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Holistic Medicine

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Holistic medicine is a system of healthcare which fosters a cooperative relationship among all those involved, leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health.

It emphasizes the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. It encompasses all stated modalities of diagnosis and treatment including drugs and surgery if no safe alternative exists. Holistic medicine focuses on education and responsibility for personal efforts to achieve balance and well being. (Canadian Holistic Medical Association)

Some of the mechanisms employed at Tepeyac are:

  • Saliva Hormone Testing
  • Adrenal Stress Test
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Saliva Hormone Testing

Saliva Hormone Testing is an accurate and simple way for the ordinary man or women to assess the current levels of steroid hormones (e.g. estradiol, progesterone, testosterone)

Adrenal Stress Test

The Adrenal Stress Index™ (ASI™) – Four saliva samples are used in the ASI™ for the following ten tests:

4 x Cortisol Helps evaluate stress response
2 x Insulin Helps investigate blood sugar control
DHEA Helps determine stress adaptation
Secretory IgA Helps evaluate toll on immunity
17-OH Progesterone Helps determine adrenal reserve
Gluten Antibodies Helps identify grain tolerance

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone therapy, is a  term  for the use of hormones that are identical, on a molecular level, with endogenous hormones (Endogenous substances are those that originate from within a person, tissue, or cell) in hormone replacement therapy. The term is also associated with pharmacy compounding, blood or saliva testing, efforts to reach a targeted level of hormones in the body (as established through blood or saliva testing).

Specific hormones used in BHRT include estrone, estradiol, progesterone (which are available both in FDA-approved manufactured products and as pharmacy-compounded products) testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (both products have more limited availability and approval in Canada and the United States) and estriol (which is available in Europe but is not approved in Canada and the United States).

BHRT is a form of alternative medicine.  Alternative medicines can be utilized under the supervision of a physician with or without conventional medicines.

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In the Month of August: 48 babies were delivered by Tepeyac Family Center doctors, with 17 of these new lives delivered to mothers in need and through partnerships with pregnancy care organizations/crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), with supplemental funding from Divine Mercy Care's Moms and Babies Good Start Fund.

In 2014, because of your donations, 53 women in need and their babies received financial aid for their Tepeyac obstetric medical services. Thank you!

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