Introducing Dr. Michaela Falkner, ND

Posted on 29 November 2018 | Comments Off on Introducing Dr. Michaela Falkner, ND

Dr. Falkner is a very skilled, thorough, and thoughtful specialist in autoimmunity, GI health, hormone balance, and complex illness.

Dr. Michaela Falkner is an integrative general medicine doctor with a focus on complex cases and autoimmunity. After completing her Naturopathic Doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona, she was selected as one of five national candidates to complete a prestigious family medicine residency at SCNM. During both her degree program and residency, she focused much of her education on caring for complex cases and autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Michaela Falkner, NDAfter completion of her residency, Dr. Falkner moved into the Bay Area to start practice and enjoy the beautiful abundance our region offers. Her practice continues to be focused on autoimmunity and chronic illness, though she also specializes in the treatment of hormone balance for thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormone dysfunction. She has a unique literacy in digestive health and uses a multifaceted approach in healing gastrointestinal disorders, normalizing the immune system, and symptom management.

Dr. Falkner appreciates that autoimmunity is becoming more widespread in the population due to the increase in chemicals in our environment and knows that naturopathic medicine fills a niche that has yet to be addressed well by conventional treatments. She believes the core of immunity begins in the gut and often approaches autoimmunity by addressing the digestive system, along with managing symptoms, protecting from future risks, and normalizing the immune system.

As an adjunct to her autoimmune treatment protocols, Dr. Falkner specializes in Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET). NET is a form of physical medicine that helps the body to reduce the impact of stress, as well as its consequent health concerns. She finds this modality is uniquely quick and effective in reducing stress, situational and general anxiety, and phobias, among several other concerns. She often combines NET with homeopathy, herbs, and lifestyle techniques proven to reduce stress for optimal outcomes. Dr. Falkner finds trigger point injections for pain associated with stress to be quite effective in extending treatment benefit and has even developed her own neural therapy technique to interrupt patterns that negatively affect health.

Dr. Falkner has extensive experience in nutritional medicine, intravenous and intramuscular vitamin infusions. She enjoys personalizing nutrient shots and IVs to the patient’s needs and you will probably see her in the IV room and helping out with the nutrient shot clinics. She is also passionate about herbal medicine and known for her thoughtful and comprehensive individualized care.

Dr. Falkner is excited and eager to get to know the patients of Hill Park Medical Center and offers complimentary 15 minute consults as an introduction to her practice. Please call 707-861-7300 to schedule a consult with her!

Small Intestine Bowel Overgrowth By Dr. Michaela Falkner, ND

Posted on 20 November 2018 | Comments Off on Small Intestine Bowel Overgrowth By Dr. Michaela Falkner, ND

Small Intestine Bowel Overgrowth is a common and often overlooked cause to chronic digestive health concerns.

Small Intestine Bowel Overgrowth (referred to as SIBO) is an accumulation of normally occurring bacteria in the small intestine, not necessarily in high numbers, but in a region that they don’t belong.  Often mistaken for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), SIBO is the cause of 60% of incorrectly diagnosed cases of IBS. It is generally less responsive to changes in stress and mood than traditional IBS, so while many patients report pretty good results from stress reduction techniques, they still have persistent symptoms.
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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Cancer Care

Posted on 10 November 2018 | Comments Off on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Cancer Care

Acupuncture is a beneficial and very important part of cancer care in all its stages. Chinese medicine, alone or when integrated with conventional care, can amplify the desired benefits of current treatments, prevent recurrence and metastasis of early tumors, promotes foundational health, improves quality of life, and may prolong life even in advanced stages.

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Protecting Our Health After the Fires: Tools for a toxic environment

Posted on 3 April 2018 | Comments Off on Protecting Our Health After the Fires: Tools for a toxic environment

Our bodies mirror what is happening in the environment. Here in health-conscious Sonoma County, we’re pretty good about avoiding known toxins such as BPA in water bottles and pesticide use. We’re now in uncharted territory in the aftermath of the North Bay wildfires, which have had inevitable toxic impact on our air, soil, and water quality.

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are dangerous hormone-modulating and potentially carcinogenic toxins that can remain residual in our environment for weeks to years. Here are some ways that you can improve your internal and environmental landscape to protect your health…

Dispensary Discount: 10% off Meriva SF

Posted on 3 April 2018 | Comments Off on Dispensary Discount: 10% off Meriva SF

Curcumin: An “All in One” Solution

We have found Meriva SF to have great outcomes for reducing joint pain, relief of stiffness and soreness, improving immune health, detoxification, improving digestive function, and as an important part of cancer prevention and treatment.

Humans have benefited from the anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects of curcumin for centuries. Curcumin is the orange pigment in turmeric root that contains potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune enhancing, and anti-cancer effects.

Read more about the amazing work being done in the science community around the benefits of this herb…

This Relentless Viral Season: Vitamin IV and Injection Therapy for Immune Support

Posted on 3 April 2018 | Comments Off on This Relentless Viral Season: Vitamin IV and Injection Therapy for Immune Support

The viral season is relentless this year. This year many folks are having viral infections during allergy season—very confusing, very uncomfortable. There are a few strains that we’re seeing most prominently: a horrible stomach flu that is causing a week-long fever, a chest viral infection that is causing a month-long cough, and a general flu strain from the winter that is taking about 4-6 weeks for people to fully recover from.

Any of these sound familiar?

Learn how vitamin IV therapy can help you make a full recovery…

Food is Medicine: Stinging Nettle Vinegar

Posted on 3 April 2018 | Comments Off on Food is Medicine: Stinging Nettle Vinegar

The soil is warming and the nettles are waking up! How intelligent that the natural world offers us the great remedy of nettles in early spring to get us moving, detoxifying, and energizing into the new season.

Nettle vinegar is a great choice for spring eating as its bitter and sour effects has a detoxifying effect on the liver, while the nutrient profile helps to nourish and restore our tissues. Nettles are rich in iron, calcium, and potassium while also providing a good source of B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, and K. A powerhouse of an herb, nettles also help to build blood and restore the adrenal glands, which contribute to its invigorating effects.

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Elevate Your Health Goals with Nutrient Shots at Hill Park

Posted on 9 January 2018 | Comments Off on Elevate Your Health Goals with Nutrient Shots at Hill Park

20% discount on Nutrient Shots through January!

What is a Nutrient Shot? A cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants administered via intramuscular injection. Your body absorbs the nutrients easily so you feel the benefits.

What are the benefits? Our physician-formulated nutrient injections meet a variety of needs: improved energy levels, mood and hormone balance, elevated athletic performance, enhanced fat metabolization, and more!

B12
Improve sleep, mood, mental clarity, and metabolism.

Be Supreme
Super charge with B12 plus a variety of other B vitamins needed to feed cells and increase energy levels.

See our full Nutrient Shot menu for the New Year!

Detox Discount: Peat Baths

Posted on 9 January 2018 | Comments Off on Detox Discount: Peat Baths

15% off peat baths to enhance your health in the New Year!

Peat is said to be a living pharmacy derived from hundreds of plants accumulated over thousands of years. Peat is a substance obtained from bogs on low or highland moors and has been used extensively as a medicinal preparation in baths and as topical packs in Europe for centuries.

Medicinal peat is not quite the same as peat moss, the matter we use in gardening. It is a natural product of thousands of years of plant decay. It has an unusual concentration of bio-minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids in a molecular form that is easy for the skin to absorb.

Learn more about peat’s therapeutic properties…

Facial Rejuvenation through Acupuncture: Revive Your Beauty & Self

Posted on 9 January 2018 | Comments Off on Facial Rejuvenation through Acupuncture: Revive Your Beauty & Self

10% off a series of 6 Facial Rejuvenation Treatments (normally $165 per treatment)

Honor your promise to focus on yourself this new year – give yourself the gift you deserve to feel and look your most beautiful. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture applies a combination of effective, natural techniques to give you vibrant, healthy, and youthful skin in the most chemical-free and non-invasive way possible. With facial acupuncture, the collagen and elastin matrix is shallowly pierced and activated while increasing local blood and lymph circulation, also improving facial color and tone. When working with the body’s entire constitution as a springboard for facial transformation, the entire system is balanced and supported, promoting a sense of well being and joy.

Read more about the benefits of acupuncture for facial rejuvenation…

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