Conditions & Services
The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine supports therapies that the World Health Organization (WHO) and our research have shown to be beneficial. At our clinic, we treat patients with a broad range of conditions, from gastrointestinal problems to addiction and respiratory problems.
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Specific conditions we treat include:
- Chronic and acute pain
- Sleep disorders
- Colds and flu
- Stress and anxiety
- Acid reflux
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- Low sex drive
As part of our focus on maintaining wellness and promoting health and the treatment of illness, we offer clinical services in acupuncture, naturopathy, Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, a therapeutic lifestyle program and education at our Birch Street clinic in Newport Beach.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
Acupuncture, which has been practiced for thousands of years in Asia, has become an increasingly common treatment for many conditions. Treatment typically takes 45 minutes to an hour in comfortable surroundings. Acupuncture needles are usually inserted in several acupoints for about 30 minutes while the patient relaxes to quiet music. Each patient is given an individual treatment plan combining acupuncture and/or herbal medicine. The number of sessions can range from two to three visits to as many as 15, depending on the severity and nature of the condition being treated.
- Naturopathy and First Line Therapy (FLT)
Naturopathic physicians identify the underlying causes of their patients' illnesses by reviewing their diet, stress, energy, digestion, exercise, lifestyle, past and present medical history and family history. Using the latest standards in diagnostic examination and laboratory testing, naturopathic physicians evaluate immune health, digestive function, liver detoxification, hormone balance, cardiovascular health and nutritional status. Naturopaths develop treatment plans based on individual patient needs.