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Embracing Integrative Medicine: Healing Chronic Illnesses with a Wholistic Approach

At Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, we believe in the power of integrative medicine to transform lives and heal chronic illnesses. Our approach goes beyond treating symptoms; we focus on addressing the root causes of illness while nurturing the connection between mind and body. Through a comprehensive range of services and procedures, we empower our patients to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Addressing Mind-Body Connection: Central to our integrative medicine approach is the recognition of the intricate relationship between mind and body. We understand that physical health is deeply intertwined with mental and emotional well-being. Therefore, we prioritize therapies and interventions that support both aspects of our patients' health. From mindfulness practices and stress management techniques to counseling and psychotherapy, we offer a holistic approach that acknowledges the importance of mental health in overall wellness.

Practical Strategies for Healing: In our pursuit...

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Dysautonomia Group Visits at TCLM

In the recent Dysautonomia group visit, attendees gathered to share their experiences and concerns surrounding this complex condition. The session provided a platform for individuals grappling with Dysautonomia to engage in meaningful discussions about symptom management and coping strategies.

Throughout the meeting, various pertinent topics were explored, shedding light on the multifaceted nature of Dysautonomia management. Participants delved into the significance of understanding one's body and its signals, recognizing how external factors like environmental changes, stress levels, sleep quality, and dietary habits can significantly impact symptomatology.

A pivotal aspect of the dialogue centered around the influence of mindset on navigating life with Dysautonomia. The notion of transitioning from a mindset of "I can't" to "I won't" emerged as a powerful tool for fostering a sense of agency and control amidst the challenges posed by the condition. By reframing limitations as...

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Physician-Led Group Visits this Month: Metabolic Groups with Dr. Ruan!

Group Visits at TCLM are an exciting way to get plugged in, meet people who are struggling with similar symptoms and challenges, and receive actionable tools and resources to help you on your journey toward health. 

Last week, Dr. Ruan led an insightful Metabolic Group Visit, offering participants a platform to explore various facets of health and well-being. The session revealed encouraging strides as attendees shared their progress in setting SMART goals and actively working towards them. Their dedication to enhancing their lifestyles and taking control of their health was inspiring.

Throughout the discussion, emphasis was placed on the significance of setting SMART goals—goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Attendees were also encouraged to embrace challenges, recognizing that setbacks can yield valuable lessons and opportunities for growth.

Personal goals were a focal point, with attendees sharing aspirations such as creating...

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Insights from Our Dysautonomia Group Visits: Stay Healthy and Salty!

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We recently held a Dysautonomia group visit led by Dr. Cheng Ruan, where members came together to share their experiences and strategies for managing symptoms. The session was enlightening and provided valuable insights into various techniques that can help alleviate the challenges associated with Dysautonomia.

Sharing Experiences and Strategies: During the group visit, Dr. Ruan shared his recent experience with altitude sickness, highlighting its parallels with Dysautonomia. He discussed the techniques he used to manage his symptoms, including hydration with salt water, fascia release, and acupuncture. These methods proved effective not only at high altitudes but also in managing Dysautonomia symptoms regardless of elevation.

Understanding the Role of Fascia: Dr. Ruan emphasized the importance of fascia, or connective tissue, in contributing to Dysautonomia symptoms. Tight fascia can exacerbate pain and discomfort, making fascia release a crucial aspect of symptom management. He...

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Experience Optimal Health with TCLM's Customized IV Micronutrient Therapy

At Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine (TCLM), we believe in harnessing the power of advanced therapies to promote healing and well-being. One such therapy offered at our clinic is IV micronutrient therapy, a powerful tool in the management of complex, chronic conditions.

IV infusions are just one of the many health tools used at TCLM to address chronic metabolic and immune issues. The purpose of IV therapy is to temporarily boost vitamin stores, providing essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream to support and advance the healing process. These infusions are tailored to your specific medical needs, ensuring that you receive the precise combination of vitamins and nutrients necessary for optimal health.

Our individualized IV therapies are prescribed based on your unique health profile and may benefit you if you are experiencing:

  • Micronutrient deficiencies
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Detoxification issues
  • Poor metabolic function
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Dysautonomia
  • Post-viral...
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Simplifing the Complexities of the Mind-Body Connection in Chronic Illnesses

Geny Moreno, our esteemed Mind-body medicine practitioner so graciously shared her story with our listeners at the Demystifying Fibromyalgia Conference. We're excited to bring you a deeper dive into the wisdom she unveiled, and inspire you to step into your transformational process! 

Understanding the Power of Sleep

In her captivating session, Geny revealed a pivotal aspect of her story that many of us can relate to— the underestimated importance of sleep. Years ago, she found herself unknowingly caught in a storm of stress, only to realize later the toll it took on her body. During those times, she was getting a mere two to three hours of sleep each night. The impact? Her body showed signs of struggle, inflammation, and overall fatigue, a tale told by the puffiness in her face evident in older pictures. 

Geny also shared parts of her story, the darkest times she experienced and how that trauma impacted her body on a physical level. She describes experiencing...

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Exploring the Interplay of Neurotransmitters and the Vagus Nerve in Fibromyalgia

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At Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, we understand the challenges and complexities of living with Fibromyalgia. That's why we are proud to host our Fibromyalgia group visit sessions, designed to provide a safe and supportive community for individuals navigating this chronic condition. Our group visits offer a unique opportunity for members to come together, share their experiences, and find solace in knowing they are not alone on their journey. Through these sessions, we aim to empower individuals with Fibromyalgia with knowledge, resources, and a sense of belonging as they navigate the ups and downs of managing their symptoms. Join us and discover the power of community in overcoming Fibromyalgia.

During our recent session, we embarked on an enlightening exploration of various topics crucial to our overall well-being. From the impact of neurotransmitters on our health to the role of the vagus nerve and the significance of physical structures like the jaw and airway, our...

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Navigating Dysautonomia through Medical Group Visits

Group visits at TCLM are crafted to empower, educate, and equip participants on their journey toward holistic wellness and optimal mental and physical health. It's crucial to acknowledge that we are all constantly evolving, redefining what wholeness and a fulfilling life mean for each of us. In these group visits, we offer a safe space for individuals to be seen, supported, and encouraged to express themselves authentically. Together, as a community, we strive to create and cultivate our unique paths to a quality life.

Our Dysautonomia group visits, led by Dr. Ruan, provide a supportive and educational environment where members with shared symptoms come together to learn and heal. These sessions offer a valuable opportunity for individuals to connect with others who understand their experiences and offer support along their journey. Below is a summary/recap of this week's discussion in our group.

During our session, we explored the crucial role of connective tissue in our bodies and...

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Felix Liao, Airway Mouth Doctor Discusses the Dental and Brain Connection

Dive into the enlightening world of holistic dentistry with Dr. Liao, the esteemed Airway Mouth Doctor, at the Demystifying Fibromyalgia Conference! 

Embark on a journey where Dr. Liao unveils the profound connection between our mouths and the overall health of our bodies, offering invaluable insights into the holistic approach to dentistry and its profound impact on our well-being. Conference recordings are all available now through the Physician Transformation Institute. Click here for more info and to access recordings!

From the earliest stages of life, our growth is intricately linked to the functions of the mouth. Dr. Liao expertly guides us through the developmental milestones and elucidates how the mouth plays a pivotal role in this remarkable journey.

Dr. Liao emphasizes the critical importance of maintaining proper jaw and mouth structure to support an open airway. The intricate interplay between the structure of our skull, airway, and jaw is pivotal for various...

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Solving the Cognitive Health Mystery through Brain Mapping

When considering brain health, we often think of conditions deemed irreversible, seemingly unaffected by lifestyle changes. However, through analyzing high-quality data, we gain insights into the functioning of the brain and mental health, paving the way for actionable steps toward desired outcomes.

Utilizing tangible data, we can chart a course for change. While each person possesses a unique brain signature, common patterns offer valuable clues for improving outcomes.

Brain mapping compares an individual's brain wave patterns to those of a healthy control group, highlighting regions with abnormal activity levels. Armed with this data, individuals often contemplate their contribution to achieving desired health outcomes. This comparison helps us as providers identify any areas where your brain might be functioning differently, which can be key in understanding conditions like anxiety, ADHD, or even concussions.

But brain mapping isn't just about diagnosis. It's also about...

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