Geriatrics

Geriatric Care Seniors have very different metabolic functioning and very specific needs and concerns. Dosing of pharmaceuticals can dramatically change as we age, yet few physicians are aware of the special medical concerns of the elderly. Dr. Nancy Councelbaum, our internist, has a certification as a specialized physician qualified to care for seniors. This is…

Massage Therapy

[heading text=”Massage Therapy”] Benefits of Massage Therapy Massage therapy is often a vital part of a health promotion program and may be extremely beneficial in the treatment of a variety of conditions. Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints…

Integrative Gynecology

[heading text=”Integrative Gynecology”] The female reproductive organs, the primary focus of gynecology, are intimately connected to every other organ system in the body. They communicate and exchange information through the release and circulation of hormones and signaling molecules. In fact, literally every cell in your body, regardless of its primary function, has cellular and nuclear…

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a distinct medical system refined over a period of 3000 years that includes the art and science of acupuncture. Relative to more Westernized versions of acupuncture, application of the wisdom inherent in Asian acupuncture enables healing of nearly all health conditions by balancing systems in the body such as hormones…

Menopause

[heading text=”Menopause”] If you would like to schedule an appointment or get more information contact us today. (949) 753-7475 Get In Contact For all women, menopause is the inescapable consequence of growing older. Yet the negative effects associated with menopause have less to do with the passage of time than with the generalized inflammation caused…

Integrative Internal Medicine

Internal medicine deals with almost all areas of the body, taking a medical rather than a surgical approach to healing. At IMGI, we practice this specialty from an integrative perspective, a view that allows us to consider all possible causations. This is fundamentally different from the protocol-based, rapid-fire medical visits of conventional medicine. Instead, we…

Skin Health

Skin presentation is the outward manifestation of the health of the internal body. Addressing skin health always involves improving the health of the organs inside. Healing the skin always is best served with an integrative approach. In addition to medical skin care, we offer many aesthetic services. We believe that being happy with one’s appearance…

Gastrointestinal Health

[heading text=”Gastrointestinal Health”] The health of the intestinal tract is sorely neglected by many patients, often with serious consequences. The proper functioning of the GI system is essential to the health of the rest of the body. It is through this portal that we absorb and integrate nutrients into our body, eliminate most toxins and…

Surgery

[heading text=”Surgery”] Surgery is never undertaken lightly. We take a conservative approach, working to maintain female organs and avoid surgical interventions when possible. Nevertheless, there are times when surgery is necessary to maintain a good quality of life, and even to maintain life itself. When surgery is needed, it is performed by Dr. Felice Gersh,…

General GYN Medical Issues

[heading text=”General GYN Medical Issues”] General GYN medical issues, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, menstrual dysfunctions and cramps, vaginal infections, infertility, PMS, pelvic pain, vulvodynia, birth control, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and breast problems are all approached in an Integrative manner. We look for the underlying cause of the problem, rather than just trying to cover…