2018 Healthy Living Guide Practitioner's Profile
Beauty and Safety in One Healthy Package
Smile Ranch Dentistry
6700 Horizon Rd., Heath, TX
972-772-7645 • SmileRanchDentistry.com
Smile Ranch Dentistry’s Robyn Abramcyzk, DDS, practices general dentistry with a focus on holistic therapies, following safety procedures and treatments of the Holistic Dental Association and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. She uses biocompatible materials that are safe, non-toxic and mercury-free. Abramcyzk’s spa-like office creates a calming atmosphere where every patient gets the special individualized care that they deserve. She addresses diet, supplementation, gut health and detoxification in her integrative assessments.
Wellness services offered include: white composite fillings, ozone therapy, dentistry for children, oral cancer detection, Snap On Smile, porcelain crowns and bridges, implants and X-rays
Areas of specialty: safe mercury amalgam removal, general dentistry with biological therapies, frenectomy and biocompatibility testing.
Philosophy of healing: “At Smile Ranch Dentistry, we believe treating the individual goes far beyond cleaning teeth. By looking at the whole being, nutritional patterns and lifestyle choices, optimal oral hygiene can be attained,” says Abramcyzk.
Moving Beyond Symptoms to Real Healing
The Animal Doctor
Dr. Nancy Ann Bozeman, DVM
Conventional and Holistic Veterinary Medicine
621 Little School Rd., Kennedale, TX
817-572-2400 • TheAnimalDoctorTX@yahoo.com
Dr. Nancy Bozeman began her career with the aspiration to study and master the art of alternative veterinary medicine, as it is her belief that the holistic approach is beneficial to the entire physical and emotional well-being of her patients. She studied as an associate to Dr. Norman Ralston, recognized as a leader in alternative veterinary medicine in the U.S. Bozeman is a founding member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
Services Offered include: acupuncture, classical homeopathy, contact reflex analysis, veterinary orthopedic manipulation, Chinese herbal medicine, Western herbal medicine, Bowen Therapy, Namboudrapod’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) and network chiropractic.
Areas of Specialty: The Animal Doctor now includes low-level laser therapy in their range of healing modalities, which, although not considered alternative medicine, is an exciting new tool in veterinary healing
Philosophy of Healing: “You must build a strong foundation for health, starting with superior nutrition, in order to get superior results,” says Bozeman. She prefers to strive for the entire well-being of patients, rather than using suppressive medicine to temporarily mask symptoms; her focus is on the root of the problem, with the philosophy that by its repair, the rest of the tree will flourish.
Acupuncture & Integrative Medical Center
Dr. Carlos Chapa, ND, OMD, LAc, Ph.D.
9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy. E., Ste. 1000, Irving, TX
18601 LBJ, Ste. 501 , Mesquite, TX
4090 Mapleshade #210, Plano, TX
The Acupuncture & Integrative Medical Center is a holistic Eastern medical clinic that treats patients naturally by focusing the underlying issues and conditions to create better health. Dr Carlos Chapa has trained in Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan
Wellness services offered include: complementary and alternative medicine, Eastern/Oriental medicine, acupuncture, laser acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine naturopathic medicine and pharmaceutical-grade supplements.
Areas of specialty: chronic pain, chronic health conditions, infertility, neurological issues (Bell’s palsy) and pediatrics. Chapa is one of only four physicians in the U.S. that specialize in Chinese ophthalmology, treating retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.
Philosophy of healing: “Healing requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes a combination of alternative medical modalities to treat a broad range of diseases and pain with the goals of risk reduction and improvement in quality of life.”
Herbal Remedies for Modern Times
Licensed herbalist and health nutritionist
5917 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX
214-887-8325 • LeslieDuong.com
Leslie Duong has been a practicing herbalist for more than 20 years as a licensed Chinese herbalist and health nutritionist. She has helped thousands of clients with a variety of ailments.
Wellness services offered include: Full line of high-quality Chinese herbs and supplements; all organic, natural herbs, with no caffeine; one-on-one consultations; nutrition and exercise recommendations.
Areas of Speciality: acne, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, bladder infection, high blood pressure, Candida, cysts, cholesterol, cold and flu, diabetes, depression, detoxification, lack of energy, fertility, fibroid, gallbladder problems, kidney stones, herpes, hepatitis, hemorrhoids, insomnia, impotency, menopause, migraine, sinus issues, prostate, thyroid, yeast, natural weight loss and lupus.
Philosophy of Healing: Her goal is to make committed, long-term changes in eating habits and nutritional intake because the only nutrition plan that works is one that we can continue to maintain for the rest of our life.
Transformation Through the Arts
817-229-6134 • DrumDanceSingSilence@gmail.com
Heather Gream has been facilitating transformation through the arts and consciousness in Dallas since 2006. She holds a BA in English and a MA in humanities, is an certified Expressive Arts Therapy practitioner, Dancing For Birth instructor and trainer, Birthing From Within mentor, Nia Blue Belt with additional certification in 5 Stages of Self-Healing. second degree in the Reiki Method of Natural Healing, certified Zumba and Zumba Jr. instructor, drum circle music facilitator, and Conscious Dance Adventure creator.
Services Offered include: I utilize various modalities of expressive arts including dancing, singing, writing, drumming, meditation, ceremony and creation of visual arts to support women through life transitions, specializing in the journey to motherhood.
Areas of Specialty: I believe women’s essence is deeply spiritual and deeply sensual, and that by fully blessing and fully integrating these aspects of ourselves, we experience a profound level of gratitude, peace and potency.
Philosophy of Healing: I am passionate about creating safe, sacred environments in which a woman feels free to experience, explore and be empowered to be all of herself and to live a life of her own design in confidence and joy.
Kotsanis Institute Promotes an Organic Plant-Based Reset
Dr. Constantine A. Kotsanis, M.D.
The Kotsanis Institute
2260 Poole Rd., Grapevine, TX
817-478-6342 • DrKotsanis@gmail.com
Dr. Constantine Kotsanis, who attended medical school in Athens, Greece, and Loyola University, in Chicago, has traveled the globe in search of answers to today’s health problems, combining traditional medicine, functional medicine and nutrition to optimize health, wellness and the anti-aging process since 1983.
All testing and treatment plans at the Kotsanis Institute are based on his more than 30 years of personal clinical experience as a board-certified otolaryngologist and otolaryngic allergist, nutritionist and surgeon. Kotsanis combines these disciplines with the latest scientific information about emerging technologies and incorporates evidence-based research for an individualized blend of modern science and ancient wisdom.
Wellness services offered include: Cancer care. autism. chronic infection. pain management. allergies. hormone imbalance. nutrition digestive disorders. chronic fatigue and stem cell therapy
Areas of specialty: Integrative medicine using modern science and ancient wisdom.
Philosophy of healing: If the endocrine, immune, metabolic and digestive systems are not in sync, optimum health becomes elusive and making any treatment more efficient requires improving nutrition, lifestyle, de-stressing and cleaning up your environment. It’s possible to attain significant health improvement with powerful changes to at home.
Offering a Homeopathic Alternative to Vaccines
Healthy Healing Arts, LLC, and Homeoprophylaxis: A Worldwide Choice
Cathy Lemmon • 469-383-8442
Cathy Lemmon holds a diploma from the School of Homeopathy, in, Devon, England, and completed postgraduate work in homeopathy at the College of Practical Homeopathy, in London. Healthy Healing Arts was founded in 2013 and HPWWC in 2015. There is no “blanket” approach, with homeopathy—everything is individualized, as every person is unique.
Wellness services offered include: I provide personal attention to all who are looking for a homeopathic and whole approach to wellness.
Areas of specialty: The preventive, or prophylactic use of homeopathy is a huge part of my practice. Its approach, while homeopathic, is a bit different than what needs to be done for wellness or sickness/injury.
Philosophy of healing: I dearly want parents to know they have a nontoxic homeopathic option for immunization. I want them to be educated and to feel good about the choices they make for themselves and their children.
Bioicompatible Dentistry in Fort Wort
Sushma Lavu, DDS
6924 South Fwy., Fort Worth
817-293-7431 • FortWorthFamilyDental.com
Lavu Dental is an independently owned and managed dental practice, Dr Lavu is a long-time resident of North Texas with an undergraduate degree from Texas Women’s University, in Denton.
Wellness services offered include: We practice mercury safe, biocompatible, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.
Areas of specialty: Lavu received a dental degree from New York University Dental School and graduated with honors in Posthodontics while gaining experience in all disciplines of dentistry.
Philosophy of healing: She focuses on the best interest of her patients.
A World of Natural Healing Modalities
New Star Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Wellness
Dr. Zhanping Lu, DC
425 Maplelawn Dr., Ste. 101, Plano, TX
972-519-8488 * dfwacupuncture.net
Dr. Zhanping Lu, DC, owner of New Star Chiropractic & Acupuncture, offers a world of natural healing modalities, combined with a unique understanding of Western medicine, to help his patients reduce pain, inflammation and allergy symptoms, balance hormones, improve weight and avoid spinal surgery.
Wellness Services Offered Include: chiropractic, acupuncture, NAET and weight loss.
Areas of Specialty: allergy, autism, ADD, ADHD, sleep disorders, nutrition, thyroid, diabetes, emotions, high blood pressure and much more.
Functional Medicine for Women
Integrative Medicine and Gynecology
Dr. Carolyn Matthews, M.D.
Baylor Scott and White, Sammons Cancer Center
3410 Worth St., Ste. 370, Dallas, TX
Dr. Carolyn Matthews is director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Baylor Scott and White, in Dallas, the first hospital-based center of integrative medicine in North Texas. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, medical acupuncture, palliative care and hospice medicine, and integrative medicine. She is also a certified practitioner of functional medicine.
Services offered include: In tandem with traditional treatments, offerings include mind-body-spirit oriented therapies that have some evidence basis; comprehensive reviews of medical history and environmental factors.
Areas of specialty: integrative medicine and medical acupuncture.
Philosopy of healing: Matthews is passionate about assessing the whole patient and looking for and treating underlying causes of pathology. Prescriptions may include dietary or lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, support with journaling, guided imagery, specialty laboratory testing, and pharmaceutical-grade botanical and nutritional supplements.
Holistic/Functional Medicine Pet Hospital
Paws & Claws Holistic Animal Hospital
Shawn Messonnier , DVM
2145 W. Park, Plano, TX
972-867-8800 • PawsAndClawsAnimalHospital.com
Dr. Shawn Messonnier offers a unique approach to all aspects of pet care, including preventive and treatment of diseases. Using a natural approach to restore the proper balance and function of a pet’s body can help them live longer and stay healthier.
Wellness services offered include: Holistic anesthesia, detoxification, laser/acupuncture, herbal and homeopathic medicine, diet therapy, glandular therapy, homotoxicology, autosanguis therapy, integrative cancer treatment and behavior medicine. Wellness exams include blood testing for proper organ function and early cancer diagnosis, plus titer testing to replace unnecessary vaccines.
Areas of specialty: We successfully heal pets that other veterinarians can’t help, and offer healing even for “hopeless” cases. Using evidence-based natural therapies, our patients tend to live two to five years longer than those treated conventionally, and even advanced diseases can be treated to offer extended quality of life. Those that have been told nothing can be done for their pet should see us and experience natural healing!
Philosophy of healing: Functional medicine is personalized, science-based medicine dealing with prevention and causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. It emphasizes "patient care" rather than "disease care”. Many clients use pet insurance to save 90 percent on the cost of care; ask about reducing health care costs naturally.
Empowering You To Unleash Your Inner Healer
Mor Wellness Concepts
Ronit Mor, ND
17480 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 110, Dallas, TX
214-612-6776 • MorConcepts.com
As a naturopath, Ronit Mor’s greatest passion is inspiring, empowering and coaching people on their path to regaining optimal well=being. Her approach is holistic in nature and seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness, rather than merely eliminate or suppress symptoms. She focuses on nutrition, detoxification, plant-based medicine, stress management and a variety of alternative healing modalities. She regularly collaborates with medical doctors, functional dentists and chiropractors to provide a comprehensive integrative approach for her clients.
Wellness services offered include: nutritional/wellness consultations, detoxification, anti-aging skin therapy, therapeutic body works, energy work and computerized regulation thermography.
Areas of specialty: chronic conditions, fatigue, excess weight, stress management and longevity.
Philosophy of healing: “Our body is designed to heal itself and maintain inner balance all on its own. All we need to do is provide it with the essential elements it needs on an on-going basis. “Health is not just the absence of disease, it is actively and continuously optimizing well-being.” says Mor.
Focused Care for Individual Success
The Healing Sanctuary Institute
2603 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas
Pamela Smith is a bioenergetic restorative practitioner with a background in health care. She uses cutting-edge methodologies to help improve mental, spiritual and physical health and well-being. She holds a doctorate in rehabilitative medicine from Switzerland, Anti-aging certification from the American Academy of Anti-Aging, and is certified in lymph-edema drainage.
Wellness services offered include: The Healing Sanctuary Institute in uptown Dallas is a zen spa environment to experience and learn the latest self-healing modalities
Areas of specialty: Smith is certified in body and foot reflexology, acupressure, and cupping from the Chinese institute in Hong Kong. Other certifications include Myofascial Release (John Barnes), soft tissue mobilization (St. John Neuromuscular Pain Relief Institute) and soft tissue mobilization of cervical spine and shoulder (Hutchinson Therapy Association). She is a specialist in Advanced Ondamed Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy.
Philosophy of healing: The Healing Sanctuary Institute of Dallas is a members-only organization created for those who desire to implement and study alternative rejuvenating treatments.
Enter a New Era of Safer Dentistry
Dallas Designer Smiles
Daniel Strader, DDS
8222 Douglas Ave., Ste. 810
214-363-7777 • 2Grin.com
Dr. Strader and his staff have been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years on the same block in University Park. He understands that when looking at a patients’ total health, putting an end to root canals and fluoride while utilizing metal-free crowns and dentures, BPA-free fillings and safe removal of mercury/silver fillings is paramount. He is certified by International Academy of Oriental Medicine and Toxicology and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.
Wellness Services offered include: common cosmetic dental problems, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea, breath treatment, gum treatment and snoring treatment.
Areas of specialty: cosmetic dentistry, biological dentistry, TMJ/TMD, laser dentistry and restorative dentistry.
Philosophy of healing: Biological dentistry is just as effective as traditional dentistry, without the risk of toxic exposure. Dallas Designer Smiles feels that they are not just changing smiles, they are changing and improving people’s lives as a whole.
Genetic Testing Complements Full-Service Health Care
Abundant Life Wellness Center
Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath
Maribel Trigger, Naturopath & Neurofeedback Specialist
3904 Boat Club Rd., Lake Worth, TX
817-847-0900 • AbundantLifeWellnessCenter.com
Jennifer Trejo opened Abundant Life Wellness Center to help people with autoimmunity, fatigue, allergies, skin disorders, gastrointestinal issues, hormone imbalance and neurological concerns.
Wellness services offered include: naturopathic support; neurofeedback for disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions, migraines, insomnia, post-stroke and post-concussion; holistic nutrition and lifestyle counseling, as well as genetic testing for customized weight loss; detoxification with ionic foot detoxes and oxygen steam sauna; breast health, utilizing non-invasive, radiation-free thermography and emotional freedom release.
Areas of specialty: chronic and challenging health concerns and genetic testing and epigenetic/nutrigenomic support and education (MTHFR and other genes).
Philosophy of healing: “God created the body to heal itself. We just need to give it an environment to do what it was created to do naturally,” says Trejo.