit on and to dry off with. It is recommended that you go home to shower after using the sauna to further the detoxification process. There is filtered water in the lobby with mugs for clinic use. You are welcome to bring a larger bottle to fill as well.
From inside the sauna you can adjust: temperature, time, lighting and the volume of music. You are welcome to bring a CD as well.
Package deals are available. Please call the office for more details.
Food Allergy Testing
Food allergy testing can be an excellent way to guide us to healthier eating. Patients can find out what foods their body is creating antibodies to with a simple non-fasting blood test. It is also possible to simply use a finger stick blood sample. The test results will be reviewed during an office visit 3 weeks after the blood draw. Specific diet recommendations will be given at that time.
We offer several food allergy testing options. You must be an established patient. There are circumstances where the doctor may want to improve other health conditions prior to testing for more accuracy. Also, certain medications can’t be taken within 4 weeks for effective results. Please not that insurance does not covering this type of testing.
Common food sensitivity symptoms are:
- Itchy skin and rashes
- Digestive problems
- Brain fog
- Joint pain
- Mood disorders
- Easy weight gain
If you are interested, you need to be an established patient. After that, you can call anytime during office hours to schedule your blood draw.
Weight Loss Options: We offer several options to fit your needs
HCG: This hormone has been used for decades to help with weight loss. We find our patients are very successful if they follow our treatment plan. Often we see 1/2 pound to a pound a day of weight loss. Programs can be from 23 to 40 days of injections with a total of 6-8 weeks of strict nutrition changes.
Lipotropic Injections are another option that can help with weight loss: "Lipo" refers to fat and "tropic" means to act upon. The injections works in 3 ways:
- Lowers the amount of fat that a person's body stores
- Increases metabolism in order to burn more fat
- Increases energy level and therefore stamina for working out and other physical activity.
We usually see about an extra pound of weight loss weekly when adding these to your routine. The recommendation is 1-2 times per week for 6-8 weeks.
Nutrition Counseling: Are you ready for change but you are not sure what to do? Are you overwhelmed by all the diets that are in the news? We can help you customize a plan based on your individual needs and genetics.
Standard Screening Blood tests and additional when needed.
- Advanced Food Allergy Testing
- Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Testing
- MTHFR testing
- Nutrient Analysis Blood tests
- Salivary Hormone Panels
- Neurotransmitter Testing
- Heavy Metal Testing
Neurofeedback and Biofeedback - LENS system
Low energy neurofeedback (LENS) system has been shown to provide significant changes with typically less treatments than traditional neurofeedback. The feedback signal provides measurable changes in our brainwaves. EEG signals are recorded and discussed with the patient.
The LENS system can be very helpful with patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), ADHD, depression, anxiety, and improved physical performance.
For more information, visit OchsLabs, Inc.
Prolozone, Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy (PRP), and Prolotherapy
Dr. McMonagle and Dr. Bourgeois have seen wonderful results with Prolozone treatments.
It has been used all over the world for decades.
Prolozone is a regenerative injection technique that was developed by Dr. Frank Shallenberger. The treatment can provide amazing relief for musculoskeletal pain, joint pain, chronic back pain, rotator cuff injuries, arthritis pain, degenerative disc issues, and much more. We are trying to heal the tissue and not just mask the cause of pain. We often don’t realize how our daily pain is affecting our lives. If you have chronic pain, check out the links at the bottom.
Injuries can’t completely heal without vitamins, minerals, and oxygen. Prolozone initially decreases pain as an analgesic. The oxygen/ozone increases circulation to aid in the healing process and we add vitamins and minerals to further complete this cycle. Most patients respond within 4-6 treatments.
During your visit you will have time to discuss with the doctor which type of injection therapy may benefit you.
If you are interested in prolozone injections you can read about them at Oxygen Healing Therapies and at The American Academy of Ozonotherapy.
You can also go to YouTube.com and search for some of Dr. Rowen’s videos of patient testimonials about ozone therapy. For example: You can search “ozone and arthritis”.
Patients need to establish care at our clinic. If you have a primary care provider or there are limited health concerns, we can usually treat you on the initial visit. If you have health insurance that covers the visit (please see the insurance benefit check form under services offered - FAQ/resources tab to check if you have coverage), there are additional fees for injectibles that are not covered. We do offer a 20% cash discount for the office visits if patients do not have insurance coverage that works in our office. The cost will vary depending on the number of joints injected and amount of anesthesia and materials used.
It is helpful to bring any recent labs or x-ray (any imaging) reports that you have. There is typically 1-2 days of soreness that is minimal. Patients can go about their regular activity immediately after the injections. However, as patients feel better, it is recommended to continue their typical routines and not increase their activity level until cleared with the doctor. The number of visits depends on the degree of response, health of the patient, nutritional status and severity of the problem. It is typically 1-3 injections to start. I usually recommend repeating the injections in 2 weeks. The typical patient will feel better within 4-6 injections.
Please see our ozone therapy tab for more research links!
Forty year old female with a partially separated shoulder. Patient had pain and weakness with weight lifting. No improvement for 6 months. Patient then had 2 prolozone injections with mild improvement. Patient then had 3 high dose systemic ozone treatments. Within 1 month, shoulder has returned to normal.
40 yo female, "This is amazing! I am now able fully enjoy physical activities without shoulder pain or weakness! Thank you!!" BM
75 yo male, "I have had shoulder pain for over 15 years. I have had 3 prolozone injections and can now drive with no pain and do not notice pain with anything anymore!" RS
55 yo female, "My hand no longer hurts after 5 years of daily pain. I had 2 injections and can now knit again with zero pain." BR
Platelet Therapy, PRP for Pain and PRP to treat Hair Loss
Regenerative Medicine for pain
Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy (PRP) has been used for decades.The therapy utilizes your own blood to extract platelets and inject them into the injured area.
PRP is a treatment option for joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscle injuries:
- Arthritis pain and injured joints
- Shoulder pain such as rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulder
- Plantar fascitis
- Hip pain and arthritis pain
- Neck pain including headaches, past injuries, and ligament damage
- Back pain due to disk disease and herniation
- TMJ syndrome/jaw pain
- Knee pain such as meniscus tears, osteoarthritis, and torn ligaments
Platelets stimulate growth factors which allow your body to heal, add collagen to the area, and strengthen ligaments.
PRP can be used in combination with Prolozone for amazing results.
There are several resources on the internet and YouTube videos explaining the therapy. For example: a Fox Sports news article describes how PRP therapy is beneficial for athletes.
PRP can be used to successfully for hair loss. Please see before and after pictures on our facebook page!
Treatments are recommended to be 1 time per month for 6 months.
Red light laser therapy also demonstrates positive research for significantly improving hair growth/counts. Treatments are approximately 25 minutes, painless and relaxing in the office.
Salivary Hormone Testing
Hormones can be tested in blood, urine, or saliva. Salivary hormone testing is easy to do and provides reliable results. Salivary testing may be a more accurate way to show the amount of hormone that is delivered to the receptors. The testing is cost-effective, with a turn around time of approximately 2 weeks.
Patients must schedule an office visit to determine which hormones are appropriate to test. These hormones include: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3), Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA, and Cortisol.
You can read more about salivary hormone testing at Labrix Clinical Services.
Urine Neurotransmitter Testing
Urine neurotransmitter testing can be an effective way to customize treatment plans specifically for the individual patient’s needs. Todays prescriptions focus most on Serotonin. However, with neurotransmitter testing, we can determine which neurotransmitters are high or low. Often it is not Serotonin.
Neurotransmitters regulate emotions, mood, pain, and overall sense of well-being. When they are balanced, patients notice improvements with anxiety, depression, adrenal function, hormone balancing, appetite and weight control. Medications, diet and lifestyle choices can also alter our neurotransmitter balance.
Labrix Clinical Services and NeuroScience, Inc. offer additional information about Urine Neurotransmitter Testing.
Cosmetic Ozone and PRP “Facelift”
Cosmetic ozone therapies utilize concentrated growth factors from your own blood to reverse the signs of aging without the side effects of artificial fillers and chemicals. Results begin showing within days, including faded discolorations, minimized cellulite and reduced wrinkles. Effects are often longer lasting, safer and more affordable. In additiont to helping fine lines and wrinkles, research shows growth factors have anti-inflammatory effects, can enhance rate of tissue healing and help to repair soft tissue and muscular damage.
In 1948, Dr. Rita Levi Moltancinin discovered nervous system growth factors that led to the Nobel Prize with Dr. Stanley Cohen in 1986. Their findings led to the development and use of modern growth factor therapies in medicine.
A procedure utilizing this technology is available at Lake Oswego Health Center. We offer cosmetic ozone facelifts and other cosmetic injections based on the amazing regenerative therapy technique developed by technology from Switzerland. Only 1-4 treatments are needed with at least 1 month interval in between.
The technology also allows us to make a filler out of your own platelets for deeper lines.
For a less expensive approach that works well for finer lines and discolorations:
PRP "Facelift" uses your own blood that is concentrated in specific tubes. The platelets are then injected into your skin where there are signs of aging/damage.
There is minimal bruising after the therapy. We recommend treatments every 2-3 months depending on your specific goals and needs.
The prices for treatment vary depending on the area of treatment. Please call the clinic for more information.
61 year old female after 1 Cosmetic PRP/ozone treatment. This photo is untouched and after 3 months.
UV or UBI treatment & Ozone Therapy
The doctors at Lake Oswego Health Center utilitize ozone therapy and BioPhotonic Therapy for various health conditions. We have treated thousands of patients and witnessed amazing results. Dr. Bridghid McMonagle has been the longest certified ozone practitioner in Oregon. Please see the below links regarding certification. There are additional links under our FAQ/resources tab!
There are several ways to benefit from Ozone Therapy. We offer Major Autohemotherapy (MAH), Minor Autohemotherapy, Prolozone (joint and trigger point therapy with ozone), Rectal Insufflations, Bladder Insufflations (this can be a wonderful treatment for interstitial cystitis), Ear insufflations for ear infections (safe for children), Ozonated Saline (this can be wonderful as eye drops), Ozonated Water (this can help with UTI's and digestion problems), Limb bagging (for wound healing) and Ozonated Oil.
Ozone therapy has been used around the world for decades. It is a very cost effective and wonderful therapy. Please see the links below for more information. If you choose to have ozone therapy, please ensure your physician is certified by checking this site:
Here is a link to a wonderful summary on the uses and science behind ozone therapy:
Here is a link to a few short youtube videos regarding the history of ozone and how it works:
Article about ozone:
Movies you can purchase and watch:
UV or BioPhotonic Therapy - This is another treatment that has been around for decades. This procedure can help patients recover from colds/flus faster, improve autoimmune conditions, speed healing, clear acne, aid in systemic pain relief and much more. Please see the link www.drsubi.com for more information.
Here is another site that discusses many of the medical benefits that UBI provides:
Phosphatidylcholine certified Patricia Kane Protocol
The Patricia Kane Protocol offers therapeutic Phosphatidylcholine, Folinic Acid and Glutathione to support your body's detoxification pathways and nervous system.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) comprises 50% of the membrane for every cell in your body. The liver alone contains enough cell membranes to cover an entire football field.
Without PC, cells cannot survive, & neither can you. It is essential for energy production, eyesight, nerve and brain function. To make PC, the body needs a specific ratio of omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids not found in the average American diet.
Folinic acid helps you convert your own phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) to phosphatdylcholine (PC), as well as aiding general detoxification and supporting metabolic function. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant produced by your body which is necessary for basic liver function and can become depleted with illness and inflammation.
The Patricia Kane Protocol is used to support detoxification and to treat a wide array of cognitive, neurological and metabolic disorders:
- Alzheimers & Dementia
- Neuropathic pain
- Fatty liver disease
- Chronic anxiety and depression
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Mold toxicity
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Autism and ADHD
- Fibromyaliga & Chronic Fatigue
- Optimize metabolism
For more information, please see http://www.pkprotocol.com. We only utilize PC that is imported from Switzerland for patient safety. The majority of research has been in Europe and can be difficult to find online. Ask your doctors at LOHC for more information.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Our physicians provide reliable testing and effective bio-identical hormone support to patients struggling with hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Both men an women can suffer from low hormones and dysfunctional hormone metabolism, leading to conditions such as symptomatic peri-menopause, low libido, metabolic disorders, uterine fibroids, infertility and many more.
For more information about testing options and forms of hormone support, schedule with your physician today.
IV Therapies including Heavy Metal Chelation & Testing
We offer a variety of Intravenous (IV) Therapy at Lake Oswego Health Center. Our doctors have been trained in IV support for the immune system, comprehensive IV therapy for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, heavy metal testing and chelation, PK protocol, Vitamin C IV's, Multi-nutrient IV's and various other systemic treatments. In order to receive IV therapy, you must be an established patient. During your new patient visit, the doctors can assess which procedure will best fit your health needs. We look forward to helping you regain your health.
The problem with heavy metal testing is that 100% of us have elevated levels. We have to determine if any of your symptoms are connected to these specific metals. This is not a alternative concept. Please see the link below from the CDC regarding our exposures. There simply isn't a standardized, FDA approved treatment plan for deciding what is elevated and how to treat.
Did you know that an elevated lead level is linked to an ALL CAUSE MORTALITY increase. We need to pay attention to our environment and our exposures. It is beyond chewing lead based paint. There are so many other sources. Low level lead has been researched to show symptoms including: Imbalance, pregnancy induced high blood pressure, high blood pressure, decreased walking speed, decrease in children's IQ, depressio and panic, ADHD, gout, headaches, generalized fatigue, joint and muscle pains, abdominal pain, mood swings, decreased cognition, short term memory loss, and parkinsonian presentation.
Did you know that a diet high in fish, especially certain fish, increases your mercury levels. There are other environmental sources as well. Common symptoms in research studies include: fatigue, hair loss, trouble thinking, memory loss, muscle aches, headaches and inreased irritability. Please note that the largest exposure to mercury is likely from your diet and not your amalgam fillings. Most of the mercury is your blood is methylmercury. Pacific tuna accounts for about 40% of total human exposure to methymercury. We need to educate pregnant women and limit what sources of seafood our young children are consuming. It is estimated that there will be a 50% increase in the Pacific Ocean's mercury levels by the year 2050.
Cadmium has been linked in research to breast cancer, osteoporosis, kidney disorders, dental health problems, childhood developmental delays, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. A simple screening urine test can show elevated levels. Smoking is one common source of increased exposure.
Arsenic has been in the news alot lately. Yes we can find it in our chicken, rice, shrimp and apple juice. If you buy organic, levels should be less. However, the largest source is from our water. If you have your screening urine test and arsenic is elevated, test your water. You may want to buy a filter for your drinking water. Symptoms in research that have been connected to elevated levels include: cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, squamous cell carcinoma, shingles and elevated homocysteine.
TACT Trial on the benefits of chelation therapy: TACT TRIAL
List of practitioners who are certified to perform heavy metal chelation and other resources: http://www.acam.org
Information about Phosphatidylcholine IV's: http://www.pkprotocol.com
Meyer's Cocktail IV history: http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/7/5/389.pdf
Mercury levels in fish consumers: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=12676623
Mercury policy report: http://mercurypolicy.org
Alpha Lipoic Acid and mercury: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=toxicol+appl+pharmacol+1992%3A+114%3A88-96
Mercury and Glutathione research: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Hepatology+1995%3B+22%3A1469-73
CDC Feb 2015 report on human exposure to environmental chemicals: http://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/pdf/FourthReport_UpdatedTables_Feb2015.pdf
FDA list of mercury in fish: http://www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/metals/ucm115644.htm
The ocean, tuna and mercury: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/117-a345/
Chiropractic and Applied Functional Science works by balancing the function of the kinetic chain. Having a properly working kinetic chain improves nervous system function, stimulates muscles, increases circulation, and improves range of motion. This reduces stress, inflammation and pain in the body.
For more details about how chiropractic care works please download Dr. Colling's free e-book:
The Ultimate Way to Wellness: How Chiropractic Can Help You Live an Energized, Balanced, and Pain Free Life at collingchiropractic.com
Christy Mahoney, L.Ac., FABORM, MS, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist since 2002, uses Traditional Chinese Medicine to help adults and children feel better, understand their health issues in a new way, and achieve health goals. Christy is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, holds licenses in Oregon, California, and is nationally certified in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Christy studied in Hangzhou, China, and practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 11 years.
Services offered: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage), Energy Medicine (hands on healing) and Nutritional & Lifestyle counseling
Conditions commonly treated: Pain, Fertility, Gynecology, Pregnancy, Digestive disorders, Stress, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Immune and Wellness support
“Christy has changed my life!”
“...Christy is present, caring, capable, and trustworthy…”
“Her treatments induced a profound state of peace and tranquility...”