With your membership you'll have 24/7 access to your doctor. This means and you'll be given email and phone access for continuity of care and follow-ups. Initial appointments are typically 1 hour long. We can even make house-calls under certain conditions.
Most labs are done at our clinic. We utilize LabCorp, Quest, Biohealth and other laboratories. For imaging we refer to imaging centers and bargain for lower cash rates on your behalf. Or we can use a lab of your choice if you'd prefer.
See below for some of the approaches we utilize to restore and promote your health, or contact us to see how we can help you best.
Regenerative medicine is the process of using stem cells, proteins, growth factors and other key healing components of the body, to heal the body naturally. Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are renowned for their ability to heal by turning into specific tissue types but mostly through their ability to communicate with tissue via paracrine signaling. Where they basically tell tissue to regenerate and heal through a variety of biochemical processes. These cells are like little “farmacies” that secrete natural medicines (exosomes, growth factors, cytokines…), decreasing inflammation, healing tissue, regulating the immune system and decreasing pain.
There are many ways one can utilize regenerative medicine, with the goal being to provide the damaged body part with an abundance of MSCs, growth factors, proteins, and other healing biological material. A doctor can extract bone marrow or fat from the patient to be processed and used in the patient. However over time a person’s own stem cells decline in number and how well they work. Another way to utilize regenerative medicine is to get the material from a fresh young source like the umbilical cord after a birth. This tissue is called Wharton’s Jelly and is rich with MSCs and other anti-inflammatory and regenerative material.
We only use MSCs from umbilical cord tissue, the MSCs used comes from healthy mommas and babies. The umbilical cord is screened for communicable diseases and processed to develop the final product rich with MSCs, growth factors and many more amazing healing ingredients. We also utilize exosomes derived from MSCs. These exosomes are how stem cells communicate with and heal surrounding cells.
The manufacturing lab where our stem cells and exosomes come from is FDA registered. Our stem cells are regulated solely under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and 21 CFR Part 1271. The exemption criteria is set out in 21 CFR1271.10(a). We DO NOT use embryonic stem cells from aborted fetuses.
Regenerative medicine can treat many conditions such as pain due to osteoarthritis, tendinopathy/tendonitis, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, neuropathy, fractures, muscle injuries, ligament and tendon injuries, COPD, peripheral neuropathy, sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction/ED), autoimmune conditions, heart disease, and many more. We do NOT treat cancer with regenerative medicine.
Anyone with chronic back, knee, shoulder, or other joint pain should consider Stem cells and PRP as a treatment option before surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a form of prolotherapy. PRP is done by drawing a small amount of the the patient’s blood and processing it to extract the plasma portion of the blood. This plasma is rich with platelets (hence the name) which are healing cells of our body that secrete an abundance of growth factors for healing tissue. PRP is injected into the painful, damaged tissue. Platelets provide the essential growth factors FGF, PDGF, TGF-ß, EGF, VEGF, and IGF that are involved in stem cell migration, differentiation and proliferation. The plasma is essential for cell survival as it contains nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and proteins. Proteins are key molecules for the coagulation process and the formation of the fibrin polymer that will serve as a scaffold for cell migration, differentiation and proliferation.
Prolotherapy (Proliferative Therapy), also know as Non-Surgical Ligament and Tendon Reconstruction and Regenerative Joint Injection, is a recognized orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s healing processes to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue. It is based on the fact that when ligaments or tendons (connective tissue) are stretched or torn, the joint they are holding destabilizes and can become painful. The mild inflammatory response which is created by the injection encourages growth of new, normal ligament or tendon fibers, resulting in a tightening of the weakened structure. Additional treatments repeat this process, allowing a gradual buildup of tissue to restore the original strength to the area.
The term “Prolotherapy” is used when there’s a therapy that injects a proliferative substance in order to heal or grow more tissues. Stem cell medicine and Platelet Rich Plasma are two of the most successful therapies for healing tissue in the body.
Common sights for prolotherapy injection include knee, shoulder, elbow, low back, neck, hips, ankles, wrists, and TMJ.
Cannabis Card (Medical Marijuana)
Cannabis has been used for centuries as an herbal medicine in India and China, and was introduced into Western medicine in the 19th century. Cannabis, also known as "Medical Marijuana", has many medicinal uses, including treating pain, insomnia, anxiety, glaucoma, Crohn's disease, nausea, and many other conditions.
In Arizona it is legal to use cannabis (Medical Marijuana) once a patient has been certified for a Medical Marijuana Card. Innate certifies patients for their Medical Marijuana Cards if the patient meets the criteria set by the state of Arizona.
To be eligible for a Medical Marijuana Card you must have medical records from within the past 12 months any of the following conditions:
AIDS or HIV
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Cachexia or wasting syndrome
Pain (severe and chronic pain)
*** We only accept medical records showing a diagnosis and/or treatment for a condition causing severe and chronic pain. The pain needs to be older than 3 months to be considered chronic.***
PTSD (must show documentation of current treatment)
Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis
The fees for the card are $75 for Innate Members and $125 for non-members for the physician exam and there's a $150 state fee.
If you do not have any medical records within the last 12 months for your condition, rather due to finances or because you're not happy with the care you were receiving, but you strongly feel medical marijuana would be a good treatment for you then join Innate or contact us and we'll be happy to help you.
For more info visit: https://kindmedsaz.com/education/faqs/
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Microneedling
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) microneedling is a procedure that encourages collagen growth, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and gives a youthful look to the skin. During the procedure PRP is drawn from a blood sample, mixed with hyaluronic acid and introduced to the newly made micro channels in the skin. The micro channels are then able to absorb the platelets and hyaluronic acid, which helps build collagen and increased moisture to the skin. This is a highly sought after procedure which leaves your face looking youthful.
The effects of microneedling combined with stem cells, exosomes, and PRP can have dramatic effects on aging skin.
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for at least 2,500 years. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine sterile needles into specific sites on the body to to promote the natural self-healing process and improve body function. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows through pathways in our body. A constant flow of qi keeps us balanced. When our qi gets blocked, like muck in a river blocking the flow of water, our body becomes imbalanced. With imbalance comes pain, lack of function, and/or illness. Western science still doesn't completely understand how acupuncture works, however modern research shows acupuncture effects the nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, and digestive systems, all of which restores balance and harmonizes our health.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the replacement and optimization of hormone levels in your body. BHRT is different, and superior, to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as it utilizes bioidentical hormones as opposed to synthetic hormones in HRT. Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the ones your body makes.’
Optimizing your hormones can improve your overall sense of well-being, energy levels, muscle tone, decrease body fat, improve sexual function and sleep.
Not only can BHRT decrease symptoms of menopause and andropause, such as hot flashes, insomnia, and weight gain, but research is showing optimal hormone levels can help prevent heart and brain diseases. BHRT is used to treat menopause, andropause, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, and more. BHRT optimizes estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and thyroid hormone levels.
There has been bad publicity with hormones in the past that should not be applied to BHRT. Research using synthetic hormones, such as the Woman's Health Initiative, Million Woman Study, and many more have shown synthetic hormones can promote cancer and diseases. BHRT is safe when used appropriately.
Botanical medicine, also known as herbal medicine, is the use of plants seeds, berries, roots, leaves, plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside conventional medicine. The benefit to using botanical medicines is that they offer a more complete and balanced healing potential, often adapting to the physiology of the human body and helping restore the body’s natural balance. And botanical medicine has fewer side effects than most pharmaceutical drugs. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, and clinical research shows the value of herbal medicine in treating and preventing disease. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3,000 BC.
We utilize thousands of years of research in Chinese and Western herbal medicine to come up with the appropriate medicine for your issues.
Nutritional medicine uses a whole-foods and nutritional supplements approach for the prevention and treatment of multiple conditions. Naturopathic doctors receive extensive training in assessing and educating patients on how nutritional deficiencies, food intolerances, and dietary imbalances impact our health. Nutrition is the foundation of our health and cornerstone of any treatment plan. We utilize Western and Eastern approaches to nutrition medicine to provide the most comprehensive holistic approach to your health.
Our approach can be used not only to lose weight, but to help build lean muscle, decrease inflammation, eliminate allergens, and prevent chronic diseases. In certain people the use alone of specific nutrition plans have reversed type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune disease symptoms.
Intravenous (IV) Therapy is the infusion of high-doses of vitamins, minerals, and/or other supplements and medications directly into your blood stream. When we take vitamins orally we only digest and absorb a limited amount. IV therapy is effective since you can get higher amounts of vitamins and minerals into your body through an IV than you can get by taken them orally. With a much higher concentration of vitamins, minerals and supplements you get faster and better results. IV Therapy treats a wide range of conditions, including infections, cardiovascular disease, fatigue, depression, and so many more. It's even used to increase athletic performance.
Ozone IV therapy is a procedure where oxygen is increased in the body through the introduction of ozone molecules into the blood. This increases your bodies immune system, red blood cell production, is directly antimicrobial, increases your antioxidant system, and increases your cells energy production.
Naturopathic Manipulation Therapy
Naturopathic manipulative treatment (NMT) is treatment by naturopathic physicians using manual and other mechanical means for all body tissues and structures. NMT places its chief emphasis on the relationship between structural integrity and health. The body is endowed with the means of sustaining optimum health, but this may be disrupted by structural misalignments. These manual and mechanical techniques involve the use of oscillation, thrust, pressure and sustained tension including but not limited to: high and low velocity techniques, high and low amplitude techniques, traction, mobilization through physiologic and extra-physiologic ranges of motion including passive intrinsic mobility of all body joints, and repositioning of displaced body tissues and organs.
Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Many people who are obese or overweight need outside help, especially when excess weight affects their health. Medically supervised weight loss is an option for some – and a specialized diet is just part of the program. We offer a variety of weight loss plans including diest with and without pharmaceuticals such as Macro/Calorie tracking, Paleo, Keto, Vegan and HCG. Depending on what your specific needs are, we can find something that can work for you. We also offer a variety of supplemental help such as supplements, injection, IV therapies, and exercise programs that can assist you on your journey.
The 6 Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
The Healing Power of Nature
Utilize the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Causes
Treat the root cause instead of eliminating or suppressing symptoms.
First Do No Harm
Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
Doctor as Teacher
Educate patients how to achieve and maintain health.
Treat the Whole Person
View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, genetic, environmental and social dimensions.
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.