Acupuncture for Menopausal Hot Flashes

In Blog, Functional Medicine, Gynecology, Holistic Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Menopause by Dr. Gary Goldman

Hot flashes after menopause can be uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing. Many women are declining effective therapy with estrogens due to appropriate concerns for the potential for adverse health effects from that therapy. A recent publication from the North American Menopause Society has again shown that acupuncture can be an effective therapy for common hot flashes in menopause. 2,500 years of success is a powerful testament! Read more here: http://news.doximity.com/entries/1473841

Should You Take a Daily Vitamin?

In Blog, Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition by Dr. Gary Goldman

Should you take a vitamin? This is a very common question in my office. If you are planning on becoming pregnant, then the answer is a resounding “Yes! You should take folic acid supplements to reduce the risks of fetal open neural tube defects, and possibly autism.” If you have been diagnosed with a vitamin deficiency, such as Scurvy, then you need to replenish your body’s stores – in that case, with Vitamin C, to reverse a potentially serious disease. But what about the average person with a fairly good diet? What does the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say …

What is Functional Medicine?

In Blog, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Endometriosis Care, Functional Medicine by Dr. Gary Goldman

After years of study and practical experience, I am humbled and honored to share that I have passed the Certification Exam for Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine is an exceptional form of medical inquiry, analysis, and care, unique for its deep and individualized perspective. Our therapeutic tools include basic, varied and profound therapies, always seeking to address the root cause and improvement of adverse symptoms and disease. I have expanded my patient base to men (!!) as well as women. I use an integrative approach to care, combining the best elements of standard medicine to the more gentle and natural approach …