Integrative Health Care

  • Our Holistic Treatment Approach

    Statistics and current trends all point to a growing problem with the health of African Americans. We are fatter, sicker, and die younger. We are being diagnosed with chronic diseases at younger and younger ages. Our current lifestyle, including the so called SAD (Standard American Diet), is slowly killing us.

    This does not have to be. Invest your time and energy in changing the way you eat and live and prevent or even reverse many of the diseases that are commonly thought to be inevitable as we age. You CAN say goodbye to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, obesity, high choleterol and other diseases. Your body has a tremendous ability to heal itself.

    Returning to our natural vegan, whole, minimally processed or raw food diet and understanding how to cooperate with our bodies natural healing abilities is key to achieving better health. Imagine yourself free of medications, free of pain, looking and feeling great, performing better, and living longer.

    We begin with a Comprehensive Evaluation to provide a detailed look at look at your current health and lifestyle and map out a plan to help you reach your health goals. Two (2) visits.

    Visit One Includes: Physical examination from western and eastern perspective; Blood draw and basic blood work and urine analysis; EKG; Rule Book and User's Guide to Healthy Living© lifestyle interview; Osteopathic Evaluation. Visit Two Includes: Review of findings; Recommendations; Initial treatment.

    Following your Comprehensive Evaluation Dr. Opare will design a specific and customized treatment plan to address your health goals. Treatments will integrate one or more of the following treatment options to address high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases, common illness, and addictions. These modalities work to allow your body to take an active role in healing itself.

Acupuncture

Treats pain and inflammation.

The body has a flow of energy (Qi) running through it following channels called meridians. When this flow is disrupted or unbalanced illness can result. Acupuncture uses very thin needles inserted into specific points on the meridians to restore the balance.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Reduce swelling and bruising

Chinese Herbs work alone or in collaboration with acupuncture to support the rebalancing of the Qi energy in the body. Chinese herbal medicine is also highly effective in reducing of swelling and bruising without the infamous side effects of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which even when correctly prescribed kill tens of thousands of people in the United States yearly from the complication of internal bleeding alone.

Nutritional Medicine

What we eat has a profound impact on our health. Improper diet is known to lead to diabetes, heart disease and most other chronic illnesses. Nutritional medicine is the treatment of illness by the restoration of proper patterns of food consumption thereby restoring the bodies natural balance. Kemetic (ancient Afrikan name of Egypt) wisdom states “Let food be thy medicine.” Dr. Opare advocates adopting a vegan and raw vegan lifestyle. Our Health Assurance Program which includes the Conscious Vegan nutrition class and Physician Supervised Juice Fast is designed to guide your transition to a healthy lifestyle and your healing process.

Physician Supervised Juice Fast

Supervised by Dr. Opare

Juice Fasting is a powerful healing tool to allow the body to release and eliminate the accumulated toxins from our diets, our addictions, and our environments. When combined with self observation and reflection, journaling, prayer/meditation, education and a commitment to making changes, the fasting process provides an opportunity for making profound changes in your emotional, spiritual and physical health. When your fast is over you are ready to begin your new pattern of food consumption and your new life!

Includes detailed instructions and daily phone consultations with Dr. Opare. (Comprehensive Evaluation required before your supervised fast.)

Osteopathic Manual Medicine

Helps restore joint functioning

Osteopathic manual medicine is a hands-on method of treating injuries and pain of the spine and extremities. This works to improve the functioning and range of motion and eases pain. A range of techniques are employed that are suitable for all age groups and levels of infirmity.