CQ Integrative Health combines conventional medicine and alternative medicine to improve outcomes.

 

Our Family Medical Care Integrates...

Naturopathy:

Determine accurate diagnoses, identify the causes, then stimulate the innate healing mechanisms of your body to bring about the cure. There are times where a strong immune system is the only known solution, like in the case of pandrug-resistant bacteria, against which no antibiotics are effective. Your body, if supported through natural means, can be a powerful to for healing so many other health issues.

Functional Medicine:

A biological systems perspective where we look at the interrelationship of different body systems that together contribute to a problem. It is rooted in the assumption that the forest cannot be explained by studying an individual tree. One of the most common occurences of this is the Gut-Brain connection, where nervous system challenges such as Autism and serious motor-neuron diseases are connected with the health of your gastrointestinal system.

Conventional Medicine:

Determine an accurate diagnosis, find the dominant observable factor, then bring the body back to homeostasis. This typically results in diseases being treated individually, without considering the "bigger system" and without stimulating a body's ability to self-heal. CQ Integrative Health uses this reductionist approach, like all conventional health clinics, as an effective, and sometimes only-available solution for addressing symptoms.

A more in-depth explanation to our approach is outlined in "Why Integrative is Better."

Your First Visit Starts with An Integrative Health Assessment

During your first visit with a CQ Integrative Health Doctor, you will recieve a physical and your prior medical history will be reviewed. Based on this information we will advise on the tests, evaluations or treatment needed.  Depending on the condition(s) you are being seen for, we may conduct several or all of the following...

  • Physical Exam
  • Review and Interpretation of Prior Medical Records
  • Hormonal Assessments
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Assessments
  • Allergy Assessments
  • Nutritional Assessments
  • Oxidative Stress Assessments
  • Comprehensive Medical Laboratory Tests

 

In the past, when you went in for your Physical Exam, that is all you got.  You are going to get a lot more, and will learn a lot more about your state of health, and what you can do to optimize your health. Depending on the results, the Doctor may prescribe any of the natural medicine services.

 

View a Sample of Our Natural Medicine Services Below...

Natural Medicine Health Services: Naturopathic & Functional Medicine

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement - BIHRT

Bio-identical or natural hormones have the same chemical structure as those produced by the human body.  The use of these hormones brings relief to patients who have hormonal deficiencies. This therapy can be administered over months to years depending on the need.

Before we administer bio-identical or natural hormones, we always first assess how the individual is handling their hormones.  This is because hormone replacement can increase the risk of cancer for those who do not handle their hormones properly.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement can help with: Menopause, Fatigue, Brain Fog, Hot Flashes, Decreased Libido, Headaches, Depression, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

Diet & Lifestyle Counseling

The most basic definition of Functional Medicine is to put things in your body that you need, and take things out of your body that you don't.

Half of the equation to getting better can be the proper diet and exercise.  Following the doctors orders regarding diet is foundational to helping patients with long lasting debilitating diseases, to finally heal. When you visit CQ Integrative Health, we will discuss the long-term history of your diet and lifestyle to determine what, if any, modifications to your diet or activities are necessary for you to feel your optimal self.

Older Elderly Man Doing Sit-ups for Exercise; CQ Integrative Health in Brownsville, Texas
Woman with healthy greens and foods at the table; CQ Integrgative Health Diet Counseling; Brownsville, Texas

Neurogenic Pain Therapy

Also known as Neural Prolotherapy, Neurofascial Proloetherapy and Neural Fascial Prolotherapy

Neurogenic Pain Therapy (NPT) is a recent advancement in Regenerative Medicine.  When injured or otherwise irritated, your bodies nerves normally respond by producing proteins that can either be healing or damaging. For chronic pain, these damaging proteins cause a condition called “neuropathic inflammation”. Injections are used to calm the nerves and relieve the pain.   Pain relief can be long lasting or last several weeks from a single injection. More importantly NPT assists the body in its ability to restore natural function and repair damaged nerves.  For long-term pain relief patients can expects an NPT treatment once every 1 to 2 weeks, with a total of typically 5-8 treatments depending on the severity and the length of time they've had pain.

 

Neural Prolotherapy can help with:  Chronic pain and aches, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Arthritis, Prostherpetic and Trigeminal Neuralgia, CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome), TMJ Syndrome, Sports Injuries, Headaches and Migraines, Long-term Injuries

Prolotherapy

Doctor and Man with Pain; Prolotherapy for Chronic Joint Pain; CQ Integrative Health

Also Known as Proliferation Therapy

Prolotherapy is an injection-based therapy generally applied to strengthen weakened connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments and alleviate musculoskeletal pain. The solution is typically a non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution.

A main source of pain comes from the laxity of ligaments and tendons. Prolotherapy strengthen these connective tissues through the rapid increase (aka proliferation) of these tissues.

 

Proliferation Therapy is Effective Against: Arthritis, Chronic Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Joint Pain, TMJ Syndrome, Long-term Sports Injuries, and even Headaches

Infusion Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy Infuses Nutrients Directly into the Bloodstream. Allowing Larger Doses That Won't Upset the Stomach, Reduce Potency, or Create Abosorption Issues

Phospholipids / Glutathione

Phospholipids and Glutathione used alone or in combination are used to improve diseases with excessive oxidative stress such as Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. Glutathione is one of the body’s most important anti-oxidants. There are hundreds of diseases in which low Glutathione is a part of the problem. Remarkable improvements are frequently seen with Glutathione in Parkinson’s patients. Glutathione is a vital agent of the immune system and is involved in assisting the body deal with viruses. Phospholipids assist in the restoration of the cell’s membrane’s structure and function and enhances penetration of the glutathione across the blood-brain barrier.

Phospholipids and Glutathione Infusions are helpful as adjuncts in the treatment of: Motor Neuron Diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, Autism and Strokes

Chelation

Chelation means “Clawing Out”, or removal of certain targeted agents, i.e. Heavy metals.  Calcium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid or Ca EDTA is used to remove toxic metals that accumulate in our body and can cause  oxidative stress resulting in a host of diseases and impaired function or aggravation of a existing disease. Disodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetic or Na EDTA is used to target calcium buildup in the arteries and tissues.

Also available in pill form.

Chelation Infusions can help with:  Autism, Alzheimer's disease, or heart disease

High Dose Vitamin C

High Dose Vitamin C is used in various conditions and as complimentary treatment for cancer.  CQ Integrative Health offers high dose vitamin C in combination with other agents as an adjunct to standard chemo therapy. Therapies such as enzyme therapy, nutritional interventions and counseling  are used in combination with  the high dose vitamin C therapy. At high doses vitamin C acts as a pro-oxidant stressing cancer cells and favoring their destruction such levels cannot be achieved by oral vitamin C.

High Dose Vitamin C Infusions are used as adjuncts for: Immune System Disorders, and Cancer

Custom Tailored Nutritional & Hydration Infusions

Ideal for individuals who are tired, dehydrated, stressed or struggling with a chronic illness.  Different nutrients such as Amino acids, Vitamins, electrolytes and minerals are infused, supporting methylation, sulfation, and amide conjugation for detoxification and restored function.

Nutritional Infusions are Effective Against the Following Conditions: Autoimmune and Neurological Conditions, Memory Problems/Dementia, Anxiety/Depression, Infections, Mold Exposure, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Parkinson’s Disease, Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue

Stem Cell Therapies

We Only Use FDA Approved Autologous Cord Derived Stem Cell Therapies

WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY

FDA approved Allograft Cellular Therapy (“ACT Injection”). The procedure involves the injection of pluripotential stem cells, (cells with the potential to become any other type of cell in the body), these cells are derived from the umbilical cord of live healthy birth babies, via IV or directly into the knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, and sacroiliac joints, or lumbar, thoracic or cervical regions. ACT Injection involves using cells that can replace worn or damaged cells to help improve joint function, stimulate repair, and decrease the pain associated with certain forms of arthritis.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Your body has the natural ability to heal itself with stem cells and their derivatives. As you get older the number of stem cells is greatly reduced and they are not as efficient. With the advancements in science over the past 20 years, stem cells have emerged as a key element of regenerative medicine therapies. Stem cells are the basis for human development and they have several distinguishing characteristics.

Stem cells have the ability to change into other cell types in your body and release growth factors. They can renew themselves by replication. These properties enable stem cells to repair damaged tissue such as muscle, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Stem cells are immuno-modulatory, which means they have the potential to naturally control your immune system, promoting optimal healing. Cells release certain proteins and growth factors that can be very helpful in controlling pain and inflammation in the body.

Stem Cell Therapy is often used with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or exosomes for activation of the stem cells.

 

RECOVERY TIME

Maximum results can take place within 10-12 weeks.

You may then increase your activity level to match your comfort, while understanding that the regenerative process can continue for long periods of time thereafter.

 

Stem Cell Therapies can help with: Back pain, degenerative hip, knee and other joints, or to regenerate tissues that have become damaged.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP therapy uses plasma enriched with high levels of platelets containing growth factors for acceleration of healing and regeneration of connective tissue like cartilage. Properly placed injection of platelet rich plasma into damaged joints, tendons, and ligaments stimulates regeneration and healing of these tissues.

 

PRP can help with: Chronic Pain, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Arthritis, TMJ Syndrome, Headaches, Long-term Injuries

Work with a primary care Medical Doctor that can offer the same evaluation and help as a traditional doctor, plus benefit from a practice that goes further to understand the root causes of any health issues you may be challenged by, then uses natural means to solve the cause.  Not happy with the progress you are making with prescriptions and other interventions?  Schedule a New Patient Health Assessment today.